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Ducati September 4, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited

The Ducati 999 series has something of a mixed reputation, wrapping a widely panned design around a chassis and engine that the press universally said was the best package on the road when it debuted. The praise was followed by three World Superbike championships in its production run.

2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited for sale on eBay

This 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited is a U.S.-only package that celebrated the AMA Superbike mounts of Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson. Just 150 of them were built, with Ohlins suspension and a couple extra horsepower to set them apart from standard bikes. The bikes all had Bostrom and Hodgson's signatures on the tail section.

This one has had a fender eliminator, some trick clutch parts and a ceramic-coated exhaust installed, and has covered just 3,700 miles.

From the eBay listing:

Let me start with some of the things that were said about the 999 when it came out:

MCN of the U.K. which called it "simply the best V-Twin on the planet", and Motorbikestoday.com, which described it as "the most desirable, most exciting roadbike on the planet" in 2004. MotorcycleUSA.com described it as "stupendous" and "the epitome of V-Twin power."

A couple things that check the boxes of a future collectable is Limited Production and Race winning history.

This Ducati 999S is in excellent condition (only 150 of these made). Equipped with Ohlins front and rear suspension, Ohlins steering damper, Termignoni exhaust, and swingarm spools. The tail section has been signed by Neil Hodgson and Ben Bostrom.

Upgrades include Ducati Performance clutch pressure plate, EVR open clutch cover, ceramic coated exhaust, and Competition Werks fender eliminator

You tube Link of the bike running https://youtu.be/5iAvYthUpKc

Buyer is responsible for shipping. I will meet a shipper at a location of my choosing at a time that works for me. I have many transportation companies I have used in the past and been very happy with that I can suggest.

As the video shows, the bike is in impeccable shape and runs like the day it was new. Thirst for these hasn't reached a fever pitch yet, but there is always a market for low-mileage, low-production Ducatis of any flavor.

Featured Listing: 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited
Ducati June 11, 2015 posted by

Head fake? 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited edition

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We have written before about the Ducati 999 series, with most posts commenting about how a lot of people (myself included) didn't particularly like the 999 when it came out.  The looks were a bit oddball in comparison to its 916/996 predecessor, with a full front fairing and a stubby rear.  Also while the 999 was the debut of a new and significantly improved engine for the Ducati models available to the public, the 999 also required major servicing every two years via a 14 hour workshop effort to replace the cambelts, fork oil, fluids etc.

In typical fashion for Ducati there were multiple versions of the 999 over its lifespan, including a somewhat bland-looking standard and S models which sold in great numbers, commemorative editions in which the only real difference was looks and a top-level nearly race-replica edition.

In this case we have a Ducati 999s Parts Unlimited edition, which falls into the middle of the 999 lineup.

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2007 Ducati 999s Parts Unlimited edition on ebay

The 999S Parts Unlimted edition is a bit of a head fake; it looks like a true race replica but upgrades were actually limited to suspension, a different front brake caliper and an engine that gives only 3 more horsepower than the standard 999.   Each bike was signed by Ducati team members Neil Hodgson and Ben Bostrom but the bike's tech didn't include any of the true race track items such as carbon fiber bodywork that the FILA Race/R edition offered.

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While only 150 Parts Unlimited editions were built but all were sold in the USA.  Perhaps that why the 999 Parts Unlimited edition seems to come up for sale every few years (the last one we had on RSBFS was back in 2013) but isnt really considered in the USA to be a truly rare sportbike.

This one looks like it is owned by a collector who wants to move off it.

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The seller's ad contains lots of standard Ducati marketing language but doesn't provide much detailed info about the condition of this particular bike.  Here is what the seller has to say:

  • 2007 Ducati 999s with only 253 miles.
  • All stock, no aftermarket parts installed. 
  • Minor blemish on right hand mirror and exhaust shield. 
  • Perfect for a collector or someone who wants a new 999

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So now we come to the question of whether this pristine 999S Parts Unlimited edition is worth the asking price of $15,000 USD?   In my opinion the price is close to proper value, maybe a bit high.   Previous posts of the 999S Parts Unlimited edition seem to show a price trending around $11,500-$13,000 USD for lightly used versions and anyone who buys this bike will likely need to expend some monies on services, including tires, fluid, probably a battery and would certainly be smart to check with the seller regarding whether the big services such as belts have been completed.

One final note:  I doubt the 999 Parts Unlimited edition will undergo dramatic price appreciation anytime in the near future. While most people find the Parts Unlimited and FILA versions of the 999 to be significantly better looking than the standard 999 and only 150 were produced, the Parts Unlimited version isn't high on most collectors lists...it seems to elicit the same level of desire among collectors as another "middle-child" Ducati, the 748L Nieman Marcus edition.  I suppose that shouldn't be surprising; both are mechanically a mostly standard-edition bike that come with significant upgrades in appearance.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Head fake?  2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited edition
Ducati September 3, 2013 posted by

1 Owner Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited with less than 500 Miles

2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited For Sale

The 999 series has suddenly been getting a lot of attention, and with good reason. When they were released the styling was met with controversy. But as it has aged, it's looks have have become more accepted and there was never any denying it's performance. This Parts Unlimited edition has been stored in another awesome man cave and has covered less than 500 miles.

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2007 Ducati 999S for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Here we have a 479 mile team USA for sale. It is a one owner bike that I recently took in trade on another Ducati that I had. I am a long time Ducati collector and my passion has always been for 04 and older models. This Team USA is stunning in every detail and know that I should probably keep it. This Ducati is a prime example of a wise investment. The bike is bone stock with no modifications. No scratches present anywhere on tank or bodywork. No repaired or prior damage of any kind. This bike has never been stored in a cold garage surrounded by lawnmowers and leaf rakes. The previous owner was an enthusiast like myself. This bike has to one of the cleanest unmolested "ridden" examples of the 150 units produced. I am very serious about my bikes and take pride in meeting others that share my passion for Ducati.

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1 Owner Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited with less than 500 Miles
Ducati March 13, 2012 posted by

Poser’s Delight: 2006 Ducati 999R Xerox, 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited, 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss

Poser's Delight: 2006 Ducati 999R Xerox,  2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited, 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss

 

I mean "posers delight" in the nicest way possible because I'm certainly one of them.  If there is a race replica to be seen, I'm first in line.  The Ducati replicas have always been a bit out of reach for me financially but for those that have waited for the resales, there is a considerable discount.  Below is quick snap shoot of what being offered on Ebay at the moment.

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2006 999R Xerox

1,760 Miles

$18,500 BIN

I'm in the minority here but I've always thought the 999 was the best looking Ducati superbike.  Slap some sponsor logos on and my eyes glaze over.

 

The seller just cut and paste test info into the auction so there isn't a description of what add on's  the bike has.  I know enough to recognize that isn't stock.

 

Maybe some extra goodies hiding inside there?  I'd say it is worth an email if you are interested.  Hit he auction link for many more pictures.

This auction doesn't have a whole lot of time remaining so proceed accordingly.

 

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2007 999S Parts Unlimited

6,729 Miles

$11,250 BIN

Maybe not as glamorous to own for us posers since it didn't have the success of the WSB Ducati's but it might be the bargain of the bunch.  Only 150 were produced and the original MSRP was almost $20,000.

Again, no list of what aftermarket parts are on the bike but I'm noticing small detail pieces like the clutch cover and gas cap.  The exhaust  also has a ceramic coating on it.

Do you remember who was riding these bikes in the AMA series?  That would be  Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson.

Snap it up here.

 

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2002 998S Bayliss

517 Miles

Current bid of $10,000 + reserve

Is there anyone bigger in Ducati racing history than Troy Bayliss?  Is he more beloved than even Carl Fogarty?  It would be close in a popularity contest.  Even though I like the 999's I think this would be my pick if I could only own one.

 

The iconic Ducati rear end.

 

This appears to be a true collector quality bike.  I'd seen some non collector quality Bayliss replicas go in the lower teens.  What do you think it is worth with only 517 miles?  So far, very little action on the auction, hmmmm.

Only two days remaining on the auction.

 

Ian

 

Ducati December 11, 2010 posted by

Ducati On The X-Mas List? Clean, Low Mile 998 Matrix, 999S Parts Unlimited and 1098R

Ducati On The X-Mas List?  Clean, Low Mile 998 Matrix, 999S Parts Unlimited and 1098R

With roughly  two weeks left until the fat man slides down the chimney, here are some nice finds for those hoping  for a Ducati next to the tree.  Nothing ultra exotic here, just three nice, clean, low mile bikes from the different era's of Ducati's line of big twins.  Be sure to leave RSBFS up on your computer so "Santa" knows what you want or you risk receiving something like a weather station (believe me, it happened).

I'm not much of a Matrix the movie fan but I am a fan of this Matrix Edition 998.  The color sure stands out in a sea of red.  With just over 600 miles on it, the owner isn't kidding that it has barely seen the outside world.  Another Ducati garage queen looking for a new home.  

 

I never get tired of looking at the backside of a Ducati.  There wasn't much info in the auction so you'll have  tell Santa to ask some questions on the bike.

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More of a race fan than a Sci Fi fan?  Then this 999S Parts Unlimited with 259 miles on it might make you a happy boy Christmas Day.  The $11,800 buy it now price sure seems reasonable.  I know, I know, the Fila version seems much more exotic but hey this thing has hardly been ridden for more than a weekend.

Don't bother asking about the Ago in the background, it's already been sold, along with a 1098 Tri Color.  That was one crowded garage.  Santa can see all the

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Now here is one for all you spoiled brats that have to have the latest and greatest.  Number 69 of 450 here has been thrashed with a whole 67 miles on the clocks, he says sarcastically.  If you can live with all those miles, this bike is up for auction with no reserve and a starting price of $23,999.

 

Shouldn't every grown man have a Ducati waiting for him Christmas day at least once in his life?  Come on ladies (or domestic partners) make the dream a reality.  .

The rest of the pictures:

IK

Ducati May 14, 2010 posted by

DUCATI 999S PARTS UNLIMITED EDITION W/1 Whole Mile on Ebay

DUCATI 999S PARTS UNLIMITED EDITION  W/1 Whole Mile on Ebay

Well I've heard of garage queens but this is a new one, a  den queen.  This 999s has been living the life of  luxury for the past few years.  Maybe you've been looking for a big red conversation piece or a chance to ride  a brand new "old bike"; well that oppurtunity has arrived.  The seller is even tempting you with the hint that the reserve is not all that high.

He says:

Up for auction is my 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited Edition . This bike is brand new with only 1 mile on it from the factory. This bike is completely stock & has not a scratch on it & spends it's life on a battery tender in my den. It comes with 3 keys, 2 black & 1 red, all manuals & the rest of the sticker kit. Ducati only built 150 of these bikes that were signed by Ben Bostrom & Neil Hodgson when they were team mates racing in AMA superbike. I've listed this bike 2 prior times & came close to the reserve both times, (hopefully 3rd time is a charm!). Brand new in 2007 this bike retailed for $20,000. 3 years later it's still brand new & I'm listing it with a low reserve. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me. I do have the bike listed for sale locally so I do reserve the right to end the auction early.

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The bidding looks pretty active so far.  The auction started at $1,000 and is up around $9,000 as of this writing.  I'm sure it will have a ways to go to meet the reserve.  I know all the Ducati race replicas are sought after but where does this one rank compared to say a Xerox or Bayliss replica?  My guess would be just a slight step down since the bike didn't have quite the sparkling race history here in the United States as it did overseas.  Race history aside this looks like a good oppurtunity to pick one up that really hasn't turned a wheel; outside of a den that is.  Check out the auction here and don't let some local beat you to it.

IK





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