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    Hello All,

    Does anyone know the frame numbers of the four 851/888’s at the Ducati Museum?

    Always looking out for register entries, get in touch if you have any leads.

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    The Polen and "Falappa" version are ZDM888Sx001350x and 1351.
    They are the two Polen's bike from WSBK 92.

    1351 is its #1 (it's the "Falappa" 's bike) and 1350 is the #2.

    The Roche bike had a plate DM901, but I don't know its frame number.

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    Thanks BABA,

    These are the four bikes I have included in the register.

    So bike No:23 is 001350
    and bike No:9 is 001351

    "They are the two Polen's bike from WSBK 92' ?
    so the No:9 bike is not ex Falappa and they are both ex Polen from 92 season?

    is that correct?

    incidentally, looking forward to including yours!
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    Yes, that's it.

    You already have mine, no ?

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    pm me.
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    HI BABA-

    How do you know #9 is one of Polen's bikes. I had it labeled in my list as Falappa. Does the plack give the rider's name-- I have not been to the museum.

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    Mark, because many details are not fitting with a Falappa's bike, and because it's writing on the bike itself...

    The bike in the museum has a #2 on the dashbord and a GF2 upper top yokes.
    So it should be its second bike.
    Falappa never had a digital dashbord and the fork is "signed" DP 921 (I think someone here post the pics I have of the museum bikes forks, they are marked DP921 and DP922).

    I have clear pictures of bike #2 of Falappa, taken in 1992, with the old frame (the one used in 1990, same as the frame #406 sold at Monaco). So not a R92 frame, as it's on the bike in the museum.
    On other there is a plate on the left side (like your DM001, but on the left).
    This plate is not on the pics of the Falappa #2 taken in 1992.
    So I assume, it's on its #1 bike. So it means that during this season he used on both of his bikes, the "old frame" and not the one from '92 bikes.
    (Roche used this year one of them too (on the mullet), and had also a '91 frame.)

    Cathcart made an article on different Superbike race bikes, with the ones used by Polen ("Power struggle" was the title).
    The factory rear subframe on this bike didn't have the extra reinforcing cross plate. Same as on the museum "falappa" 's bike. And the bike had well at that time a big red/pink "1" on the top yoke.
    Moreover under the seat fairing, there is another pink/red "1"...
    On the swing arm, there is a rest of a yellow sticker, near the diabolo -> like the "SBS" stickers on Polen bikes.

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    BABA- excellent observations.

    I would love to see these bikes in person-- especially #3 so I can see what bits are different then mine.

    Of course if I had a chance to closely examine them it would drive me nuts if I saw the mixed bits you pointed out - would put a big question mark on what the bike has been labeled- and why.

    It could be a simple case that the factory museum did not feel that these museum bikes had to be as "original" we 888 Corse lovers demand.

    Reminds me of a recent Ferracci restoration of a '93 888/955 Corse which had been campaigned by Ferracci in '94--- much was flat out wrong. What can you say.

    Only a few of us care about this stuff so............


    Funny--- I have a set of '92 forks stamped GF (forgot) at the bottom on one of my Ferracci bikes. The rear shock is also stamped GF.

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