£WITHDRAWN FROM SALE, Ducati 996 SPS (UK bike, 3 owners, No. 1471) 2000 W Reg.

MAKE. Ducati

MODEL. 996 SPS (UK bike, 3 owners, No. 1471)

YEAR. 2000

REGISTRATION. W

MILEAGE. 11700 miles with service history

– Original service book + all original manuals
– Service bills/invoices
– Old MOTs
– Recently had timing belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil, fuel filter, plugs and cooling system flush/refill
– All keys
– New MOT provided at point of sale

COLOUR. Ducati Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) with Grey Marchesini 5 spoke rims

ENGINE SIZE. Liquid Cooled L-Twin Desmo 996cc 8v 123 bhp / 73 ft-lbs

TRANSMISSION. 6 speed manual with higher primary ratio – Dry Clutch

TOP SPEED. 168 mph

ACCELERATION. 10.5 s 1/4 mile

WEIGHT. 190 kg (dry)

KEY POINTS.

UK supplied 2000 W Reg. Ducati 996 SPS no. 1471 in Ducati Rosso Corsa 
3 owners
11700 miles with service history
Original service book + all original manuals
Service bills/invoices
Old MOTs
Just had timing belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil, fuel filter, plugs and cooling system flush/refill
All keys
Heavily reworked 123 bhp 996cc Desmoquattro DOHC 8v motor
Revised cams, bigger valves and ports, titanium con rods, lighter crankshaft and carbon fibre airbox
Fully adjustable 43mm dia. Ohlins forks
Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
Fully adjustable Ohlins steering damper
Ducati Corse Carbon fibre belly pan / undertray
Ducati Corse Carbon fibre front hugger
Ducati Corse tank protector
Carbon fibre exhaust heat shield
Carbon fibre heel plates
Carbon fibre swingarm protector
Carbon fibre chain guard
Tinted screen
Alloy front sprocket cover
Adjustable rearsets
Brembo Gold calipers with 320mm dia. front discs
Lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke wheels in Grey
Single sided swingarm in natural aluminium
102 db Termignoni exhausts and dedicated ECU
Adjustable levers with Brembo master cylinders and remote reservoirs
Ducati Monoposto seat unit in Red/White
New MOT provided at point of sale

MODEL SUMMARY.

Ducati 996 SPS, no. 1471 in Ducati Rosso Corsa with Grey lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke rims. UK supplied by Ducati franchised dealers M&S Motorcycles of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Registered May 2000 on a ’W’ prefix, this is a final specification bike with Ohlins forks and more subtle graphics.

Just 11700 miles with service history and paperwork, including it’s original service book + all original manuals, service bills/invoices and old MOTs. Recently had timing belts, fresh Shell Ultra advance fully synthetic oil, fuel filter, plugs and cooling system flush/refill.

The SPS model was the ultimate incarnation of the Desmoquattro motor, just prior to the updated ‘Testastretta’ version that appeared in the 996R. It’s motor was heavily reworked with revised cams, bigger valves and ports, titanium con rods, lighter crankshaft and a carbon fibre airbox. The net result was 123bhp / 73 lb/ft but that only tells half the story. Anyone with an appreciation of these things will instantly notice how quickly the motor responds to the throttle, and with such a hard edged, crisp, note, totally different to it’s lesser brethren. An engineering jewel, and a quite magnificent, highly exotic engine. The transmission utilised a higher primary ration, thereby ‘shortening’ the gearing.

The specification included the best of everything, the afforementioned carbon fibre airbox, fully adjustable 43mm dia. Ohlins forks, fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock, fully adjustable Ohlins steering damper, Ducati Corse Carbon fibre belly pan / undertray, Ducati Corse Carbon fibre front hugger, Brembo Gold calipers with 320mm dia. front discs, lightweight Marchesini 5 spoke wheels in Grey, single sided swingarm in natural aluminium, 102 db Termignoni exhausts and dedicated ECU,  adjustable levers with Brembo master cylinders and remote reservoirs and Ducati Monoposto seat unit in Red/White.

Additionally this particular bike has some upgrades fitted including a carbon fibre exhaust heat shield, carbon fibre heel plates, carbon fibre swingarm protector, carbon fibre chain guard, a Ducati Corse tank protector, tinted screen, alloy front sprocket cover and adjustable rearsets.

This bike will appeal to any buyer that places great importance on originality, and ownership provenance, two of the most important factors, in our view, when purchasing any collectible car or motorcycle.

A wonderful machine, and one which we have owned personally for a number of years. New MOT provided at point of sale

PADDOCK STAND NOT INCLUDED IN SALE

P/EX CAR OR BIKE, FINANCE AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE – PLEASE ENQUIRE

PRICE. £WITHDRAWN FROM SALE

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