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Ducati to Build 999R Homologation Special for US Market

New 999R (photo by Ducati)

Ducati has released specifications for a new version of its 999R Superbike, apparently built to homologate a number of changes to both the motor and chassis for AMA Superbike competition.

The motor shares its bore, stroke, and bottom end components with the previous 999R, but the pistons, cylinder head, valvetrain (now featuring titanium valves on both the intake and exhaust sides), and intake receive a complete redesign intended to make the motor more competitive under current AMA Superbike rules. Power is up from the previous version’s claimed 139hp at 10,000rpm to a claimed 150hp at 9,750rpm.

The frame and swingarm on the new 999R have received minor changes, and the bike features lightweight forged wheels and redesigned forks and shock. The front fairing has also received some changes for better aerodynamic efficiency, as you can see in the picture above.

For more info about Ducati’s redesigned superbike as well as a gallery of photos, check out Ducati’s website.

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