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Ducati July 1, 2009 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 Superbike SP3 Replica

Sometimes it seems like the coveted 888 gets more attention than the 851; especially on this blog! But it's important to remember that the 851 itself was still a big step up from the 900SS in terms of technology and performance, and that the 888 is an evolution of this series. The SP3 version fits somewhere in between being a special edition 851, but having never been imported to this country, it's a rare sight, replica or not! Check out this cool Ducati 851 SP3 replica on eBay ($6100/reserve not met currently, 5 days remain):

quote from seller's eBay listing:

I am offering my 1991 Ducati 851 built as an SP3 Replica in hopes that it goes to another loving home. I bought this bike three years ago and put only 2.8 miles on it since then and have decided to sell it to fund my next Porsche street car. I bought this 851 from an authorized Ducati dealer and this was his personal bike. Before I picked it up he did a full service on it including valve adjustment, timing belts, fuel & oil filters, throttle body sync & Co EFI adjustment, fluids & coolant. I just put a new battery and fresh gas in it last week and took it for a ride around our neighboorhood. The sound of the (very expensive) Termignioni "Spaghetti" exhaust brought about every neighboor kid & teen waiting for me to get back in the garage with this bike.

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In addition to the rare and expensive exhaust it also has full floating cast iron rotors on billet aluminum carriers, Ohlins shock, Ducati SP3 fiberglass solo race tail section, Billet Brembo brake calipers, Front matching white # plate with painted silver & black clearcoated pinstripes (to match period correct Ducati logo), Period correct Ducati vented clutch cover, Black Brembo 5.5 & 3.5" wheels and probably some other things I have forgot. The 1991 851 has a lightweight aluminum fuel tank which also makes this a desireable year.

As I proofread my opening paragraph writing this post, I had to laugh out loud at myself because I'm actually trying to suggest there's enough difference in the 851/888 series of models such that it requires some debate. I have no doubt the 888 SPO is the tops and 'the one to have'. But as they say, I wouldn't kick an 851 out of bed either. And this one in particular is loaded and good miles.

A couple questions for the readers: How big a difference is the 851 compared to the 888 to you? And is all out rarity and top spec the most important thing to you, or is all out performance -- like if we introduced 748/916 variants in the mix for similar money?

Can of worms

Can of worms

Resources:

The 851/888 Yahoo Group is a must. I subscribe and lurk just to learn from their expertise.
The Ducati851and888.com forums
Official Ducati Heritage Page on the 851 SBK

dc

Ducati June 29, 2009 posted by

1997 Ducati 900 SS/SP with less than 1k miles!

Andrew emailed me to alert me that his super low miles 97 Ducati 900SS/SP was now listed on Maryland Craigslist for $5400:

1997 Ducati 900SS/SP For Sale with 900 miles1997 Ducati 900SS/SP For Sale with 900 miles1997 Ducati 900SS/SP For Sale with 900 miles

quote from his Craigslist posting:

1997 Red Ducati 900 SS SP
874 miles
Red
Carbon Fiber package
immaculate condition.
Upgraded Termignioni exhaust, re-jet for performance, performance air filter box (K&N filter), Michelin Rubber less than 2 yrs old with under 50 miles practically brand new
stainless steel brake/clutch lines.
All manuals and original tools
Less than 4 tanks of gas have gone through this bike, with fluids changed regularly even when not in use.
Unbelievably fast.

I don't know about you guys, but if I walked into the dealer today and saw this brand new bike in the showroom for $5400, I would buy it! This is a bargain, especially since the cheapest model you can buy today will probably set you back nearly $9k!

Good luck with the sale Andrew!

dc

If you have a bike you'd like to list on our blog, email me!

Ducati June 28, 2009 posted by

2007 Ducati Monster S4RS Testastretta Sex Machine For Sale

The Ducati S4RS is already a totally loaded motorcycle. It features 999 Superbike bits without the body work and the more upright riding position of a regular Ducati Monster. As if that wasn't enough, this one has been tastefully upgraded. Take a look on Portland Craigslist for $11290:

2007 Ducati S4RS Monster For Sale with SpeedyMoto hardware2007 Ducati S4RS Monster For Sale with SpeedyMoto hardware2007 Ducati S4RS Monster For Sale with SpeedyMoto hardware

quote from seller's listing:

One amazing naked superbike in need of a new home. There's nothing quite like the power of a 999 with the upright comfort of a Monster. It's breathtaking, I suggest you try it. Tastefully upgraded with the following components:

-Full Arrow Ti exhaust system with Ducati Performance ECU (140+hp and sounds fantastic)
-SpeedyMoto bits all around
-Rizoma billet clutch and brake fluid reservoirs
-CRG adjustable levers and bar-end mirrors
-Fender eliminator kit and upgraded indicators

Serviced at MotoCorsa.
Clean Title
9800 miles
Extended 5-year warranty transferable to new owner (good through 5/2013).
Front fairing and passenger pegs included. Also have a new (still in the box) Power Commander III that I would include for an additional $210.

Check out all the SpeedyMoto bits! My buddy Chris is one of the founders of that fine business and I had to get a quick plug in for him of course 😉

dc

Check out these other Ducati Monster's that are for sale right now:

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Ducati June 28, 2009 posted by

A Brand New Ducati 851 SP3 For Sale in Italy

You read that correctly: There is a nearly new Ducati 851 SP3 with 8 miles on the clock on eBay in Italy right now:

Ducati 851 SP3 For Sale in ItalyDucati 851 SP3 with only 7 kilometers For Sale in ItalyDucati 851 SP3 with only 7 kilometers For Sale in Italy

quote from seller's listing:

QUESTA MOTO, OLTRE AD ESSERE MOLTO RARA (PRODOTTA IN 700 ESEMPLARI) CREDO SIA UN PEZZO UNICO!!!!

LA MOTO INFATTI, E' NUOVA DI FABBRICA E NON E' MAI STATA USATA, NE IMMATRICOLATA

L'HO ACQUISTATA VENT'ANNI ORSONO E DA ALLORA E' RIMASTA ESPOSTA NELLA MIA CONCESSIONARIA

NON ESITATE A CONTATTARMI ALLO 030-711335 PER QUALSIASI ULTERIORE CHIARIMENTO

RITIRO MOTO IN CONCESSIONARIA

Google Translate tells me that this bike has never even been registered. Currently the auction has 3 days to go and is at 10,000 Euros currently.

dc

Ducati June 15, 2009 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 Superbike For Sale in Kansas

I'm always a sucker for the early Ducati superbikes and I'm keenly watching this market. Here's an eBay listing for a 93 Ducati 888 Superbike:

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Kansas1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Kansas1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Kansas1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Kansas

quote from seller's eBay listing:

I can't say enough about this bike. It has been a great bike but unfortunately has made it's way to the back of the garage and this bike deserves to be on the road or shown in shows or as a museum piece. I've never ridden it in the rain and it hasn't been ridden much at all in the past few years. I've had it on the Dyno within the past two years and it was still pumping out 100 horses. Great running bike and has the best transmission of any Ducati I've ever owned.

Bike has had several upgrades, such as tinted windscreen, Corbin saddle, O-Ring Chain, Upgraded EPROM, Carbon Fiber Tank Protector, Carbon Fiber Front Fender, Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger, Newer Style Pegs, Vented Clutch Cover and front sprocket cover, almost new tires. The cannisters have been "cleaned out" a bit and the bike runs and roars like a true Ducati should.

I will also send with the bike the Pitbull Rearstand, original front and rear fender, and extra rear "box" that has been cut down, and all other original parts that I can find. I believe I still have the original EPROM, Seat, Rear Fender etc. If I have it, you'll get it.

A few years ago the bike do fall over on hot pavement (Kansas summer heat and fresh asphalt). It didn't do too much damage, but did tweak the left clip-on (I ride it this way with no issues), scratched the back of the mirror and rubbed the part of the fender by the front left-hand turn signal. It is an easy fix with a little filler and some paint. The bike's paint on the side panels were redone before the show to have the AGIP stickers put below the clearcoat along with the black along the bottom to make it look like a factory racer. All other paint looks great for a bike of that age as does all the other parts. In 2000 this bike won the Ducatifest at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It was a great event and very well attended.

Looking at previous 888's listed on this blog, the buy-it-now price on this bike $8k seems about right. The listing is very honest about condition and it sounds like it is well sorted with common 851/888 modifications. Starting bid is $5k, so there is quite a margin in between. I'll be curious to see where it ends up.

dc

Ducati May 25, 2009 posted by

1980 Ducati 900 SS For Sale in San Diego

The classic Ducati SuperSports are such beautiful machines and this one is not exception. This 1980 Ducati 900SS sports 17k original miles and all the right upgrade bits. Check out this one on San Diego Craigslist for $20k:

1980 Ducati 900SS For Sale in San Diego1980 Ducati 900SS For Sale Instruments Picture1980 Ducati 900SS For Sale1980 Ducati 900SS For Sale

quote from seller's Craigslist post:

I am the second owner of this beautiful 1980 Ducati 900 SS and have owned it since 1983. It has 17xxx original miles, and is in exceptional condition. It has the "speed kit" installed, which consisted of 40mm del orto carburetors, Conti mufflers and a larger front sprocket. I am including various extras, such as a solo seat, several factory tools, brake pads, oil filters, s&w shocks with two sets of springs (the original marzzochi's are on the bike) a Haynes owners manual and more. I also have the original turn signals, but they are removed for appearance sake.

I couldn't really speculate on this market, but I know it jumped off the page when I opened the link. Any early 900SS owners out there that want to comment?

dc