Posts by tag: 888 SPO

Ducati August 9, 2011 posted by

Collection Liquidation: 1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale!

Location: Boyne City, Michigan
Mileage: 67 (sixty seven)
Price: Currently $11,075 with reserve in place

Up for grabs here we have yet another bike from the collection that is currently being sold. You might recognize some other bikes from the collection such as this Bimota DB2 currently for sale and the Ducati 851 SP3 that sold on eBay last week.

The 888SPO has the same size engine as the 851 SP3, but was rated at slightly less power coming in at 104hp. The “SPO” moniker was specific to the US market 888, which was a combination of the high performance SP5 and Strada European models, though the SPO was more closely related to the Strada.

More from the seller:

Up for auction is a 1993 Ducati 888 Superbike SP0. This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. This bike only has 67 Miles on the odometer. It has been well maintained and cared for in heated storage.

The condition of the bike is fantastic. The paint on the front nose has been chainged to suit the original owners tastes. It has white instead of red on the nose. It also has the upgraded Termignoni exhaust.

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 **

Like the rest of this collection, this bike appears to be in exceptional condition. The only thing I can see that wouldn’t allow this bike to fetch top-dollar would be the repainted front from red to white, although the paint work does look good and flows nicely with the bike. Did I forget to mention the bike only has 67 miles? Yep, that’s it. There is a reserve on the auction still with bidding currently at $11,075. Check out the auction for yet another classic Ducati here!


Ducati June 6, 2011 posted by

1993 Ducati 888SPO

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.

Of course you should always hear one of these:


Ducati April 16, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 del mondo Superbike SPO

1993 Ducati 888 SPO with a ton of spares and the stock parts as well.

I know I personally never get tired of seeing 888’s and like Jay said yesterday “when you are looking to buy one they aren’t available, but when you aren’t looking they are everywhere” Okay, so that wasn’t exactly what he said, but it was something to that effect. This one is perhaps a little more special than either of Jay’s, but only because I’m posting it this time around.. (hehe, sorry Jay) I’ve checked RSBFS archives and couldn’t find where this one had been posted before so here we go.

Located in Los Angles, CA is this 888 with 11,559 on the clock. This one has a laundry list of additions so read on.

-Marchesini Magnesium 5 Spoke Rims (same wheels Andreas Meklau used in 1993 World Superbike)
-Ducati Aluminum Sub Frame
-Ducati Magnesium Clutch Housing (888 Corsa Part)
-Termignoni Carbon Mufflers (European model with no clear resin finish for lightness)
-Fast By Ferracci Lightweight Clutch basket
-Fast By Ferracci Airbox
-Fast By Ferracci Chip
-Fast By Ferracci (Pro Italia) Rearsets
-Yoyodyne Titanium Rear Disc
-Carbon Fiber Rear Brake Torque Arm (Fast By Ferracci 888 Corsa Part)
-Carbon Fiber Fenders
-Carbon Fiber Muffler Hangers
-Carbon Fiber Instrument Surround
-Carbon Fiber Sprocket Cover
-Carbon Fiber Regulator Cover
-CRG mirrors

Now enjoy all of the add ons:

Now what I think is absolutely amazing, that hasn’t been mentioned yet, is that with this bike you get all of the stock parts that were replaced in lieu of the aftermarket one. That is worth a whole lot in my book.

So- per the seller:

Returning this bike to 100% stock would be a strictly bolt on proposition, if that was your intention. The key is that virtually all of the original parts come with the bike.

Now before you start clambering around for your check book or paypal password it should be noted that there’s no mention of maintenance on the sellers ad. Almost forgot, there is one other special thing about this sale.

the original Brembo wheels with the original (virtually unused) Michelin Hi-Sport tires still on them!

Beat that for a 17 year old Superbike!

Auction was started at $7,000.00 with a reserve so if you’ve been on the fence about either of Jay’s recent 888’s, but were needing a little something extra to make it happen……. this one might just fit. Jump on over to and give it a go. There’s more pictures as well.



Ducati April 15, 2010 posted by

1994 DUCATI 888 SPO LTD #61 OF #200

You know in Club racing that “guy” with all the money, I mean he pulls in with his badass trailer and Range Rover, has a pit set up that mimic’s the 2009 Honda Repsol MotoGP Team and then pulls out some insane $100k race bike. Well in 1994 we had a guy like that, nice guy though but one day he shows up and pulls out an ex Doug Polan Ferracci 888(955) AMA bike. We were all like “WTF”??? I remember  just how rare it was to see such a bike so we all just stood around while someone wheeled the electric cart over to start it. “Ching, ching, ching, ching…BaBAM!!” as it fires up. The rumor was it had 150hp and in 1994 that was huge, so in the spirit of “my wanker’s bigger than yours” this guy pleasantly dices around all day for last place.

Well I’m back again talking about 888’s, seems like these things come in cycles, when you want to buy one there never around, then when you don’t, there everywhere. It’s one of my favorite Ducati’s and their best performer until the 916 came out. LTD’s or “Limited” were the last 888’s produced for the street but not a whole lot different from the regular 888 SPO ‘s other than some carbon bits and a few other misc cosmetic items. In ’93/’94 you could also buy for racing their SP4 and SP5 versions which were basically copies of the bike they raced in World Superbike. Ducati offered so many “trick” bits for these bikes and at the time Fast By Ferracci Ducati was at the top of their game for racing and tuning  here in the US. Their presence at each AMA Superbike event was just about on par with Ferrari’s F1 efforts.  Located in Frankfort IL, here’s a pretty nice example on EBay, click to view.

From the ad: 

#61 of 200 made & only 75 sold in the US. Original wheels, Ohlins shock.

12,000 mile service done 4/30/08, including valve adjustment & timing belts.

I believe I am the 3rd owner.  The only mods I am aware of are the rear sets & a Corbin seat.

There are small areas of chipped paint on the lips of the fairings where your toes would hit when feet are on the footpegs. These were present when bought & I have added a couple.  There is also a crack on the underside of the right fairing which has been repaired & is not visible on the outside, also on pics.  Always garaged & never dropped while in my posession.

There are no mechanical issues whatsoever.  I am selling the bike because my back arthritis cannot tolerate the riding position.

The bike is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

Will deliver within 100 miles of the Chicago Metro area in an enclosed trailer

Conclusion;  these things give me major “wood”. This one seems to be a really nice clean example for the miles and maybe with a bit of paintwork, a set of stock rear sets, the bike would really shine in my opinion. If you wanted major “Starbuck” posing points try to locate a set of Termignoni carbon cans to finish it off. Keep checking this sale and see where the price goes, it could be one hell of a deal.

Ciao for now, Jay

Ducati March 15, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO In California

Just in is another 888 SPO for sale!  Located in Mountain View, California is a 1994 Ducati 888 SPO.  The wording in this ad is a little odd but, as with any rare bike, contact info is all that is really needed which this ad has.  The seller states that this example has 2,500mi on it since the motor was built by a local Ducati dealer.  Built as in built to the hilt or, rebuilt?  Anyway, this bike also has new tires, brakes, chain and some new paint.  The seller also states that this bike has some small blemishes from a tip over during an earthquake.  Stock exhaust and an aftermarket system are included in the sale.  The asking price is $8,500.  This SPO dosen’t have a perfect history, or the best price, but it’s still a–possibly–very nice SPO in California!  See this bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati March 4, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100 is for sale and located in Chicago, IL.

#61 is said to have 13,000 on the clock, is 99% Red-n-Ready and priced at $8,800.00. Since I started authoring on I have been exposed to a whole lot of bikes that in the past I would have ignored. The 916 used to rank at the top of my personal Ducati fav’s list, but has since been replaced by the 888. That’s right I like the 888 SPO’s better than any other Ducati that has ever been offered. I assume that I am not alone in my thoughts on this one and the odd thing about it is that I can’t even tell you why I like them. Maybe it’s the old school thought of something being labored over by craftsmen or the thoughts of Doug Polen winning races. Whatever the case may be for me it shouldn’t distract you from this one.

The seller didn’t have much to say about his special production Ducati, but I found a nice article where someone was quoting Ian Falloon

The 1994 version differed in details only with the change of color to the colors mentioned above and it got a carbon fiber front fender and the larger diameter front axle. It also got a number plaque.
The SPO was an amalgam of the Strada and the SP5 and was made because the SP5 could not meet US DOT requirements mostly the noise regulations. The motor was identical to the Strada but it shared many chassis components with the SP5. It had the stainless steel, round hole, front brake rotors and Showa forks from the Strada but the Monoposto seat, Ohlins rear shock with eccentric ride height adjuster and the up swept pipes. It did not have the aluminum sub frame for the seat. Numbers of bikes made was a little bit of a surprise for me, there are a lot more of these bikes out there than I envisioned, still relatively limited but more than I expected. I will not separate out the US models with 49 state versus the California models and the same for the rest of the world I will not separate out the different countries.

1993 SPO 290

1994 SPO 100

I just love guys like Ian who are so passionate about bikes. Can you imagine the research time that was put into his book? For me it’s a staggering thought….

You can contact the owner of #61 here.



Ducati February 23, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO In Virginia

This is a very nice looking 888 SPO located on the East Coast.  Located in Varina, Virginia is a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO with 17,500mi.  The ’93 SPO is what was offered in the U.S. because the SP5 couldn’t pass U.S. regulations and they needed something to Homologate the 888 for AMA Superbike.  These are more closely related to the 888 Strada than the SP5 bikes.  Some more information about the SPO:

The SPO engine was identical to that of the 888 Strada, but many chassis components were shared with the SP5.The stainless-steel front discs and Showa fork were shared with the 888 Strada, but the SPO had a single seat, upswept exhaust pipes, and an Ohlins shock absorber with eccentric ride height adjustment. Even though it was a Monoposto, there wasn’t an aluminum rear subframe as on other Sport Production models.

Doug posted one of these SPO’s with 13,696mi for $8,900 just less than two weeks ago and it can be seen here.  The asking price for this example seems to be a very fair $7,000 in comparison.  This bike looks to be in perfect, original and unmodified condition.  If you’re looking for art that you can take out on the town and into the back-roads, see this SPO on Craigslist here.


Ducati February 16, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO

1993 Ducati 888 SPO located in Atherton, CA and listed on the San Francisco, CA Craigslist. Priced at $8,900 with 13,696 miles this one doesn’t look to be too bad.

We haven’t posted one of these in a while and since these are a favorite of The Big Boss Man I thought I would throw it up for him and everyone else to enjoy. The seller doesn’t say a whole lot about the bike other than it being professionally maintained. The bike looks clean, appears to be all stock and with the decent mileage it should make for a great weekend warrior.

From the CL post:

This is a very clean and well running 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. It has 13,696 professionally maintained miles on it.

Pretty skinny on the details, but there is a phone number listed for any would be buyers. Hop on over to the San Fran CL and give it another look.