Ducati 999

Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 BSB Ducati 999

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 999 BSB Racer

While the Ducati 999 was not highly regarded in the marketplace (due entirely to its looks, not performance), that did not hinder the bike’s success as a race machine.

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While styling left some in the cold for the consumer models, the race machines were highly successful

Introduced for the 2003 season it scored a debut 1-2 finish at Valencia with Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus.

Troy Bayliss leads Ruben Xaus and Andrew Pitt here in 2006

The model then went on to win the Riders’ title for Hodgson (’03), James Toseland (’04) and Troy Bayliss (’06).

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The Ducati 999 was raced to success by a roster of big names from 2003

It also helped Ducati to win three Manufacturers’ titles, for the same years.

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Troy Bayliss – 2006 – Magny-Cours

By its WSBK retirement at the end of the 2007, the 999 had won a total of 63 races at the hands of Bayliss (19), Hodgson (13), Laconi (10), Xaus (8), Haga (6), Toseland (4), Lanzi (2) and Garry McCoy (1).

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The Ducati 999 would win 63 races across WorldSBK, with Troy Bayliss holding the greatest win tally with 19

This is the number 2 bike used by Leon Haslam during the 2006-07 British Superbike Championship. It recorded five first places, four seconds, and three thirds with Haslam finishing second in the 2006 title, and third the following year.

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Haslam took this machine to first on five occasions

Power was 194 hp at 12,500 rpm, with a total weight of 162 kg. A top speed 312 km/h was recorded.

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Power was 194hp, with a total weight of 162kg

This Haslam bike was sold to an English collector before being then bought by its current owner (a Queenslander!) in 2010. Full technical information was included.

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Full documentation was included for the Ducati 999 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer

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Leon Haslam’s 2006-2007 Ducati 899 BSB Racer


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Leon Haslam in action on the 999 Ducati in BSB – This image is not by Phil

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