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    Default 1989 Ducati 888cc Lucchinelli Replica Racing Motorcycle - Stafford Bonhams

    For auction at Bonhams Stafford 27 April 2014

    1989 Ducati 888cc Lucchinelli Replica Racing Motorcycle

    Ducati kicked off the inaugural World Superbike Championship with victory in the opening round at Donington Park in April 1988, when works rider Marco Lucchinelli took the honours aboard an over-bored and race-kitted version of the Ducati 851 Superbike. Since then the Italian company has won more WSB races and championships than any other manufacturer.
    Ducati lost no time in announcing a customer version of Marco’s bike for 1989 - the ‘Lucchinelli Replica’ - and ever since then the factory has pursued a policy of offering limited edition racers, usually based on the preceding season’s works bikes, to favoured privateer teams. Like the works racer, the Replica gained its extra 37cc capacity by a 2mm overbore which, coupled to an increased compression ratio, revised Weber fuel injection and a new exhaust, helped raise crankshaft horsepower to a claimed 132bhp. Good enough for the works racers, the road bike’s standard tubular-steel trellis frame was retained, though wheels went up to 17” diameter and bigger Brembo brake discs were specified. Published figures for the number of machines produced vary, most being in the 20-30 range.
    This Lucchinelli Replica was purchased from the Ducati factory and imported into the UK in January 1990 by Moto Vecchia Cagiva Ducati GB Limited, the official importer at that time (invoice on file). In early 1990 it was sold to a friend of the current vendor, who intended to do track days with it. The machine was delivered to the first owner’s garage where it remained for approximately 3-4 years before being purchased by the current vendor, since when it has remained in storage, still in its original box! The bike has not been worked on or tampered with, and is just as it was when it left the factory more than 20 years ago. It is hope that the fortunate new owner of this very special Ducati will complete its assembly so that this glorious looking machine can finally be enjoyed. An exciting opportunity to acquire one of the 1980s’ most iconic racing superbikes, presented in effectively ‘as new’ condition.

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    What could it achieve in this current market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWG View Post
    What could it achieve in this current market?
    its estimated in at £14,000-18,000

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    I cant find the link/pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducati View Post
    its estimated in at £14,000-18,000
    Considering the prices asked for the more common and much more common 888SP(4)S and SP5's, that estimate seems quite reasonable/low in fact to me, for a bike that numbered at the most 30 in production.

    Steve R

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    Had this bike been raced it would probably command a higher price but it wouldn't have been competitive at the time, shame it hasn't been used for the purpose it was built...

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    The estimate is actually higher, but I would have guessed even more.
    Bill
    http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19163/lot/427/

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    Just think, at those estimates you could buy 1/5 of the whole production run of Lucchinelli Replica's for what the latest tiresome green frame went for in Las Vegas.

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    Bonhams sold this zero mileage replica in 2010 for £26702 including buyers premium. The estimate for the current auction is £20k to £26k.
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    Bonhams sold one in Las Vegas this year for 30000 euros- so it's quite a bit less !
    Ian
    Last edited by 851 tricolore; 03-28-2014 at 03:56 AM.
    1988 851 tricolore strada, 1981 Mike Hailwood Replica, 1996 Bimota DB2 tricolore, 1988 Bimota YB4e.i, 1968 Gitan Grillo sport, 1992 Yamaha GTS1000, 2006 Honda Deauville, 1990 Honda GB500 Clubman
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