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?PYALONG said: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....???
Yes ...it's a 916...was advertised as a SPS but has the SP3 Platemarvin said: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?
Yea...that's what I mean......hard to find info on them..JEC said:That would be an SP model (SPS came in 97), dunno where the '3' came from. Could be a fake...
What do you think.......worth a look...?....7000ks looks clean..vtwin said: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).
The 916SP3 is the last 916 engined SP that was made. The 919SPS was initially sold alongside the 916SP3, then eventually replaced it (probably when the last unsold 916SP3 models left the show rooms).Neil996R said:Good for the track but not for anything else - all top end performance.
Maybe the odd one made it's way to other parts of the world but they were all sold in Europe.
Thank you Andrew....As you say the Specs are a bit of a mystery and can from the sounds of it can vary .........but where/how can I get more detailed specs.......Andrew said:The 916SP3 is the last 916 engined SP that was made. The 919SPS was initially sold alongside the 916SP3, then eventually replaced it (probably when the last unsold 916SP3 models left the show rooms).
Here in Australia they were available and I've sighted several through the years, they were also the fist 916SP that were sold (in Australia) with an optional road registration kit (I also know of a few earlier 916SP models that were privately converted to road use).
Mechanically they are a bit of a mystery as they come from the darkest times of Ducati (just prior to the sale to TGP) and as a result very few were ever tested or even specs made available.
Ducati's of this era were very variable in specification, literally being built with the parts available at the time. At minimum there should be an Ohlins rear shock and uprated Showa forks and the SP3 plate on the head-stock, a lack of carbon, no cast iron brakes etc do not necessarily discount it as an SP. As an 916SP it should have a very top-end orientated power delivery (they don't loose out to the regular models in lower ranges though). They will also struggle to idle and behave smoothly at lower revs.
As a result they can feel more lively than the later 996SPS (with its more relaxed power delivery and general good manners) however this is a fallacy the 916SPS will easily out perform any 916 engines bike.
Here in Australia the 916SP3 was predominantly available in 1996 and was still listed in 1997.
Checking my records (sales brochures and magazine articles) I can offer the following.PYALONG said:Thank you Andrew....As you say the Specs are a bit of a mystery and can from the sounds of it can vary .........but where/how can I get more detailed specs.......
Sounds great.....just such a nice looking machine....Orig specs...?Takkasan said:Hi Mate. I have a 916Sp3, from new has now over 50,000km's on the clock. As stated 96 model, with Ohlins rear & Showa front shocks. I have tarted mine up with L/Weight 5 spoke wheels, the usual carbon t/out, Titanium gr5 bolts t/out, radial Brembo M/Cylinders, Mag engine cover, L/weight alloy clutch, lighter B/Rotors, head work, Chipped & dyno'd, race rear sets & reverse pattern g/change, Corbin seat, custom paint job. Although 10 years old still great to ride, have ridden across Australia & back in 7days, 7600km's. Love it. Cheers Takkasan.