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Will the Ducati 999 be a collector's bike in the future.....

Decided to post this , as to hear on comments, years and editions that people think will be collector's bike in the near future......

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Some would say the R model variants are already collectible. Aside from these versions, I'm hard pressed to see any other 999 variants as being particularly collectible now or in the future. I'm a believer over the a long horizon 999Rs will be considered to be very collectible. In the context of the original 916 and 1X98 and 1199 which are stylistically somewhat 916 derivatives, the 999 stands alone.
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In time anything that becomes rare AND desirable will gain value. I think though that you'll have to live a long time for the 999 to reach that stage. But on saying that, I think with the numbers of them made compared to all the other Superbikes made, you may not have to wait till you're an otogenarian. Bikes aren't and investment, land is.
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Distant post apocalypse, maybe.
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I desire one........but it would have to be cheap.
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I desire one........but it would have to be cheap.
That's funny
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I don't see them being collectable. That's the good news 'cause you are going to be able to buy a damned good Ducati for not a lot of money.
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unless they are rare and produced in small numbers they wont be that collectible
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Unless they are rare and produced in small numbers they wont be that collectible
and desirable ...

Collectible = demand outstripping supply over the long run. Even a normal production volume product can become collectible if demand is high enough. Attrition can also have a big impact. For example, a ton of GSX-R750s were made in 1986, but lack of clean original survivors combined with many with fond memories of this bike has prices going up now.
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Are '57 Chevys or 60's Mustangs low production ? Desirability always trumps production numbers when it come to collectible vehicles. I think the unique style will also come into play with these bikes. Obviously the most rare versions are going to get there sooner. I also think the carby SS and Monster S4RS might become collectible sooner than most of the other '90s Ducatis.

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