To me this is one very special bike, why you may ask. Is it because only 290 of these bikes were made? Nope. Is it because they were homologation bikes for AMA racing? Nope. It is because I am lucky enough to own one of these beauties. My wife insists I keep it in the garage as I would rather keep it in the living room to display as a work of art. To me this is one of the all time classic sports bikes. The engine was rated at 100hp but with a new chip set and a bit more air that goes up, mine has been dyno’ed at 105 at the wheel.
In the sellers own words:
Good day, everyone!
Up for auction is my 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. Only a very few of these bikes still exist today as they were only imported to the USA in 1993 (SPO) and 1994 (LTD). Here’s your opportunity to own a hand-built classic Ducati…
The bike has been meticulously maintained:
– Brand new AGM sealed battery- no more filling and lasts longer than the OE Yuasa battery
– All valves were checked: all 8 valves still in tolerance
– 2 Timing belts replaced (11,182 miles)
– 2 Injectors synchronized (11,182 miles)
– Oil and filter changed
– No leaks anywhere and the bike runs flawlessly
The bike has the following amenities:
– Corbin seat
– Brembo GP front master brake cylinder
– Kevlar brake lines in the front and rear
– Dark smoke windscreen
– 2 brand new Michelin Pilot Power tires
– Ferracci Carbon Fiber exhaust
– Ohlins rear adjustable shock
– Billet vented clutch cover
– Pro Italia upgraded clutch Master Slave Cylinder
– Carbon fiber front and rear fenders
Cosmetically, the bike has few paint chips that have been touch-up painted. The very bottom of the side fairings have been coated w/ Hercules truckbed epoxy black liner to be more resistant to damaging road debris. There is one slight dime ding (which I pointed to in the pics, but really hard to detect).
This 888 SPO is one fantastic motorbike. In a sea of 748/916/996/998 and Monsters…it’s quite refreshing and unique to stand out amongst the Ducatisti with this immaculate hand-built World Champion.
Good luck bidding! Please keep in mind that this bike comes with no written or implied warranties. This bike is for sale locally and could stop the auction before its posted end time. A $500 NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required at auction’s end.
Pick up and shipping will be the sole responsibility of the winning bidder. I’ll help where I can though.
Feel confident in my 100% positive feedback rating; it doesn’t come without being upfront and honest in every transaction…Thanks for looking at my auction. Have a great day!…
One thing about these bikes is the fact that the service interval is 3000 miles and the valves need doing at that interval. So if you want to do high mileage there will be costs! Having said that, they are a very rewarding ride and you will get a lot of attention wherever you go as they are beautiful. So as to price, well I would be surprised if he doesn’t get at least $8,000 for the bike, any less than that and it is a great buy. There are a couple of non standard mods, such as the master cylinder, but nothing that really detracts from the bike. There is no mention of whether an FIM or FBF chip has gone in the bike, along with the FBF exhausts but that was a common mod.
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