RideApart tells us that “In 1990, Reeves rode his 1974 Norton Commando from his home in Toronto, Ontario to the Gainesville, Florida area to deliver a script and personally convince River Phoenix to be in My Own Private Idaho.”
“He was successful.”
The Norton Commando features 65 bhp (48 kW) at 6500 rpm, with 48 lb./ft. of torque.
This is the model that was used in “The Matrix: Reloaded”, with Ducati coming out with a range of 998’s shortly after the film’s success (at this point the 996 had been retired, hence why some are occasionally confused between the 996 and the 998).
The Ducati 996 features a stunning 112 hp (82.3 kW) @ 8500 rpm, with 93 Nm (9.5 kg-m) @ 8000 rpm to pull at.