Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
When Ben Bostrom was competing in AMA Superbike with a 998S, he raced with the number 155. So when Ducati decided to sell a limited edition replica, they sold 155 examples in the US, 155 examples in the UK, and another 155 for the rest of the world.
Ben signed every tank himself.
When it comes to limited edition Ducatis, the differences can sometimes just be cosmetic. In this case, the Bostrom rep got you Ohlins suspension, a blue frame, Marchesini wheels, and some carbon fiber pieces.
US riders got screwed a little bit here, as the UK “S” model got a hotted up engine. US “S” models got 4 pot Brembos, Ohlins steering damper, larger exhaust, and a carbon belly pan. But the engine was the same.
This example (VIN: ZDM1SB5V02B015186) has been with the seller for three and a half years, during which he has put just 3 miles on it. The odometer now shows 5,726 miles.
Per the seller, it’s ready to ride as it had the 6,000 mile service (which included new belts, fluids, spark plugs, and new tires) done before he purchased it. It has several period upgrades – full Termi exhaust with ECU.
Pazzo Racing levers.
several Rizoma pieces, and plenty more small pieces. Hope you like blue wheels.
Ducati performance clutch slave cylinder, Goodridge clutch line, Rizoma open front sprocket cover, and MPL frame plugs.
Rizoma open clutch cover showing off a Ducati Performance clutch.
There are some cosmetic blemishes – the seller notes a rub mark on the right mirror, a hairline crack in the left fairing, some spider webbing above “Superbike” and a little crack on the inside of the right fairing.
Please note that this bike has side panels from the UK Ben Bostrom replica. The seller bought it this way and does not know why that’s the case, but they are fiberglass.
As you may have noted from the fact that the seller put 3 miles on this in over 3 years, he displays his motorcycles. He’s selling this Bostrom as he found one with lower mileage. During his ownership, the seller kept it in his “bike cave” in the second floor of his home, and he started it at least once a month. As shown in the video up top, it’s ready to ride.