This is an unmolested 916 SPS with 1,800 original miles! Located in Bloomfield, Michigan is a 1998 Ducati 916 SPS with 1,800 original miles and looks to be completely stock. The seller states that they have $30,000 into this bike suggesting that it may have modifications but, none that can clearly be seen in the poor quality photograph. The seller only states that this bike is in showroom condition and they may be interested in two, late model, SeaDoo GTX’s for trade–very convienant if you just so happen to have two and are looking for a SPS! If you don’t have some SeaDoo’s, the asking price is $20,000. It’s hard to judge the price based on what we’ve seen before but, I’m going to guess that the seller is probably going to budge a bit on the price if this is going to move. $20k is what we’ve seen for a sub 1k mile example and we’ve seen a 4.5k mile example with an asking price of $12k suggesting that the mileage on these bikes is very important to the overall value.
As we’ve mentioned before, over the standard 916, the SPS features a motor that actually displaces 996cc’s, Ohilns rear shock (Did the ’98’s feature Ohlins forks or the Showa units of the ’97?), Brembo calipers, discs, pads and braided lines, two injectors per cylinder, bigger valves, a lighter crank, stronger cases and an EPROM chip which all combine to give an additional 20hp over the stock 916.
The SPS bikes will always be special regardless of mileage so make sure you know what you’re intentions with it are before you purchase one. See this very nice example on Craigslist here.