This 2004 Ducati Supersport 1000DS is one of just 30 examples sold new in the US intended for track or club racing purposes. Ducati announced the limited run of stripped-down bikes in conjunction with their race contingency program and offered them at reduced MSRP of $7,999 without street equipment. Power is provided by an air-cooled 992cc dual-spark L-twin mated to a 6-speed gearbox, and this example was reportedly purchased new by a collector in 2005 and remained in the factory crate until 2017 when Indy driver Graham Rahal purchased the bike. This 1000DS is now being offered by the selling dealer on Graham Rahal’s behalf with the original MSO, keys, and manuals.
Since the bike was imported to the US for race/track purposes only, it left the factory without a headlamp, taillight, mirrors, or turn signals to help lower the MSRP. Aside from these items, the bike is nearly identical to its road-going counterpart. Protective wrapping remains on the seat and frame.
Brembo brakes, inverted Marzocchi forks, and an Ohlins rear shock came equipped from the factory.
Instrumentation includes a 260-km/h speedometer and an 11k-rpm tachometer. The digital odometer is said to show no miles.
The dual-spark, air-cooled 992cc L-twin is fuel injected, and power is transmitted through a 6-speed gearbox. Dealer preparation has not been performed.
Stickers on the frame rails and fuel tank show that the bike is intended for track or competition use only. It is being offered on a bill of sale with a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin and cannot be titled for street use.