Posts by tag: Strada

Ducati April 29, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 851 Strada With 9,870 Original Miles

This Ducati 851 has 9,870 original miles and looks to be in good condition.  Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina is a 1992 Ducati 851 Strada with 9,870 miles.  The valve service was done at 9,500 and new tires were put on at 9,700.  The seller states that this bike is all original, not museum quality but, very nice still.  The price of $7,950 seems a bit high but, it’s probably a reflection of the, just, sub-10k miles.

1993 is the last year for the 851 Strada which featured a 95hp L-Twin, 41mm USD Showa adjustable forks, Showa adjustable rear shock and a 210kg (462lb) wet weight.  This looks to be a very nice, usable, example.  See it on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati March 1, 2010 posted by

1990 Ducati 851/888 One Owner Bike With 1,800 Miles

This is a one owner, low mile, 851 with some very nice parts.  Located in Tampa, Florida is a 1990 Ducati 851 that is fitted with a factory 888 kit and only has 1,800 miles.  The seller states that this bike was purchased from Eraldo Ferracci (Fast By Ferracci):

“Prior to delivery, Eraldo installed one of the first Factory 888 race kits which included 94mm pistons and factory race rods along with completely blueprinting the engine, including porting, polishing, matching ports and balancing the engine as well as new FBF eprom chip which raised the redline to 10,500.”

And even more interesting is the story behind the exhaust:

Exhaust is a prototype set built by Rob Muzzy of Muzzy Kawasaki and has an incredible sound.

A Muzzy prototype exhaust is a very cool, and insanely rare, piece of unobtainium.  The seller states that he is the original owner so all these claims should be verifiable with receipts/correspondence.  I hate to always be pessimistic but, as I’ve said before, if you’re paying for something special, make sure it is actually special.  The seller states that this bike is in perfect mechanical and cosmetic condition.  The asking price is $6,450.  In summary, this is a one owner 851/888 that has very low miles and two very nice extras.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati September 16, 2009 posted by

Two Nice Ducati’s to Wake Up To: 851 Strada and 900 SuperLight

I can’t say I’ve ever seen a Strada for sale in the U.S. before. Check out this (21k miles, $1050 reserve not met with 5 days to go):

Ducati 851 Strada For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

This 1991 Ducati 851 Strada bike is 1 of 225 imported. It is a strickly stock bike except for the Corbin seat and stainless steel braided brake lines ( both nice improvements!) It is in EXCELLENT condition for age( marks here and there, a “6 footer” ); REVS, RUNS AND RIDES beautifully! I really hate to let this great bike go.

–> ONLY 21, 660 miles! DESMOQUATTRO ENGINE STARTS, RUNS, and REVS LIKE NEW! This year 851 Ducati is one of the best in many ways: Ohlins front and Showa rear; both fully adjustable! Had 20,000 mile service. Electrical systems work fine. Clutch is typical Ducati. Tires are in good shape also! It is an Italian bike and rides like one; stiff but ready to rock and roll when necessary. At a stop light or parked, always gets noticed.

In some ways more fun to ride than later Ducati Sportbikes! ( at a fraction of the cost!)

And here’s a sexy yellow (19k miles, $4k reserve not met with 4 days to go):

Ducati 900 SS/SL Superlight For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

1993 Ducati 900 SS/SL Superlight

* Superb condition. Runs beautifully.
* 19,059 miles.
* BCM 944 kit
* High-tensile head studs
* Recent valve job
* New battery.
* Marchesini wheels
* Dunlop Sportmax tires – 170/60 ZR17 rear, 120/70 ZR17 front
* Arrow carbon fiber mufflers
* Corbin saddle

Includes:

* Original mufflers
* Original saddle
* Eclipse touring bag
* Tank bra
* Weather-proof cover
* Pit-bull bike stand
* Spare 900 SS (non-perforated) clutch cover.

The one thing that strikes me about both bikes is that they’ve been ridden, and I applaud that! Two exceptional enthusiast rides that deserve to be ridden even more!

dc