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Ducati November 27, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 2003 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom

Update 3.9.2018: Seller indicates that this bike is SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Built to commemorate the exploits of Ben Bostrom in WSBK, Ducati commissioned 155 units of a special liveried 998s for the occasion. With a fierce splash of color to celebrated the American rider, the Bostrom edition differs little from the standard 998s in terms of mechanicals, but pulls out all the stops with visual impact. This is a bike that stands out from the crowd and makes itself known - even when quietly parked. Crank over the desmo-quattro twin, however, and you will find motive power aplenty to push you along. And that is the great thing about this bike: It is a rare collectible, yet can be ridden (and serviced) like a more conventional (read: less fragile exotic) motorcycle.

There is not much more that needs to be said about the Ducati 998s. An evolutionary example of the vaunted 916 series, this superbike was a frequent winner on the track (WSBK) as well as the showroom. The Testaretta engine with fuel injection, liquid cooling and requisite Ducati desmo valve actuation (opening the valves via cams AND closing them mechanically) makes for some great noise. Adding to the symphony is the rattle of a dry clutch. Bodywork is carbon fiber, and the excellent Brembo brakes actually use thinner rotors to cut down on unsprung and rotational weight. The chassis follows the 916 chrome-moly trellis theme, and suspension duties are ably performed by fully adjustable Ohlins units.


From the seller:
This 2003 998s is #108 of 155 produced by Ducat to celebrate Ben Bostroms superbike championship. It is essentially a 998s with a VERY patriotic paint scheme. I t has beautiful Ohlins suspension front and rear and Marchasini magnesium wheels. Some other extras on this particular bike include a full titanium Termignoni exhaust with carbon cans, a Ducati Corse ECU, some really trick NCR rear sets and a bunch of carbon accessories. The bike came to me form a collector in NJ with 2200 miles on it. I put on another 2000 and it performed flawlessly. What a great example of the icons 916 range. I just had a full service performed including belts,fluid flush, and fork seals by the Ducati specialists at ECS. When ever this bike goes out it turns heads. It is in perfect condition and will make a nice addition to any Ducati collection.

So why only 155 units? One look at the nose and tail section of the bike should tell you why. B-Boz rode with number 155, and that is exactly how many Ducati made of this limited edition (and numbered) model. Adding to the value of this particular machine is a few tasty bits: the Termi exhaust (titanium and carbon) with matching ECU upgrade and NCR adjustable rear sets. With only a few thousand miles on the clock, this bike could provide you with many, many exciting miles. Conversely, with only a few thousand miles, this bike could easily be preserved as a collector for years to come. In fact, it likely could do both!

This seller has an impressive collection of rare sport bikes that will be listed on the pages of RSBFS. You can also check out some of the amazing bikes on his website: www.superbikeuniverse.com. We have seen some of these B-Boz edition models on RSBFS over the years, and they never fail to impress. Check out this wonderful and rare Ben Bostrom Edition 2003 Ducati 998s here. This is not an eBay auction, but you'd better move fast before this Italian take on Americana is gone!

MI

Featured Listing: 2003 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom
Ducati April 2, 2017 posted by

B-Boz Beauty: 2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom Edition

Today is a bit about eye candy. Well, it's really all about eye candy. My day really comes together when I see a great machine photographed in a manner that really makes it pop. Today's seller has done just that, and I welcome you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sublime photos of a Ducati 998S in striking livery.

From the seller:
This one is #015/155, only 155 of Ben Bostrom special edition models made for this market.

This bike literally needs nothing. I just had EVERYTHING & anything serviced to get this bike ready for a new home. 6k service compete with fresh belts and valves within spec, new spark plugs etc. (Old belts come with the bike, as well as valve clearance sheet)

Everything has been done.

More from the seller:
Lots of period correct upgrades

Termignoni FULL 52 mm Titanium exhaust with ECU
Pazzo Racing Black Billet Levers
Heli-Bars clip-ons for comfort
Rizoma Sprocket Cover
Rizoma Clutch Cover
MPL Frame Billet Aluminum Frame Plugs
Billet Aluminum Adjustable RearSets
Carbon Fiber Heel Guards
Carbon Fiber Exhaust Guards
Evoluzione Turn Signal Integrator
-1 tooth Ducati Performance Race Aluminum Front Sprocket
Goodridge Red Steel Braided Clutch, Front and Rear Brake Lines
Ducati Performance Steering Head Bolt, Oil Breather, and Clutch Slave Cylinder, Red Pressure Plate and Springs
Billet Aluminum License Plate relocator

Awesome pictures and a great write-up by the seller regarding services completed and modifications made. I know that we here on RSBFS tend to prefer bikes in more of a stock condition for collector value, but you have to admire the dollars thrown at this limited edition Bostrom model - it looks absolutely sano! If you can live with the "Mr. Knievel goes to WSBK" graphics, there is little about this low-mileage, booming twin NOT to like. It appears the internet agrees with that assessment, as bidding has been pretty spirited on this bike. It is still under the reserve price, but getting closer with each wave of the virtual auction paddle. Check it out here, and then ride it like a Boz! Good Luck!

MI

B-Boz Beauty: 2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom Edition
Ducati October 6, 2015 posted by

Colorful Commemorative – 2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom

Following Ben Bostrom's very successful 2000 World SuperBike season, Ducati commissioned a boldly painted first-year 998S special edition in his honor.  Building only 155 ( his race number ) units for the USA and another 155 for Europe ensured their rarity, and using the 916-derived design and the new Testastretta engine ensured legendary performance.  Often a collector bike, a low or no-mile example occasionally sneaks out into the light - thrilling Ducatisti at the possibility and sometimes leaving them to ask why.

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2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom for sale on eBay

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The '02 998S was the final revision to the trellis-framed platform that gave us the 916 and 996, next year's narrow-head engine adding 123 hp to the equation.  Termignoni aluminum mufflers end the stainless 2-into-2 underseat exhaust.  A good deal of carbon bodywork is used on the Bostrom, the side fairings, bellypan, front and rear fenders, airbox, chain and exhaust guards are all carbon.  Neat that the flames masked onto the side fairings expose the unpainted carbon fiber.  Of course there are Ducati norms like dry clutch ( with hydraulic control ) and outstanding brakes - the 320 mm dual front disks are 0.5 mm thinner than non-S bikes to cut unsprung weight.  Suspension is top of the line, fully adjustable Ohlins front and rear, as well as an Ohlins steering damper.

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Number 45 of 155, this Bostrom was packed away after 250 miles.  An unearthed gem or a shameful waste, depending on your point of view.  No damage or modifications except for a polished exhaust system, though the owner notes headlights are clouded.  From the eBay auction:

Bike is in mint condition. Original owner and stored under a cover in a heated and cooled garage all its life. Bike has Termignoni exhaust that was put on professionally. This Ducati would be great for any Ducati enthusiast or any Ben Bostrom fan. The bike is so new it still has stickers on the mirrors. This bike deserves to be in a museum! This is a chance to own one of the best most collectable Ducatis ever made.

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Bostrom was unable to continue his 2001 success in 2002 and returned to AMA SuperBike racing in 2003, making the Bostrom 998S a particularly rare special edition.  Not universally acclaimed, the splashy graphics are appreciated by those who enjoyed seeing an American rider abroad.  While I would rather the 998S returned  to its deserved spot in a museum after 50,000 or so beautiful miles, the owner does have a point.  Possibly added to your collection, or tuned up for the fall riding season, the 998S is a gem, the pinnacle of 916 development and super commemorative, for way less than it cost many years ago...

-donn

Colorful Commemorative – 2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom
Ducati September 24, 2015 posted by

New ( Zealand ) 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

For some the ultimate Ducati sportbike, the 916 launched a million dreams ( and posters ).  After a 10-year run, the 998S Final Edition was the last 916-based model, and this one was tucked away right after delivery.

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2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition for sale on eBay

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998's were produced only in 2002-03, and by special order in 2004, the 998S FE was a transition from the 916 era to the 999.  The Testastretta deep-sump engine generates 130 hp and will carry the next Superbike generation, though the classic dual-headlight fairing recalls the 996.  Ohlins suspension at both ends are state of the art.  Brakes are 320mm with Brembo four-piston calipers in front, 220mm rear.

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Though not a numbered edition, the Final Edition has a plaque on the steering head.  The Italian Tri-colore emblazons the seat fairing.  Dual Termignoni mufflers exit  under the seat.  Steering is stabilized also by Ohlins.

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Hidden away when new, this 998S shows only 2 miles and looks perfect.  Never electrified or fueled, as the owner says in the eBay auction:

A unique & rare opportunity to purchase, what is possibly the only brand new 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition in the world, that's right this bike has never been started, never had a battery or fuel in it.

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A unique chance to acquire what might be considered the ultimate 916, with forward looking engine and eclectic appearance.  A bit of a boat ride unless you hail from Oceania, and likely some work to replace some rubber bits, but a singular moment in Ducati history, and never ridden.  Possibly a collection starter...

-donn

New ( Zealand ) 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition
Ducati October 19, 2013 posted by

Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica #81 of 155 in Texas

ducati 998s bostrom for sale

The Ben Bostrom replica is one of the more polarizing reps amongst our readers. The haters cite that it's just another number plate special with questionable looking graphics, and they're not wrong. But Bostrom fans consider it a fantastic piece of memorabilia that also happens to be Ducati 998S, a model that no one has issue with! If you find yourself in the later camp, check out this example that has covered just 5k miles. It has some upgrades but includes the stock parts to return to original.

dc

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom Replica for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

I am the second owner. Bike was bought new by the first owner on 9/21/2004 and was first titled on Feb 12, 2005. It was traded in to Cycles128 in Beverly, MA in Feb 2011. I bought the bike from them while overseas and had it shipped to me in April 2011 with 4334 miles.

Current mileage is 5080 of which about 180 were put on last weekend during. As you can calculate, I have put on 746 miles in the last 2.5 years and 180 were last week. Needless to say, I did not ride this bike very much. I have a few other bikes and worked overseas a lot, so this was displayed more than ridden.

I have done some tasteful modifications to the bike, but nothing is permanent. Current mods include:

- carbon key guard, tank guard, swing arm guard, muffler guard, dash cover and air runners. It came stock with the lower tank carbon panels.

- anodized blue and red clutch parts, blue rizoma grips and bar ends, anodized levers

- carbon termi slip-ons

- rear turn signals and license plate holder

- new sprocket conversion 180 miles ago (cost $420)

- new tires 180 miles ago ($450)

- anodized blue SSR gas cap

I have all the stock parts (minus the original license plate holder) and have a brand new pair of OEM blue grips still in the box (impossible to find new ones). I also have a red Ducati stretch cover I will throw in and bike comes with the original stock blue swing arm stand. Additionally, I have the original Ben Bostrom bike cover at an ADDITIONAL COST. It is near new and took me three years to find one for sale.

Info...I tried to take close-ups of any scratches/rubs. I found 4-5 marks on the bike. Some pics are hard to see, but I took them of anything questionable. As you can see, very, very minor rubs/scratches for a 13 year old bike. The most noticeable is the one on the tail piece...smaller than pinky finger nail, but it is there. It appears to be from swinging leg over...was there when I bought the bike. I had the small clamp on the damper custom made due to the original one not working properly. I still have the original piece. I can assure you that you would be hard pressed to find another Bostrom with these miles in this shape. I would put the condition of this bike against any Bostrom with 1500 miles.

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Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica #81 of 155 in Texas
Ducati August 17, 2013 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #151 – Now No Reserve!

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom for sale

This one has been on the site before, but this time it's selling for good as it's a $1 no reserve auction. It has been relisted twice since we saw it the first time and at it's lowest reserve price of $14k, failed to get a bid. So if you were on the fence this might be your chance to get a deal. Good luck to buyers and seller!

dc

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom for sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

I'm selling my all-time favorite bike.

This is a 2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom limited edition super bike. It is built to commemorate Ben Bostrom's 998 and is signed by him on the gas tank with a clear coat on top. There were only 155 of these built. This is number 151.

Unlike the Troy Bayliss edition with 400 produced, the Ben Bostrom edition is much more rare and only seen in magazines or online. I've never seen one on the road or at exhibitions.

This bike is totally fresh with a new lithium battery, brand new tires and fluids. Belts are fresh and everything is stock except the exhaust which is a Marving Carbon. I have the original system as well. Some of the stock highlights are carbon fairings, Ohlins forks, Ohlins rear and Ohlins steering damper. Carbon chain guard and fender, carbon license plate assembly.

There is a small scrape on the back fairing that happened when I swung my foot over the back the first time.

I've wanted this bike for a long time and am really sorry to see it go. I guarantee the next person to own it will never feel like any bike will ever compare. These bikes are appreciating quickly so this is your rare chance to get one. I'm starting this auction for $16000 even though the bike is worth well over that. If you don't want to draw attention to yourself, don't buy this bike. It is far from a sleeper and absolutely flies down the road.

This is the bike that even the Ducati dealer walks out to check it out.

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2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom for sale

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #151 – Now No Reserve!




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