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2004 Ducati Superbike 999R Review
2004 Ducati Superbike 999R
Superbike world champion.
This is the link between standard production bikes and the racing world. With the best that technology can offer, it stands out thanks to even more advanced technical solutions, starting with a high performance big bore/short stroke Testastretta engine, producing even higher RPM limits and 139 Hp.
The carbon fibre is the result of extensive wind tunnel testing and the exclusive nature of the motorcycle is reinforced by the limited edition numbered plate affixed to the fork yoke.
The rear shock absorber and fork are by Ã–hlins, adjustable for pre-load, plus rebound and compression damping. The 43 millimetre diameter fork stanchions have undergone a titanium-nitride treatment for improved suspension response and the special front fork lowers allow the mounting of the radial callipers. The Brembo Marchesini wheels are made from an aluminium alloy that is forged in a process that is the same as used for the production of racing wheels, creating a wheel of higher torsional rigidity and lower weight.
The Testastretta engine fitted in the 999R chassis is especially designed for track use and makes 139 HP at 10.000 RPM with 11 kgm of torque at 8.000 RPM. The 999R is delivered to the customer complete with a kit for track use only. It includes a Termignoni 102 Db exhaust, with horizontal rear half-manifold without catalytic converter and a dedicated electronic control unit, which reduces weight by three kilos (6.6 lbs.) while improving performance.
2004 Ducati Superbike 999R Key Features
2004 Ducati Superbike 999R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE
139hp – 102kw @ 10000rpm
11kgm – 108Nm @ 8000rpm
Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54mm throttle body
Single steel muffler with catalytic converter
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84
1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3th 28/20, 4th 26/22, 5th 24/23, 6th 23/24
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 36
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Tubular ALS450 steel trellis
Ã–hlins upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN surface treatment, for radial calipers
New Y-shaped 5 spoke design light alloy forged 3.50×17
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ã–hlins monoshock
New Y-shaped 5 spoke design light alloy forged 5.50 x 17
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm / 4.7in
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
128mm / 5in
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad calipers
240mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, neutral light, water temperature. Immobilizer
Dimensions and weight
192kg / 439lb
780mm / 30.7in
1420mm / 55.9in
23.5° – 24.5°
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
15.5l (of which 3l reserve) / 4.1 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
2 years unlimited mileage
Emissions and Consumption
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Specifications subject to change without notice.