2002 Ducati 998

SOLD FOR: $9,843

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 8, 2022

Winner: bavarian_love

Winning Bid: $9,199
Buyer Fee: $644
Total: $9,843


6/2 Update: The seller added some comments that we wanted to share:
Hello bidders, I’m Marc, the seller. Just wanted to add some comments. After checking the Tittle I realized that the bike actually had 6,390miles when I purchased it, so I put 4,005 miles on it. The bike has never been down, no track days. It is an awesome machine that would look great in a collection, but I’d love to have the new owner enjoy it’s attributes. When I purchased the bike in mid 2006 Oceanside Ducati in addition to full servicing, there was a minor fork seal leak, they went through the forks at that time, and set the bike up for my rider weight of 225lbs. Also for the new owner along with the accessories listed, I have a copy of the January 2002 Motorcyclist Magazine and the April 2002 Sport Rider magazine with the first test articles on the 998. Good luck to all bidders, the winner will be very pleased!”

Additional photos on this 2002 Ducati 998 are available here for your perusal.

For 2002, Ducati gifted the 998 the Testastretta motor that had just won the WSBK championship in 996R guise. The new heart was good for 123 hp and 71 lb-ft at the crank, up from 112 and 67, respectively.

What reviewers found most impressive was how quickly the new engine spun up and how compact the complete package was. Motorcyclist said that “overall, this 998 feels more like a 748 that swallowed a really big gulp of nitrous than it does a 996.”

Their review concluded with a simple statement: “Although it inspired Honda RC51s, Suzuki TLs and Aprilias, there’s still nothing in the world quite like the 916, sorry 998, all these years later.”

This example is VIN: ZDM1SB5V42B017801. The seller acquired it in 2006 from Oceanside Ducati (now Moto Forza Ducati) in Escondido, California.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 7,385 miles. The odometer shows 10,395 miles.

The seller is world-renowned Porsche expert and owner of Red Line Service (Southern California’s oldest Porsche shop), Marc Bixen. Marc is also known for his Porsche podcast, “Marc Bixen Live“.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us show that the bike starts and runs by installing a new battery, rebuilding the fuel pump, clearing a plugged fuel injector, flushing the front brake fluid, flushing the clutch fluid, and installing a fuel filter. It will need the belts replaced and some other minor work if the next owner wishes to ride it.

Ohlins front and rear suspension.

Termignoni exhaust (slip-on).

Double bubble screen.

Carbon fiber exhaust guard.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

This sale also includes (not pictured) front and rear Pit Bull stands, a monoposto tail that needs paint work, monoposto “Metrix” seat new in box, and the original windscreen.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean California title on planned non-op registration.

Have any 998 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Private Party/Dealership

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Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: bavarian_love

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
bavarian_love June 8, 2022 11:56 am $9,199
Black959 June 8, 2022 11:56 am $9,101 Auto
Black959 June 8, 2022 10:41 am $9,099 Auto
Bratello June 8, 2022 10:41 am $8,999
Black959 June 8, 2022 10:40 am $8,899 Auto
Bratello June 8, 2022 10:40 am $8,799
Black959 June 8, 2022 10:04 am $8,699
Bratello June 8, 2022 8:47 am $8,599
Black959 June 8, 2022 8:47 am $8,500 Auto
Black959 June 8, 2022 8:47 am $8,099 Auto
Bratello June 8, 2022 8:47 am $7,999
Black959 June 1, 2022 6:59 pm $7,877
Savethewheels June 1, 2022 6:59 pm $7,777 Auto
Savethewheels June 1, 2022 11:34 am $7,500 Reserve
TaylorStewart June 1, 2022 10:59 am $7,350
BellissiMoto June 1, 2022 10:58 am $7,250 Auto
TaylorStewart June 1, 2022 10:58 am $7,200
BellissiMoto June 1, 2022 10:50 am $7,100
TaylorStewart June 1, 2022 10:50 am $7,000 Auto
TaylorStewart June 1, 2022 10:35 am $6,600
BellissiMoto June 1, 2022 10:35 am $6,500 Auto
BellissiMoto June 1, 2022 9:31 am $5,100 Auto
TaylorStewart June 1, 2022 9:31 am $5,000
BellissiMoto June 1, 2022 9:21 am $1,000
Auction started June 1, 2022 7:23 am
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