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The new Ducati 999 is the of the future. It is the most advanced, performance production twin-cylinder ever produced at the Ducati in Borgo Panigale, Bologna,

Moreover, the Ducati 999 is a powerful that encompasses the history of racing and represents the evolution of the that has dominated the world of racing for more than a

Red is the symbol of Italian racing, the expression

of Ducati’s racing and the signature color of countless clinched in circuits around the

The debut of Marco Lucchinelli in riding a Ducati 851, the of the Ducati 999, marked the of the domination by twin-cylinder motorcycles in the Superbike Championship.

The 851 was not just step forward in the evolution of 90° L-Twin, Desmodromic engine philosophy, but also a great forward in racing technology.

the time of its introduction, the 851 left far behind on the racetracks of the World Championship and has left manufacturers in terms of product development.

The 851 to the 888, 916, 996, and a series of iconic vehicle that have left a imprint on the history of motorcycling. motorcycles were the weapons of for Superbike pilots like Roche, Doug Polen, Fogarty and Troy Bayliss on way to historic victories and a record of World Championship crowns.

the beginning of the World Superbike in 1988, Ducati has had more victories than all other combined: 192 race wins, 105 positions, 9 rider World and 10 Manufacturer Titles in twelve The introduction of the 851 in 1988 seems ago. Since then, the the riders and the tracks have but Ducati red continues to dominate.

The first 851 had little in common the Ducati twin-cylinder racers of years. It’s styling was and sumptuous compared to the sparse of the Ducati racing bikes of the Under the fairing was concealed a leap in performance engineering.

The 90° L-Twin with Desmodromic four-valve fuel injected launched a new era in motorcycle powertrains. more than a decade of the Corse engines have from 128 hp at 11,500 rpm for the first 851 to the 188 hp at rpm of the Testastretta Ducati 998 racing. today, the full potential of engine is still being

The Testastretta engine is the evolutionary of Ducati’s dual strategy of motorcycles that will win around the world and still an incredible street-riding experience.

While maintaining Ducati’s features, the Ducati 999 is a revolutionary It contains hundreds of improvements and technological solutions, and represents a generational leap forward. the Testastretta engine at its core, it is a sports bike: purposefully low, and narrow, with the to cheat the wind at speed.

Its is conveyed through the simplicity of its and exciting well-executed details. the motorcycle to the rider is the key to comfort, and confidence and the 999 is engineered to allow individual rider to establish a symbiosis with the machine.

The 999 accomplishes this with controls such as foot which offer five positions, and on the single seat a seat/tank unit that fore and aft to adjust to the height of the The Ducati 999 is also a triumph of Simplification and ease of maintenance primary design goals. For the Ducati 999 has approximately 30% fewer parts compared to its predecessor and less routine maintenance

The Ducati engineers have applied new technical solutions to the The exhaust system has been with an asymmetrical configuration. The pipes are of different diameter and to simulate a symmetrical length which allows maximum and output from both the and rear cylinders.

The entire terminates in a futuristic mono-silencer under the tail section.

A of key DUCATI 999 innovations:

Design and

Narrow, highly aerodynamic

Stacked polyellipsoidal headlamps

signals integrated into

Quick release mirrors/indicators

“daylight” between rear and exhaust

Methodologies and Design

using 3D CAD technology

Comprehensive simulation of components and systems


Rapid production development


Adjustable position

Adjustable controls and

Adjustable seat/tank unit on the seat version

Ultra tank/seat assembly


mid and lower air conveyors

Reduced dimensions

Turbulence-reducing forward air

Rear silencer utilized as an aerodynamic component


30% components

Improved access for operations

Reduced time for routine service


Ducati Trellis frame

steering head angle

“trail” measurement

Rigid, sided swing arm


90° Testastretta Desmodromic engine

maintenance intervals

Improved and torque curves

Simplified layout

Equipped catalytic converter forcasted-Euro2


Simplified electrical

CAN (Controller Area Network)

Total electrical system reduction

Direct ignition, plug mounted coils



High and style

The priority of the design of the 999 privileged function over Our goal was to create a Ducati that improves rider makes maintenance easier, machine complexity, and of course, performance second to none. The mechanical and electronic components, and running gear were first and styling followed. said, the 999 confirms Ducati’s reputation for creating striking, motorcycles.

The new Ducati Superbike is an combination of the latest high technology and unique, stunning Each component is elegantly and interacts with the others in a and complimentary way.

The project

Ducati’s approach to the 999 project was and innovative. Throughout the process, attention was paid to the integration of the elements of the motorcycle and to the details of component. The cutting-edge technological utilized for the design of the Ducati 999 are the as those used to design the GP bike. The Ducati 999 is the first designed entirely with the use of 3D Aided Design (CAD).

software was chosen for each phase. Alias Studio for digital sketches, Alias for the 3D modeling and Unigraphics for the mechanical

Ergonomics as a priority

Great was paid to perfecting the interaction rider and machine. The designers a riding position and control that allows optimum performance, handling, and control on the and track. Fitting the bike to the rider’s size and preference is with five way adjustable and a seat/tank combination on the single version that is adjustable and aft by 20mm.

Tests with ranging from 1.6 meters to meters were made to determine the range of adjustment to optimize the ergonomics of the 999. The of the 999 “loads” the front end of the bike for optimum handling without excessive weight on the rider’s The rear of the tank is rounded a low and narrow area where the rest making the bike extremely compact.

This that the rider is comfortable and in – key factors in building rider This ergonomic formula so well that it was applied to the GP bike. Ease of maneuvering at low was also improved by increasing the angle to 28.5 degrees.

The of parts

Pierre Terblanche that, “the integration and of all the parts that make up the 999 has resulted in clear benefits as ease of assembly, ease of lower weight, and keeping the visually clean”. The 999 was designed component quantity reduction as one of the key In fact, a reduction of 230 pieces, a 30% was realized.

This was achieved by the bike down into key sub-assemblies and creating multi-function units.

A few examples of the integration of components into modular and the resulting benefits are as follows:

unit/front sub-frame Fuse box headlamps Instrument CDI unit mounts Mounting points for and fresh air ducts

Monocoque unit Single piece Adjustable 20 mm fore and aft (monoposto Removable as a single unit

Battery Voltage regulator CDI unit Relays Starter Fuses

Cooling system double core radiator coolant fluid manifold conventional hoses) with thermostat Cooling fans directly to radiator core

system/Airbox Advanced sealing to contaminant entry Fresh air and coolant tank integrated one unit Helmotz resonator

system Asymmetrical balancing length Variable diameter unit silencer

Main running gear Narrower Double sided swingarm

A high-performance engine, a sound and an excellent suspension are all important, but is as critical as the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The 999 form was designed to minimize air at high speeds and to precisely aerodynamic load. The front and the mirrors protect the rider the wind and the elements.

The mirrors designed for maximum rearward minimum wind drag, and of removal for on-track riding. The on the front fairing eliminate of air in the handlebar zone, while the conveyors” improve the aerodynamics of the by limiting the horizontal dimensions of the The high volume single muffler completely fills the underneath the tail section.

Its maximizes the expansion of exhaust reduces noise, and its compactness the aerodynamics at the rear of the bike. to the GP bike, the lower part of the extends to the swingarm, which an even, turbulence free past the partially shielded wheel.

From design to production

In the initial design of the Ducati 999, design and RD discussed and exchanged information on the sketches and drawings. The 999 was designed the inside out. The definition of the and stylistic characteristics of the design was only after the arrangement of the and mechanical components was finalized. A outline of the key steps in the design to process are as follows:

Project brief

Identify key — Improve ergonomics Simplification and reduction of number of — Rational packaging and of maintenance — Weight — Improved aerodynamics

Handling and stability

The highly frame, brakes and suspension on the 999 allow the rider to fully the Testastretta’s exceptional torque. design achievement of the Ducati chassis is its rideability, which is to find in other motorcycles in the category,” says Ing. Ducati’s Technical Director.

handling and stability are perfectly on the Ducati 999, which consistency and predictability at high and razor-sharp response when corners. The trellis frame is of welded and mitered high-strength steel tubing. The front rake is adjustable between and 24.5 degrees due to a specially- eccentric in the steering head.

The 1420 mm wheelbase is unaffected by adjustment, whereas the trail from 91 mm to 97 mm. The steeper head increases agility and the standard gives improved stability. The 999 fitted with a steering as standard equipment (Sachs for the Ducati 999 or an adjustable Ohlins for the 999 S and Ducati 999 R).

Low speed maneuverability and have been improved by the steering angle to 28.5

The front fork

The Ducati 999 S and 999 R use Ohlins forks (wheel 120 mm) and the standard Ducati 999 uses forks (wheel travel: 125 All fork models have 43 mm TiN legs to reduce friction and adjustable rebound damping, damping, and spring preload. The wheel axle has a 25 mm diameter for a key factor for precise handling.

The and double-sided swingarm

The Ducati uses the engine as a fully member resulting in very torsional rigidity in a lightweight Further, new engineering techniques stresses to be evenly distributed the frame. Special attention was to the weight distribution of the motorcycle.

is extremely important because the location of the center of gravity affects the dynamic response of the during braking, acceleration, and The position of the engine, rider, and determine the vehicle’s center of and in the 999 are located as close to each as possible.

Ducati designed component of the motorcycle for maximum utilization, which kept the compact and improved accessibility for and suspension set-up operations. The sand-cast, aluminum swingarm was to ensure optimum stiffness increasing weight. The chain and rubbing block are integrated one unit.

The chain tension is by two horizontal sliders that adjustment without changing the height or handling characteristics of the

The Rear Suspension

The rear is fully progressive and fitted a shock that is adjustable for damping, compression damping, and preload. The 999 comes standard a Showa shock and the 999 S version is with an Ohlins shock. The suspension system of the Ducati are unique in that they adjustment of ride height of spring preload.

The Brakes

The elegantly executed, ultra-low and front brake and clutch cylinders were co-designed Brembo to allow for increased lock angle and a lower fairing. The clutch lever, the brake, and the rear brake are all fully adjustable. The Brembo system consists of twin 320 mm front brake discs and a 240 mm diameter rear brake

The front discs are spaced outboard from the front to improve the cooling efficiency of The thickness of the brake discs was from 5 mm to 4.5 mm, and an increase of the inner of the discs reduces unsprung and improves handling. The front calipers have four 34 mm and four individual brake

Sintered brake pads are to improve wet-weather stopping. The system was directly derived extensive Ducati Corse experience. The Ducati 999’s stopping power perfectly the bikes amazing acceleration and capabilities.


The evolution of the engine

The Testastretta is the latest of the Desmodromic engine. Compared to the generation Desmoquattro, the new Ducati 999 incorporates multiple improvements a completely redesigned crankshaft, and cylinder heads. The Testastretta was introduced in the 996 R and was raced successfully in competition. Since then the has undergone extensive testing, and refinement.

The heads have a included valve angle of 25 degrees; 12 degrees for the intake and 13 degrees for the exhaust valves. allows a very compact chamber, and enables the use of flat top while still having a compression ratio of 11,4:1. top pistons are the optimal choice for combustion because they the best environment for a smooth and flame front.

The intake and valves have increased in to 40 mm and 33 mm, respectively.

The Testastretta’s desmodromic system has evolved significantly improvements in the design of components and the use of surface treatments, which in longer maintenance intervals for the The … of the Testastretta engine in the 999 is mm. The shorter … lowers the speed of the piston resulting in a RPM redline, maximum performance, and reliability.

In addition, the lubrication circuit was and developed directly from extensive racing experience. A new sump is integrated into the casing, which ensures oil pick-up even when the is accelerating aggressively or cornering at lean angles.

A revolutionary system

The exhaust system and have an innovative non-symmetrical The paths of the manifolds and the high-volume have resulted in a significant in torque at the middle of the RPM range. The engine configuration uses pipes of different lengths. exhaust pipes should be length.

The Ducati 999 solves in a unique way by varying the diameters of the pipes to simulate equal pipes. The front pipe increases from 45 to 55 mm compared to the 45 mm diameter of the rear pipe to pulse waves and back The Testastretta used on Ducati 999 is in with Euro 1 clean air regulation, and is expected to comply as with the forecasted Euro 2 is still not defined at the present

The air-intake system

The challenge of enough air to the engine while intake noise low has been by increasing the airbox volume to liters and by fitting the fresh air tracts with a Helmotz to reduce intake noise sacrificing performance.

Fuel and engine control

The Ducati 999 has a injection system that is derived from Ducati race bikes. An advanced 5.9 M CPU control unit developed by Marelli controls the functions of the electrical circuit and the ignition The injectors are externally mounted on the funnels and are positioned directly of the throttle bodies.


system layout

Innovations in the system strongly influenced the of the Ducati 999. It is the first to adapt new technologies from the industry that simplify the of the electrical system and reduce weight. The weight of the electrical on the Ducati 999 has been significantly

Controller Area Network

The source of innovation on the electrical is in the use of a CAN line (Controller Area to which two nodes are connected: the panel and the Magneti Marelli control unit. This the number of electrical cable and duplication of sensors on the motorcycle was The information from each is sent to the closest processing which then transmits the to the network and the CPUs.

The CAN line is a consisting of only two wires transmits the digital information. The panel and the engine control use special hardware to recognize a certain train of impulses information that is relevant to the This technology made it to greatly simplify and reduce the of the electrical system on the Ducati

Instrument panel digital

The instrument panel used on the 999 weighs only 400g and is vertically to compliment the narrow fairing. It is composed of a circular with a backlit dial and LCD which indicates the engine temperature, speed, odometer, voltage, air temperature and fuel The panel also indicates the routine service interval and system status.

New for the 2003 999 is an on-board lap timer, which is by pressing the engine starter or by an optional infrared sensing For each lap, the instrument stores top speed, top engine overrev occurrences, and the elapsed

Above the tachometer are the lamps for ignition system faults, signal operation, low engine oil neutral, high-beam on, reserve warning, and an overrev indicator signals for 200 and 100 RPM before redline. The panel controls the lights, turn off automatically when the motor is running, or when the has been stopped for more one minute. The LCD panel also a set of codes in the event of an engine system failure.

The codes are by consulting a table in the repair The lighting of the instrument panel is adjusted according to the external conditions to ensure display

Hybrid engine control

A 5.9 M CPU from Magneti Marelli the engine on the Ducati 999. The is constructed to resist vibrations and changes; very important for reliability given its mounting near the engine. The 5.9 M power is integrated into the unit houses the battery, the main and the fuses which results in electrical connections.

The 5.9 M CPU also the starter motor, the radiator the injectors, and the ignition system. The coils are “direct ignition” and are integrated with the spark caps, which eliminates electromagnetic interference by eliminating the plug wires.


The 999 is the first motorcycle in the world to a CAN line design for its electrical This important innovation future technologies for engine or new user functions. New features can be without complicating the electrical or adding weight.

The Ducati 999 is theft-resistant

A built-in device called an “Immobilizer”, prevents starting the motorcycle the correct key is used, protects the 999. When the instrument is switched on, an antenna activates a in the key grip. This element a special signal, which is by the instrument panel.

If the CPU does not the code, it will not enable start-up.

The charging and starting

In a complex electrical system as the one on the Ducati 999, power and generation are important design The airtight battery assures starting power in hot and cold While the engine is running, the supplies electricity to the on-board and the battery handles sudden in demand on the electrical system.

To generator performance and limit the and weight of the unit, the magnetic is made of samarium cobalt. methodology and construction is adapted from Ducati Corse

Riding Impressions

In this engineer Andrea Forni, of the Ducati Vehicle Testing summarizes the fundamentals behind the 999’s dynamic response.

How you describe the dynamic characteristics of the 999 compared to the traditional handling of the produced by Ducati?

“The response of the Ducati 999 reflects the of the Bolognese motorcycling manufacturer in the of sports motorcycles, and moreover some of the features that won the fame of our Superbikes over the First of all, the directional is at peak levels, giving the the reassurance of solid, safe even in the most critical riding conditions on the track or On uneven stretches taken at top around curves on the track or at full momentum and down at maximum throttle, the front of the obeys with exemplary the direction decided by the rider. without triggering steering an undesirable side effect of the chassis of many late sport bikes selected for agility, even to the detriment of

What were the basic choices of the Ducati 999’s and chassis?

“Our new Superbike that unique stability all Ducati’s have, but it also some basic requirements of the sport motorcycles thanks to design decisions. These

lowering the rider’s seat by 15 mm lengthening the swing arm by 15 mm reducing the between the seat and handlebars by 10 mm

Was the seat level done to improve comfort?

This was not made, as one may think, just to greater comfort; it significantly the dynamic response of the vehicle as In fact, lowering the rider’s level, implies lowering the center of gravity, which is affected by the position the rider on the motorcycle.”

Why does the special of the center of gravity on the Ducati 999 improve its dynamic response?

“In the place, lowering the center of produces a reduction of the shift in during braking and acceleration. The is a smaller tendency of the bike to up when accelerating violently reduces the performance during at lower gears), while the wheel tends less to during intense braking to the decelerations of the vehicle).”

What are the that assure the superb of the Ducati 999?

Lowering the center of gravity of the rider-motorcycle has beneficial effects on handling as In fact, the Ducati 999 is a motorcycle bends over with effort and extreme rapidity, an enviable pace, even on the tortuous stretches.

But how can handling and co-exist?

The modifications described were obviously “calibrated” in to enhance the benefits without the natural contradictions. For handling the potentially negative effects due to the in the wheelbase are widely compensated and exceeded, by lowering the center of In addition, getting the rider to the center of gravity also the moment of total inertia of the assembly with respect to the axis, making the variations of the tilt faster and making it to take curves in rapid at high speeds and with effort.

Does the swingarm affect stability during and acceleration of the Ducati 999?

A longer swingarm produces a in how the static loads are divided up on the increasing the share of weight on the front and therefore limiting the upwards. So the excellent torque by the Testastretta can be maximized even in the gears without the front losing contact with the too easily. The rider will be guaranteed the greatest cohesion his course.

A long swingarm improves the stability when because it increases the bike’s (distance between the front shaft and the rear wheel This increase ensures a in the shift in load when strongly. In fact, the loss of of the rear during hard is countered by the limited transfer of although a good part of the is concentrated in the front of the Ducati As a result, the motorcycle doesn’t

But didn’t all these modifications to the dynamic response of the Ducati 999 affect riding comfort?

the seat level reduces the of the torso with respect to the and consequently the load weighing on the wrists. A very similar is obtained through limiting the distance. In this case, a part of the weight of the rider’s is shifted from the wrist to the The overall result is less on the arms, with clear on comfort, allowing a better and physical condition of the rider, for extreme riding.”

How does the of the fuel tank influence comfort?

“The shape of component is extremely important. At the where the abdomen rests, the is lower. This allows the to assume a perfect alignment the bike in the most natural, fatiguing way.

Similarly its limited width in the area the thighs are inserted allows the to find the most comfortable possible. But since every to obtain the ideal riding sooner or later comes up the morphological differences between the Ducati 999 presents highly ergonomic solutions. On the new Ducati the rider can adjust, according to his style and physical structure, all of the chassis (rake, height of suspension (spring preload, damping, compression damping of and rear) as well as the position of the pegs (lengthways and in height) and the (lengthways on the single-seat version). The of the ergonomic adaptability is one of the greatest achieved with the Ducati

Pilots’ impressions


“I liked the riding position, you quite protected by the mirrors they have been put in a to fit right in front of your So any guys out there who are going to a 999 are really going to enjoy it.”

Ben Bostrom

“It was so nice for a The seat was lower and the handlebars and it had a comfortable seating position. In it was a very slim bike and is good for your knees.”


“The 999 is great, I tested the standard 996 and the 998R and the new is much more stable in the points, it appears to have more grip and it really like a Ducati.” “The engine is the same, it gives the style of riding but it seems to ride and I really like it a “Ducatis are always nice to at. When new models come you are so used to seeing the old one, but see one a few times and you will love it.

It more futuristic, but the chassis is stable and the bike is easier to The 999 is as good as before but a lot of improvements been made in the design”.

Outfits, Prices and Technical



Testastretta, 124 HP at 9500 rpm, cases, std sump Testastretta 136 HP at rpm, sandcast cases, sump Front Brakes 4 4 ‘triple bridge’ pistons, hidden screws 4 pad, 4 bridge’ pistons, with screws Brake Master Radial, with integrated Radial, with integrated Brake Discs 4.5 mm – in ‘Widened’ position 4.5 mm – in ‘Widened’ racing Wheels Brembo, aluminum New “Y” 5-spoke design Brembo, cast. New “Y” 5-spoke design Master Cylinder Radial, integrated reservoirs Radial, integrated reservoirs Suspension, Showa, fully adjustable TiN Ohlins, fully adjustable TiN Suspension, Rear Showa, adjustable Ohlins, fully Steering Damper Boge, design Ohlins, adjustable Technopolymer Technopolymer

Prices Key in (Local luxory taxes euro 17.000*

*markets: France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg

Technical Specifications

Rake 91 — 97 mm Trail — 24,5° Wheelbase mm Front suspension travel 125 mm fork leg diameter 43 mm Rear absorber … 71 mm Rear travel 128 mm Weight, and weight 199 Kg (50,7% front 49,3% Size of front and rear and tires rim front MT 3,50×17 rim MT 5,50×17 tyre front tyre rear 190/50 ground clearance 125 mm Seat 780 mm Seat/tank fore and aft travel 20 mm seat) Rider footpeg (in all positions) posit. lower-central 395 mm lower-rear 408 mm posit. lower-front 387 mm upper-front 400.5mm posit. 410 mm Width overall 730 mm Handlebar 671 mm Length overall 2095 mm Steering swing 28,5° of frame only 10 Kg Weight of arm only 4.9 Kg Front brake (diameter) 320 mm Rear brake (diameter) 240 mm Front brake with four pistons: 34 mm diameter) Rear brake with two pistons: 34 mm (piston Pump front brake diameter 18 mm Pump rear piston diameter 11 mm


100 mm Stroke: 63.5 mm Displacement: 998 cu. cm. ratio: 11,4:1 Intake — diameter: 40 mm Intake — lift: 10.15 mm 11.71 mm (999S) Material of and exhaust valves: steel valves — diameter: 33 mm valves — lift: mm (999), 10.13 mm (999S) Timing with clearance of 1 mm Open 4°(999) 16°(999S) Close 56°(999) 60°(999S) Exhaust: Open 53°(999) BDDC Close 11°(999) ATDC Connecting rod length centers: 124 mm Connecting rod material: (999), titanium (999S) manifolds — diameter: 54 mm manifolds — length (to inlet): 58.27 mm Front exhaust manifold length: mm (999), 1296 mm (999S) cylinder exhaust manifold variable 45 to 55 mm Rear cylinder manifold length: 635 mm Rear exhaust manifold diameter: 45 mm Air box 12.5 l Primary drive 32/59 Secondary gear First 37/15; Second Third 28/20; Fourth Fifth 24/23; Sixth Final drive ratio: Clutch type: dry Oil pump gear Lubricant capacity: 3.5 l 3.7 l (999S) Cooling system 2.3 l Electric coolant fans cycle temperature: first fan at second fan at 102°C Temperature at thermostatic valve opens: Battery capacity: 10 Ah Generator. 480 compact with Samarium magnetic rotor Electronic ECU: IAW 5.9M Ignition direct ignition, sparkplug one per cylinder Injectors: one per cylinder above intake horn device: Immobilizer incorporated engine control unit

DucatiPerformance: accessories apparel

The mission of Ducati Performance is to the expectations of “Ducatisti” and provide that increase the performance and of their motorcycle. Continuous in design, quality, and dependability always be the trademark of Ducati accessories.

The quality and performance of Performance products is the result of collaboration with the Ducati and Development Division.

The new line of Performance 999 accessories will be concurrently with the introduction of the 999 motorcycle this coming

Ducati Performance will a full range of accessories engine upgrade kits, fiber body parts and aluminum components. These are designed to exceed the exacting of Ducati customers. Whether a or a purely aesthetic application, material like magnesium, and carbon fiber will enhance the look and performance of the 999.

Ducati Performance’s on quality has resulted in partnerships leaders in technology and innovation. A of accessories will be included each new Ducati 999 motorcycle, so accessorizing your new Ducati 999 be easy and enjoyable right the start.

And finally, you have the that all the accessories in the Ducati catalogues carry a two-year


The Ducati Performance Apparel Collection offers a range of technical and casual gear dedicated to the 2003 999. The new line includes racing suits, leather fabric jackets and helmets, and including T-shirts, button-downs, shirts, sweatshirts, caps and The 999 clothing line captures the spirit of the motorcycle.

The products are designed for Ducati 999 owners and owners with their new Superbike through their and sportswear. The decision to plan a of dedicated branded apparel for the 999 marks an important step in the of Ducati apparel. The link Ducati motorcycles and clothing is direct and concrete than with new apparel now created for models.

The drive to develop a look” that guides the of the clothing and gear is becoming stronger. The comprehensive style of the 999 collection reflects this

Technical Gear

The Ducati Apparel Collection offers with high technical that can be worn on or off the track. The includes the 999 racing suit, the 999 jacket, the 999 fabric jacket and the 999 The racing suit, in trademark red and black, is as advanced as the motorcycle carries its name.

It is constructed of full-grain leather, armor on the elbow, knee and back, an piece that covers the and back, elastic Kevlar on the arm and leg, a back protector, and an hump. The full-grain cowhide available in the same colors as the suit, also features armor on the shoulders and elbows, an zipper flap, adjustable elastic shoulder covers and a lining.

The waterproof, wind-proof jacket is made for riding and safely. Its technical features composite armor on the shoulders and an adjustable waist, integrated air and a removable lining. Each bears the 999 embroidered logo and the of the trademark Ducati power the Testastretta.

The lightweight 999 helmet is with aggressive racing-inspired and has been designed to assure safety. The outer helmet is composite laminate fiber, the is allergen-free fabric that is and washable, the visor is scratch-proof and and the strap has a racing fastener and a snap button.


have a wide range of 999 sportswear to choose from for use. T-shirts, polo caps and bandanas are available in red and white with 999 logo to allow riders to be with Ducati 999, even off the motorcycle.

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