2002 Ducati 998S


  • Fully recommissioned in recent years
  • Very few miles covered in the last decade
  • Dream to ride

The Appeal

In 2002, Ducati replaced its outgoing superbike with a revised model, the 998. With a narrower cylinder head coming with the new Testastretta engine, this newest model raised the 900 series’ power figure up to a stonking 123hp.

This particular bike is a 998S benefitting from many uprated parts boosting that figure to 136hp. Originally produced as a Biposto variant, this model was converted to a single-seater design under its current ownership. The original rear end does still come with the bike which, after spending several years locked away and SORNed, is ready to hit the road and put a smile on its new owner’s face.

Indeed, spending the best part of a decade in bubble storage, it was recently recommissioned and is ready to be enjoyed.

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History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2002
  • 10,616 miles on the clock
  • 2 owners from new
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2010
  • SORN for many years
  • Recommissioned since returning to the road
  • Lots of work featuring on the Bike World Youtube channel
  • Long MOT – until August 2024
  • Original owner’s manuals
  • Service booklet includes two stamps
  • Many invoices from parts and work done over the years

The Condition

  • Bodywork fairing all looks to be in very good shape
  • Gorgeous Ducati red and white paint
  • Ducati 998s decals throughout
  • Originally sold as a Biposto (two-seater)
  • Currently presents as a Monoposto (single-seater)
  • Biposto fairing with the bike
  • Carbon fibre trim throughout the bike looks great
  • Handlebar assembly appears to be in great condition
  • Instrument cluster presents very well
  • Saddle looks very good for its age
  • Exposed frame elements all look great
  • Termignoni exhaust exits are stunning
  • Wheels present in great shape
  • Brand new Bridgestone tyres
  • Some signs of use in places, nothing too obvious

The Mechanics

  • 998cc 90° twin, 136hp
  • Six-speed gearbox
  • Recent recommissioning work after returning to the road
  • Recently replaced cambelt
  • Full service
  • Very few miles completed in the last decade
  • MOT shows no advisories
  • Runs brilliantly according to the owner
  • Great sound with the 54mm Termignoni exhaust
  • A dream to ride according to the owner
  • Reportedly lots of low end torque, pushes the bike well


Reportedly a dream of a bike to ride, this Ducati 998S has covered very few miles throughout its life, certainly due to spending the past decade off the road. Having emerged from its hiding place a few years ago, it has since been recommissioned and is ready to provide the thrill of superbike power on the open road to its next owner. Ready to hit the road and be enjoyed, this is certainly a brilliant model for anyone looking for a classic Ducati superbike.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Ducati
  • Model Superbike 998
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 10,616 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Esher
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
4 bids from 3 bidders
  • paul@pm•••• £4,500 23/09/23
  • odermat•••• £4,100 22/09/23
  • paul@pm•••• £2,800 22/09/23
  • butler.•••• £2,700 22/09/23

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