2002 Ducati 998R
Update 8.11.10 – this one is back on ebay for round #2 and the link is live
Location: Naples, FL
Miles: 2,060 miles
The 998R has proven itself to be more elusive than the $75,000.00 D16RR. How do I know you ask? Well, because we, the North American Rare Sport Bike Authority, have posted far more D16RR Desmocidici’s than 998R’s! The proof is in the pudding….okay so it’s not pudding, but it is in the RSBFS archives.
With an original MSRP of $28,995 I have to believe the asking price of $26,000.00 is a little out of range at this point and time. I know of another 998R that has been for sale a long time, is priced at $20,000.00 and is in the same condition as this one. Make no mistake I’m not saying there isn’t someone, somewhere willing to pay $26,000 for a 998R, but there is a limit for even the rarest of the rare.
Fully equipped with top notch Ohlins suspenders, Marchesini 5-spoke light alloy rims, and a 999cc Desmodromic engine cranking out 140hp at 10,000 rpm’s. One could make an argument that this is Ducati’s best Homologation Superbike or at least I could argue it. This is by far my favorite Ducati Superbike and although I will never own one in my current financial state, it remains on my short list for when my Lotto numbers get drawn.
Very rare 2002 998R. Perfect condition. Street legal and registered. I have all parts originally associated with bike in
order to build back to race spec. as imported. I hold a loan on the bike so please allow approx. 2-3 wks to receive all
paperwork/title. Buyer is completely responsible and liable for shipping of the bike.