Two years ago we brought you the opportunity to buy your own genuine Factory Ducati Superbike. Not an R model, not an RS, but a genuine World Superbike spec factory Ducati 999F06 as raced in the BSB from the days when the BSB machines were just as trick as the bikes in the World Superbike paddock. Despite the fact the Ducati 999 was a commercial failure the bike always looked great in racing trim!
During the period when the factories were disenchanted with the World Superbike series direction when it first switched to a control Pirelli tire, the most exotic superbike racers in the world could be found in the British Superbike championship (BSB). HRC Hondas did battle with full factory Ducatis that were identical to those in the World Championship. As a result the BSB was the pinnacle of racing where wild card riders from that series would often win convincingly in the British World Superbike rounds.
Spanish star Gregorio Lavilla looked to be all washed up as a Superbike racer at the end of 2004, his career seemingly ending as a Suzuki test rider and sometime wild card rider. However he re-ignited his career with a stunning debut victory in the 2005 BSB series.
After winning the 2005 championship the bike was sold to a Norwegian Ducatista by the Airwaves Ducati team. The bike was now fitted with a 2007 model year factory engine along with many spares and was painted in Xerox colors like the identical machine that Troy Bayliss rode the same year. He reluctantly put it up for sale with an expected sale price of ~$90,000. To our knowledge the bike never sold.
UPDATE: Sten has his Ducati 999F06 up for sale again on eBay. Check it out.
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