Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
For the past 10 years, Australian-born speed demon Troy Bayliss raced motorcycles for Ducati, winning three Superbike World Championships including last year's title. To honor their champ, the Italian company is coming out with a special limited edition of its 1098 R superbike, described as "the most advanced and powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built." Only 500 examples of the 188-hp 1098 R Bayliss bikes (above) will be built, at a cost of about $45,000. The superbike features Bayliss' famed number 21 and red, white and blue racing colors, as well as a segment of the Australian flag. Each model comes with a numbered plaque on the top fork clamp accompanied by a commemorative plaque bearing the same number and engraved signatures of Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio and Bayliss himself.