1993 Ducati 888 SPO

$20,223

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

By 1992, when Pierre Terblanche gave the 851 a facelift, Ducati had firmly established a line of SP (Sport Production) homologation specials based on the line. The Italian firm debuted the SP5 for 1993, however they were not able to get it to pass US Department of Transportation regulations, so they created the SPO (Sport Production Omologato) for Americans that year.

The 888 produced 94 horsepower thanks to the iconic desmo valve V-Twin. Slight improvements contributed to a quarter mile time of 10.81 seconds on the way to a top speed of 157 miles per hour.

The SPO blended the Strada engine with several upgrades from the SP5, such as the single seat, upswept exhaust, and Ohlins shock with ride height adjustment.

In a 1993 comparison story, Cycle World summed up the 888 SPO as “a Superbike racer traveling incognito, with a headlight and turn signals included to keep the Department of Transportation happy. It is among the very best sportbikes in the world, regardless of engine type, regardless of country of origin…the 888 is one of those rare motorcycles whose limits are so high that you’d be foolish to try to get near them on the street.” Ducati backed that up on the track, winning the 1993 World Superbike Manufacturer’s Championship. Doug Polen would also win the AMA Superbike Championship that year on a Ducati as well.

We’ve heard (but cannot confirm) that 200-290 SPOs were built for the 1993 model year.

Manufactured in November of 1992, this example is VIN: ZDM1HB7R5PB000754. The seller acquired it in November of 2016 from a private party in Wisconsin.

During his ownership, the seller covered approximately 1,000 miles. The odometer shows 14,705 miles.

The seller is letting this bike go as he just acquired this 888 SPO LTD here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Modifications:
Samco hoses.

Upgraded clutch slave cylinder.

Marvic wheels, AP racing 6 piston front calipers and rotor.

Drilled rear rotor.

Termignoni spaghetti exhaust and UpMap.

Aftermarket rear sets and triple clamp

Progrip tank protector.

Zero Gravity windscreen with 1994 AMA Ducati Racing sticker.

Carbon fiber dash surround.

Open clutch cover, aftermarket clutch, battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes:










Inside of the tank:

The seller states that there are no mechanical issues. “It rides amazing and is super reliable. Started at least once a month for the last 5 years and maintained religiously!” Documented maintenance includes:
11/11/16 – Full Service. Belts, Valve Adjustment at 13K miles, all fluids, new tires, plugs, new battery at Desmoto Sport in San Francisco, California.
10/10/17 – Oil Change, tighten mirror, replace chain and sprocket at Desmotosport.
6/27/19 – Belts and oil service at California Speed Sports in Dublin, California.
12/23/20 – Oil and filter change and battery at California Speedsports.

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires from 2016.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with registration current through November 2022. Have any 888 SPO stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1993

Make

Ducati

Model

888 SPO

Mileage

14,705

VIN

ZDM1HB7R5PB000754

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/ZDM1HB7R5PB000754.pdf

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