1992 Ducati 888 SP4 #273

$25,680

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1992 Ducati 888 SP4. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1992, Ducati introduced the 4th version of their Sport Production 888 – simply called the SP4. It was produced along side the base 851 and the very exotic Sport Production Special (SPS). Both SP bikes got Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension, plus the “1” racing number.

At the time, Ducati was having good success with World Superbike racing on this platform: Raymond Roche won the championship in 1990, then Doug Polen won it in 1991 and 1992. Ducati would end up moving away from the Ohlins forks with the SP5, and as such some Ducati fans feel like the SP4 was the pinnacle of the line.

This SP4 (VIN: ZDM1SADM4NB001167, Engine #: ZDM888W4001331) is #273 of the production run.

The odometer shows 40,517 kilometers (25,176 miles).

It was “imported by the previous owner from the UK where it has extensive service records,” which will be included in the sale. The seller is the third owner, and he has covered less than 100 miles with it in 10 years of ownership. The sale also includes the purchase invoice from when the original owner bought this Ducati from Italy as well as a letter from Ducati on 4/3/2008 confirming the date of production as 1/24/1992.

There is also a dyno chart from 10/15/96 showing with an output of 109.96 horsepower and 66.19 lb-ft of torque.

The original VIN was painted over as this bike was titled/registered in California after importation from the UK. The bike was assigned a new 17 digit VIN – “notably, the new assigned 17 digit VIN cleverly retains the original 001167 frame number as the last 6 digits. That’s a nice touch and continues the heritage of the bike. I have all the original paperwork for the bike showing the original VIN, but if you want a bike that is titled and registered in the US, and in CA, I will leave it to the discretion of the buyer whether they want to expose the original VIN or attach a new VIN plate to the frame with the current 17-digit titled VIN.

Modifications:
Brembo GP brake and clutch master cylinders, Ohlins steering damper.

The seller notes aftermarket exhausts that are labeled as Termignonis but he’s not convinced that the labels are correct. There are also carbon fiber exhaust hangers.

Magnesium clutch side engine case cover as well as the carbon fiber rear brake caliper stay and carbon fiber rear swing arm plates from a 888 Corsa.

Cosmetically, the seller states that “the bike is in very good condition but with 40k km, it is not a concourse piece. However, I am a discerning collector and will say there are no major dings or cosmetic blemishes that detract from the appearance. There is some bubbling underneath the right side fairing due to exhaust heat, but you have to get on the ground and look under the bike to see it. I would categorize all other issues as minor cosmetic, and those are few. The exhaust slip on units have some small dings on the left side. Overall this is a wonderful example of what is becoming a more rare and collectible bike, now almost 30 years old.”

A basic service (including timing belts) was done approximately five years ago, and the battery was recently replaced. Per the seller there are no mechanical issues and the bike “fires up immediately.”

Currently located in Santa Barbara, California, this 888 is offered on a clear California title on non-op registration. The seller is letting it go as he is “thinning out an extensive collection.

One last note from the seller: “while many can debate which SP 888 is best (SP2, SP3, SP4, or SP5), I will tell you that in my opinion, the SP4 is the best looking given it’s unique #1 insignia on the side fairings and the new style 888 bodywork. It just looks incredible.” Have any SP4 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Barbara, California

Year

1992

Make

Ducati

Model

888 SP4

Mileage

25,176

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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