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2006 Ducati Superbike 999s

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TOP NOTCH PERFORMANCE - UNBEATABLE COMPONENTS

The 999s is at the top of its class thanks to its engine performance and outstanding components. It features an especially powerful Testastretta engine that delivers 143 hp and a Corse-derived low sump crankcase for consistent oil feed even during full race conditions.

Ducati’s considerable experience on circuits around the world can also be seen in the suspension: the front end features a TiN-treated 43 mm upside-down Öhlins fork with Teflon guides and top-out spring. The fork uses special bottoms for the radial-mounted, 4-pad front brake calipers, ensuring maximum braking performance.

 At the rear end the Öhlins shock absorber, together with the box-sectioned rear swingarm, maximises grip and the control system with one-way valve acts on the rebound damping, allowing complete separation between compression and rebound functions.

Ducati Superbike 999s

Overview


The triple-bridge front brake calipers are radial-mounted with four pistons and four pads, and are used in combination with 4.5 mm thick discs, wide-mounted in order to ensure adequate cooling. The radial mount makes the caliper-fork mount assembly more rigid, thus improving braking system efficiency. The box-sectioned aluminium alloy rear swingarm (the same as the one on the 999R Factory race bike) gives the bike a more marked racing look and increases on-road grip thanks to its excellent rigidity/weight ratio.

The 5-position adjustable foot rests are fitted as standard, to further adapt the bike to rider preferences, as well as the adjustable Öhlins steering damper with special cam, which enables easier repositioning upon altering the headstock rake angle (from 23.5° to 24.5°). The motorcycle comes with a race kit that includes a complete Termignoni exhaust, an electronic control unit with race mapping and a carbon fibre silencer cover.

The 999s is at the top of its class (with the exception of the pure racing versions) thanks to its engine performance and outstanding components. It features an especially powerful Testastretta engine that delivers a track-hungry 143 hp and a Corse-derived low sump crankcase for consistent oil feed even during full race conditions. The extra power is delivered in a smooth linear fashion to boost performance whether you are riding around hairpin bends halfway up a mountain or powering around a race track.

The 999s is at the top of its class thanks to its engine performance and outstanding components. It features an especially powerful Testastretta engine that delivers 143 hp and a Corse-derived low sump crankcase for consistent oil feed even during full race conditions.

Built around the Testastretta engine, the 999S possesses the form of a pure sports bike: low, long, and narrow with exciting componentry and a technical look. Ducati’s experience gained over years of successful racing at the highest levels is evident in the design and technical characteristics of the 999S. The 999S combines incredible performance with a linear and tractable power delivery so you’re "on the gas sooner" and shift gears less.

The motorcycle comes with a racing kit that includes a 102dB Termignoni exhaust system, an electronic control unit with race mapping and a carbon fibre silencer cover. Our goal was to create a Ducati Superbike of stunning design that improves rider ergonomics, makes maintenance easier, reduces complexity of the motorcycle and offers performance second to none.

Like the 749S, this machine is the link between the 999 in the road version and the R machine designed exclusively for the race circuit. Equipped with advanced and highly effective suspension systems and an engine that has all the raw power needed to handle any riding situation, this bike is in its element on the racetrack, despite the fact that it is fully homologated for road use. The twin cylinder engine can be given a further power boost by fitting the racing kit supplied with each bike (available in all countries except Japan).


Ducati Superbike 999s

Style


Like all Ducati Superbikes, the 999S maintains the classic family appearance. The only visible differences are the brakes and suspension, which are aesthetically and structurally of a more professional class. In effect, the S is the link between the road versions and the primarily competition machines. As an alternative to the two-seater machine, there’s also a solo version with specific rear fairing, stylistically very similar to the 999 Factory machines.

Chassis


Homologated for road use, but also perfectly equipped to excel on the race circuit, the 999S uses suspension systems that are rarely found on series production motorcycles. The single shock and upside-down forks are made by Öhlins and are racing specification. The suspensions provide adjustments for spring preload and compression and rebound damping, all functions that are more precise thanks to the use of a check valve that operates on the rebound stroke and makes it possible to obtain clear separation between the various suspension functions with resulting benefits in terms of set-up precision. Also the steering damper is supplied by Öhlins, equipped with an eccentric mount to adapt to the two available steering head angles. The exclusive component parts of the 999S are completed by a braking system with radial callipers.

Powerplant


The Testastretta twin of the 999S is different compared to the standard 999 thanks to the use of more advanced materials. The difference includes a super lightweight crankshaft and newly designed titanium con rods, all of which are key parts that make for significant increases in terms of power output. And if the power of the production engine is insufficient, for track use riders can install the power booster racing kit, which is included with each 999S. With the kit installed, the power rating increases to 143 HP at 9,750 rpm, while torque reaches 11.4 Kgm at 8000 rpm.


Ducati Superbike 999s

SPECS


Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1420 mm / 55.9 in
Rake: 23.5° - 24.5°
Suspension

  • Front Suspension: Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN surface treatment, for radial calipers
  • Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock

Wheel

  • Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 128 mm / 5 in
  • Front Wheel: Y-shaped 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Rear Wheel: Y-shaped 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17

Brake

  • Front Brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
  • Rear Brake: 240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Tire

  • Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear Tire: 190/50 ZR 17

Fuel Capacity: 15.5 L / 4.1 US gal (includes 3 L / 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight: 186 kg / 410 lbs
Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 in
Instruments: Speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, neutral light, water temperature, immobilizer system
Tank and Fairing Colours: Red, Glossy black
Frame and Wheel Colours: Red or Black w/Black wheels
Versions: One Seat

Engine

Type: L twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement: 998 cc
Bore and stroke: 100 x 63.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Power: 105.2 kw - 143 hp @ 9750 rpm
Torque: 11.4 kgm - 82 ft-lbs @ 8000 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Single steel muffler with catalytic converter
Emissions: Euro2

Transmission
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio:

  • 1st: 37/15
  • 2nd: 30/17
  • 3rd: 28/20
  • 4th: 26/22
  • 5th: 24/23
  • 6th: 23/24

Primary drive: Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 36
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage

MSRP: $23,995

Ducati Superbike 999s



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