After a long series of 916-based superbikes, Ducati dramatically mixed things up styling-wise with the vertically-stacked lights and double-sided swingarm of the 999 in 2003.
The styling was polarizing but the riding experience was not. And while the base model was a quality machine, the up-spec S model came with a slight bump in power/torque (141 hp, 82.5 lb-ft), Ohlins 43mm forks, and the option for a second seat (“bi-posto”).
This example is VIN: ZDM1UB5V94B008704. “It has a salvaged title. I bought the bike in 2008 from my friend and I had no problem with buying it since I knew the history. He dropped the bike on a roadway and damaged the fairing. He replaced it with an OEM fairing and had the paint scheme done. Other scuffed parts were replaced. The bike runs true.”
During his ownership, the seller covered roughly 9,000 miles. The odometer shows 17,197 miles.
The seller had the top end and bottom end of the motor rebuilt by Bryan Moffat at 12,500 miles of Ducati Warhorse.
“This 999s is in perfect running order. The bike does not have a horn. My friend thought it useless and I lived without it. At the time of the rebuild it was discovered that it has titanium rods. Titanium rods normally were only used in the R model with a shorter stroke.”
Front forks with radial mount brake caliper, $2,000. Carbon fiber front fender, $300.
Brembo brake master cylinder, $350. Brembo clutch master cylinder, $365. Carbon fiber gas cap, $350. NCR clip-ons, $200. Bar end mirrors, $120.
Racing rear swingarm $1,800. Carbon fiber rear fender, $275. Sprockets and X ring chain 520, $300.
Magnesium headlight housing, $500.
Evolutione license plate holder, $40.
Not pictured is:
Power Commander which has been dyno mapped, $250.
STM engine breather, $175.
Carbon fiber intake larger opening, $550.
The seller notes “paint chips on fairing and tank. There’s a small dent on the clutch cover.”
The sale includes the original manual.
The seller sums up his motorcycle by saying, “I’ve had my fun with this bike. I’m 69 now and we are moving in the not distant future. That’s why I’m selling. I’ve ridden many of the newer bikes and this is still my favorite.” Currently located in Van Nuys, California, this Ducati is offered on a salvaged California title with registration current until May 2023. Have any 999 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Van Nuys, California
Salvage / Rebuild
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.