Ducati 851

Ducati 851

THE BIKE SPECIALISTS, TRADING STANDARDS AWARD WINNERS. We are very proud to offer for sale our brand new, old stock Ducati 851 Tricolore kit. The first Ducati Superbike of the modern age and founding example of the glorious golden era for Ducati. This exceptional motorcycle is believed to be one of only 3 new examples remaining in the world. These were the very first Ducati Homologation Specials built to enable Ducati to compete in the inaugural season of the WSBK championship. The winner of the first ever WSBK event at Donington in 1988 and the powerplant that led Raymond Roche, Doug Pollen, Carl Fogarty and Troy Corser to eight world championships. In 1988 Ducati produced less than 3700 motorcycles a year. Using a twin engine against the Japanese V4's was ambitious so Ducati built an ultra expensive special that would require minor modifications for race use. Taking full advantage of the homologation rules, they built an out of the crate race bike that had the possibility to be also used on the road, using top quality components. This model, the Kit bike, was built in the racing department, impossible to source as all 207 examples were pre-ordered via the racing industry and came with Conti Racing Exhaust, Marzocchi Suspension, A braced swingarm and lightweight Magnesium Wheels. The engine upgrade included a ventilated dry clutch, a close ratio gearbox and upgraded race camshaft increased power to 130bhp. It also had a front headlight and rear tail light however the mirrors, speedometer and indicators were excluded. The Kit Bike also came with a Paddock Stand, Spares Kit and Special Tools which our example is complete with. These bikes are tremendously difficult to source because when they were built 58 examples were sent to the US for the AMA championship. Race teams in Europe, Japan and Australia purchased the remainder however a handful of these examples found there way to some lucky private collectors from race team owners and our example has remained with its single owner to date. It is extremely rare to find a historic motorcycle in it's original configuration as it left the factory, complete with original tyres, and spare parts. This Ducati is a true relic of the companies racing pedigree and is without doubt worthy of the most discerning collection. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such a blue chip investment, our example can be reserved with a small deposit and delivery can be arranged across the UK and worldwide.

Key Info

  • Odometer 0 Kilometres
  • Year 1988
  • Engine Size 851cc
  • Colour


Cost and Efficiency

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Engine Size 851cc
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Note: These figures show the typical specification for this vehicle, actual figures may vary.

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What does it do for me?

Exterior Protection - All exterior paintwork is treated with a unique protective coating. This protective coating will enhance the paintwork shine and ensure maximum resistance to environmental hazards from bird lime to tree sap, even the severest winter conditions. The glossy water repellent coating is easier to keep clean and maintains a superbly glossy shine.

Upholstery Protection - Upholstery (fabrics and leather) and all carpeted areas are treated with a durable water resistant coating to seal out moisture and resist staining. Accidental spillages simply bead on the surface, whilst dust and sticky marks are easily removed.

Glass Protection - All external side and rear windows are treated with a long-term, optically clear, non-stick, easy to remove coating. As you drive the raindrops roll off to give greatly improved wet weather visibility and safety.

Peace of Mind - With the life shine system you will receive a fantastic lifetime warranty for any issues that may arise from the daily use of your car.


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