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Old 15-Oct-2012, 06:32 PM
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Looking for a 996 SPS

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and have never owned a Ducati before so am looking for some guidance and help here.

I've been racing a Yamaha R6 for the last 4 years and next year have set my heart on racing a Ducati 996, I am looking at the SPS because the R is too dam expensive and the S or BIP isnt as race orientated as the SPS or R?

So first question I guess is would you agree.

The 998 is out as it's too new, I want to race in the Golden Era Superbikes with Thundersport, but the 916 could be in if it produces enough ponies?

What are your thoughts, where do I buy one and if I get one what are the essential mods?

Appreciate your feedback ,
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Old 15-Oct-2012, 07:21 PM
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I raced my 996 in Supercup this year with Hottrax. I also intend to race it in Golden era next year.

My 996 is standard apart from full SPS exhaust sytem, chip and power commander. It makes around 114bhp. Now I'm sure the SPS can make more than that but you are probably gonna pay big bucks for the bike. I intend to refresh the motor over winter and have the fueling set up properly and maybe gain a tad more power. It pains me to say it but pounds for horse power then buy a Mille
Personally I wouldn't swap. I love the 996 and in the right hands can be competative against the Aprilia.

Just looked on the bay and the cheapest SPS is over 8K If you have the cash then go for it but I reckon a good 996 can be had for 3K+
Otei, one of the forum users was selling his a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/sh...d.php?t=152095

On the plus side all bets were off when it rained.

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Old 15-Oct-2012, 09:42 PM
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Could you use a 748 Chassis with a 998 engine in it such as my Hybrid, the 2003 999 engines can be picked up for a good price and if you start with a full 748 you have an engie to sell
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 05:47 AM
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Could you use a 748 Chassis with a 998 engine in it such as my Hybrid, the 2003 999 engines can be picked up for a good price and if you start with a full 748 you have an engie to sell

Hows that work Kev? 2000 or older for Golden Era
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 11:43 AM
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Standard sps motor will give you more, should be good for 130 with little work and some are seeing 145 plus with lots of work! but not sure of all the rules re models and BHP limits.
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 12:40 PM
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Standard sps motor will give you more, should be good for 130 with little work and some are seeing 145 plus with lots of work! but not sure of all the rules re models and BHP limits.

Now now Paul you know how I feel about BHP.

There you go.


Golden Era Superbikes (2012)
1. ELIGIBLE MACHINES
In principle, all 4-stroke machines of the following ages are eligible:-
4 cylinder machines up to 750cc built before 1st January 2000
3 cylinder machines up to 950cc built before 1st January 2000
2 cylinder machines up to 1010cc built before 1st January 2000
Plus the following models that were basically unchanged from that period until they ceased
production:-
Kawasaki ZX7R and RR up to 2003
Aprilia RSV Mille & Mille R up to 2003 (not later model RSV 1000 with central air intake)
Suzuki TL1000S & TL1000R up to 2003
Triumph T595 up to 2001
MV Augusta F4 750 Oro & S models to 2002
Honda RC51 (SP1 & SP2)
Ducati 916 – 996 (not 998 models)
Yamaha OWO1 (to 861cc)
Yamaha YZF 750 (all models)
Yamaha R7 (750cc only no conversions)
“Specials” from in period accepted on a case by case specific basis.
All motorcycles must comply in every respect with all requirements for Road Racing as specified
in the ACU regulations.
2. DISPLACEMENT CAPACITY
The displacement must remain within 15cc of the original design for the engine concerned
allowing for rebore repairs. Four cylinder machines built before 1st January 1995 may be
overbored to a maximum of 861cc and the smaller capacity twins & triples from the same period
may be updated with the later parts to bring the capacity up to the class limits. Machines built after
1st January 1995 may not exceed the cc limits as listed above for the relevant year of
manufacture.
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 01:29 PM
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Neil is quick on his 996, even with his 114bhp he ran at the front of the Hottrax Classic Superbike series. A bog standard 996 motor well ridden should see you there or there abouts. No need to spend big bucks on the motor, just gently get the chassis side to what you like. Setup and skill more important than power.
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 01:31 PM
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specials accepted on a case by case basis - I'd be asking teh question before I shelled out my hard earned

BTW my 848 EVO set up by CJS last week...result....139bhp
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Old 16-Oct-2012, 02:02 PM
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I maybe a special case, or is that a sad case?

Btw, I was just trying to speak to Dave Stewart at Thundersport...........and there was someone on the other line (I could hear a bit) asking was a 996 eligible for golden ere .................... so a least one out there next year.

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Old 16-Oct-2012, 10:58 PM
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Hows that work Kev? 2000 or older for Golden Era

Neil that's why my post starts with the word COULD as I hadn't read the Golden Era rules

But from what you say it rules out any 998 so why is a 998 considered in the first place, I have a 2002 998 and there aren't any older than that


Now that you have posted the bikes allowed it seems Crazy to me that RSVs and TL1000s are allowed but not a 998
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