MODEL. 999S Mono (UK bike, 2500 miles)
MILEAGE. 2500 miles with service history
– Original service book + all original manuals
– Original bill of sale
– Original PDI certificate
– Service bills/invoices including supply/fit of the Termignonis/ECU at 1st service
– Old MOTs
– Just had timing belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil and spark plugs
– All keys (including number tag)
– New MOT provided at point of sale
COLOUR. Ducati Rosso Anniversario (Anniversary Red) with Grey Marchesini 10 spoke rims
ENGINE SIZE. Liquid Cooled L-Twin Testastretta 998cc 8v 140 ps / 78 ft-lbs
TRANSMISSION. 6 speed manual – Dry clutch
TOP SPEED. 168mph
ACCELERATION. 10.7 s 1/4 mile
WEIGHT. 187 kg (dry)
UK supplied 2003 03 Reg. Ducati 999S in Ducati Rosso Anniversario
2500 miles with service history
Original service book + all original manuals
Original bill of sale
Original PDI certificate
Service bills/invoices including supply/fit of the Termignonis/ECU at 1st service
Just had timing belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil and spark plugs
All keys (including number tag)
136bhp 998cc ‘deep sump’ Testastretta motor
Fully adjustable 43mm dia. Ohlins forks
Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
Fully adjustable Ohlins steering damper
Brembo calipers with 320mm dia. front discs
Lightweight Marchesini 10 spoke wheels
Twin sided cast swingarm
Termignoni exhausts and dedicated ECU
Adjustable levers with Brembo master cylinders and remote reservoirs
Ducati Monoposto seat unit in Red/White with factory Mono rear subframe
New MOT provided at point of sale
Ducati 999S Factory Mono in Ducati Rosso Anniversario with Grey Marchesini 10 spoke rims. UK supplied by Ducati franchised dealers Pegasus of Reading. Registered April 2003 on an ’03’ plate, this is the much rarer ‘early’ type with silver frame and cast swingarm.
It is totally stock, standard, untouched, unmodified, immaculate, and as it left the factory. Just 2500 miles with lots of history and paperwork including it’s original service book + all original manuals, the original bill of sale, original PDI certificate, service bills/invoices including supply/fit of the Termignonis/ECU at 1st service, old MOTs and all keys (including number tag)
Just had timing belts using Ducati o.e ‘Red Kevlar’ belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil and spark plugs
This bike will appeal to any buyer that places great importance on originality, mileage and condition, three of the most important factors, in our view, when purchasing any collectible car or motorcycle.
The Ducati 999 followed the much loved 916/996/998 Massimo Tamburini designed series. Penned by Pierre Terblanche, it became one of the most successful race bikes every produced by Ducati Corse, winning 3 out of 5 World Superbike titles between 2003 and 2007.
It was a huge step forward in many ways, not least being the first motorcycle in the world to utilise CAN bus wiring and electronics, that being in simplistic terms where individual cables and wires serve more than one purpose, or circuit. All 999 variants had the ‘Testastretta’ motor, previously seen in the earlier 996R and 998S models, and literally translated as ‘Narrow Head’ enabling a reduced included angle between the valves, this allowing bigger valves, and necessitating significant re-engineering and re-location of one half of the desmodromic valve gear.
In higher ‘S’ specification, as with our bike here, the motor produced 136 bhp (140 ps) and was significantly up on the the ‘standard’ 999 model’s 123bhp. The motor also utilised higher specification materials for the the con rods, valves and pistons, and had a ‘deep sump’ which naturally made for cooler internal crankcase temperatures.
The rest of the ‘S’ enhancements focused on fully adjustable TiN coated Ohlins forks with a fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock unit, lighter Marchesini rims, and optional (fitted here) full Termignoni exhaust system with accompanying re-map/ECU chip, alongside Brembo 4 piston calipers, 320mm dia. front brake discs, steering damper, easily released fairings and body panels, and quick to replace dry clutch (of course)
Factory Mono bikes, as here, had a unique, lighter subframe, which did not include a facility for pillion footpeg fitment.
Clearly, this particular bike, with consideration given to it’s very low mileage, originality, and completely standard specification, is a very rare thing indeed today. Far too good to be purchased for general usage, it would compliment any car or bike collection, at any financial level, very nicely, whilst still providing thrills a plenty for those sunny summer high days and holidays. A truly wonderful machine, and one which we have owned personally for a number of years. New MOT provided at point of sale
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