I am the proud owner of a 2004 998s FE with 3700 miles. I have owned the bike since 2012 and drive it about 10 times per year very short distances (25 KMs). I fully admit I own the bike because it is sexy not because of speed or track riding. I am also not a bike mechanic so I am hoping for help from this forum. Last maintenance was in 2014 here in Montreal. So I decided to take into a different Ducati mechanic this week. He told me the bottom of my engine is a 996. Has anyone heard of this type of mod for a 998s FE and why would anyone do it? Or is it possible that the mechanic is making a mistake based on the VIN/Ducati file? Thank you for any ideas to better understand this.