This was on ebay last week and went to $18,200 and was immediately relisted. Probably a schill bid by one of the listers buds.
Here are some things that were going through my head about this bike.
1. It does not have the carbon full system exhaust on it that is shipped with the bike. That exhaust comes with the ECU that activates the traction control. Me thinks that this bike is without traction control.
2. The S tail section does not have mounts for the traction control unit so this bike may not be equipped with the DTC tail unit OR the aforementioned ECU. The carbon tail retails for a ridiculous $5000.
3. What else is missing??
4. 16K is the most one should pay for this sketchy bike. .02
If you already own a 1098R this may be a good resource for a spare engine and some parts but if you don't you MIGHT be better off buying a whole 1098R used for the 25K I see them for all over the place. Buyer beware.