Fraser Motorcycles PR:
Inspired by Australia’s achievements in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Fraser Motorcycles produced two limited edition Ducati 999 models to commemorate the Socceroo’s success. To celebrate Australia’s entry into the 2010 World Cup Fraser Motorcycles is offering you the opportunity to purchase one of these unique motorcycles.
It is one of two custom painted motorcycles; the twin bike was auctioned off by Fraser Motorcycles to raise money for the Westmead Children’s Hospital and Illawarra Kids with Disabilities. It was purchased for $55,000 by Tim Cahill.
Ironically Cahill was the first Australian to score in a World Cup Finals game, the scorer of Australia’s second ever World Cup Finals goal, and Australia’s first Man of the Match at a World Cup.
The 2006 Model 999 Testastretta Superbike Biposto (Dual Seat) offers incredible balance and never fails to impress. The styling is nothing short of iconic and the 140 HP engine is at ease with any type of riding style or road conditions. This bike offers an incredibly attractive mix of features, designed to appeal to riders of all types.
Among the most appealing elements on the machine, the box-section swingarm combined with the tubular trellis frame is one of the key features of the 999 chassis because it combines ultra lightweight with remarkable resistance to twisting and flex. Consequently, road handling is extremely precise in all riding conditions, from the racetrack to the motorway, or winding mountain roads, with a solo rider or with a passenger.
This machine features adjustments to alter the distance of levers from the handlebars, footrests with five position adjustments and a variable rake steering head, complete with a steering damper equipped with eccentric attachment system to adapt rapidly to fork angle adjustments. The sophisticated chassis of the 999 is completed by Showa suspension front and rear, with full adjustment for preload and hydraulic damping. The front fork even includes TiN slider coating for racing performance and superb handling.
The Testastretta engine of the 999 twin packs an impressive punch. The performance is that of a thoroughbred race engine, with 140 HP at 9,750 rpm and 11.1 kgm of available torque at 8,000 rpm. Among the many advantages of this engine is its deep sump, resembling that of the official race machines, that allows very generous lean angles for high speed cornering.
This exclusive motorcycle is priced at $30,000 including on roads. Be a part of history.