Posts by tag: 916

Ducati December 9, 2010 posted by

Ex-Chili Ducati 916 WSBK race winning bike!

Ex-Frankie Chili Ducati 916 WSBK race winning works bike for sale!

Ducati 916 WSBK
1996 World Superbike Championship
Team Gattolone (Andrea Merloni)
Rider PierFrancesco Chili

Winning in Monza and Brands Hatch see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYPphw-SNH8

Technical manager was Piero Giannesin, GPM Racing see: http://www.gpm-racing.it/risultati.php
Original bike with certification.

This bike is VERY important in the WSBK history because it was the first one to pass the 300km/h, over 12 km/h faster than factory Ducati bikes.

We have bought it directly from Team Gattolone in year 1997 and always kept in our collection. I have decided to sell most of my bikes so this one must go. Good original conditions as in photo, genuine and straight.

It is THE REAL THING, it is NOT cheap so don’t waste my time asking stupid things, be prepared to pay the price. NO DREAMERS.A  good investment. Car [I think he means bike] is currently located in Italy, Padova but i can deliver no problem to UK.

Any question please ring to my mobile +39 347 2656235 or email to gianluca@stileitaliano.com

Ducati’s 916 is definitely one of the icons (if not THE icon) of modern day sports bike, and a works racer (one that beat factory bikes at that!) with history and race wins is definitely worth a whole lot  more.  Bidding price is up to 40,500 British pounds (approx. $64,000) with 4 days to go – my guess is that it will sell for over $80,000 by the end of the auction.  What do you guys think?

Here’s the video of the 1996 WSBK Monza race where Chili won by just a hair on this very bike (just to get the blood pumping):

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Ducati November 30, 2010 posted by

Built For One Purpose….Winning: 1996 Ducati 955 SP (1 OF 50)

1996 Ducati 955 SP (1 Of 50)

This might be the rare of the rare for Duc fans.  It appears to be the real deal, a 955SP.  50 or so of these bikes were built to homologate the bikes for AMA racing.  A few survived the track and fewer never made it to the track.  This appears to be one of the latter.  Before you ask, the 955’s never got stickers that proclaimed they were 955’s.  To the average Joe, you are riding a 916.  Underneath though a surprise is lurking.

Hey, I don’t see a plaque!  Apparently Ducati did not put plaques on them but some say Ferraci (Fast By Ferraci) did put plaques on some of the bikes.  I cannot confirm or deny.  The engines should have 955 stamped on them though and this one does.  So what is different about these bikes?  Info is scare to say the least.  I found this info from a Ducati forum.  It is apparently from the owners manual:

Your motorcycle differs from the 916SP model in the following technical features:
-Bore:mm 96
-Cylinder head gasket for 96mm bore
-Crankshaft – Main transmission- lighting

From the auction (31 bids and counting.  Must be trying find that elusive reserve):

This is a rare 1996 Ducati 955 SP.  The bike has the decals of a 916 SP but the engine has been modified to allow the maximum size for racing applications.  They only imported 50 of these bikes into the United States for racing purposes.  I am selling this bike for a friend of mine who lives in Huron, SD so please correct me if I am wrong, kustom Harley Davidson’s are my game, although I am a fan of this Ducati!

The bike comes with Termignoni exhaust, Marchesini wheels and new Pirelli Diablo tires.  It was recently serviced in Palm Springs before returning to South Dakota.

The owner is an older gentleman with a fine taste for exquisite machines and takes great care and maintenance of all his possessions.  Please call for more details or information we can provide. It is on display at Klock Werks in Mitchell, SD if you would like to view it.

I’m taking a pass on the value and instead passing along some info from the auction itself.  There have been several question posed to the seller and one came from a 955 SP owner.  He valued the bike in the $15,000 to $17,000 range.  He also heard that a 1200km, dealer owned bike sold for $27,000.  You know as much as I do now.  It sure would be a nice piece of racing history to have.  .

IK

Ducati June 17, 2010 posted by

Ducati Collection In Maryland

This is a nice Ducati collection in Silver Spring, Maryland!

1995 Ducati 916

This Ducati 916 is from the last of Varese factory bikes and features 4,000mi.  The bike looks to be a Bi-Posto model.  The asking price is $7,500.

1988 Ducati 750F1

This bike features the rarer solo seat rear.  The asking price is $16,000.

1983 Ducati 900MHR

This is the electric start Mike Hailwood Replica.  The bike comes with an original Kangol helmet.  The asking price is $20,000.

2000 Ducati MH900E

This bike has 400 miles and the asking price is $14,000.

1996 Ducati 900SS/SP

“Low, Low Miles”  The asking price is $5,500.

Ducati 750 Paso

Showroom new, asking price of $5,000.

It sounds as if there are some great bikes in here that are worth a call if you’ve been looking for one.  The price don’t sound to be deals but, the seller also appears to be a dealer (The photos might be file photos removed from eBay and not actual photos of the bikes for sale).  Regardless, this may be worth a look.  See the bikes on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati May 28, 2010 posted by

(1997) Ducati 916SPS/Fast By Ferracci 1026 In Oklahoma

This is a 916SPS fitted with a FBF 1026 stroker kit!  Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma is a Ducati 916SPS that has been fitted with the Fast By Ferracci 1026 kit.  The seller makes no mention of a year or mileage (other than that it is low) but, I’m going to assume it is an early SPS because of what look to be Showa front forks.  If this bike is built to the same spec as the FBF display bikes it has:

  • FBF 1026 big bore kit
  • Titanium connecting rods
  • FBF stroker powercrank
  • FBF ported cylinder heads
  • Oversized vales
  • Custom stage 3 EPROM
  • FBF 54mm full exhaust

The bike is also fitted with early Dymag carbon five-spoke wheels.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it doesn’t have the FBF carbon bodywork and tank judging by the original looking bodywork but, I could be wrong, this is all speculation.  The full kit probably, originally, ran the seller just under $10k and resulted in just under 150hp.  These 916SPS bikes appear to have stopped depreciating and, I’ll bet, this seller is probably looking for a lot more than a stock SPS.  See the previous 916SPS’ we’ve posted here.  See the Craigslist post here.

AG

Ducati May 26, 2010 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 Monoposto

1997 Ducait 916

UPDATE: Sold – Sold – Sold!

Okay, so not very high on the rare scale, but I’ve always had a soft spot for this particular model. So- I decided to do a RSBFS ‘quick spot’ and show it some love.

This one has more shine than the sun and looks to be in stellar shape. I’d say in about 5-10 more years these will be gobbled up like hotcakes on Sunday morning as the now 30 year old’s start turning 40 and have their mid-life crises and say “Man, I wish I would have bought one of these when…..”

Jump to the CL ad here

Stock bike… not hopped up or customized. Not covered with aftermarket carbon fiber. Runs great. Sounds amazing. Maintenance records since new. 19,350 miles. Full service (including belts) at 18,000 miles. New Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires less than 100 miles ago. Barely a blemish anywhere on the bike. You would have to look far and wide to find a nicer early 916. 1997 was the last year with the original graphics and bodywork. Bike currently has HeliBars, a Corbin seat, and Yoshimura carbon exhausts… BUT… it comes with the mint condition stock seat, bars, and exhausts.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati May 6, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 916 SPS With 1,800 Original Miles

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.

AG

Ducati April 6, 2010 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 SPS With 750 Original Miles

This is a 916 SPS with very low miles and some upgrades!  Located in Queens, New York is a 1997 Ducati 916 SPS with 750 original miles.  This bike features:

(NO CHIPS OR SCRATCHES)
ALL BILLETED DUCATI
RACING FACTORY PARTS
REAR FOOT SET ADJUSTABLE
CARBON CANS
CLUTCH COVER LEVERS
CARBON TANK COVER
AIRBOX
REAR FENDER/FRONT
SIGNAL LIGHTS-4

The 916 SPS was a homologation bike for World SuperBike and actually had a 996cc motor despite the retained 916 designation.  The bike features 43mm Showa TiN USD fully adjustable forks, Ohlins adjustable rear shock, fully floating Brembo discs, two injectors per cylinder, bigger valves and down pipes, lighter crank and different cases.  These modifications result in twenty extra horsepower and a wet weight of 212kg.   This is the highest specification 916 bike that Ducati produced before the incoming 996.  The asking price is $23,000 which is more than we’ve seen for 916 SPS’s in the past.  For reference, the original MSRP was $18,400.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition In Arizona

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona is a very nice 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition.  This bike has 9,500 miles and features some usual Duc’ modifications:

-Termignoni 3/4 system
– STM slave cylinder
– kick stand ignition bypass
– carbon fiber instrument cluster, boot guards, belly pan, intake ducts, exhaust guard, exhaust pipes, chain guard, sprocket cover
– oil breather recall solution installed
– K&N filter
– CRG bar ends
– CRG adjustable brake and clutch levers
– Michelin Pilot Power dual compound tires
– SpeedyMoto clutch cover basket, springs, and plates.

The 998S FE is the last incarnation of Ducati’s legendary, and iconic, 916.  As standard these bikes featured fully-adjustable Ohlins front & rear suspension and an Ohlins steering damper.  The motor is the same from the 996R with an extended crankcase sump for assured lubrication during hard riding.  The cosmetic features of this edition are the traditional badge on the triple-clamp, tricolor tail, and commemorative stickers on the tail and tank.  The asking price is $8,500.  The maintenance required for the R motor may be more but, I’d take the ultimate iteration of the 916 series over a base 848 or 999 of equal value.  See this 998S on Craigslist here.

AG