New Ducati Superbikes Arrive at Dealer Showrooms

Deliveries of the 1198 S and Limited-Edition 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition Superbikes have commenced

Cupertino, Calif. (3 March 2009) - Ducati North America announced today that its dealers across the country have begun delivering the highly-anticipated 2009 Superbikes - 1198 S and the limited-edition 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition.

Ducati's new 1198 S Superbike with the revolutionary Ducati Traction Control system boasts 170 horsepower and a class-leading 97 lb-ft. of torque. Ducati has upped its game with the Superbike family's "S" model to a never before seen level of performance, enabling riders to experience Ducati Corse technology both on and off the track.

The limited-edition 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition Superbike arrives in Ducati showrooms this week. Built in honor of longtime Ducati rider Troy Bayliss' career and recent retirement; the 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition commands attention with its impressive 188 horsepower, a 364-pound curb weight, Ohlins TTx suspension and a special Bayliss tribute paint scheme. Paying homage to a racing legend, Bayliss fans can now own one of only 150 limited-edition motorcycles being imported into North America.

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