Collectors often speak about “book end” models as being the most desirable. The first being the original, purest and the one that started the generation. The last being the end of the era and offering the most refined package of the generation. We all know that the Ducati 916 is going through resurgence of popularity. These bikes are regarded as epically beautiful and a real icon of the day. Over the years the 916 gave way to the 996 and then to the more powerful 998. While the engines were enlarged and the tech improved over the years, the one constant was the amazing design and looks.
Up for auction 2002 DUCATI 998 Runs and Drives great with no known issues Only 896 Original miles No Warning Lights “ON” Carfax One Owner Accident Free Please see all the pictures for cosmetic condition and options Please read all terms and conditions before placing your bid
The listing is definitely lacking in detail, and the pictures leave something to be desired, but the sub $16k asking price and mileage under 900 means some things can be forgiven. Please do not light the pitch forks if this listing is sold before you finish reading. This will surely be snapped up quickly by an investor looking to capitalize on the recent wave of enthusiasm for this generation superbike.
Taking a look pictures and the eagle eyed can spot the original tool kit, unmodified rear plate bracket and OEM exhaust and factory turn signals. These little details mean a lot for a collector. Many bikes were dressed up or modified in period so it is nice to see an untouched example.