Crazy rebuild story of a 2006 Ducati 999; Spec-matched to a 999R

Spent 2 years stripping down the bike to its basics, and then rebuilding it.

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To everyone who commented on my recent post - thank you very much for the kind words and appreciation. It means a lot to see fellow compadres who are equally invested in motorcycling.

The entire success of this rebuild has been a team effort, a big chunk of which has been my brother, who is truly a die-hard biker. His work on the 1199R is magical, but very few people know of his crazier build with a 2006 Ducati 999.

Wanted to share the story here. During the Covid lockdown in 2020, he bought a 2006 Ducati 999 in Singapore and spent 2 years stripping down the bike to its basics, and then rebuilding it to the specs of a Ducati 999R. A bike that was last sold in 2003-2006, 90% of the parts are unavailable, and everyone knows that 20 years ago Ducati was not known for its reliability or its supply chain management. Anyway, I digress. My brother shared pictures and videos of this rebuild and I decided to post it here, as an anecdote.

Backstory - 2006 base Ducati. The bike belonged to an older gentleman who used it seldom. The bike was mechanically ok but needed work done.

Work done - Complete teardown and rebuild. New engine head and headers, gaskets, camshafts, Ohlins front and rear suspension, STM EVO WSBK dry slipper clutch, monoposto aluminium rear frame, Bonamici rear sets, Brembo M4 Monoblock custom calipers, Matris steering damper, full custom painted Fila fairings and pretty much a whole boatload of mods and carbon fibre parts that I have lost count of. It took him 2 years to track down the parts, including a Ducati Performance Race ECU to couple with the Termignoni 57mm race exhaust that he installed. This is his road + track bike and it is one of the rarest bikes in Asia.

Enjoy the pictures of this rebuild.

The original bike

Teardown commences

Ducati 999, 1098S, and 1299S - each bike custom built and modded.

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