5/26/23 Update: It has come to our attention that the VIN on the frame (ZDM1UB5W24B009377) and the VIN printed on the code card (ZDMH400AM4B009377) differ slightly. We have checked the spare keys to confirm that they are compatible with the bike, but we have not verified the operation of the card. The seller reports that the card came with the bike, though he has not had occasion to use it while in his possession.
Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2004 Ducati 999R FILA. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
When Ducati introduced the 999 back in 2003, there was no shortage of controversy over its styling; however, the performance was beyond reproach. The L-twin motor offered plenty of grunt even at low rpms, and its linear power delivery made it a thrilling ride at all speeds. Moreover, because of its up-spec suspension and stiff trellis chassis, it showed itself to be one of the finest handling motorcycles of its time.
On the base 999, the liquid-cooled Testastretta engine produced a solid 124hp at 9,500rpm and 75lb-ft of torque at 8,000rpm. Assuming you wanted something a bit more race-ready, Ducati also offered an upgraded R model that saw another 15 horsepower. Better still, though, was the bike’s weight — it tipped the scales at a svelte 423lbs.
No stranger to dressing up its street bikes in World Superbike garb, Ducati put out special editions left, right and center. Of particular note was the 999R FILA, a model created to celebrate the Italian firm’s 200th win in WSBK. Accordingly, just 200 examples were released — 75 were supposed to make their way stateside, 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’s output up 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.
This example is VIN: ZDM1UB5W24B009377. The seller is the original owner, he purchased the bike new from Cleveland-Akron Honda Ducati in Oakwood Village, Ohio.
The seller reports that a “full service was performed in December, 2022 at 416 miles. Service included timing belts, spark plugs, full fuel system flush, new fuel pump, internal tank filters and external fuel filters replaced, oil/filter change, coolant flushed and replaced, new battery installed March, 2023. The original Pirelli tires remain mounted. The decision to leave original tires mounted to for collectors’ ability to preserve originality. With only 417 miles, paint and all parts appear as a newly delivered bike. Receipts are available.”
Vented clutch cover.
Fast by Ferraci rear sprocket, DID gold chain.
Aftermarket license plate bracket.
Clear turn signal lenses and brake light lens with DOT colored bulbs.
Iconic has a spare stock used tail light that we will give to the new owner for free if they want to make it closer to stock – please note that there is a small crack and some minor chips in the lens.
Please note: Rear signals are available at $25.28 each. Front lenses are not sold separately from the mirrors; they are available for $184.16 (RH) and $166.92 (LH).
It is riding on its original Michelin tires.
The sale includes three keys and the original code card.
The sale also includes the tool kit (not pictured), factory front and rear paddock stands as well as the original factory satin cover and a matching FILA jacket in a men’s medium.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean Ohio title. Have any 999R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!