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Ducati July 9, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing – 1991 Ducati 851 S3 FBF Replica

Update 7.31.2018: Price reduced to $12,000 USD or best offer. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Ducati's four-valve foray, the WSBK-winning 851 desmoquattro is destined for collectibility.  Meanwhile the Weber fuel-injected superbike is a rideable feast.  Rare as 851's are stateside, this Ferracci replica is 1,000 miles closer to Oz than JFK, and may interest collectors anywhere on the globe.

1991 Ducati 851 S3 FBF Replica for sale

Ducati put together a complex basket for all their eggs in the 851, fuel injection, water cooling, and four-valve desmodromic heads.  The package claims 110 hp, but the brilliant torque is the stuff of legend.  Big Showa suspension and big Brembo brakes are at the end of the trellis frame.  A generous windshield guards the rider stretched over the long tank.  If you have a sporty pillion there is a spot under the beauty cover.

Robbie's 851 looks quite good and substantially stock.  Recently serviced after an extended hiatus, it has clean injectors, new cam belts and tires. 

From the seller:

This very rare jewel is being offered for sale to enthusiasts and collectors by the present owner.  Qualified people will understand the rarity of this exceptional motorcycle.  This bike is in very good condition.  Runs like a train!  Has recently had new tyres & cam belts fitted.  Due to extended storage the complete EFI system has been refurbished, the bike has received a complete service and tune up by the experts.

The bike is completely original and unrestored. Well maintained and never dropped. Also features Tecnomagnesio wheels and, fully adjustable Showa fork and Ohlins rear shock.

Bike is located in South Africa.

The 851 divulges its racing heritage, being much more comfortable in a fast sweeper than in a "technical" corner.  In the hands of the factory race team, it had a great career and won the Superbike World Championship in 1990, with the very similar 888 taking the honors in 1991 and '92.  Robbie asks $12,000 USD or best offer and requests offers on 27-82-410-0787 or e-mail - here - .

-donn

Featured Listing – 1991 Ducati 851 S3 FBF Replica
Ducati October 6, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for Sale in the USA!

Update 2.22.2106: Now listed with AMS Ducati Dallas. -dc

Update 10.6.2015: Price dropped from $32,000 to $27,500. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 L Front

If you're an 851 fetishist, today's Featured Listing Ducati 851 SP3 is a rare sight here in the USA. We first saw this particular example back in July from the same owner, but the bike is back now with seriously improved photography. Even if you have no interest in buying, it's worth a few right-clicks on the images to add to your dream garage...

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 R Front Detail

At the time it was last posted, the RSBFS commentariat was pretty critical of both the pricing and the photography, but with the photography issue sorted, I think it's clear why the seller has ambitious goals in terms of pricing: it's a beautiful example of a very rare bike that is likely to become very valuable. The 916 is perhaps the most iconic modern Ducati, but the 851 laid the groundwork and although the 851 certainly isn't as pretty or as elegant as its descendant, it has a brutal simplicity that is every bit as purposeful and effective.

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 Clocks

Originally introduced in 1987, the 851 was most significant for its introduction of four-valve heads, liquid-cooling, and fuel injection to the venerable L-twin engine, changes required to make the bike competitive in the then-new World Superbike series. It worked, and Ducati returned to the world performance stage in a big way.

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 Front Suspension

Good for a claimed 93hp and the usual fat midrange and lazy power delivery compared to four-cylinder rivals, the 851 was eventually superseded by the bored-out 888 that displaced, surprise surprise, 888cc.

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 L Rear

That bigger motor also powered the homologation SP3 and put out 111hp. Other changes to the SP3 included Öhlins suspension at both ends, a close-ratio gearbox, reinforced cases, and a few cosmetic carbon bits. The original bikes did have a set of Termignoni upswept pipes, although this bike features what appear to be Verlicchi megaphone exhausts. It's a shame the originals are missing*, but I've seen a number of earlier 851's with similar exhausts so they're not completely inappropriate.

(*Note: I've discussed with the seller and he notes that he has identified a source for the originals but that it would require a trade for the current exhaust. Please contact the seller for further details. -dc)

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 Pipe

From the seller: 1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for Sale

I purchased this bike from The Silverman Museum Collection. It was serviced extensively prior to me purchasing it. I then had the fork seals replaced and the clutch and brake lines replaced along with a few other odds and ends (oil change, battery, etc.) I only rode the bike once (it scared me), I thought it was just beautiful to look at. I would put new tires on it if i planned on riding it a lot, but other than that, it's in great shape.

I believe these pictures do the bike justice. I can provide a video of a cold start for anyone who is interested: it likes a little throttle when cold but after it's warm it will idle without issue. It sounds phenomenal.

Keep in mind while the seller is asking some big money for an 851, this is an extremely rare homologation-special SP3 and even cooking 851's are finally beginning to appreciate in value. While the Ducati Monster can be credited with saving Ducati in terms of sales, it was the 851 that gave the brand back the street cred on which the parts-bin Monster traded, and paved the way for the stunning 916 that graced a million bedroom walls.

-tad

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 L Side

Featured Listing: 1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for Sale in the USA!
Ducati July 16, 2015 posted by

#467 of 534: 1990 Ducati 851 SP3 for Sale

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 L Front

The Ducati 851 debuted in 1987 and featured brand-new four-valve heads and liquid-cooling, revolutionary design features for the already venerable 90° L-twin. The Pantah engine, while very durable even under racing conditions, was limited in terms of outright power by its two-valve heads and air/oil cooling. Ducati wanted to compete in World Superbike racing, and this was the result.

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 R Side

The SP3 was similar in concept to Ducati's "R" versions today and was intended to homologate the bikes for WSBK racing. The higher-compression SP bikes actually displaced 888cc's and used a close-ratio gearbox along with Öhlins suspension components. Reports of power varied, but something north of 110hp at the crank would probably be accurate.

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 Dash

What's interesting is that the SP3 was actually introduced in 1991, and this bike is listed as a 1990, which should have made it an SP2. It does feature the plaque on the top triple, along with the characteristic upswept pipes and black wheels appropriate to the model. The photo isn't all that clear, so I thought maybe the "3" was really an "S," but the SPS was a variant of the 888 and introduced much later, in 1992...

So assuming this is a genuine SP3 that is just titled incorrectly, you're looking at a very rare motorcycle, with just 534 made.

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 L Side Fairing

From the original eBay listing: 1990 Ducati 851 SP3 for Sale

Out of the 500 that were made of this bike, this is stamped #467. The 851 Superbike won WSBK in 1990. This is a wonderful specimen with a unique aftermarket exhaust, which sounds absolutely amazing. This bike does run, and it runs very strong.

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 R Side Detail

There are just over 3,000 miles on the clock and, although some of the photos are less than clear, this looks like it's in excellent condition. But even given the limited production, that $32,000 starting bid is pretty jaw-dropping. It's been a while since I've seen one of these up for sale, but that price seems pretty ambitious. There is still a full week left on the auction, so I'm curious to see how much serious interest this bike generates.

-tad

1990 Ducati 851 SP3 L Side

Ducati June 11, 2014 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 with under 300 Miles!

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for sale

Ducati has produced scores of "limited editions" in the last 10-15 years that consisted of little more than unique paint schemes and limited equipment upgrades. But in the past few days we've been treated to some legitimately rare and noteworthy special edition motorcycles, like the 888 SP4 and even a Supermono. This SP3 definitely stands with the latter as a very special opportunity here in the U.S and abroad. The SP3 was another homologation special bristling with the best parts available, such as the 888cc engine, close ration gearbox, Ohlins suspension, upswept exhaust, and exotic materials throughout. Though the $55k buy-it-now suggests it will be headed for another collection, with 285 miles showing you wouldn't be out of line to ride it a little more for the rest of the summer!

dc

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for sale on eBay

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from the seller's listing:

This is a 2 owner bike. I purchased this bike in 2006, it was brand new. I serviced the bike completely upon receiving it, removed the spot welded baffles and rode the bike a total of 4-5 times. It currently has 472 Kilometers and that will not change. The bike is titled which is very difficult as these early SP bikes came with a MSO that said FOR RACING USE ONLY across the bottom and had incomplete VIN numbers with Asterisks taking up 2 of the digits. The actual VIN of this bike is ZDM888S*000551* The VIN area would not allow this to be entered so i entered teh number as it appears on the title. Bike is 888 displacement with Racing Transmission. Racing Pistons, Racing Cases, Racing Rods ect. This was the best you could get in 1991 and is in my opinion the best and the last of the true handmade Ducatis. This bike has lived in my house or in my shop since I got it in 2006. It has never gotten wet, damaged, scratched ect. It is perfect.

The bike comes with the following:

Title
Owners Manual
Original Tool Kit
2 Keys
Cagiva Limited Warranty Paperwork
Ducati Owners ID Card ( Green/White Card)
Ducati Purchase and Warranty Registration ( Original Paperwork that tech filled out before delivery to customer. Selling Dealer was Cycle Specialties Athens GA )
Photo Copy of MSO

The bike currently has the following modifications: 41T rear sprocket with Gold DID ERV Chain as the 39 is way to tall for street riding with the racing transmission. Carbon Fiber Ducati Corse Swingarm End Caps and a 48T Slipper Clutch.

I can supply the original parts with the bike as I believe I still have the original chain, rear sprocket and stock clutch and the gold unused swingarm end caps.

There are no known defects on the bike. When I rode the bike I had removed the original wheels so they are now back on with 0 miles. The tires and brake rotors show only the wear of the bike being pushed around the shop they have never been on the road. This is probably the most collectible of the 888 / 851 series bikes and is absolutely beautiful.

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1991 Ducati 851 SP3 with under 300 Miles!
Ducati August 2, 2011 posted by

Italian Collectible: 1991 Ducati 851 SP3 For Sale!

Location: Boyne City, Michigan
Miles: 2,357mi (3,794km)
Price: $25,000 with no reserve in place!

Up for grabs here we have a beautiful example of the Ducati that changed it all  in terms of Superbike. It is clear to see that the 851 revolutionized Ducati superbikes with its L-Twin engine design, Desmo four-valve heads, liquid cooled engine, and electronic fuel injection. Check out this recent post of an 851SP1 that was featured here on RSBFS for an idea of the original. The SP3 featured all of the same goodies and housed an 888cc engine that cranked out 116hp. Also for the SP3, a stronger crankcase and newer clutch were added, as well as the higher sitting exhaust.

This particular 851SP3 for sale appears to be in exceptional condition with virtually no
modifications. The seller does state that the exhaust has been changed, but the original is included. Also, upgraded brake lines and some added aluminum sub frame are also changed from stock. Check out this 1995 Bimota that from the looks of the garage, was also for sale by this seller.

More from the seller:

Up for auction is a 1991 Ducati SP3 851 /888 Superbike. This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. It has 3,794 kilometers on the odometer (2,357 Miles). It does come with a free and clear title (owners manual and original warranty info as well).

The condition of the bike is fantastic. It has a spaghetti exhaust with verlicchi megaphones (comes with original exhaust too). It has upgraded brake lines and an added aluminum subframe around the front by the instruments (all upgrades came from Jimmy Adamo).The cylinder studs have also been upgraded. Also included with the bike are the original mirrors whih have been removed (parts shown in pictures).

Please take a look at the large pictures to get a better idea of condition and email me if you have any questions.

** Visit this link to see higher resolution larger pictures http://imageevent.com/joejo20/ducatisp3 **

A 20 year old bike with less than 2,500 miles on the clock in the condition of this one is
amazing in its own right. But if you add the fact that the 851 was such a game changer for WSB and the development of Ducati’s for years to come, and you truly have something special here. Bidding for the bike is very active with 24 bids at the time of writing this and the price already up to $25k with the reserve gone. Make the jump to the acution for this 851SP3 here!

-JS

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





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