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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 May 11, 2015 posted by

Ugliest DUC? 2002 Ducati 998 Ben Bostrom edition

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Here is a 2002 Ducati 998 Bostrom replica, a bike which seems to be either a "love-it-or-hate-it" proposition for most RSBFS readers.  While the design graphics have always seemed a bit overdone, the base 998 (already a very good bike) was upgraded for the Bostrom edition with full carbon-fiber bodywork which resulted in a 24 pound weight loss over the standard 998.  The Bostrom edition also came with four-piston brembo brake calipers and upgraded suspensions consisting of Ohlins forks, shocks, and damper (instead of the original Showa’s).

The Bostrom is also a true limited edition.  A total of 310 Bostroms were built – 155 in the US and 155 in the UK.  Why 155? Because that’s the number Bostrom rode under on his 998S AMA racer.  NOTE:  Every single one was signed on the tank by Ben himself,

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2002 Ducati 998 - Bostrom edition for sale on ebay

This particular Bostrom is located in Norcross Georgia.  The pictures show its #2 in the USA series so there is only a .6 chance of an earlier edition coming up for sale.

The seller indicates that this bike is being sold for a collector.  Condition certainly looks excellent, with a lot of upgrades and some recent service, including the following:

  • New belts
  • Fresh oil filter
  • Fresh tires(Q2's)
  • Harris Rear sets
  • Full FBF Forza Exhaust
  • FBF Clip-ons
  • Carbon rear hugger
  • Carbon Chain-guard
  • Carbon Air ducts
  • DID 520 kit
  • Power Commander
  • Front cover and clutch sprocket
  • Stainless steel clutch springs
  • New battery
  • Books and stand included

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Oh and did I mention the mileage is 2,243?

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So what is this 2002 Ducati 998 Bostrom edition worth?   Well prices have come down quite a lot from the initial MSRP of $22,695.  Previous posts of these on RSBFS seem to show a value of somewhere between 10,000-13,000 USD and I expect this bike bike to go for somewhere in that range.  Personally I think that price would be more than fair for what is essentially an upgraded 998 with some nice aftermarket add-ons, very low mileage and recent service.

One final thought - you can say what you will about the Bostrom editions but they certainly are true rare sportbikes.  I cant remember the last time I saw one at bike night and the last on of these we saw here on RSBFS was back in late 2013.  I think its safe to say any prospective buyer doesn't have to be concerned with a better deal coming along in the near future.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Ugliest DUC?  2002 Ducati 998 Ben Bostrom 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 October 8, 2012 posted by

Autograph Hounds: 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition

For Sale: 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition

Sorry for the short trigger time on this one, RSBFS fans. There is not much time to go on this interesting piece of Ducati history. Sure, the Parts Unlimited "Team USA" livery looks good, and the 999s is no slouch in the motorsports department - but what makes this one interesting is that the tail section is signed by both Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson. If you are into signatures, this one is connected to some pretty good looking memorabilia.

From the seller:
2007 Ducati 999S "Team USA" Special Edition in excellent condition with only 2440 miles! This was the very last 999 model Superbike produced by Ducati and was a Special Edition commemorating the 2006 Ducati AMA Superbike race team, in "S" model trim with lots of extras! Probably one of the best race-replica paint schemes ever produced by Ducati, this bike is STUNNING to look at! The tail section is hand-signed by Ducati AMA Superbike team riders Neil Hodgson and Ben Bostrom. Nicely accessorized with Leo Vince full race exhaust system with remapped ECU, SpeedyMoto billet clutch cover, billet adjustable rearsets, and Pazzo billet adjustable levers. This is not only a great bike to ride, it's a great bike to OWN as there was a very limited production run of these machines, it has already reached "Collector" status in the minds of many!

With super low miles and what looks to be in fantastic condition, this 999s is waiting for a new home. Currently priced at $12,495, it again forces me to wonder aloud at the monetary value a famous person with a sharpie can add to the sale of a bike. History shows that some scribbles do not often a premium price make, yet this is a very cool opportunity all the same.

For your chance to check this one out, click the link and jump over to the auction. This is a great looking bike with some neat history. Sorry we caught this one late - so be sure and move quickly!

MI

Ducati September 1, 2011 posted by

Eric Bostrom’s Bike – 2004 Ducati 999S

So a 2004 Ducati 999S is not the rarest of Sportsbikes but the one that Eric Bostrom used as his daily rider is certainly a bit different.  The bike by itself is rather sexy but adding the Bostrum heritage takes it to an extra level.  Now I could go on about how special the bike it with names like Brembo, Ohlins and Termignoni simply rolling off the tongue but if you are looking at this I am not sure I will need to.  There is no documented evidence of Bostrom having owned this bike in the auction but the seller does lay out details of the background for the bike, along with details of people who can validate its authenticity.  If you are going to bid I would suggest you make the call.

The seller gives details of the background as to how he came by the bike:

Ok, so here is the story.  2005 when Eric Bostrom rode a Ducati 999 in AMA Superbike, he was given a daily driver 999S which is this bike that I am selling.  It was configured for him and has the suspension done by his personnel guy that did his race bikes.  When he was done with it, the bike was auctioned by The Ducati Factory to the Ducati dealership where it was retailed to me.  I just put $1637.82 into the bike after pulling out of storage for 4 years.  Ducati Santa Barbra did all work and can be called to verify the receipt you see in the pictures.  The bike with new tires brakes and a ton of other items is practically brand new.  Every thing that moves was serviced so the bike would be ready for the next ownerThe parts that were professionally put on by Ducati for Eric Bostrom who signed the tank as you can see from pics. are as follows
Ducati performance slipper clutch
Cycle cat rear sets
Olins front and rear adjusted by the best there is
Ducati performance ECU (power commander)
Stainless full exhaust system with titanium cans
Carbon rear hugger
Other carbon pieces that can be scene in the pics
This bike rides like the way Ducati built it for the guy that had all the money and did not care what it cost, unlike todays Ducati's which are awesome but not built like they used to be.
Please feel free to call Carlin at the Ducati store for any info regarding this bike.  He is a racer and knows whats up
My feedback is perfect cause I take great pride in being 100% honest.  I have sold Harleys, boats, motorhomes, and more and never had a problem.  Please do not ask reserve because its going to sell as long as the price is not at a level that I would keep it as ART work instead of selling it. This bike has never been down.   I love this bike but times are different and extra stuff has got to go.

The auction can be found here on eBay.

Currently it is at $6400 and has not met the reserve.  I would expect this normally to go for around the $12000 mark but the Bostrom relationship may well push that higher.

AS

Ducati March 13, 2011 posted by

Canadian Special: 3 Limited Edition Ducatis

Check out this group of 3 late model Ducati superbikes for sale from the same seller. Heck, throw in a Hailwood & 888 SPO and you’ll have a sweet chronology of Ducati Superbikes. These bikes all appear to be in great condition, so let’s look at them individually.

The 998s Bostrom is especially unique in the lack of miles it has accumulated through the years. Although we have seen a fair amount of Bostrom replicas on RSBFS (here), few have matched the low miles on this example – less than 1,000 miles! Although I love this model and the low mileage on it, the price at $25,000 U.S. dollars seems very optimistic to me.

Ah the forgotten Ducati, the Fila 999R. Most Ducatisti will fondly remember the 916/996 series and most will also admire the handsome 1098/1198, but few cherish the 999. In some ways this bike never had a chance; following the 916 is no easy task. This bike is especially remarkable in that it is brand new – only 8KM! The price is virtually identical to the Bostrom, but this one is NEW.

On to the crown jewel of this trio – the 1098R Bayliss Replica. This bike is also brand new and nothing short of stunning. The Bayliss bike has been crippled from the get go by a weak economy, weak US dollar and aggressive pricing by Ducati. This convergence of factors led to an abundance of new or like new Bayliss bikes, similar to this one, selling way below MSRP right off the showroom floor.

I hope someone goes big and picks up all three.

Check out the listings with contact information below:

2002 Ducati 998 Bostrom

2004 Ducati 999R Fila

2009 Ducati 1098R Bayliss

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