1991 Ducati 851 SP3 Sold


1991 Ducati 851 SP3


  • A special / standout example of the modern classic Italian homologation superbike that helped launch Ducati’s modern road and racing successes.
  • UK / Moto Cinelli supplied. Professionally maintained without regard to cost by RPM and most recently Moto Rapido. All documented.
  • 7700 miles (12350 kilometres) from new. Original and unmolested condition.
  • Registered in May 1991, with two previous keepers from the same family.
  • Number 245 of just 500 examples produced to homologate the model for the World Superbike Championship. 
  • Iain Rhodes of RPM Bikes and ex Moto Cinelli (original importers of the bike) has confirmed that the bike is a genuine SP3 model per the plaque on the yoke.
  • Complete with the V5C / service booklet / original tool roll / owner’s manual / complete maintenance invoices and past MOT certificates. 


888cc DOHC L-twin, producing around 118bhp, coupled to a six-speed transmission. 
As standard, the SP3 features Brembo brakes, adjustable 42mm Öhlins upside-down front forks, an adjustable Öhlins single rear shock absorber, twin 320mm floating front brake discs with four-piston callipers, a single 245mm rear brake disc with a two-piston calliper, and Veglia Borletti gauges.  

Introduced part way through 1990 and based on the 851 Biposto, the SP2 came with the 888cc engine first used in the works racers. It was replaced for 1991 by the SP3, which boasted upswept Termignoni 'silencers', stronger crankcases, up-rated clutch, remote brake/clutch master cylinders, black wheels, carbon fibre front mudguard and a slight power increase.

An opportunity to acquire a standout example of what is an important low volume homologation superbike which will appeal to the most fastidious enthusiast.