Ducati 999s Review from United States of America

2005 Ducati 999s

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4300 miles
Previous motorcycleDucati ST4


Nothing has gone wrong, great motorcycle. Best year for the 999s. Love this machine.

General Comments:

I have owned 4 Yamahas (last one for 24 years), this is my second Ducati. This is by far the best performer, and if the repairs are anything like the ST4, then I will be very happy.

Maintenance is a little higher, but not terrible. Most people think it is high, because they never treated their Japanese bikes to proper maintenance (I was that guy also).

Ducati Motorcycles have to be ridden, ridden like you mean it. If you want to pose on a pretty machine, there are not many prettier, but the machine wants to be ridden and will reward you 10 fold for every mile that you test it. I just got back from a ride, it definitely impresses the pilot. If you are a rider who loves to push your machine try a duc'. I will never be able to reach the limits of this motorcycle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd June, 2009

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review