@ 9750 rpm
At its introduction the Ducati 999R featured the latest, most
advanced Testastretta engine, radically redesigned from the
cases up. The result was an engine that delivered 150 hp, the
most power of any Ducati production engine at the time.
Overall styling remains unchanged. The 999R is the most race-ready
of the 999 range it is still the only model to boast carbon
fiber fairing parts. The fairing's side spoilers, the unslotted
upper fairing and other fairing parts are made from carbon fibre,
making a major contribution to weight reduction. The 999R's
exclusive styling is enhanced by a numbered data plate on the
fork yoke for that extra touch of class.