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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:04 AM
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851 SP3 or 916 SP3

I've always wanted a 916 SP3.

Forza Italia at Silverstone have a nice one at reasonable money.

The only way I can buy it is to sell or p/ex my 851 SP3.

So : 851 or 916?
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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:13 AM
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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:15 AM
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Well it depends whether you want two 851/888 type bikes or two 916 series bikes. If the 851 SP3 lives in the SP4's shadow then it might be worth it, but then will the 916SP3 live in the 996SPS's shadow.

Nice 'problem' to have though


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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:17 AM
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Uhmmmm...you want an unbiased opinion!

I'm sure its nice, but I've seen better! ;-)
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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:17 AM
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will the 916SP3 live in the 996SPS's shadow.

Wash you mouth out young man!
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Old 25-Oct-2006, 10:18 AM
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Neither, just give the money to me, the warm inner glow that such generosity will generate will be far more satisfying, trust me.
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Old 25-Oct-2006, 11:20 AM
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You flash tart BC..!!

Like you - Ive got both shapes - but I know where my money would go (or stay as the case may be ;>)

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Old 25-Oct-2006, 11:30 AM
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You flash tart BC..!!

Bit harsh Nat? Still, I've called you worse....

It's a tough decision - obviously I'd just like to add another bike but I think it's getting a bit out of hand...(more to the point, someone else thinks it's getting a bit out of hand)

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Old 25-Oct-2006, 12:19 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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Old 25-Oct-2006, 12:29 PM
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Just my 2p worth... I don't think the 916 SP3 is as "special" compared to the basic 916, as the 851 SP3 is compared to a Strada (if you see what I mean!). I agree with all the points Nat makes, the 916 could be any of a lot of models, there's only one 851 SP3 (it's even obviously different from an SP4). So, the obvious answer is one of each, but if that's not an option it has to be the 851 version. Not that I'm biased...

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