Minichamps MIN122011211 2001 Ducati 996 Superbike - Ruben Xaus "2nd Place World Champion" (1:12 Scale)
"I get a call from Ducati asking if I was interested in the ride. I didn't need asking twice...!"
- Troy Bayliss, after being approached by the Ducati Factory to replace the injured "King Carl" Fogarty
Here it is, the reigning King of the Superbikes. Ducati's 996 and its predecessors have won the World Superbike Championship so many times, we've lost count. Somehow, its relatively low-tech desmodromic V-Twin engine and steel-trellis chassis continue to deliver the goods long after they should have been relegated to yesterday status. Someday, the 996 may have to rely on its good looks alone; fortunately, that won't be any time soon.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale diecast replica of a 2001 Ducati 996 Superbike driven by Ruben Xaus, 2nd Place World Champion. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Original Issue Price: $59.99
Release Date: August 2003