Milan Show: Ducati 1198R Limited Edition

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DUCATI HAVE unveiled two new special-edition versions of their 1198 superbike at this year's Milan Show and Visordown's man has fired back the first images of the 180bhp beasts.

Dubbed the 1198S and 1198R Corse Special Edition, the 2010 machines will feature: aluminium fuel tank, Termignoni carbon exhausts, the obligatory numbered yoke-mounted commemerative plaque, paddock stand and swanky cover.

Prices and availability are to be announced.