Minichamps MIN062021207 2002 Ducati 998 R Team NCR World Superbike - Pierfrancesco Chilli (1:6 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 1:6 scale 2002 Ducati 998 R Team NCR World Superbike driven by Pierfrancesco Chilli. Features a working suspension, highly detailed components, and detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 12 inches
Height: 7 inches
Historical Account: "Frankie" - Born on June 20th, 1964, in Bologna, Italy, Pierfrancesco 'Frankie' Chili is a motorcycle racer who has raced in the Superbike World Championship and the 250cc and 500cc classes in Grand Prix. In World Superbike he had a record number of starts, as well as 10 poles and 17 wins. He retired at the end of the 2006 season. Chili also won the 125cc European Championship in 1985