£19995, Ducati 996 R (UK bike, 1 of 350 customer bikes) 2001 51 Reg

MAKE. Ducati

MODEL. 996 R (UK bike, 1 of 350 customer bikes)

YEAR. 2001

REGISTRATION. 51

OWNERSHIP. 4 owners – Complete known ownership from new – Last owner since 2012

MILEAGE. 26000 miles with extensive documented service history

  • Just had new timing belts and spark plugs. Recent fully synthetic oil, air filter, brake/clutch fluids, and up to date valve clearance check
  • As new Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs
  • Original service book + all original manuals
  • Extensive amount of service bills/invoices
  • Original PDI document
  • Previous bill of sale
  • All old MOTs 
  • All keys

COLOUR. Ducati Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) with lightweight Grey Marchesini 5 spoke rims

ENGINE SIZE. Liquid Cooled L-Twin Testastretta 998cc 8v 100.0 mm bore x 63.5 mm stroke 135 bhp / 77 ft-lbs

TRANSMISSION. 6 speed manual with higher primary ratio – Dry Clutch

TOP SPEED. 174 mph

ACCELERATION. 10.1 s 1/4 mile

WEIGHT. 185 kg (dry)

KEY POINTS.

UK supplied 2001 51 Reg. Ducati 996 R in Ducati Rosso Corsa 
1 of 500 produced, with just 350 sold to the public worldwide, this one being no. 209
4 owners – Complete known ownership from new – Last owner since 2012
26000 miles with extensive documented service history
Just had new timing belts and spark plugs. Recent fully synthetic oil, air filter, brake/clutch fluids, and up to date valve clearance check
Original service book + all original manuals
Extensive amount of service bills/invoices
Original PDI document
Previous bill of sale
All old MOTs 
All keys
Short stroke ‘Testastretta’ narrow head Desmo motor of 998cc with 100.0mm bore x 63.5mm stroke
135bhp / 77 lb ft
Sand cast engine cases
Titanium conrods
Lightweight pistons
Big valve heads
Deep sump
Lightweight crankshaft
Carbon fibre airbox
Carbon fibre fairings
Carbon fibre tank lower panels
Carbon fibre belly pan / undertray
Carbon fibre front hugger
Carbon fibre exhaust heat shield
Carbon fibre swingarm protector
Carbon fibre chain guard
Ducati Monoposto seat unit in Red/White
Fully adjustable 43mm dia. Ohlins forks
Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
Fully adjustable Ohlins steering damper
Unique Brembo Gold calipers with thinner 320mm dia. front discs and 4 pads per caliper
Lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke wheels in Grey
Single sided swingarm 
102 db ‘Race’ Termignoni exhausts and dedicated ECU (standard exhausts and ECU provided)
Adjustable levers with Brembo master cylinders and remote reservoirs
Ducati Performance open clutch cover with anodised pressure plate and STM basket
Oberon clutch slave cylinder
Tank protector

MODEL SUMMARY.

UK supplied Ducati 996 R in Ducati Rosso Corsa with lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke rims. 2001 51 Registered

These are a very special machine built by Ducati Corse solely for the purpose of race homologation, and thus allowing new technical innovations and design to be used on the race bikes. A total of 500 bikes were produced, but just 350 of those were made available to the public worldwide, and so these are a rare machine with only a handful ever available on the market, anywhere. The bikes, most unusually, were sold via the internet, ultimately to be collected through the dealer network, and reputedly all were sold within 6 hours of being made available, with the purchase price equating to around £24000 (26000 Euros)

The great significance of the 996 R, vs the hitherto top of the line 996 SPS that preceded it, was the introduction of the new and much revised engine. Still with Desmodromic valve actuation, of course, it was named ‘Testastretta’ due to it’s narrow head design. In simple terms, the new head design allowed a more optimal valve angle and size. The motor was very short stroke, and higher revving than the previous Desmoquattro, and in fact, contrary to it’s nomenclature, of 998cc. Very oversquare with a 100.0mm bore and 63.5mm stroke it featured Sand cast engine cases, Titanium conrods, Lightweight pistons, Big valve heads, Deep sump, Lightweight crankshaft and a Carbon fibre airbox, and when hooked up to the ‘Race’ Termignonis with dedicated ECU the motor produced 135bhp and 77 lb/ft which were quite astonishing figures for the day. That only tells half the story though. Anyone with an appreciation of these things will instantly notice how quickly the motor responds to the throttle, and with such a hard edged note, totally different to it’s lesser brethren. An engineering jewel, and a quite magnificent, highly exotic engine

The specification included the best of everything, the afforementioned Carbon fibre airbox, Carbon fibre fairings, Carbon fibre tank lower panels, Carbon fibre belly pan / undertray, Carbon fibre front hugger, Carbon fibre exhaust heat shield, Carbon fibre swingarm protector, Carbon fibre chain guard, Monoposto seat unit in Red/White, Fully adjustable 43mm dia. Ohlins forks, Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock, Fully adjustable Ohlins steering damper, Unique Brembo Gold calipers with thinner 320mm dia. front discs and 4 pads per caliper, Lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke wheels in Grey, Single sided swingarm and Adjustable levers with Brembo master cylinders and remote reservoirs

This particular bike was supplied new in the UK by Ducati franchised dealers M&S Motorcycles of Newcastle. It has had 4 owners, with complete known ownership from new, with the last owning it since 2012 having purchased it from franchised Ducati dealers DMC Moto in Preston. It has come directly to us from him and has extensive documented service history including it’s original service book, all original manuals/handbooks, service bills/invoices and every old MOT.  It also has it’s original PDI document and a previous bill of sale and all original keys are present

It has just had timing belts and new Champion RG4 HC spark plugs, and recent fully synthetic oil, air filter, brake/clutch fluids, and up to date valve clearance check. As new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tyres are also fitted. Mileage is 26000, the majority of which was covered early in the bike’s life by it’s second and third owners, but the condition totally belies this, incredibly so, and the bike is genuinely a real showstopper.  it is hard to imagine one nicer and  it remains totally standard, original and as Ducati intended other than for a Ducati Performance open clutch cover with anodised pressure plate and STM clutch basket, and an Oberon clutch slave cylinder

These bikes are few and far between, and many that come to market are imported machines of which very little of their history and/or provenance is known. You pays your money, but this bike will appeal to any buyer that places great importance on originality, and ownership provenance, two of the most important factors, in our view, when purchasing any collectible car or motorcycle. The ownership, paperwork and known provenance trail, and the originality, of this UK supplied example cannot be over emphasised. Meticulously cared for throughout it’s life, with us just completing the belt and plug service due on timescale, it needs nothing at all

A wonderful machine, rare, special, quite beautiful

PADDOCK STAND NOT INCLUDED IN SALE

P/EX WELCOME, FINANCE AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE – PLEASE ENQUIRE

PRICE. £19995

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