In 1994 Ducati rocked the sports bike world with the 916 and it instantly became a motorcycling masterpiece. Styling was sexy and dramatic and the detail, such as single sided swinging arm and under seat exhaust, was exotic and desirable. Over twenty years later the desire grows again.
Superb Original Condition
Stamped Service Book
In 1998 the 996 replaced the 916 and it quickly became the pride and joy of the Borgo Panigale factory. The new model was highly successful in numerous championship and it won the World Superbike Championship three times in a row.
Motorcycle News, March 2017;
"Ducati’s 996, the successor to the illustrious 916, may not be as famous or mentioned as often as it’s celebrated father, but it is actually a far better machine………it is the true connoisseurs’ choice with the owning experience to match its blue chip price"
“For sure it’s the best Ducati”
In addition to the increase in engine capacity from 916cc to 996cc with bigger valves and a stronger crankshaft there were many new features introduced such as lighter Marchesini 5 spoke wheels, uprated intake system with two injectors and redesigned airbox, fully adjustable suspension, an improved Brembo braking system and improved electrics.
As an S model this one is significantly lighter than standard and has more power and torque. Amongst its many upgrades includes Ohlins rear suspension, Gold nitrided forks, adjustable steering yoke, aluminium subframe and a larger Termignoni exhaust system.
As ever, it is the best examples that become the most desirable, and this is one of the very best. It is completely original, standard and in stunningly good condition.