Lot 142 - 1993 12906 888 SP5
|Odometer reading||7,229 miles|
|Estimate||£12,500 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
In the Ducati Sport Production 'department' two models were
available in 1992: the 851 SP4 and the 888 Sport Production Special
(SPS). The 888 SPS was the ultimate racer, available in 1992 with
larger valves, higher valve lift, racing cooling system and carbon
fibre Termignoni exhausts. The 888 SPS was almost an 888
Corsa racing bike with lights and mirrors. Ducati won the
1992 Superbike Championship with Doug Polen, but a new talent was
recruited, Carl Fogarty who joined the Ducati factory Corse team in
1993. Fogarty worked with Massimo Tamburini on the development of a
completely new bike at the factory, Ducati was preparing for a move
that would change the company forever. In 1993 the 851 began its
final year under the title of 888 Strada, although it was virtually
the same as the 1992, 851 Strada the engine only displacing the
extra 37cc. The final Sport Production model, the 888 SP5 however
was mostly based on the 888 SPS and received its high performance
engine, but with a SP4 cooling system, a Showa front fork and
bronze Brembo wheels. Both the 888 SPS and SP5 are extremely rare
and among the best machines money could buy in their day.
Dream bikes do not get better than this 1993 Ducati 888 SP5, finished in the classic red this machine was supplied new in the UK. This is number 195 of the five hundred SP5's built and received a major service at the beginning of 2013 and has not been used much since but was on display in a classic car showroom. This Ducati 888 SP5 is supplied with a V5C registration document, a history file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates and the original handbook pack containing handbook and service book. This is a rare opportunity to own a Ducati made famous by one of motor racing superstars, Carl Fogarty.
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