Update 4.20.2015: Now sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller. -dc
In addition to their 900SS/SL Featured Listing, Black Label Meccanica is also auctioning this gorgeous 1998 Ducati 916 SPS. Check out these start up videos of this SPS:
As you may have noticed from the video, this one has been considerably upgraded by Ferracci from the beginning and sports a 1026cc stroker kit! Here is the description from the seller:
This stunning example of a 1998 916 SPS is available for your consideration. VIN# ZDM3SB5V7WB000666. Plaque Number #279. Engine Number SB5000730.
This one has only 2289 original, documented miles on it. The original owner took deliver of this bike in November of 1998 from Ferracci , drove it for 49 miles. He then commisioned Ferracci to build the bike into one of their 1026cc stroker, fire breathing monsters on 11/11/1998.
Here are some a list of the work done at Ferracci.
Renthal Quick Change rear sprockets carrier
Ferracci billet lightweight flywheel
High Pressure fuel regulator
Ported and Polished heads
Stage 3 Eprom Chip
37mm Intake valves
31mm Exhaust valves
54mm Ferrracci Forza full stainless system
Ohlins shock revalved
Ferracci Billet clipon handlebars
98mm 12:1 Compression piston Kit
FBF PowerCrank 68mm stroke
Ducati Performance Carbon Fiber underseat oil vent tank
MS Production Carbon air intake runners
Stage 3 Cams
Pankl Titanium rods
Carbon Fiber MS Production Swinagrm Cover
I have all documentation from the build, Dyno sheets, Original cover and bag as well as the owner's manual and front and rear stands. A total of over $17k in receipts. These receipts do not include the cost of the Dymag carbon fiber wheels or other items that were later purchased.
Going back through the archives, it's interesting to see just how many comments note that the SPS is a real track weapon and that it isn't well suited for the street. Just the recipe sportbike fans drool over when it is still equipped for the street. I can only imagine how much more dangerous this one is with the Ferracci upgrades!
RSBFS would like to thank Nick Anglada and Black Label Meccanica for helping to support the site with another Featured Listing. Please contact me if you're interested in selling your prized sportbike!