MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

Ducati Unveils Details of 999R

Ducati sent MD details of the new 999R and its release for sale to the public. After perusing the spec sheet – okay, the pictures – I want one. 139 HP from this twin is very healthy, and a race kit comes with it, too, which would undoubtedly make it even healthier. I’m an internet junkie, so that perfectly suits me with their internet-only sales method (ala, MH900), but the price of 30,000 Euro ($30,147 USD) puts it a bit beyond my financial reach, despite the exorbitant wage I have managed to extort from MD.

Still, I want one. Maybe a long term unit is available…….. Have a look, and if you can afford one give us a call, MD would be more than happy to help you uhh, set it up, yeah, that’s it………..


Ducati presents the 999R

Ducati is close to the start of the new Superbike season, and
with it comes the new jewel of production: the 999R, successor to the victorious
998R.

Powered by the amazing Testastretta 999cc, 139 HP (bore
104 x stroke 58.8mm), the motorcycle boasts state-of-the-art componentry,
making it truly the king of Superbike:

  • Full carbon fibre fairing
  • 5 spoke Y aluminium alloy forged rims
  • Radially mounted front brake calipers
  • Magnesium alloy head light support
  • Silver number plate on the steering head

The bike is supplied with a Racing Kit that includes: 102
Db exhaust mono-silencer (no cat), CPU; rear paddock stand, dedicated bike
cover.

The 999R, complete with certificate of authenticity, will be
sold exclusively online in a limited edition run of no more than 800
units
.

Reserve your 999R from the beginning of December, 2002!

“Key in hand” price will be 30,000 Euro (racing kit included).

WARNING: this price only refers to European
countries within the Euro area. Soon more information will be available about
custom, luxury and VAT taxes as well as transportation costs for other
countries.

For more information on the 999R please visit href="http://www.ducati.com/bikes/my2003/ducatiModel.jhtml;$sessionid$QXF33KQAAAWHMCRMKMQSFFIKFRJSCIV4?modelName=999R-03">www.ducati.com

ENGINE

Type

L twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid
cooled

Displacement

999cc

Bore and stroke

104 x 58.8 mm

Compression Ratio

12.3:1

Power

102 kW – 139 HP @ 10,000 rpm

Torque

108 Nm – 11 Kgm @ 8,000 rpm

Fuel Injection

Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 54 mm throttle
body

Exhaust

Exhaust system with steel single muffler, with catalytic
converter

Emissions

Euro 2

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox

6 speed

Ratio

1a 37/15, 2a 30/17, 3a 28/20, 4a 26/22, 5a 24/23, 6a
23/24

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84

Final drive

Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 36

Clutch

Dry multiplate with hydraulic control

CHASSIS

Frame

Tubular ALS 450 steel trellis frame

Wheelbase

1420 mm

Rake

23.5° – 24.5°

Steering angle

28.5° r.h. and l.h.

Front suspension

Ohlins with TiN upside-down fork fully adjustable, for
radial calipers

Front wheel travel

120 mm

Front wheel

New design 5 spoke Y light alloy forged 3.50 x
17

Front tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear suspension

Ohlins progressive linkage with adjustable
monoshock

Rear wheel travel

128 mm

Rear wheel

New design 5 spoke Y light alloy forged 5.50 x
17

Rear tyre

190/50 ZR 17

Front Brake

2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston radial caliper, 4
pads

Rear Brake

240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Fuel tank capacity

15.5 l (3 l reserve)

Ducati Weight *

425 lbs.

Seat height

780 mm

Max height

43.7 in

Max length

82.5 in

Instruments

Speedometer, rev counter, indicators for high beam, turn
signals, warning light for low oil pressure,fuel level, warning light for
neutral, water temperature, immobilizer

Warranty

2 years unlimited mileage

Tank and fairing colours

Red

Frame and wheel colours

Frame: metallic grey
Wheel rims: black

Versions

One seat

* The weight includes battery, lubricants and cooling liquid
only for cooled liquid models

** Optional