90 851 with 999 S4RS heart transplant
Absolutely beautiful looking bike Ducatierv!
I'd also be curious to know how many SP3 are still being ridden on the road as yours is..
You can never go wrong with a 916 variant. The problem is both platforms are legendary!I'm loving all these recents posts, thanks for the contributions guys.
loony, that Corsa is spectacular! Every once in awhile, like when I see a bike like this, I wonder if I shouldn't have put my time, money, effort and passion into an 851/888 instead of a 916 variant..
I can’t imagine you would ever regret swapping out the 848 for a 888 Corsa or similar. My lowly converted Strada (admittedly not much Strada left these days) 851/926 weighs 168kg minus fuel and even in less sorted form with a few less ponies would overhaul an 848 up over the back straight hill at our local track.My favorite race bikes are the 916 generation but the 888 series of race bikes are right up there. I am thinking of getting an 888 Corsa but it’s not a cheap proposition and I am kind of already at my limit for race bikes. I would have to get rid of one (probably the 848) which I don’t want to do. But I think about it as the 888 Corsa is so great.
I think you are talking about this bike?Hey for the Australians who are 851 lovers keep an eye out for a friends 851 that was shipped your way a good decade ago at the time it was track only with BST wheels and ohlins forks ,Farne exhaust, carbon tank and a ex Ferracci race frame. At the rime it left the states it had a custom red white and green paint job(Iirc) with a bull rider sticker on the bike.
It had a early mitered frame but a 92 style ETI fuelcel tank.
Just curious what it is up to these days. It should stick out as I assume it is either a race bike or someones track toy. Too far from stock to back on the road without a ton of work.
Thank you for that. I do think I would feel similarly.I can’t imagine you would ever regret swapping out the 848 for a 888 Corsa or similar. My lowly converted Strada (admittedly not much Strada left these days) 851/926 weighs 168kg minus fuel and even in less sorted form with a few less ponies would overhaul an 848 up over the back straight hill at our local track.
A Corsa weighs 20kg less again (!!!) with another 20hp if you are prepared to do the maintenance.
After years building my ol’ girl I finally got it on track, expecting a lumbering old school experience...I couldn’t have been more wrong. It is very raw, stripped back, but it is obviously built for the track.
Funny, they are built like a bulldog, look stocky and masculine vs 916 style femininity, but against my 749R it is deceptively small.