This Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom replica goes on auction

 This Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom replica goes on auction

There’s a saying in the motorcycle world that if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it. And that seems to be the case here. It is a one-off Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom replica. With just miles on odo.

And if you’re a fan of Ben Bostrom, and you have a burning desire to own a Ducati 998S that was built as a replica of his racing livery from the early 2000s, then you’re in luck.

To any motorcycle enthusiast, an almost-new Ducati 998S is a magnificent and mythical beast. 

The very letters “9-9-8” strike fear into the hearts of men. And if you didn’t understand the blasphemy of doing something as wantonly irresponsible as putting a mere 1,300 miles on one. 

Then you had better have known better than to be daydreaming while reading this opening line. 

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They were fast, gorgeous and in small quantities once limited to racing only.Boastingly potent to the tune of around 136 horsepower with a pedigree only matched by its spiritual successor—the 1098R.

The specs

This Ducati 998S is one of the rarest motorcycles you could buy. The motorcycle was produced only in 2003 and 2004, with 155 units being shipped to the United States, all for sale in Ducati dealerships. 

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The model was made to pay tribute to American racer Ben Bostrom.Who won six races in the 2001 WSBK championship and finished third overall.

Of course, this 998 isn’t perfect because it’s a replica -– nor is it as fast as what the former World Superbike Champion rode. But even so, there’s plenty of good to this bike. “The bike comes ready to ride out of the box and as a replica Ben Bostrom 998 S, it has stayed true in spirit to its design. The build quality is superb, and the fit and finish are excellent for a factory replica.”

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The bike arrives in the white, blue and red shade. And we could see the trellis frame too comes painted in metallic blue and remains untouched for nineteen years.

For good the bike gest the Brembos, Ohlins suspension and light Marchesini wheels. The 998 L Twin made 136 horses when the bike was new. However, the bike gets a top speed of 180 miles per hour.

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Before this seller, the bike was with two dealers after the seller acquired it in January 2021. If you are interested, check more on Bring a Trailer also. The auction ends on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

via Bringatrailer

 

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