Introduced in 1987, the 851 made Ducati relevant in motorcycle racing again. It featured fuel injection, liquid cooling, and desmo 4V heads.
The 851cc L-Twin produced 104 horsepower and 52.5 pound feet of torque. Ducati specified Brembo brakes front and rear, and by 1990 the 851 had Showa forks and a Ohlins rear shock. Top speed was 155 miles per hour. For more on the 851, check out this review from Classic Motorbikes.
This example (VIN: ZDM1HB6P5LB001333) has just 5,506 miles – the seller acquired it 14 years ago with 1,800 miles on the odometer. The seller argues that “you may find a cheaper 851 but you will not find a better 851.” Aftermarket upgrades include a Staintune exhaust, Penske rear shock, and mirrors, though all original parts are included.
Find this 851 for sale in Boulder Creek, California for $10,000 here on Craigslist.
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