Want to own a bike that’s bound to be celebrated as a classic by future enthusiasts in the year 2039? Stamp you crotch on a Ducati 1198 R Corse Special Edition, the motorcycle manufacturer’s top of the line model for 2010.
Bound to catch your eye, steal your heart and own your soul, the red, white and black superbike is a special edition of the 1198, adding mostly cosmetic changes that make the sophisticated platform even more striking. Speed demons need not be sad – it does come with a race kit (strcitly for track use) that adds 102dB carbon fiber mufflers by Termignioni and a dedicated ECU, raising the power output from 170 to 186 bhp.
The 1198 R Corse superbike has a tubular steel Trellis frame with a wheelbase of 56.3 inches. Engine is a big bore Desmo 90° L-Twin with 1198.4 cc displacement and 97 lb-ft of torque. Tank is built out of 2mm thick aluminum in a gorgeous brushed finish for a factory racer feel, with space for 4.75 gallons of fuel. Details include 7-spoke light alloy Marchesini wheels, Brembo Monobloc brakes, a high-ratio six-speed gearbox and a laundry list of features that’s bound to make every bike fan blush.
Available now, the Ducati 1198 R Corse SE is priced at $39,995.