Click here for an instaVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2006 Ducati 999R Xerox. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
The Ducati 999, designed by Pierre Terblanche, was built between 2003 and 2006 is a direct representation of Ducati’s racing prestige – having been raced in WSBK with Championships wins in 2003, 2004, and 2006. To comply with AMA homologation rules, the States got 300 examples of the 999R, the most powerful production V-Twin ever built (at the time, of course).
The MSRP was a hefty $29,995 but for that money (a $7,000 increase over the 999S) riders got 26 extra horsepower thanks to titanium valves and a revised head design with increased compression. If that wasn’t special enough, Ducati made a few examples of the 999R in the Xerox livery used in SBK by James Toseland and Regis Laconi – here’s #32.
Aluminum valve covers were replaced with magnesium units and the plastic belt covers were replaced with carbon fiber. Gear ratios were the same but Öhlins components replaced the Showa forks and monoshock. Radially mounted Brembo monoblock brakes are shared, but the wheels are forged instead of cast. The seat/tank console are adjustable, as are the bars and pegs.
The weight dropped down to 399 pounds, helping the 999R become the ultimate track weapon to buy at the time – and it was definitely the best version of the last year of the model.
This example is VIN: ZDM1UB5W26B016798 and it was previously owned by a member of the band Guns & Roses.
We had Ollie throw it up on the lift and give it a light cleaning. Mechanically, it needs nothing.
The sale includes the dealer prep checklist, World Dealer Guide, electronic code card, the plaque, 2006 lineup brochure, 2006 apparel brochure, 2 black keys, and the red key.
There are two cosmetic issues – a pair of spots where the paint has worn through in front of the seat, as well as some scratches on the left side of the tail.
With less than 1,000 miles, this Xerox is ready to ride or show. Have any 999R stories or questions? Let us know in the comments below!