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Ducati 2007 Superbike 999s Team USA

I was holding out for a 2006 Xerox but I think this would be easier to live with. I think the price is ok, but I'm not quite thrilled with the livery. And I am not seeing any magnesium covers or other special special swag here.

Otherwise,I suppose I could hold our for a 749R or find the perfect Xerox.
 

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You won't find magnesium bits on an R model either, you'll have to spend time and money on the Corse parts for that stuff.

The R will get more Carbon parts though.

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the 749R and 999R both had magnesium parts. they had mag valve covers and mag headlight brackets with some getting mag mirror brackets while others got carbon mirror brackets. the 05-06 749R got mag valve covers only.
 

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As already said what you will be buying is a 2006 model S with a sticker livery . They ceased production in 2006 so that was the last year of production . Not a true 999 based bike at all .Wait and get yourself a Xerox or an R .
You will get the mag parts mentioned a true 999 short stoke motor with cast casings, lighter crank ,Ti 6mm stem valves , a carbon fairing and much more .
 

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these still had titanium connecting rods and lightened crank. i don't think these are worth the extra money that people ask for them considering they are a sticker job on an earlier 999s.
 

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these also came only with the standard exhaust system where the earlier 999s came with the termi half system as well as the standard system.
 

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these still had titanium connecting rods and lightened crank. i don't think these are worth the extra money that people ask for them considering they are a sticker job on an earlier 999s.
They had a lightened crank compared to the base but its not in the same leage as the R crank.
 

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They ceased production in 2006 so that was the last year of production . Not a true 999 based bike at all .Wait and get yourself a Xerox or an R .
That's a little incorrect: the Team USA/Parts Unlimited was actually a 2007 limited edition 999s bike.

It was only available in the US (all 150 of them) to celebrate Hogson and Bostrom: IIRC both of their autographs are on the tail section.

Non an R bike, but definitely legit. As said a sticker job on an S

They had a lightened crank compared to the base but its not in the same leage as the R crank.
That's also a little incorrect: both S and R has forged crank while the base was cast. The S is definitely not "just a lightened base crank".
 

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They had a lightened crank compared to the base but its not in the same leage as the R crank.
the only difference is the stroke. they didn't do any fancier lightening to the 999R crank compared to the 999S.
 

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You guys convinced me. I'll wait for my dream bike - a mint 2006 999R. Let me know if you know of a decent one. Xerox livery a plus.
 

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the only difference is the stroke. they didn't do any fancier lightening to the 999R crank compared to the 999S.
Dont quote things you know nothing about .

999RS 999R 999S oh yes there a BIG difference.
 

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WOW, that RS crank is a work of art!
IMO He should buy what he really wants and NOT SETTLE... the prices are so good on the 999R models why not just be patient. You buy the PU and the next day you'll see a Xerox and have regrets.
 

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Dont quote things you know nothing about .

999RS 999R 999S oh yes there a BIG difference.
so witch one are you saying is a 999R crank? the one in the middle looks like its a longer stroke than the 999S crank! for what i know? i've seen plenty of 999R cranks and i've got three 999S cranks right now. and none of the 999S cranks i've seen are knife edged like the one you're showing. the one on the end looks like someone gave you a 848 crank and said its a 999S.
 

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i have a pic too. this one has a 999S crank in it though. the other two look just like this one from different year motors. the two in the background are not the S cranks. they're not even 999 cranks.
 

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so witch one are you saying is a 999R crank? the one in the middle looks like its a longer stroke than the 999S crank! for what i know? i've seen plenty of 999R cranks and i've got three 999S cranks right now. and none of the 999S cranks i've seen are knife edged like the one you're showing. the one on the end looks like someone gave you a 848 crank and said its a 999S.
Please yourself what you believe but the one on the left is out of an 04 RS , the middle is out of an 06 R and the right is out of an 05 S . The other pictures are variants of the base then the S then another of the RS. How on earth you can determine the stroke when you cant even see the journal is also quite baffling. And last is an 848 Crank.
 

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i have a pic too. this one has a 999S crank in it though. the other two look just like this one from different year motors. the two in the background are not the S cranks. they're not even 999 cranks.
As for your picture of a 999S crank . I have doubts about it. It looks like a cut down base crank. Which I have seen many of.

I`ll take that back as I cant remember a pin in the journal of any 999 cranks.
 

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That's a little incorrect: the Team USA/Parts Unlimited was actually a 2007 limited edition 999s bike.

It was only available in the US (all 150 of them) to celebrate Hogson and Bostrom: IIRC both of their autographs are on the tail section.

Non an R bike, but definitely legit. As said a sticker job on an S



That's also a little incorrect: both S and R has forged crank while the base was cast. The S is definitely not "just a lightened base crank".
I`d like to see the chassis number . But I`ll be surprised if the 10nth digit was a 7 .

I said the crank was lighter than the base I did not say it was a "just a lightened base crank" . I can get myself into plenty of arguments without others reading an quoting what they want to see. Best to get your facts right.

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They had a lightened crank compared to the base but its not in the same leage as the R crank.
 

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As for your picture of a 999S crank . I have doubts about it. It looks like a cut down base crank. Which I have seen many of.

I`ll take that back as I cant remember a pin in the journal of any 999 cranks.
I'm not pretending to know everything. which i don't. I know what I've seen but i haven't seeen everything. I'll bet you haven't either...

as for my crank, if you click on the pic you can make out the factory 999S stamping on it. it is out of an 04 999S. and i can assure you it has not been modified from stock in any way. i can take more pics to set your mind at ease if you'd like.

out of the 15 or so 999s/r cranks i've had out, they have all been identical except for stroke length.

i have been enjoying this discussion and find it curious how there can be such huge differences in what you've seen and what i've seen. i'm sure you have more knowledge than i do, can you explain why there are these differences?
 
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