WHY IT'S DESIRABLE: Following the adored 916/998 left the 999 with big shoes to fill. Styling was love it or hate it, but the performance was undeniable. At 122 hp with 70 pound-feet of torque it wasn't the most powerful of its time, but linear power with loads of low-end torque made it a favorite among racers and journalists alike. Handling is superb with very good chassis feedback, and while the suspension proved stiff for the street, it works great when ridden aggressively. One key design point of the 999 is adjustable ergonomics with fore-aft adjustment of seat position along with adjustable stock rearsets. Say what you may about styling, but the 999's silhouette is iconic and recognizable at nearly any viewing angle. There's no mistaking a 999.