"The Ducati 888 was an upgrade to the Ducati 851; the earlier 851 had introduced liquid cooling, computerised fuel injection and four-valve heads to the company's two-cylinder motors. When released Ducati increased the capacity of the 851 to 888cc to create the 888, and both engines featured the Desmoquattro valvetrain concept in which a four valve per cylinder motor was given desmodromic valve actuation, with cams both opening and closing the valves. Riding the Ducati 888, Doug Polen won first place in the 1991 and 1992 World Superbike Championships.
We are pleased to present the opportunity to own a very rare collectable UK supplied Ducati 888 SP5. This example is number 195 of just 500 made. In 2000, at 33,000km, this beautiful 1993 model had a speedo conversion to a miles recording unit, with 20,625 recorded miles at the change date and an addition to 9,997 since, this example has covered 30,622 miles.Brought to auction with a record of services and MoT’s including recent oil and belt service in 2019 and in 2018 a new clutch, tyres and top end overhaul together with a full service. Offered with the original owner’s manualin superb condition with recently powder coated rims and recent Pirelli Rosso tyres, this is the ultimate 888 derivativeswith an MoT test certificate until November 2021.