Ducati UK has announced they will pre-register the remaining 1098R’s that do not have customer orders before June 1 to make them eligible to run as homologated models in British Superbikes.
By the first of next month the Italian manufacture must have at least 100 1098R models registered in the UK in order to run in the BSB championship, but with the date closing in, the manufacture has decided to pre-register the bikes that haven’t yet been bought and sell them with a special owners pack.
An official statement from Ducati UK said: “Current BSB technical regulations state that a minimum of 100 units must be registered for the road in the UK by 1st June and therefore, in order to be eligible, Ducati UK will register the handful of bikes that they do not have customer orders – expected to be 10-15 bikes with 85-90 already going to customers by the deadline.
“The full UK allocation of 1098R for 2008 is expected to be no0 more than 110 bikes.”
And Ducati will thrown in a package including team hospitality at a BSB meeting, signed photos from Shane Byrne, Leon Camier and Michael Rutter and a 1098R team supporter certificate.