1991 Ducati 851 SP3 #403


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Starts At: June 20, 2024 12:00 pm PDT

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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1991 Ducati 851 SP3. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The 851 was a quantum leap for Ducati, with a new trellis frame, liquid cooling, fuel injection, a dry clutch, and the first successful implementation of Ducati’s legendary desmodromic valve actuation with a four-valve cylinder head, known as Desmoquattro – it formed the blueprint for decades of Ducati Superbikes.

As Steve Rose put it in his 851 Buyer’s Guide for Bennetts, “Ducati’s 851 might not have shifted many units but it still managed to change motorcycling, save Ducati and make Superbike racing ten times more interesting.”

Throughout the run of 851/888s, Ducati released seven “Special Production” runs designed for homologation purposes. 534 of them were under the 851 SP3 moniker. The SP3 retained several key parts from the SP2 – the 888cc motor, close-ratio transmission, Ohlins suspension, and Brembo brakes…

…but it got additional upgrades such as a carbon fiber front fender, remote master cylinders, and stronger clutch/crankcases. Whether or not you think the black wheels are an upgrade – well, that’s subjective. What’s not subjective was the power bump to 111 hp thanks to a 11:1 compression ratio.

This example is VIN: 7AT05707X17000969. The seller purchased the bike through Bonhams five years ago. He is selling to reduce his collection.

It is number 403.

The odometer shows 10,494 kilometers (6,520 miles).

The seller states, “Fuel system service, belts replaced, spark plugs replaced, brake system flushed, engine oil and filter replaced.”

Duomo wheels.

Aftermarket bodywork and turn signals.

Tinted windshield.

Not shown: Aftermarket brake master cylinders.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin tires with date codes of XXXX and XXXX.

The sale includes HOW MANY keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Greenwhich, Connecticut, this Ducati is offered on a clean Arizona title. Have any 851 SP3 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Greenwich, Connecticut






851 SP3







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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