Ducati 999s

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You may remember that when we the Ducati 999 a few months back we rather impressed. We didn’t a great deal from the S — after all at a glance all you get is designer suspension and a couple of tweaks, so what could be so


The 999s looks similar to the base model. are available as single or dual versions, both are red and both better in the flesh than in That’s where it ends,

The 999s simply oozes I have never seen a get so much attention from people, even when on a trailer on a rainy M25. It is an good looking bike.

The forks and rear suspension give it an aura that the model lacks somehow.

By the time I had got out of town and a few miles my test route I was hooked. way round the route I was in love, and at the end of my I filled up with fuel and did it all The bike really is that

The engine changes have an extra 12bhp and a tiny bit of but the numbers tell only a of the story. It’s the way the power is that does it. It’s very easy to describe. You the throttle hard and the bike so fast that the speedo keep up. And it carries on doing so the rev limiter comes in.

In pretty well any gear pretty well any speed. But not just huge power and gearing either. Those forks and shiny shock are so the extra money. Turn in and feel are unlike any Ducati ever ridden.

The bike turn into a corner any apparent effort from the and allows mid corner line with no hassle at all — most Ducatis would refuse to do. The Brembo brakes are as well, offering eyeball retardation from the pressure of a finger. Amazing, especially as appear to be the same as the brakes to the base 999.

It just to show what serious suspension can do.

Sitting down, we out that the Ohlins forks, shock and steering damper are worth something around Add another grand for the engine and the price seems pretty

Running late to deliver the to Adrian for a second opinion I was to just take the quick way and up the motorway. Not because the 999s any good on motorways — it handles the boredom very — but simply because wide roads with few corners simply miss the The 86 miles from my house to took nearly 200 miles to

200 miles braking deeper corners than I had ever before, accelerating harder out of than I ever had before and so much that my face hurts. All this with the safety margins imaginable as the brakes and beautifully adjustable simply allowed me to ride any unexpected developments with to spare.

There is a but though. This is the of bike that is likely to be by people who don’t ride much and may have limited on a modern machine. They may be buying an image as much as a

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This could be a bad thing. because it is a bike which to be ridden properly and only works when approached commitment, and partly because the is deceptive and could well see a experienced rider enjoying close study of the local The good thing, of course, is in two or three years time will be very low mileage ridden hard examples on the market for very keen

Riding in town is an interesting The fact that, to all intents and the mirrors do nothing doesn’t much. Neither does the on the wrists or the rather limited lock. Oh, and everyone either to look, wants to ask what you of it or wants to beat you off the lights.

All this would be more if it wasn’t accompanied by the not entirely sensation of having your and bottom barbecued on the catalytic which sits under the hard seat. It doesn’t very nice either. But again, towns rather the point as well.

After all time, I’ve finally a Ducati on the road which me understand how they are able to the R1s and GSX-Rs on the track every

And it’s great.


List price £13 950 cooled 998cc vee twin 8 four-…. Tubular steel frame. Tyres 120/70 x 17 180/60 x 17 rear on Marchesini Kerb weight 199kg – Red Performance 136bhp. Torque @ 8000rpm

Our Rating (out of 5) 5 Handling 5 Braking 5 Comfort 4 Fun 5 MotorBikes Today overall — 5

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