Additional photos of this 2000 Ducati 996 SPS Pista are available here for your perusal.
Engine work included titanium connecting rods, upgraded cams, and a lightened crankshaft. The SPS also got a bigger generator and included a set of non-street-legal Termignoni pipes. All this was good for an additional 12 horsepower, and the modified chassis made the whole package that much sweeter.
But today’s example is even more interesting, as it’s one of the rare Pista (Italian for “track”) models that ended the 996 SPS run. Per Ian Falloon, the Pista is “the last Factory Replica Desmoquattro before the Testastretta” which debuted in the 996R. Visually, the Pista differs with Italian flag decals on the front fairing and the monoposto tail section, as well as a Pista mention in the number plate area.
This came to us from the collection in South Africa that we’ve recently been selling. We do not have maintenance history on it – if the new owner would like to ride it, our White Glove service would be glad to service it. We had Angel throw it up on the lift to install a new battery and give it a detail.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any Pista stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!