Wanted Ducati 996R or 998R

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  1. Albert-LP

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    Great bike, please share some more !

    Ciao
     
  2. sherpa23

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    When it comes I'll post a bunch. It gets picked up this week and will be a few weeks until it's here.
     
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  3. sherpa23

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  8. ag997s

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    That is beautiful! Congrats!
     
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  10. sherpa23

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    I think his official title is “funeral home director.” :D
     
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  11. John B

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    I have a 998R I bought new, raced once (2 wins...) then put into street trim.
    1,778 miles indicated, but really probably more like 2,400 because during the race weekend and occasional track day I ran it on slicks with different wheels and no speedo drive.
    Bruce Meyer at BCM Ducati in NH made a few modifications to it to increase power when it was brand new. Ported, cam, larger exhaust, remapped. It made 154hp at the wheel, up from 134 at the crank.
    It's in beautiful shape and has never been down.

    PM Sent...
     
  12. AndreB

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    John, interested to talk about your 998r. I am looking for one as well and yours sounds like a beast!
    And7485@gmail.com
     
  13. LightGuy

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    Glad you found your 996R which apparently is a rare beast.
    Why no love for the 999R ? Too many made ?
     
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  15. sherpa23

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    #88 sherpa23, Jun 10, 2018
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    Well, a couple of things:

    1) I actually don't really care how many of them they've made; a great bike is a great bike regardless of how many they've made.

    2) There's not "no love" for the 999R. I didn't post a wanted ad for one since I already have the best version of it: 2006 999R Xerox #69. I was looking for the 996R and 998R because I was having a hard time tracking down exceptional versions of those. Now I have both of those too.

    It's an incredible bike and one of the best riding superbikes ever. The 2006 999R has all kinds of updates - the later swingarm, titanium valve collets, different heads and narrow stem titanium valves, magnesium head covers, etc. that make it like a completely different bike to the early version. Incidentally, there are only 319 of the Xerox R bikes made so I guess if you want to talk rarity, I guess that version is pretty rare.

    FWIW, I have a 1993 888 SP5, 1998 916 SPS, 2001 996R, 2002 998R, 2006 999R Xerox, 2008 1098R, 2014 1199 Superleggera. I like having and riding all of the homologation versions. They're truly exceptional.
     

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  16. FF4X4

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    "a great bike is a great bike regardless of how many they've made" Great quote!
    Congratulations on getting what you were looking for, quite the line up.
     
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  17. Anje

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    Sherpa,
    Great photos of that special 999r, thanks for sharing.
    I personally find the 999 does not have as "sensual" and "pure" lines as the previous 916 generation but still has a great character on its own, feels to me like kind of an "hybrid" of the older classic gen mixed with some more "aggressive" / sharper / "techno" race vibes... unique beast for sure.
    Btw was it the last model with the classic trellis / tube frame?
     
  18. BigTex

    BigTex Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Great news you found them both!!

    The local Mobile station Manager wants a 996R, I will tell him a MELS sale offer!!
     
  19. sherpa23

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    It actually rides a lot like a 998 but with a slightly different position. It has a lot of the same DNA and you can clearly feel it.

    The last of the Ducati superbikes with the full trellis frame is the 1098/1198. Incidentally, I think that the 1098R is the last of the R bikes where you can just bolt on the Corse parts. It's that close to the F and RS race bikes.
     
  20. Anje

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  21. Metastable

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    FYI Ferrari of Quebec had a really nice looking Bayliss 1098R for sale. Not sure if it is still there.
     

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