Ducati 999R Xerox – WOI Encyclopedia Italia

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Ducati 999 R Xerox

Ducati 999R Xerox



Because the North American AMA Superbike Championship that Ducati competes in has more stringent rules than European championships with regard to modifying mechanical parts and chassis, production models need to more closely match the racing bikes. This is good news for Ducatisti (dedicated Ducati fans)

The 999R Xerox is a special with features that distinguish it from the standard 999R model: Öhlins forks with black sleeves, anodised black footpegs and top yoke, Öhlins adjustable ‘Racing’ rear suspension, radial-mounted front brake callipers, and comes with a racing kit described below. The exhaust silencer is integrated into the monoposto rear, and has a black anodised alloy cover. The paintwork duplicates the official 2005 Superbike World Championship bike graphics, and there is a decals kit that includes the red adhesive wheel rim trim and race replica decals for the upper fairing.

That 150hp at 9,750rpm is the most power ever to grace a production Ducati trellis frame, until the subsequent 1098 model. The performance gain compared to other 999 models is attributed to the top end changes where more extreme cam-timing is countered by oversized titanium valves with reduced diameter stems on bronze seats.

The 999R also has titanium valve collets, 12-hole racing injectors, magnesium head covers, carbon fibre timing belt covers with vents and a carbon fibre silencer heat shield.

The light weight of the 999R has been achieved by the use of magnesium parts, including the supports for the front headlight and rear view mirror. The carbon fibre fairing and higher plexiglas screen provides protection even at top speed. The seat has a high-grip covering.

The race kit (“for track use only”) includes a 102dB Termignoni exhaust, with a horizontal exhaust rear section (no catalytic converter), and a special electronic control unit to match. This improves performance and reduces the weight by 3kg (7lb).

Every 999R has a numbered silver plate on the top yoke, and a badge of authenticity comes with the bike.



Type: L-twin, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic; liquid cooled

Displacement: 999cc

Bore x Stroke: 104mm x 58.8mm

Compression Ratio: 12.5:1

Power: 110kW – 150hp @ 9750rpm

Ducati 999 R Xerox
Ducati 999 R Xerox

Torque: 11.9 kgf·m (86.1ft·lbf) @ 8000rpm

Fuel: Marelli electronic fuel injection with 54mm throttle body

Exhaust: Single steel muffler with catalytic converter


Gearbox: 6 speed

Ratios: 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

Ducati 999 R Xerox

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