1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453 Engine no. ZDM996W4001614
Lot 382
1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS
Registration no. R13 GSX Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453 Engine no. ZDM996W4001614
£ 13,000 - 17,000
US$ 17,000 - 22,000

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Lot Details
1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453 Engine no. ZDM996W4001614 1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453 Engine no. ZDM996W4001614 1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453 Engine no. ZDM996W4001614
1998 Ducati 996cc 916 SPS
Registration no. R13 GSX
Frame no. ZDMH100AAWB001453
Engine no. ZDM996W4001614
Introduced for 1994, the Massimo Tamburini-styled 916 superbike and its subsequent evolutions captured the motorcycling public's imagination and established Ducati as one of the world's foremost brand names. Within a short time, the original 916 Strada was superseded by the Biposto (two-seat) version and the higher specification SP. The latter's engine remained at 916cc but added twin fuel injectors and bigger valves to the package for increased power and torque. Next came the ultra-exclusive 916 SPS ('Sport Production Special') of which only 1,462 examples were made (plus 202 of the UK-only 'Fogarty Replica' version). Despite the name, the 916 SPS enjoyed the advantages of an over-bored engine displacing 996cc and delivering a mighty 132bhp at the rear wheel. Of all the members of the 916 family, the SPS and closely related 'Fogarty Replica' are considered the most collectible.

Number '0926' of the series, this 916 SPS was sold new in Germany and imported into the UK in 2001, receiving the private plate 'R13 GSX'. Following a main bearing failure, the previous owner garaged the Ducati, which was purchased by the current vendor in October 2017. Since then the engine has been rebuilt with all new parts (including the crankshaft) by marque specialists, Cornerspeed. Cornerspeed's bill for £3,672 is on file together with another for a clutch rebuild/upgrade in 2005 and a V5C Registration Certificate.

Footnotes

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Saleroom notices

  • The machine is offered with an MOT to March 2019. The machine displays 10165 miles to the odometer.
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