Posts by tag: 851 SP3

Ducati October 14, 2013 posted by

Sport Production Mark 3: Ducati 851 SP3




There are very few more iconic Ducatis than this one: 1991 Ducati 851 SP3. This bike, featuring the increased capacity motor of 888cc, is what started the modern history of Ducati in Wolrd Superbike. They rarely come on the market as their owners tend to be quite jealous. Despite this, the model found on ebay in UK had 2 previous owners and is now ready to be moved on to the next Duc lover. I personally ride an 888 Strada and I love its dynamics. It has loads and loads of torque and if you keep it between 6000 and 8000 rpm it pulls really hard. The almost flat power curve in that range combined with the super solid handling, makes a great combination on fast sweeping roads. All you need, is 3rd and 4th, and you will be able to make an impressive pace. My Strada is not really a light bike, it is quite heavy actually, but that again that makes the front wheel stick to the ground and it allows for very precise lines, provided you give it right inputs. The SP specials were never imported where I live, but I remember them, already in 1995 fetching huge prices in the used market in Italy.

1991 Ducati 851 SP3 for sale on eBay

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The colour scheme of this, with the white frame and logos, dark grey wheels and the upswung pipes is as classic Ducati SBK racing as it gets. I love this bike and, whoever will be able to bring it home, can be sure that this is a real investment. The current bid (at the time of writing) is 5200 GBP with the reserve not met (obviously). With still quite some days to go, expect this to rise to way more considerable amounts.

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Here’s a few words from the seller:

1991 DUCATI 851 SP3
RARE HOMOLGATION MODEL.

A RACE BIKE ON THE ROAD.

ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 500 MADE WORLDWIDE IN 1991.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDED:

TUNED 888 ENGINE.
OHLIN SUSPENSION FRONT AND REAR.
FACTORY RACE FRAME.
CLOSE RATIO GEARBOX.
ALLOY TANK.
CAST IRON BREMBO DISCS.
RACE EXHAUST.
ALLOY REAR SUBFRAME.
ECCENTRIC REAR RIDE HEIGHT ADJUSTER.
2 PREVIOUS ENTHUSIAST OWNERS.
HAS A FEW MODS: LIGHTWEIGHT DYMAG WHEELS, GOODRIDGE BRAKE AND CLUTCH STAINLESS STEEL LINES AND FITTINGS, OBERON BILLET CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER.
THE BIKE HAS DONE 31,316 KILOMETERS WHICH IS 19,752 MILES FROM NEW.
HISTORY, RECENT BELTS, SERVICE AND NEW REAR TYRE.
MOT TILL AUGUST 2014, TAX TILL END OF MONTH.
MOTOR CYCLE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
REMEMBER IT IS 22 YEARS OLD, SO IT DOES HAVE SOME AGE RELATED MARKS AROUND IT.
HOWEVER IT DOES LOOK GREAT.
NOT 100% STANDARD BUT CLOSE.
BIKE READY TO GO.
ANY QUESTIONS THEN PLEASE CONTACT ME.
THANKS FOR LOOKING.

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If you want to acquire a piece of history, a great sounding and handling true Ducati twin and if you want something that in many ways is more original than an RC30, this SP3 Nr.290 could be for you.

Good luck to new buyer…you have all my envy 🙂

“>1991 Ducati 851 SP3 in UK

Claudio

Sport Production Mark 3: Ducati 851 SP3
Ducati May 12, 2012 posted by

Ducati 851 SP3 For Sale in Austria

Update 5.12.2012: Back on eBay! Seller is actively commenting on this post, so hit him up with any questions. Links updated. -dc

Man this is a beauty!!

Ducati 851 SP3 for sale in Austria on eBay

Here is a truly collectable model in visually great conditions. This is number 281 of the limited produced Ducati special edition 851. In particular it is stage 3 of the SP series (the last one was the SP5):

The bike is iconic. It was the first Ducati with liquid cooled engine, 4 valves per cylinder with Desmodromic actuation developed through the thesis of a student form Bologna University. It was also one of the first serial bikes to have electronic ignition and fuel injection instead of carburetors. Basically the history of success of Ducati in World Super Bike series started all here ! The bike is in original trim and recently serviced. It will be yours with 10.600 Euros which in my language is a great price. Available in the Austrian Alps. I wish I could…

Inquiries will be replied in German or English at the phone number included on the eBay post.



P.S. if some of you will buy this one and pick it up in Austria, just drop me a bell and pass by in Switzerland for a ride together with my 888

Claudio

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 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 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:

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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