Ducati 996: review, history, specs

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Ducati 996
Manufacturer Ducati
Also called 996 Biposto, 996 SPS, 996 S, 996 R
Production 1999 - 2002
Class Sport Bike
Engine liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 99.1mm x 99.1mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top speed 162 mph (260 km/h)
Horse Power 111.98 HP (83.5 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 73.02 ft/lbs (99.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Sparkplug NGK DCPR9E '99-02
Battery YUASA YB16AL-A2 '99-02
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: dry, hydraulic
Suspension Front: Showa adjustable upside-down fork
Rear: Showa adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Dimensions L 82.52 inches (2096 mm)
W 27.2 inches (691 mm)
Seat height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 436.52 pounds (198.0 Kg) (dry), 198.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Fuel consumption 0.82 liters/100 km (122.0 km/l or 286.85 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Ducati 996 was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Ducati between 1999 and 2002. It could reach a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h). Max torque was 73.02 ft/lbs (99.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 111.98 HP (83.5 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder. A 99.1mm bore x 99.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 996.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 6-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, hydraulic.


It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 190/50 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Showa adjustable upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a Showa adjustable monoshock. The 996 was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 436.52 pounds (198.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.




2002 Ducati 996[edit]

The 2002 MY Ducati 996 comes with cast-aluminum wheels, dual headlights, a full-fairing with a small windscreen, a two-piece, dual seat, an under-seat dual exhaust system, a digital instrumentation display, Brembo brakes with dual front discs and a single disc in the rear and a Showa suspension package composed of a upside-down adjustable fork and an adjustable monoshock in the rear.

In the engine department it is powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 996cc, 90-degree V-Twin powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 112 horsepower and 99 Nm of torque.

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