Introduced in 1987, the 851 made Ducati relevant in motorcycle racing again. It featured fuel injection, liquid cooling, and desmo 4V heads. This example is a one-owner bike from 1991, the last year of production before Ducati bored out the motor and created the 888 SP4 and SPS.
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: ZDM1HB6R5MB002209) has been with the original owner since 1991, so the history is known. It has 1,596 miles and the seller says it’s in near-pristine condition. he does a great job of listing all flaws and showing them in the photos. Somehow, it’s still wearing the original tires. The sale includes all paperwork, including service records, warranty registration, bill of sale, owner’s manual, and more. It will also come with a race stand. It was given a full service by Ducshop last fall and it’s ready to go.
Find this 851 for sale in Atlanta, Georgia with bidding up to $8,950