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Ducati introduced the 999 in 2003 amid much controversy over its styling, but the performance was beyond reproach. With its traditional L-twin desmo motor, it had high power and torque figures available even at low RPM, with linear power delivery throughout. Additionally, with its high spec suspension and trellis chassis, it is one of the finest handling motorcycles of its time.
The liquid-cooled L-twin (two-cylinder) Testastretta engine on the base 999 Base produced 124 horsepower at 9,500 revolutions per minute and 75 pound-feet of torque at 8,000 RPM. but the racing-oriented R model saw another 15 horsepower. The R was the top-of-the line model, and it weighed just 423 pounds. But if you wanted some additional exclusivity with your performance, Ducati had a special edition called the FILA.
The 2004 999R FILA created by Ducati, who was no stranger to dressing up their street bikes in World Superbike garb, spitting out special editions left, right and center, put a little bit of extra muscle under the stylish suit with the 999R FILA. To celebrate its 200th win in WSBK, Ducati released only 200 examples of their top of the line 999R in the Team Ducati FILA livery of 2003. 75 were supposed to make it to the US but it’s possible that just 67 were initially imported. The 999R FILA got a 10 horsepower bump over the standard bike, bringing the L twin to a total of 146. The special paint was slathered on carbon fiber side and upper fairings, along with magnesium head covers and headlight support, WSBK inspired braced swing arm and forged aluminum wheels. To finish off the exclusive design of this beautiful 999R FILA there is a limited edition numbered plate, affixed to the top triple clamp.
It is equipped with several extras including a LightTech fuel cap, tail tidy kit, Cycle Cat rearsets, STM frame plugs, STM Evoluzione Racing clutch, Cycle Cat clutch cover, STM rear sprocket, and Termignoni exhaust.
The seller purchased this bike in August from a private party, and he had Del Amo Motorsports give it a once over before purchasing it. Once he acquired it, he had new belts installed and all the fluids flushed.