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Ducati July 22, 2020 posted by

Smoky, Barely – 2006 Ducati 999S

Despite raves from the motoring press and racing victories, Ducati’s 999S and its then-radical design was only a moderate performer in the showroom.  This all black 2006 is tricky to photograph but shines past its smoke-damaged title.

2006 Ducati 999S for sale on eBay

The 999S is an omnibus of Ducati’s best thoughts on superbikes, their construction and components.  The S is a big engine and suspension upgrade from the base model, and in that era electronics were limited.  There are precious few differences over the 999S model years – for 2005 the testastretta acquired a deep sump, and references are variable on whether available power was more than the original ( and seemingly adequate ) 136 hp.  The double sided swingarm was fabricated rather than cast, an improvement directly from competition.  Some ventings were changed in the fairing, and minor changes to the aft section of the chassis, which was now shipped in matching paint.

Evidently this 999S was in a dealership which had a fire, and was part of a larger insurance settlement.  Most often bikes with salvage title are riders, but this one has been stored basically since new.  Unfaired photos show it to be as intended under the skin.  Hard to see any damage, though a pretty comprehensive service would be expected to bring it back to running condition.  Notes from the eBay auction:

1 mile from new. Mint condition, no issues. Runs perfect, new battery stored indoors in a heated hanger. Bike is gorgeous, it was in a Ducati dealership that caught fire, the bike was not touched dropped or damaged ever not even smoke. The insurance company declared everything a total loss. So this new perfect 999S has a salvage title, please see pictures to read insurance report. When was the last time you saw a 999S with 1 mile in perfect condition ??? Fantastic opportunity This bike has owner’s manual red and black keys. It is completely stock with no modifications from original.

Though it’s unfarkled without even a carbon detail, the blackout livery makes the 999S design even harder to read – though I wouldn’t kick this mass of reflections out of my garage.  Bidding is brisk but hasn’t met the reserve, showing even the seller wants to see a brighter future for this high MSRP rare black Ducati.

-donn

Smoky, Barely – 2006 Ducati 999S
Ducati June 17, 2020 posted by

On the Dotted Line – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition

For 2007, Ducati asked superbike riders Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgeson to sign 150 copies of their 999S in Parts Unlimited race livery, with all the -S niceties.  This example comes out of Georgia flying U.S. and Italian flags, with under 8,000 miles and in outstanding shape.

2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition for sale on eBay

Despite the polarizing looks of the Pierre Terblanche design, the 999 was a superlative for the time, its 998 cc’s good for 143 hp.  Torque was the back story with 83 ft.-lbs. helping out through tricky sections.  The -S came with Öhlins all around, the latest 320mm Brembo offerings, and forged Marchesini alloys.  Always in red ( at least the S ), the taller fairing gave riders an “in” feeling rather than being perched “on”.

Besides saying maintenance is caught up, the owner can’t offer much history with this 999S.  Miles are low, but higher than most limited edition superbikes.  Hard to quibble about the condition, at least until seeing it in person.  Comments from the eBay auction :

This 996S has 7,796 miles and is in excellent shape with only a few small rock chips that have been only been touched up (bike not repainted). It’s up to date on services, has never been tracked, and it’s ready for someone to enjoy it by riding it, or simply continuing its preservation. there are no known issues. I believe that I am the second owner, but I bought the bike from a divorcee, who won it in a settlement. As such, full documentation is not available. I have an extra ecu that will go with the bike.  This Ducati 999S Team USA race replica for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction, if it sells. This is why I’ve included a buy it now option.

Bostrom and Hodgeson have been Ducati loyalists and were rewarded for consistent top top-tens and an occasional podium, though Suzuki was untouchable in 2006.  Ironically, Ducati turned AMA back over to privateers the next year, making this commemorative a single year.  Reviewed as very rideable for a superbike, this example seems like a good compromise between fun, condition, and collectability.

-donn

On the Dotted Line – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition
Ducati March 4, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 2005 Ducati 999S

Update 3.11.2020: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

What we have here is a gorgeous example of one of Ducati’s most successful — and most controversial — offerings of the last 20 years. The 2005 Ducati 999S overcame somewhat polarizing Pierre Terblance styling over its three-year run to win three World Superbike titles and capture hearts with its incredible engine and chassis.

This one is a special example of the breed for a few reasons. For one thing, it’s black, which is not a shade you see too often on 999s. It’s also of the 2005+ run of bikes, which are a bit more powerful than the earlier models. Finally, it’s a low-mile, one-owner bike with a stellar list of tasteful upgrades. It also comes with all its original paperwork, all three keys and the manuals.

Seller Scott spared nothing getting the bike ready for sale, which we’ll let him tell you about below:

You are looking at a rare 2005 Ducati 999S in black with 6100 original miles. Some have called it a unicorn as very few were made with black livery. The pictures do not do it justice as it’s gorgeous in this color, with an amazing shine and turns heads wherever I ride it. I’m a middle aged collector who is very anal about my bikes. I’ve own this since new and always maintained it, never abused or raced. It’s flawless the only imperfection is a light scrape on the bottom chin of the lower fairing underneath the oil cooler, from a front wheel chock, barely visible. Other than this it looks like the day I bought it.

To prepare it for sale I had my Ducati tech put new belts on, change the fluids, rebuild both the rear shock, forks and install a new battery. Ready to ride, it needs nothing.

Here is a list of upgrades to the bike:

Full Termignoni polished exhaust, looks and sounds amazing.
DP race ECU
Carbon fiber clutch cover, exhaust shield and rear hugger.
Ducati Performance rear sets
Fast by Ferracci raised clip-ons and gas cap.
I’m sure I missed a few things.

This bike is one of my favorite bikes to ride on twisty roads. The reason I’m selling is as time has gone on, I find I only ride on the track with a dedicated track bike so this 999S just sits. It should be ridden and enjoyed!

Thanks for looking, I’m happy to answer any questions. As I’m thinning the herd I’m not interested in any trades. I’m in no hurry to sell this so please no lowball offers.

The bike is listed at $9,750. To come close to a new machine with this much pedigree, you need to spend almost double that. With low miles and fastidious ownership, this thing is a great bet.

Featured Listing: 2005 Ducati 999S
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 16, 2017 posted by

Carbon Capture – 2003 Ducati 999S

In the late 1990’s Pierre Terblanche and Massimo Tamburini parted ways, the younger Terblanche following Ducati, and Tamburini staying with Cagiva.  The sea-change styling of Terblanche’s 999 was too controversial to survive, though it did help win the Superbike World Championship in 2003, ’04 and ’06.  The 999S has upgraded suspension from an -R and a bit more oomph than a base model, and this 999S has a full carbon fairings, Ferracci exhaust, and very low miles.

2003 Ducati 999S for sale on eBay

The second Ducati road machine to use the testastretta engine, the 999S boasted 136 hp and 78 ft.-lbs. torque.  Marelli fuel injection gave smooth power delivery, and premium Öhlins suspension allowed the 6-speed drivetrain and Brembo brakes to live in harmony.  The love-it-or-hate-it fairing protected the rider better at higher speeds, and the canister muffler has been superceded by a Fast by Ferracci exhuast which likely deleted the catalyst.

Offered by a California collector, this 999S has carbon bodywork, fuel tank, and BST wheels.  A singular statement in grey and white.  Registration is non-opped and miles are under 1,000.  The owner has this to say in the eBay auction:

Beautiful 2003 Ducati 999S with a Full Carbon Fiber Body, Tank, & Wheels.  Custom Stainless Exhaust done by FBF.  Its has an addictive sound, you can feel.  It is a rocket, lots of torque and revs to 10,500.  Original mileage is 990 (now).  Never wet.  Never ever down.  Kept in my house.  Rode 4-5 times.  ( Have others, Hypermotard, 900SS, old BMW R75/7, not so low mileage ).  Had service & belts done a few years back.  Will take to Ducati dealer for PPI/service if sold.  Clean California title in hand.  On PNO now.

The 999S reviewed as a great rider, the fairing makes it feel like you’re “in” and not “on”, no chore to rack up the miles.  Weight is under control for a superbike and neutral handling makes the 999S less tiring to ride quickly.  Not sure if all that carbon is Ducati Performance, a rare special order if so.  If not, still a fabulous custom and in perfect shape, awaiting a spirited ride before loading up for the show…

-donn

Carbon Capture – 2003 Ducati 999S
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.

dc

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 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

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