The 999s Team USA edition is closely designed and based on the race bikes used by both the Bostrom brothers and Neil Hodgeson during the 2005 and 2006 AMA Superbike seasons.
The 2007 Ducati 999s Team USA is powered by the 143 HP 999cc Testastretta engine that delivers a track-hungry 143 hp and a Corse-derived low sump crankcase for consistent oil feed even during full race conditions. The extra power is delivered in a smooth, linear fashion to boost performance whether you are riding around hairpin bends halfway up a mountain or powering around a race track.
Ducati's considerable experience on circuits around the world can also be seen in the suspension: the front end features a TiN-treated 43 mm upside-down Ohlins fork with Teflon guides and top-out spring. The fork uses special bottoms for the radial-mounted, 4-pad front brake calipers, ensuring maximum braking performance.
At the rear end the Ohlins shock absorber, together with the box-sectioned rear swingarm, maximizes grip and the control system with one-way valve acts on the rebound damping, allowing complete separation between compression and rebound functions.
The triple-bridge front brake calipers are radial-mounted with four pistons and four pads, and are used in combination with 4.5 mm thick discs that are wide-mounted in order to ensure adequate cooling. The radial mount makes the caliper-fork mount assembly more rigid, thus improving braking system efficiency. The box-sectioned aluminum alloy rear swingarm (the same as the one on the 999R Factory race bike) gives the bike a more marked racing look and increases on-road grip thanks to its excellent rigidity/weight ratio.
The 5-position adjustable foot rests are fitted as standard, to further adapt the bike to rider preferences, as well as the adjustable Ohlins steering damper with special cam, which enables easier repositioning upon altering the headstock rake angle.
All Team USA edition 999s are built exclusively for the North American market as a limited production run. Only 150 units will be made and each motorcycle will be signed by Neil Hodgson and Ben Bostrom on the tail section.
The motorcycle will be produced only as a single seat version and will be available at Ducati Dealers throughout North America beginning in August, 2006.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1420 mm / 55.9 in
Rake & Trail: 23.5_f_,, / 91 mm - 24.5_f_,, / 97 mm
Front Suspension: f__f,-hlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN surface treatment, for radial calipers
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
Front Wheel: Y-shaped 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable f__f,-hlins monoshock
Rear Wheel Travel: 128 mm / 5 in
Rear Brake: 240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear Wheel: Y-shaped 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear Tire: 190/50 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity: 15.5 L / 4.1 US gal (includes 3 L / 0.8 US gal reserve)
Dry Weight: 186 kg / 410 lbs
Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 in
Instruments: Speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, neutral light, water temperature, immobilizer system
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Color combinations (Tank-Frame-Wheels): Team USA-red-black
Versions: Single seat
Type: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement: 998 cc
Bore and stroke: 100 x 63.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Power: 105.2 kw - 143 hp @ 9750 rpm
Torque: 11.4 kgm (82.5 lb-ft) @ 8000 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 54 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Single steel muffler with catalytic converter
Emissions: Euro 2
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
Final drive: Chain
Front sprocket 15
Rear sprocket 36
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
2007 MSRP $19,995 USD