Ducati 996: review, history, specs

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Ducati 996
Also called 996 Biposto, 996 SPS, 996 S, 996 R
Production 1999 - 2002
Class Sport Bike
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)
Horsepower 111.98 HP (83.5 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 73.02 ft/lbs (99.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Spark Plug NGK DCPR9E '99-02
Battery YUASA YB16AL-A2 '99-02
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: dry, hydraulic
Final Drive Chain: 525 `99-02[1]
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)
Length 82.52 inches (2096 mm)
Width 27.2 inches (691 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 436.52 pounds (198.0 Kg) (dry), 198.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-153[2]
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

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.

Engine[edit | edit source]

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.

Drive[edit | edit source]

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

Chassis[edit | edit source]

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.

1999[edit | edit source]

2000[edit | edit source]

2001[edit | edit source]

2002 Ducati 996[edit | edit source]

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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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.