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2010 Ducati 1198R Corse Edition First Look

Monday, November 9, 2009
2010 Ducati 1198 R Corse Edition
2010 Ducati 1198R Corse Edition. Not much changed but she sure is pretty!
Another eye-catching beauty in the Ducati booth at the Milan show is the new 1198R Corse Edition. With the 2009 Troy Bayliss-replica 1098R no longer available, Ducati has released a new flagship Superbike and she’s a looker, no question.

Changes are minor and include an aluminum tank and (damn good looking) new graphics, plus it comes with a paddock stand and full Termignoni exhaust as well as a “desk plaque of authentication.”

This all may not sound like much, and… well, it really isn’t. But considering it has the same utterly amazing performance as the previous 1098R with some hot new colors and a slightly lighter tank, it’s hard not to have one’s jaw on the floor when looking at this beautiful machine. Trust me, I’ve ridden the 1098R and it’s still one of my all-time favorites. And now it got even better looking...

2010 Ducati 1198 R Corse Edition
Looks just as beautiful from the rear.
Price has yet to be announced, but expect it will be well into the $40,000-range, as the previous model was $43G and this one sees some minor updates.

For ’10 the Superbike family also gets an 1198S Corse Edition as well an 848 Superbike in a Matte Black finish, specially priced at only $12,995.

Stay tuned for more details on these as they become available or as we’re able to swing a leg over and put them to the test!

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Bob -Lovinit  September 13, 2010 05:28 PM
@ Ricta: I know plenty of people who have the money to buy 100 of these... The issue is, they're not at all interested :/ That's the problem - most people with that kind of money are older and not interested, but most people lusting after this bike are younger w/out the money.
Markman -Serial Number 01  April 21, 2010 09:56 AM
The company I work for recently moved me from San Francisco to God-forsaken Omaha, Nebraska. I was down in the dumps until I found out that Ducati Omaha got their hands on a 1198R CSE.... The first one off the production line; Serial # 01!!!! I'd have to unload my new Audi A4 3.2, but it'd be well worth it.

Olivier -lovely  March 27, 2010 11:42 AM
I had a 1198 S, it is sold since yesterday after 11 months and 12 000 km of pleasure. My 1198 R will be delivered next week ... a dream.
Ricta -expensive  February 25, 2010 08:58 AM
I could buy three R1s for the price of one of these Ducatis-Beautiful but i dont know anyone who has this kind of money...
shah3 -very smart bike!!!  December 28, 2009 06:59 AM
special edition bike yeah
Tim B -GORGEOUS!  November 10, 2009 01:28 PM
Now that's what I call sexy! I love the look of this bike and this paint job, along with the Tri Color, make it look even better.