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Old 26-Oct-2006, 04:08 PM
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On the fence? Keep the SP3.

There's a nice Tricolore up for auction soon, then you can get an SP2, then an SP5...as long as I can remain an official test rider.


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Old 26-Oct-2006, 04:10 PM
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On the fence? Keep the SP3.

There's a nice Tricolore up for auction soon, then you can get an SP2, then an SP5...as long as I can remain an official test rider.

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Old 26-Oct-2006, 04:21 PM
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Yep, saw it in one of the mags...can't remember what auction house....reckoned it'd go for about 15K


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Old 26-Oct-2006, 04:26 PM
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Yep, saw it in one of the mags...can't remember what auction house....reckoned it'd go for about 15K

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Old 26-Oct-2006, 04:50 PM
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Im going to be lynched for this, but I'll say it anyway...!

Picture it..you rock up at a meet on the 916, and its, well, just another 916 isnt it ? - it could be a bip with a single seat and a few trinkets.

Unless you really know your onions...its not going to really create a stir because theres just too many of the shape about.

Now young man, whats going to happen if you pull up on that luvverly 851 ? :>). I'm convinced the 851 is much more of an investment too (even more so than your SP4).

And it makes a sound like a lancaster bomber. And we'll all expel you from the 851/888 forum. And I can still sell you all those hard to get bits - lol !!!

I went through this myself..I felt really special on my 916 when I bought it new in '96 as it drew so many comments. My 888 gets 10 times the attention now, and isnt getting that warm glow part of the whole ducati ownership thing ??

Just ask Johnny Hackett what his favourite is :>)

Have I convinced you ??!!

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Agree with your views Nat. You have to love the original to appreciate the latter. A bit like putting 916 stickers on a 748. God forbid LOL
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Old 26-Oct-2006, 06:29 PM
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Yep agree with most of you too. 851 all day long. 9xx shape bikes are pretty common, by that I mean you'll always get some at a meet. 8xx you just don't see them, and ESPECIALLY not the SP's. Even my strada draws massive interest, ok it's an SP - a - like, but sometimes people even ask, and I mean 'bikey' people, what cc it is!
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Old 26-Oct-2006, 07:26 PM
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Ok, ok - I'll keep the 851!

Tbh I haven't really "bonded" (?) with it yet, despite having had it nearly a year - in fact Jools has done more miles on it than I have. But I did give the SP4 a few good runs this year.

Thanks for the posts everyone, I do feel a renewed enthusiasm for the 851/888 series.

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Old 26-Oct-2006, 07:36 PM
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Good man.
If you'd sold it you'd never get another one for anywhere near the same money when you realised you didnt really want to sell it.
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Well done BC - common sense prevails !

851/888 any day of the week for my money

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Old 31-Oct-2006, 11:29 AM
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Yup, agree too.
Keeping the 8xx is the best policy.
Reason you haven't bonded with the 8xx? Muscle it. Jap and 9xx's you don't have to. Zzzzzzzzzzz.

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