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The 998sfe is an amazing bike. It is my baby. I own a 748 as well and the 998 still has the power to wow me. the only downside that i have found so far in this bike is traffic. According to proffessionals the bike never really overheats but gets extremely hot after about 10 minutes of stop light traffic. if you plan on city driving i would go with another but I will never sell or give mine up...its just to beautiful of a bike with performance to match. i am content looking like i peed myself after i get off of riding in traffic. I cannot give an opinion on a 996 though...i am also looking to buy a used 996 or 916 in the next year. also I believe the 998sfe outside the US has the same deep sump motor as the 999.

as far as the mods go...i have put on Remus grand prix carbon cans, carbon fiber airducts with restrictors removed and a PCIII with a custom map. it will raise the front effortlessly, the downside to all that power is a sore clutch hand in traffic.

If you are looking for cosmetic changes after you get any Duc superbike check out a guy on ebay strictlytanks@hotmail.com he does custom cf work and also the silver cf which i have all over my baby.

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I looking to purchase a 998? 1.What is the + & - of this model? 2.Is the 998 a better bike than the 996? 3.What was the production year of the 998 2002 – 2003? 4.Does the 998S have the same engine as a regular 998? 5.What is some of the best mods to do to this bike?1.Its the first generation of the testastretta motor which is a major improvement on the older 4v design. Its a fantastic bike I'd shoot for a later S model, with Ohlins suspension and adjustable steering dampener. In those days, those components worked better. 2. The 996 is not a bike I'd recommend. They had several issues; from mid range hang-ups because of the dual injection, to the notorious flaking rocker syndrome. I'd stay away... the 998 is the right way to go. 3. 2002 - 2004 actually. The best of the 998's was the 2004 FE edition, with a number plate on the triple. If I were to spend any money, thats where I'd go. There is also a limited production 2002 model year ONLY 998R, which is pretty awesome and has carbon fiber everywhere. 4. In the US, the motors are all the same. In europe, the S model had a deep-sump motor, which put out more power. 5. If your riding around town, most guys get bar risers, better seats and of course, rear sets. If you plan on tracking the bike, heh... you're in for a list that will make your eyes bleed. They are great bikes, I truly wish they were cheaper because I'd own one! Just remember, mileage doesn't really mean very much with Ducati's. The big deal is year. The newer it is, the better off you'll be!,,,

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I looking to purchase a 998? 1.What is the + & - of this model? 2.Is the 998 a better bike than the 996? 3.What was the production year of the 998 2002 – 2003? 4.Does the 998S have the same engine as a regular 998? 5.What is some of the best mods to do to this bike?1.Its the first generation of the testastretta motor which is a major improvement on the older 4v design. Its a fantastic bike I'd shoot for a later S model, with Ohlins suspension and adjustable steering dampener. In those days, those components worked better. 2. The 996 is not a bike I'd recommend. They had several issues; from mid range hang-ups because of the dual injection, to the notorious flaking rocker syndrome. I'd stay away... the 998 is the right way to go. 3. 2002 - 2004 actually. The best of the 998's was the 2004 FE edition, with a number plate on the triple. If I were to spend any money, thats where I'd go. There is also a limited production 2002 model year ONLY 998R, which is pretty awesome and has carbon fiber everywhere. 4. In the US, the motors are all the same. In europe, the S model had a deep-sump motor, which put out more power. 5. If your riding around town, most guys get bar risers, better seats and of course, rear sets. If you plan on tracking the bike, heh... you're in for a list that will make your eyes bleed. They are great bikes, I truly wish they were cheaper because I'd own one! Just remember, mileage doesn't really mean very much with Ducati's. The big deal is year. The newer it is, the better off you'll be!,,,

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I looking to purchase a 998? 1.What is the + & - of this model? 2.Is the 998 a better bike than the 996? 3.What was the production year of the 998 2002 – 2003? 4.Does the 998S have the same engine as a regular 998? 5.What is some of the best mods to do to this bike?1.Its the first generation of the testastretta motor which is a major improvement on the older 4v design. Its a fantastic bike I'd shoot for a later S model, with Ohlins suspension and adjustable steering dampener. In those days, those components worked better. 2. The 996 is not a bike I'd recommend. They had several issues; from mid range hang-ups because of the dual injection, to the notorious flaking rocker syndrome. I'd stay away... the 998 is the right way to go. 3. 2002 - 2004 actually. The best of the 998's was the 2004 FE edition, with a number plate on the triple. If I were to spend any money, thats where I'd go. There is also a limited production 2002 model year ONLY 998R, which is pretty awesome and has carbon fiber everywhere. 4. In the US, the motors are all the same. In europe, the S model had a deep-sump motor, which put out more power. 5. If your riding around town, most guys get bar risers, better seats and of course, rear sets. If you plan on tracking the bike, heh... you're in for a list that will make your eyes bleed. They are great bikes, I truly wish they were cheaper because I'd own one! Just remember, mileage doesn't really mean very much with Ducati's. The big deal is year. The newer it is, the better off you'll be!,,,

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