From 2002 to 2004, the Ducati 998 represented the final act of the Italian brand’s 916 lineage. It gave the brand’s newly developed Testastretta engine a home and carried on the proud tradition of competition at the highest level as Ducati World Superbike steed under world-champion rider Troy Bayliss.
Its liquid-cooled, desmodromic V-twin engine saw an increase in cylinder size to an even 100mm, and it delivered all of 123 horsepower to the pavement at 9750 rpm through a trademark Ducati single-sided swingarm. The 998’s side-by-side headlight design was the last for Ducati Superbikes of the 2000s. Many faithful fans were sad to see it go and were vocal about their dislike for the new stacked headlamp design featured on the 999.
The 998 was offered in a total of eight production configurations during its short lifespan of 2002-2004. The standard Biposto and Monoposto models, perfectly capable in their own right, were once again complemented by a more race-specific S model in Europe and later an R variant in the United States.
Professional riders Ben Bostrom and Troy Bayliss each enjoyed a dedicated 998 variant sporting their name and track-derived livery. The 998 was even a movie star, making an appearance in “The Matrix” that prompted the release of a film-specific special-edition bike.
Ducati 998 Parts Hand-Selected by the Pros
With a complete inventory of Ducati 998 parts available, you don’t have to look any further than Design Corse when you need repairs or are just seeking a little something special for your prized Ducati. Our inventory includes a full selection of Ducati 998 parts sourced directly from the factory, so wear and tear on your bike from years of enjoyment on the street is a problem no longer. Everything from factory-replacement wheels and tires to replacement air filters and lighting systems are available.
Perhaps you’re looking to get a little something more from your bike or just transform it into a one-of-a-kind work of art that you can look at and know is yours. We proudly feature a wide selection of the finest accessories and upgrades for your Ducati including:
Quality protective bike covers
Upgraded six-spring slipper clutches
Replacement brake and clutch levers
Carbon-fiber cosmetics and fluid reservoirs
Rear-wheel axle sliders from Motocorse
Take a look at our extensive online inventory and place your order today!
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