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    Default 888 SPS #89 for sale

    Hello ducati fans,

    888 SPS#89 is SOLD!

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    In my knolage I am third owner of this 888SPS.
    I have import this bike in 2003 from a person in Begium.
    Then it was in an bad condition:

    So when I get the bike, I rebuild the bike compleet.

    The story was that second owner get this bike as a gift from Ducati in Italy, in 1995.
    This bike is one of the bikes that Ducati use for racing in 1992.

    With respect to other 888SPS owners, its not my intention share price info over the internet!

    Kind regards,

    Remko.

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    Last edited by remko; 05-23-2012 at 10:01 AM. Reason: add 3 fotos

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    Nice looking bike.
    I'm stunned by the amount of these very limited numbered bikes that turn up in Holland, which's quite a small country with a small population.
    I've only ever seen 2 of them in the flesh in the UK, although I now know of another 2 or 3 of them via this forum.
    There were only 100 built of which most of them seem to turn up for sale in Holland.
    Where are the rest of them?
    I know that a couple are owned by American forum members, Mike 'C' has one in boxes.
    The rest of them can't all have died on the track although that's a good possibility with some of their parts turning up on other 851/888 specials.

    Come lads own up if you own one...and do you actually use it?
    I'd like to know how many of them have survived.

    Steve R
    Last edited by Mr.R; 01-15-2011 at 03:19 PM.

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    Livio Lodi told me that only about 200 sp4 are still alive: 200 by 500 produced ... I assume that only 30-35 of 100 sps are survived over the years, no more
    isn't it?
    bye
    Jacknipper

    "better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven"

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    Steve,

    I have dealt with three bikes personally

    067 / Germany
    062 / Japan + two more owned by the same Gent but the numbers are unknown to me.
    015 / Holland

    Absolutely NONE down under, we were lucky to only get 7 each SP4.
    GT

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    #080, also in the Netherlands... haha

    Guess we're just big Ducati fans over here!

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    Hmmm,

    Well 067 should have been in my garage with my other Dukes as of June last year, due to the totally restrictive import rulings governing our current motorcycle industry that bad boy is still with its current owner

    Three months of bureaucratese’s killed the dealio, last resort was to strip down & import as parts then reassemble, but to never be legally road registered
    GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknipper View Post
    Livio Lodi told me that only about 200 sp4 are still alive: 200 by 500 produced ... I assume that only 30-35 of 100 sps are survived over the years, no more
    isn't it?
    Only 200 SP4 still alive but the good news is SP4S numbers have increased to 400 !!!


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    Only,

    If you believe
    GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJV View Post
    Only 200 SP4 still alive but the good news is SP4S numbers have increased to 400 !!!

    But sadly probably not that far from the truth.

    On my '92 851/916cc based bike I've got full Ohlins suspension, SP/Corse adjustable rear rocker, fully floating Brembo front discs, single seat unit, a set of new ST4 C/cases tucked away without any # on them, also a Corse radiator as fitted to the SPS and I could even supply a dyno sheet showing it making SPS power, I'd even chuck it on a dyno to prove it.

    Now all I'd need to make a very passable SP(4)S is a carbon tank, (there's one on E-bay at this very moment) a nice shiney top yoke plaque, (you can actually buy fake SP5 ones on E-bay) find out the # of a long since dead SPS*/then change the frame #/stamp the defunct# into the ST4 cases and then find a gullible buyer...

    *This could/should (and more than likely) would get it by the checks carried out by the factory.

    I'm in no way suggesting/implying that the one in this thread is dodgy, rather just pointing out that it can be done so...

    "Caveat Emptor"

    Steve R

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    The carbon tank for sale on ebay is an 851sp3...

    That will look a bit weird on an sp4(s)
    Last edited by jarno888sps; 01-16-2011 at 01:55 PM.

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