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Old 13-Oct-2005, 09:30 AM
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Time for the respray - which scheme do you like best?

I am sending the panels off the the painter today and I was having the last minute doubts about either cloning the 888 SP4 look or the, much more subtle, (in my view) 1992 851 look.

The bike will definitely have a white frame, carbon tank and black 5 spoke Marchisinis but it's not a genuine SPS. Because of that, I have mentally moved away from the SP4 clone and I think I prefer the late 851 look for it's uncluttered look. Clearly, mine would have the"888" on the side rather than "851".

I'd appreciate your views as you lot are an enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience.

What do you think?

TIA,

Rob
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 09:33 AM
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Here's the alternative SP4/SPS scheme with the number board. Mich' and Agip logos.

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Old 13-Oct-2005, 09:51 AM
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Bit too plain as an 851 IMO. I'd either go for the SPS look or keep it as it is.

Actually, I'd keep it as it is - 888 Strada looks are classic Ducati.
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 10:07 AM
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It's going to single seat as Sue has decided that the 888 is too much like a funfair ride, alright in short doses
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:20 AM
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Fair enough, but just have it in plain red with the "888 Superbike" decals on the side panels?

Class in a glass.
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:23 AM
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Tricolour?
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:27 AM
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SP5 look I reckon - mmmm, tasty!
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:38 AM
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I'm with Twinfan on this one.

851...Too plain
SPx...Too fussy...To many itsy bitsy stickers...Ok if it is an SP but...
888...Just right in red with the original "Superbike" decals and an Agip sticker
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:39 AM
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You boys....

I have been there with the Tricolour scheme but I don't think it really walks on the 888 bodywork. The deeper tail section allows the "V's" of colour to taper properly.

As for the SP5, that's what I've got, gold frame and stickers, but I just like the older stickers in white/black/grey.
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Old 13-Oct-2005, 11:42 AM
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Jools,

Sounds like the bike you've just bought.
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