The Ducati 996SPS was Ducati's range topping superbike from
1998 - 2000. SPS stands for 'Sport Production Special' and this
designation, along with the white tail section, marks the variant
out from the standard Ducati 996.
The 996SPS replaced the 916SPS, which incidentally also used
a 996 cc, in 1998. The new bike had a higher spec engine over
the standard 996 with an extra 10 - 12 hp available. Power
delivery on the 996SPS is more peaky, making the bike more suited
to track riding.
996SPS uses lighter 5 spoke Marchesini wheels as opposed to
the 996's three spoke units.
adjustable steering head allows for geometry changes to suit
the rider or track.
Over the two years of production modifications and upgrades
steadily appeared, making a great bike even better.