Bonhams : 1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883

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Lot 628
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike
Registration no. L187 SWU Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883

Sold for £ 10,120 (US$ 12,688) inc. premium
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike
Registration no. L187 SWU
Frame no. ZDM888S1001898
Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
• Replica of a rare limited edition model
• Extensively restored earlier this year
• Numerous desirable upgrades

As if intended to help Ducati (which they almost certainly were) the rules for the new World Superbike Championship allowed twins of up to 1,000cc to compete against 750cc fours. Ducati made the most of this capacity advantage, kicking off the inaugural Championship with victory in the opening round at Donington Park in April 1988. Works rider Marco Lucchinelli took the honours aboard an over-bored and race-kitted version of the Ducati 851 sports roadster, and the following year the factory announced what would be the first of many 'limited edition' models - the 'Lucchinelli Replica'. In 1990 Ducati replaced the Luccinelli Replica with the competition-only Corsa, the first in a series of such machines based on the preceding year's works racers. Like the Replica, the Corsa used the 888cc engine, which also went into the limited edition, higher-specification 'SP' series of Ducati roadsters. Too good to reserve purely for limited production, the 888cc engine eventually went into the 851's replacement – the 888 Superbike – in 1993. Strada (road), SP (Sport Production) and SPO (Sport Production Omologato) versions were offered.

Restored earlier this year and currently displaying a total of circa 18,000 miles on the odometer, this 888 has been rebuilt to a specification approximating to that of the model's final Sport Production variant: the SP5. It was built late in 1994 and is one of the last of its type completed prior to the introduction of the 916. Parts renewed/replaced/fitted include the Öhlins shock absorber; Bridgestone tyres; Yuasa battery; brake pads and lines; aluminium Corsa-style sub-frame; 50mm race exhaust system; carbon silencer cans; Samco coolant hoses, AFAM chain and sprockets; stainless ride height adjusters; Oberon clutch slave and master cylinders; brake levers and bar ends; and stainless fasteners. The rear hugger; front mudguard; instruments surround; belt covers; and yoke protector are carbon fibre, while other departures from factory specification include SPS throttle bodies with a Ducati 916 throttle; Corsa-style airbox; clutch casings machined to Corsa specification; 1098 Corsa clutch; billet rear-sets; and a sidestand modified for improved stability. We are advised by the private vendor that the engine is fully serviced and has valves to racing specification. The paintwork is original. All works have been carried out by a Ducati specialist with 20 years experience. Bills relating to the restoration are on file and the machine also comes with MoT to 2020 and a V5C Registration Certificate. Offered complete with its original tool kit and owner's manual, this 888 SP5 represents a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic modern Ducati that can only become increasingly collectible.

Footnotes

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1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
1994 Ducati 888 SP5 Replica Superbike Frame no. ZDM888S1001898 Engine no. ZDM888W4B001883
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