When Ben Bostrom was competing in AMA Superbike with a 998S, he raced with the number 155. So when Ducati decided to sell a limited edition replica, the production quantity was obviously…310. OK, that might not make sense at first glance, but it comes from totaling up 155 bikes in the US and 155 in the UK. Ben signed every tank himself, which partially explains the $22,695 MSRP.
I’m generally cynical when it comes to limited edition Ducatis, as the differences are usually just cosmetic. In this case, the Bostrom rep also got you an Ohlins fork. For reasons I haven’t been able to figure out, Ducati was not allowed to paint the replicas like the race bike, so they based the paint scheme on Ben’s helmet instead. US riders got screwed a little bit here, as the UK “S” model got a hotted up engine. US “S” models got 4 pot Brembos, Ohlins steering damper, larger exhaust, and a carbon belly pan. But the engine was the same.
This example (VIN: ZDM1SB5V02B015298) has just 712 miles and it’s been with the seller (the second owner) for the last two years. It’s in good cosmetic condition with the exception of a crack in the carbon fiber air intake on the right side. Somewhat surprisingly, it’s been highly modified but the seller ‘believes that he has all of the original parts to put it back to stock.” That was the seller’s original plan but “so far all I have done is start it a couple of times.” The seller already has another Bostom replica so he’s decided to sell this one. He says that he has thousands of dollars in receipts for all upgrades that have been made.
Find this Bostrom replica for sale in Mukilteo, Washington, with bidding up to $8,855 here on eBay.