Is a 05-06 999 actually lighter than a 03-04 999?
2002 Ducati ST4s
2002 Ducati ST4s
What scale you measuring in there DMC thats not much heavier than my bicycle .Actually there is a weight difference, the question is exactly how much. Dry weight specs (less battery and fluids) on 2003/4 models hover in 138lbs range, same dry weight on an 06 model the weight is actually closer to the mid 120's range. Ducati at the time claimed a 20lb savings, yet as an owner of base model 2003 and 2005 999 I don't recall the owners manual spec giving different dry weights. I have since sold the base 999 models in favor of my current 05 999s model, but there is no doubt having thrown a leg over & ridden both a bone stock 03 vs a bone stock 05, that the 05 is lighter. In reality is it 5lbs or 10+ I can't say.
Surprisingly the CF side fairings were heavy.... I think the real meat of the weight loss is with the 2003 rear cowl. I had a base cowl and swapped it for a complete CF rear 999R cowl. The weight difference was pretty substantial.Dry weight of the 2005 999 R was only 11 lbs lighter at 399 lbs and thats with a carbon fairing.
Heavy , I dont think so , There as light as a kite . I think the paint is heavier than the fairing.Surprisingly the CF side fairings were heavy.... I think the real meat of the weight loss is with the 2003 rear cowl. I had a base cowl and swapped it for a complete CF rear 999R cowl. The weight difference was pretty substantial.
The nose also. Not sure on the side fairings when comparing 2005+ to 999R CF. The CF R fairings are gorgeous though!
We get Top Gear on BBC America....sometimes it's on all afternoon and night and into the next morning. It's pretty popular.Thanks for the help...now can do something about getting the british show Top Gear back on in the US. The US version is horrible, and the other show 5th Gear is broadcasting here still but I really liked Top Gear
Thanks. Sorry to take us off topic. I get the old re-runs, just wasn't sure if there were new shows or if they were off the air.We get Top Gear on BBC America....sometimes it's on all afternoon and night and into the next morning. It's pretty popular.
Channel 189 locally on Verizon....