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    Utube: 851 Superbike racing '91
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    first test for press was made in september 1987 at mugello by Danny Coe of "Cycle" and Bruno de Prato

    the bike had two injectors per cylinders, paso style silencers, compression ratio 10,5:1, valves dia 32 and 28 for 102HP at 8250 g/m (a little less than 90HP at wheel), max torque 8,9 kgm at 8000 g/m; marzocchi m1r front suspension and ohlins mono shock, 16" wheels (130/60-16 and 160/60-16), caster angle 2730' for a wheel to wheel length of 1430 mm

    in that autumn/winter ducati tried to put the 851 engine even in a paso frame without good results
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    Anyone know if that bike still exists? That's gotta bring some big cabbage!!!

    Note the different intake venting on the center cowel. Pretty sweet! Beautiful really.

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by got2dv8 View Post
    Anyone know if that bike still exists? That's gotta bring some big cabbage!!!

    Note the different intake venting on the center cowel. Pretty sweet! Beautiful really.

    Robert
    air intake was very similar to the first 851 ride by Lucky at daytona in 1987 even if the first appearance of desmo4 was at bol d'or in 1986 in 748cc version
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    Quote Originally Posted by 851corsa View Post
    This was the first road going prototype clothed with the 851 bodywork, here hand formed in aluminum by a master panel beater.

    Terry
    Great pics mate.

    Thank you !!!
    Mike Cecchini

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    Sensational,

    All said & done its another wonderful piece of Ducati Engineering, quite possibly its sitting some where in the world in some once collection of pride and joy
    GT

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    Indeed....... the bke that brought Ducati into modern world and nearly a dozen World Championships.

    Sadly it probably just sits these days when it should be getting out 1--2 times a year.
    Mike Cecchini

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