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For the 2007 model year, Ducati North America announced a limited edition version of the 999S superbike. They called it the “Team USA” Edition, though many Ducatisti just called it the “Parts Unlimited Replica”, as the design emulated the livery found on Ducati’s AMA Superbike racers piloted by Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson.
Ducati unveiled the Team USA Replicas to the public at Laguna Seca Raceway during the US round of the 2006 MotoGP championship, revealing that they would produce 150 examples (exclusively for the US market) at a MSRP of $19,999.
The bikes were initially shipped to dealers without the tail pieces – Ducati had Bostrom and Hodgson both sign each of the tails, then shipped the pieces off to dealerships to be installed on the Team USA Replicas.
Even though the actual Parts Unlimited bike had factory support and utilized R engines, this replica was mechanically identical to the S, and instead got custom graphics and the signatures on the tail. The S model still got you some wonderful factory equipment, such as a bump to 143 horsepower, radially-mounted Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, and Ohlins suspension front and rear.
He is letting this Ducati go as he is moving out of the country. The bike has been stored dry with silicone spray applied to the plastic parts. The seller turned the engine over approximately every 6 months. It is completely stock with no known cosmetic or mechanical issues.