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Welcome to the November Bike of the Month Competition!

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  1. You must add 3 Photos; no more, no less. NO Collages. Pictures must be of the current state of your vehicle. Avoid having any people in your images.
  2. List any/all Legal Modifications to your vehicle if you have done any.*
  3. The vehicle must be yours. Vehicles waiting to be purchased may not be included
  4. Include a short description of your favourite aspect of your vehicle, or your favourite memory or ride taken with your vehicle*
  5. Votes for the month’s winner will be tallied by the number of “Likes” your post has on the last day of the month. The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.
  6. Remember, please post your entries and pictures in this thread.
  7. If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second car that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.
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How about we keep the yellow bike theme going.

My 2001 996 in Australia. Mods are fairly mild - cosmetic generally with some carbon throughout, the single seat and the Termis of course. It has also had the single injector mod done. Recently had a full respray due to some unfortunate business with a bike transport company, however is now looking better than ever.

My favourite aspect of the bike is looking at it - closely followed by the sound! The least favourite aspect is the seating position - but that quickly fades from memory on a good road.

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Thanks for looking! Go team yellow 😎

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I'll keep the 2001 996 theme going..
Originally my bike is a US model 2001 996 S with the tri colore stripes incorporated into the front and rear number plates. It currently has just over 22000 miles, 10k of those miles under my responsibility. This is my second 2001 996. I purchased my first, a US base model monoposto, in 2003 with 3k miles. I owned her for ten years, put on 44k miles, and did a number of modifications including hi comp pistons, dialled cams, altered gearing, light clutch and flywheel, etc. In 2013 I needed to replace a cam due to flaking rockers and decided it was time for SPS cams. I found a set down in California that came with a 2001 996 S. I purchased that bike, brought it back home to Vancouver, built the best bike I could from the two and sold off the remaining parts.
At that point I was really close to having my ideal/ dream 996. I was just a few weight saving tweaks and a bit of head work away so I decided to take the bike apart with the intention of building the lightest 996 I could propelled by the healthiest Desmoquattro I could afford to build. It only took 8 years to complete ( lots of life BS got in the way ) but I finally got her back on the road this April. I managed about 8.5k miles this season enjoying the results of those 8 years of efforts.

Listing all the mods would take too long and I'd miss many. Really, the only stock parts from the original '01 S are the frame, swing arm, engine cases, and shell of the suspension front and rear ( rebuilt to my weight )
I'll list what you can't see with your eyes :
Lightened/ balanced ( by Mr Fox ) SS crank for 1026 cc
Carillo rods
Pistal pistons
SPS cams currently at 114/ 107. This might change over the winter to 107/107.
Heads lightly breathed on, stock valve size
UM or BB 239 chip running the show
Stock fly wheel lightened to about 1.8 lbs. Light clutch hub and basket

All bodywork is carbon. Sometimes she wears a carbon tank as well, but I ended up having issues with the carbon tank this past season so two of the photos have the stock steel tank. Significant weight saving on the chassis front came from ditching the stock headlights and headlight bucket in favour of a small projector lamp peering through a carbon nose. I tried to make anything that spun around as light as possible with titanium bolts etc at the brakes and drive train. All in , when wearing the carbon tank and lithium battery ( also doesn't always have this installed due to unknown issues ) I got the weight down to 395 pounds with about a half tank of fuel, down from the stock weight of 460 pounds.

My favourite part of my bike is how responsive she is, both to the throttle and handling wise. She feels very much an extension of my mind with every input responded to near instantly and exactly as anticipated. My favourite piece of installed hardware is the very hard to find Akropovic 45/60mm exhaust.
She's now almost perfect, save for a final few tweaks to perform over the winter. Some time on the dyno to perfect the tune of the engine, and tracking down a few little gremlins that plagued me throughout this past season
Thank you to all the members of this forum who have helped me in a variety of ways over the years with my journey with this amazing piece of Ducati machinery! We wouldn't be here together in this form without your help and guidance.
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I thought I'd post my 2004 supersport 1000 here. I've just finished the restoration. She is 99.9% stock, only the following things are not original: mirrors, the indicator plastic covers, the airfilter and the ducati performance grips.

Reason I bought this bike about half a year ago was I kind of always regretted not buying it at the time after a test drive and opting for a triumph instead. So was looking around saw it pass in the classifieds, way to high asking price but bought it anyway.

Let's say the guy that sold it to me was not entirely honest with me, found out she had been crashed, had to get welding done on the frame and tank. Still can't get my head around that someone would treat a ducati the way she was treated, things like folded metal bracket from a DIY store to mount crappy high exhausts for instance. But she is as good as new now.

Following was done by either me, body shop, a suspension specialist or dealer
  • cleaned calipers and put it new brake pads
  • changed all fluids
  • front forks completely revised as they were leaking after a ride (done by suspension specialist)
  • new levers and grips
  • new wind screen as there was a sticker on the old one that covered damage
  • replaced all corroded nuts and bolts
  • fitted k&n airfilter
  • various new rubbers to replace worn ones
  • fitted the orginal exhusts again, non ducati high exhausts were fitted that were way too loud and badly fitted
  • new exhaust collector as I could not remove the aftermarket exhausts without grinding into them, was pricey
  • new rear hugger and inner fender as they were damaged by either fitting and rubbing of the aftermarket exhausts
  • fitted back the original rear license plate holder
  • replaced parts of damaged electrical wiring
  • full bodywork respray in what should be the original senna grey color ppg0017 (done by bodyshop)
  • desmo service, belts replaced, valve clearances were ok, however belt tensioners and rollers were worn so were replaced, strange at only 22K (done by dealer)

That all the stuff I remember. I still need to do something about the fuel cap and maybe next winter I will remove frame and respray that as well.

I happy but spent too much money for what she is still worth...

What I like most about the bike is that should be pretty reliable but she still has this rawness from the older ducati's. Ok she's got injection, but that 's it, not other electronic trickery.

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I know this model isn't the most loved ducati model, but I do like it a lot. A big thank you to everybody on the forum who answered my questions to help me along.


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I am new to this post and so far it seems pretty cool anyhow I saw the bike of the month thing and thought I would give it a shot this is my daily driver it’s a 2012 848 Evo Corsa SE the bike out of the box comes pretty decent ABS,Traction Control, OHLINS suspension and Steering Dampener, Quick Shift, I think it makes five or 10 more horsepower than the stock Evo I have done a few upgrades myself titanium Leo Vince exhaust, ASV Brake,Clutch set up, LED headlights,taillight, and turns, Seven or eight carbon upgrades DUCA BIKE triple sets and pegs, cruise bar ends, Cnc crank case clutch cover I’m sure there’s a couple more I’m forgetting..
so the day I purchased the Evo no exaggeration I literally drove it to my garage put it on stands and tore it completely down to motor and frame I rerouted some other wiring cleaned everything like new replaced all hardware with aluminum and titanium where I could every single fairing nut and bolt added some frame sliders and went over every single nut and bolt so I have the peace of mind knowing the bike is solid and I will not have any surprises down the road this is my first Ducati I Have Rd., Suzuki‘s and Hondas my entire life but after driving a Ducati I wish I would have 20 years ago the bike is amazing it handles amazing sounds amazing and it looks amazing if I ever blow my engine I think I will just roll it into my living room and use it as a piece of art..


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