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DUCATI 851 - €6,000

DUCATI 851 - €6,000 for Sale on Classic & Race Bike

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Offered for Sale by THE MOTORCYCLE FACTORY

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Make: DUCATI
Model: 851
Engine Category: 900cc

Year: 1991
Price: €6,000
Mileage: Contact
Colour: Contact

Date Added: 13 August 2013
Location: , Belgium
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike
DUCATI 851 - €6,000 For Sale on Classic & Race Bike

Bike Details

Approximate currency conversion: €6,000 <-> £5,385

Manufacturer: DUCATI
Model: 851 Strada
Year: 1991
Engine Size: 851 cc
Cylinders: 2
Price: 6.000,00
After buying Ducati, Cagiva invested in the development of another V-twin, but with liquid cooling, and four-valve desmodromic heads. Massimo Bordi had designed a 4V Desmo in 1973 for his thesis at the University of Bologna, and with Cagiva in 1985, saw his updated ideas come into production as the Desmoquattro.

Based on the Pantah motor, but with liquid cooling, fuel injection, and desmodromic four valve heads (with an included valve angle of 40°), the 851 made Ducati once again competitive in motorcycle racing.

The original Desmo Quattro was an experimental 748 cc 4 valve racer (seen at the Bol d'Or in 1986) and used 750 F1 Pantah crankcases. Bordi collaborated with Cosworth to develop the heads, but in the time they had, they were only able to reduce the included valve angle of the desmodromic engine to 40°, while less than 30° was possible with valve springs. Ducati stuck with the desmodromics.The subsequent 851 road bike had stronger crankcases, while the heads and valves remained the same; designed to fit above the 88 mm bore of a 748 cc version.

The motorcycle offered here is one of the last real 851's. With only 32000 gentle streetkilometers driven it remains in very good condition. It is equiped with the period must-have options like the highswept Termignony exhausts and the single raceseat.

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