2000 Ducati 996 Biposto
Registration no. X233 JLU
Frame no. ZDMH200AAXB006807
Engine no. ZDM996 W4 009772
Introduced for 1994, the Massimo Tamburini-styled 916 superbike and its subsequent evolutions captured the motorcycling public's imagination and established Ducati as one of the world's foremost brand names. For 1999 the stronger and much improved 996cc engine of the 916SPS was standardised on the new '996' model. A Ducati Corse works development took Carl Fogarty to his fourth World Superbike Championship that same year.
First registered on 20th October 2000, this 996 Biposto has had four previous owners. It is one of the later models produced and has the more desirable Öhlins rear shock absorber and Marchesini five-spoke wheels. The current owner is a retired enthusiast collector, who has owned the Ducati for some three years and kept it on display in his centrally heated office, covering fewer than 200 miles.
A major service, which included new tyres and cam belts, was carried out in December 2006, since when the machine has covered fewer than 1,000 miles (invoice available). A new battery was fitted in March 2013. Currently SORN'd, this Ducati 996 is presented in fine unmolested condition, suggesting that the odometer's 13,420 miles total is correct. It is expected that it will be MoT'd in time for the sale. Additional accompanying documentation consists of three expired MoTs and a Swansea V5C.
- This machine is not currently MOT'd.