Introduced in 1987, the 851 made Ducati relevant in motorcycle racing again. It featured fuel injection, liquid cooling, and desmo 4V heads. 1992 as the last year of production – the next year Ducati would unveil the 888. This example stands out as it’s been signed by Troy Corser, Pascal Picotte, and David Kieffer – three of Fast by Ferracci’s racers from the time.
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: ZDM1HB6R1NB004217) has 3,032 miles, 100 of which were put on since the bike was dyno tuned by Boulder Motorsports last summer. The sale includes all service records, service manual, rear stand, framed posters, and the bike is upgraded with a Gia.Co.Moto high mount carbon fiber exhaust.
Find this 851 for sale in Morrison, Colorado with bidding up to $14,500 and the reserve already met here on eBay.