Posts by tag: 916

Ducati October 12, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 916 SPS #278 of 400

 

**Update**  This bike had a $15,000 bid and the reserve wasn’t met, but the owner lowered the reserve to $15,001.  Is it just me or does that seem a little funny?  Hopefully, this SPS has a new home.

 

Good looking, well taken care of 916 SPS for sale on // <![CDATA[
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916 SPS on ebay

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This one has had some work done by the “Ducati Master” Eraldo Ferracci.  The seller has the following to say…
 

Has never been raced. Has never been in the rain. Has never been down. Bike is kept in the Living Room on stands. If you are a collector this is the bike for you, it is Museum quality. Has 1026 Stroker kit, engine set up by Fast by Ferracci. Bike was Dyno tuned by Eraldo.

 
For me, this is the body style to have.  Ducati set it up with the good stuff from the factory and then Ferracci made this one better.  The owner appears to have pampered it and it shows.  At $15,500 starting bid the reserve hasn’t been met, but it has a buy-it-now at $16,500.00.  I did a quick search and couldn’t come up with the original MSRP, so if anyone has that info pass it on and I’ll post it up.

 dd

Ducati August 31, 2009 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 with only 183 miles from Private Collection

Please join me in welcoming Doug as our latest author at Rare SportBikes For Sale. As you may have noticed, Doug has submitted numerous bikes for us to post here and I finally realized he should really be a regular author with that eye! Doug has been riding since he was a boy, and in addition to having owned a number of great motorcycles over the years, he also has experience campaigning an FZR400 in WERA. Welcome aboard Doug! -dc


 

WOW! is all I can say….. 

14 year old factory tires183 miles!1997 916 for saleOhlins

This is one super nice, low mileage Ducati for sale, from a private collection, right now on

The owner states: There are NO deviations from original on this 916. The powerful liquid-cooled V-twin is untouched. It is 100% stock and ‘as-delivered’ from the factory.

In my opinion, this is the one that put Ducati on the map.  They were good before, but this model made them great!  This one even comes with the original tires!  This is one of those bikes that I would love to have, but would be afraid to ride and decrease the value.  My guess is as good as yours as to what this bike will sell for, but it will make a great addition to any stable. 

dd

Ducati July 10, 2009 posted by

Two Rare Ducati Superbikes For Sale: 916SPS and 996R

Motorcycle classified shopping is so good the second half of the season! Folks have got their last rides in, or realized that another summer has passed without riding again, and all of the sudden the market it flooded with sweet rides. I think there’s actually more on the market now than there is in the spring!

For instance, check out this beautiful 916SPS for sale with only 4500 miles!

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

An original example, never raced , never down. The 916 introduced in 1994 had an engine that was derived from the 851 which began life in 1987. The increased displacement and resulting horsepower gains over the ensuing years made the original engine cases fragile. In 1997 Ducati introduced a new engine with stronger cases. The AMA considered this a new motorcycle and required that twenty-five machines be sold for it to be homologated. This motorcycle is one of the twenty-five that were brought into the country for homologation, and is one of the ten that Ferracchi sold. The motorcycle was delivered with both a street legal exhaust system and a Termignoni system with the corresponding e-prom . The motorcycle comes with complete records including the Dynamometer run that Ferracci did prior to delivery. Included are the original wheels and tires, which have only been run on the Dynamometer. Marchesni magnesium wheels are on the motorcycle now. All original parts are included as well as an extra set of body panels.

Need something even more special? How about a Ducati 996R for sale with only 1 mile!

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Rare 996R, the real deal, for the discriminating Ducati collector. Beautiful and historic this is one of the finest examples on the iconic superbike know to exist in the world.

A must have collection piece for the true Ducatisi or motorcycle museum curator.

This is a unique opportunity. Never ridden, never raced, no road use. A perfect example of Ducati’s legendary 996R Superbike. This bike is a critical step in the bloodline of Ducati’s racing leadership.

A real 2001 996 R, no headlights, no taillight, and faded factory shipping stickers remain on the twin headlight infills on the gorgeous carbon fiber fairing. Ducati 996R in full clear coated carbon fiber emerge from the red paint showing the world the fairings’ composition. Two frame labels denote that this machine is for racing use only.

he bike is truly beautiful. It is part of the lineage of the most iconic sport bikes ever designed. Its’ monoposto tail section with painted number plate, gold pinstriping, and grillwork are spectacular. Front and rear Ohlins suspension and an Ohlins steering dampener overtly display the quality components built into this bike. This 2001 996R has spent its life in an artistic collector’s home on a track stand. It is as close to factory original condition as is possible.

The 916SPS is a bit more of a standout to me as it has tons of trick and exclusive parts, but doesn’t do away with the headlights, indicators, etc… But as a piece of art in the house on the winning lotto day, well then that 996R would certainly fit the bill!

Resources:
A 2003 Ducati Market Report with a nice summary of info on the 916SPS
2001 Ducati 996R Information on Ducati.com

Have a good weekend everyone and ride safe!

dc