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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2007, 4:00 am Thread Starter
 
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916 Sp3

HI GUYS..

Need some help please.......
Have searched the net low and high for specs on the 916 SP3...

Can't find nothing.........HELP...looking at one.......wann know what It is
has 7000ks looks OK....???
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2007, 7:23 am
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HI GUYS..

Need some help please.......
Have searched the net low and high for specs on the 916 SP3...

Can't find nothing.........HELP...looking at one.......wann know what It is
has 7000ks looks OK....???
Are you sure it's a 916? There is an 851/888 SP3, don't know about a 916 SP3.? What year is the bike?

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Are you sure it's a 916? There is an 851/888 SP3, don't know about a 916 SP3.? What year is the bike?
Yes ...it's a 916...was advertised as a SPS but has the SP3 Plate
on top Triple Clamp.....

think it's 96....(forgot to ask)

I'll be buggered ...can't find nothing on the net...
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That would be an SP model (SPS came in 97), dunno where the '3' came from. Could be a fake...

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That would be an SP model (SPS came in 97), dunno where the '3' came from. Could be a fake...
Yea...that's what I mean......hard to find info on them..
but hey they exist...c below ebay has one for sale

http://cgi.ebay.it/DUCATI-916-SP3-Se...QQcmdZViewItem
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In Ian Falloon ducati 916-book, it states, that the SP3 was a '96 bike, with a plaque on the triple tree, 497 were made. (like can also be seen from the ebay-ad.)

It's basically a follow up to 1995 916 SP, with less carbonfiber, new crankcases (no kickstartboss).
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In Ian Falloon ducati 916-book, it states, that the SP3 was a '96 bike, with a plaque on the triple tree, 497 were made. (like can also be seen from the ebay-ad.)

It's basically a follow up to 1995 916 SP, with less carbonfiber, new crankcases (no kickstartboss).
What do you think.......worth a look...?....7000ks looks clean..
was the SP a goer.....

Just don't know enough about Ducs
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Well, the SP's were always a bit 'better' than the plain models, can't say much more. Keep in mind, it's over 10 years old..

Does the price reflect the normal pricerange of the plain 916's + something for the 'exclusivity' of being an SP? How's the maintenance? what's been done and what's not?

If your not familiar with ducs, have someone take a look at it. or maybe take it to a shop to have it looked over. There are at least a few things to look for, mainly the rockers, voltage regulator wiring, rear sprocket carrier + bushing etc. These are the things I've picked from here and from speedzilla..

Those who know more, can continue.

/edit: attachment, found from some forum (probably here, in the hall of wisdom.. :-) )
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Thanx Vtwin........................am reading everything I can get my hands on.

I have put a deposit on a Ten98 s but I missed the first bunch and am doomed to wait till December for the next bunch....
so when I saw the SP3........would c me through till then and been meaning to get a 916 for years before all the clean ones disapear......

But would love to c the specs/bits sheet before I make a decision......
but from what I hear/read on the forums it could be an expensive mistake......
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The SP3 is actually a very nice bike, a friend of mine has one.

As i recall, the 916 SP3 where actually -96 bikes that where rebadged SP´s and sold as late 96 and early 97 models, with the 916sps (996cc) coming in late 1997.

Don´t be fooled by someone talking about 955cc´s. The SP3 where only sold as 916cc

Advertised as having over 130 hp, it has A/G cams and slightly higher compression then the stock 916. Lighter flywheel and Pankl rods (instead of the stock forged ones).

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