For a change, here’s one Ducati that’s went on auction at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco with less than 20 years of existence.

The Ducati 996 Biposto was first developed in 1999 from the 916 model, which also spurned the 955, the bike that Carl Fogarty rode on his way to World Superbike dominance in the mid 90’s.

Unlike some of the other Ducati models that were up for auction, the 996 Biposto came with relatively modern technology, beginning with a 996 cc fuel-injected, water-cooled DOHC Desmo V-twin engine that develops a powerful 122 horsepower with a top speed of 161 mph. Power from the engine courses through a six-speed transmission.

In addition to its ridiculous engine capabilities, the 996 Biposto also had the distinctive under-seat exhaust that set off a trend and is now being copied by almost every other manufacturer. The forks are upside-down Showa while the suspension - both front and rear - are adjustable. Likewise, the bike also comes with Brembo disc brakes, a single-sided rear swing-arm, and Marchesini five-spoke wheels.

The model that was auctioned off was the base 996 Biposto with CN: ZDMH200AAXB005641. The bike was expected to carry a bid price of about €3,500 - €5,000, which is around $4,500 - $6,500 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $5,152.

  • 2000 Ducati 996 Biposto
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    6 - Speed Transmission
  • Energy:
    Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    996 L
  • Price:
    € 5000


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  (1333) posted on 08.30.2012

Cutting the wind is the main reason why they made this bike not too edgy in my own opinion. Because it is a very fast bike.

  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

It’s not too edgy on the body which makes this bike faster because it can cut the win upon reaching its topspeed.

  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

Owning a super bike like Ducati 996 Biposto is truly a dream-come-true scenario. Almost 1000cc will make you freak out.

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