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2006 Ducati 999

Ducati 999 Ducati 999

The basis of the current Superbike family, the incredible balance of this machine never fails to impress. The styling is nothing short of iconic and the 140 HP engine is at ease with any type of riding style or road conditions. This bike offers an incredibly attractive mix of features, designed to appeal to riders of all types, even those who are approaching the racetrack for the first time, offering the ability to achieve truly excellent lap times.

Style;

All aesthetic developments start from this package, which is what happened 12 months ago with the launch of the current edition, identifiable because of the revised proportions of the upper fairing and windscreen, which are now more protective, and the elimination of the vertical air intakes that distinguished the first 999s. The current model is aesthetically very similar to the official Testastretta bikes in terms of bodywork and technical details, such as the striking box-section aluminium swingarm.

Chassis ;

Among the most appealing elements on the machine, the box-section swingarm combined with the tubular trellis frame is one of the key features of the 999 chassis because it combines ultra lightweight with remarkable resistance to twisting and flex. Consequently, road handling is extremely precise in all riding conditions, which cover a very wide range of situations for the 999, from the racetrack to the motorway, or winding mountain roads, with a solo rider or with a passenger. The "standard" 999 features numerous ergonomic solutions, which are also found on the more sports-oriented versions. This machine features adjustments to alter the distance of levers from the handlebars, footrests with five position adjustments and a variable rake steering head, complete with a steering damper equipped with eccentric attachment system to adapt rapidly to fork angle adjustments. The sophisticated chassis of the 999 is completed by Showa suspension front and rear, with full adjustment for preload and hydraulic damping. The front fork even includes TiN slider coating for racing performance and superb handling.

Powerplant;

Technical Specification;

  • Engine - L twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displacement - 998 cc
  • Bore x Stroke - 100 x 63.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 11.4:1
  • *Power - 103 kW - 140 HP @ 9750 rpm
  • *Torque - 108.9 Nm - 11.1 Kgm @ 8000 rpm
  • Fuel Injection - Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 54 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust - Single steel muffler, with catalytic converter
  • Emissions - Euro 2
  • Transmission - 6 speed
  • Ratio - 1st; 37/15, 2nd; 30/17, 3rd; 28/20, 4th; 26/22, 5th; 24/23, 6th; 23/24
  • Primary drive - Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
  • Final drive - Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 36
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Frame - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 1420 mm / 55.9 in
  • Rake - 23.5 - 24.5
  • Steering angle - 28.5 right and left
  • Front suspension - Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
  • Front wheel travel - 125 mm / 4.9 in
  • Front wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock
  • Rear wheel travel - 128 mm / 5.0 in
  • Rear wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
  • Rear tyre - 190/50 ZR 17
  • Front brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad caliper
  • Rear brake - 240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • **Dry weight - 186 kg / 410 lbs
  • Seat height - 780 mm / 30.7 in
  • Max height - 1110 mm / 43.7 in
  • Max length - 2095 mm / 82.5 in
  • Instruments - Speedometer, rev counter, fuel reserve, water temperature, immobilizer
  • *** Warranty - 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 15.5 l (of which 3 l reserve). 4.1 U.S. gal (of which 0.8 U.S. gal reserve)
  • *Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer. **The weight excludes battery, lubricants and coolant for liquid cooled models.

    ***The conditions of the warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycle