I am currently deployed and have put money down on the 1098s. This is going to be my new track bike, it's replacing my 998 that I am parting out. Now I am also thinking about selling my 01 996, but it's not just any 996.
-52mm full termi
-ITG under tank filter
-4 pad Brembos
-AFAM 520 Quick Change Sprocket
-Adjustable rear-sets (black)
-After market clutch slave cylinder (german company)
-5 spoke magnesium rims (black)
-DP carbon fairings, nose (with large intakes), air runners (large), tail, air box, headlight bucket, fairing stays, V-piece, front sprocket cover, hugger, front fender, swingarm guard, and fuel tank
-Bucci slipper w/ Barnett plates
-Power Commander and Wideband Commander
-FIM UM232 chip
-Aluminum mono subframe
How many here think it's a mistake to sell it? I keep going back and forth with this, I just don't think anyone would pay $14,000 for an 01 996 even with everything I've done to it. Really could use some thoughts on this. Thank you for your time and here's a couple pictures.
01 Ducati 996 (Track Bike) To many MODs to list
07 Ducati 1098 (Sold to finish 996)
First the fact that you're asking makes me think it would be a mistake to sell the 996, second since a nice new 1098 is only a grand more than what you'd be asking i think you'd take a bath in the selling price. She's a looker, keep her for a street bike.
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Are You Mad?????? That's a keeper ALL THE WAY... If you sell her sooner or later you'll regret it.. she is SWEEEETTT!!!!!! and you wont get back what u put into her.. she's destined to be a classic..DON'T DO IT!!!DON'T YOU SELL HER!!!!!
Here's a little tale...please bare with me: I bought my first 996 in 2003. It was a brand new 01 model I found at a dealership in NH. It had always been a dream of mine to own a 916 series superbike, and that yellow bi posto did not disappioint me one bit. I didn't get to ride it much at first because I was in DC at the time, and I bought it in October, two months before moving to Italy. But, I must say, to be able to just look at that sexy Italian exotic made my blood boil! Fastforward to about a year ago when I was saddled in delimma; the riding position exasperated the pain in my neck. I could keep the bike, ride it only so often and deal with the pain, or sell it for something more practical. So, I reluctantly sold my baby and got a Harley. Ok, maybe a Harley isn't really practical, but I got it as a retirement gift to myself, and it did offer a better riding position. I moved back to the states in June, and absolutely felt the empty void in my life that was once filled with my glorious yellow bi posto. So, neck be damned, I found another yellow 996, this one a mono, and once again all is right in my world! Well, just about right...I still need change to a bi posto sub frame and tail section.
I guess you know my advice
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