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Ducati 851 Superbike Kit

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Make ModelDucati 851 Kit

Year: 1988

Engine: cooled, four …, cylinder, DOHC, desmodromic 4 per cylinder.

Capacity: 851

Bore x 92 x 64 mm

Compression Ratio: 10.6:1

Weber electronic fuel 2 50mm throttle bodies

/ Starting: Inductive magnetically / electric

Transmission / Drive: 6 / chain

Front Suspension: Upside-down fork with compression damping adjust.

Suspension: Marzocchi mono with preload and damping

Front Brakes: 2x 280mm 4 piston calipers

Rear Single 260mm disc 2 caliper

Front Tire. 120/70

Rear Tire. 180/55

Dry-Weight: 165 kg

Fuel Capacity: 20

Ian Falloon from Motorcycle magazine looks at the bike started Ducati down the to dominance in world superbike

Ducati stunned the motorcycle 21 Year: s ago by unveiling a new liquid-cooled, fuel-injected twin at the Bol d’Or endurance race. Displacing to comply with FIM regulations the 748 set a new for ugliness, and only lasted 13 Despite this inauspicious debut the Desmoquattro (Desmodromic with four valves per project was up and running.

Ducati’s Engine: er Fabio Taglioni had building a V-four but when the V-twin Engine: exceeded 100 on the factory dyno in 748cc its future was assured. The Desmoquattro grew to 851cc then before evolving into the 916 and 996 and eventually the Testastretta. Over its Year: history this has one of the most successful motorcycle ever, both on and off the race

As Ducati was a manufacturer producing than 50,000 motorcycles a the homologation requirements for the new World series required 200 units of the 851 to be for 1988. This homologation was the 851 Superbike Kit, a confused of racer and street bike. It was the only racing bike came from the factory Michelin racing slick electric start, headlight and

Alongside the 851 Superbike Kit was the first series of 851, the 851 Strada. were limited production with only 304 manufactured in 1988.

Compared to any other on the market in 1988 the 851 Strada was It was the only motorcycle with an fully-mapped electronic fuel system. The Weber Marelli IAW was originally developed for the Ferrari F40 car and Formula One and incorporated a computer an EPROM (electronically programmable only memory). This a map of fuel and ignition requirements from dyno tests.

Although the first 851 Strada produced a modest 102 horsepower at rpm this was considerably more any other twin available in

When it came to the Frame: and Ducati continued its tradition of of existing designs. The Frame: was on the 750 F1, but with a rising-rate rear end and the Marvic/Akront composite wheels rims with magnesium from the limited edition As it was a limited production item of the components were individually including the 20-litre aluminium tank and rear-suspension rocker

Unfortunately, while the quality of was high the 1988 851 Strada was a motorcycle. The performance was disappointing the hype, and the claimed dry Weight: of 185 was optimistic. Yet while the 851 Strada live up to every expectation it is because this is where the story began.

At the first Superbike race at Donington on 3, 1988 Marco Lucchinelli the factory 851 to overall victory. It was the of nearly twenty Year: s of domination that shows no of abating.


1. Ing. Massimo joined Ducati in 1978 completing an Engine: ering on an air-cooled, four-valve, desmodromic head. He initially worked on Engine: s before assisting Taglioni with the bevel-drive

2. Bordi was also a particular of Cosworth, an English company by Mike Costin and Keith that produced some of the successful ever Formula One car Engine: s.

3. From September until January 1986 worked with Cosworth on the cylinder head design. offered to develop and produce a non-desmodromic Engine: for 1.5 billion As it had unsuccessfully experimented with on its DFV/DFY V-eight it wouldn’t to a desmo.

4. Bordi considered heads with conventional springs, five valves (as the Yamaha), or six valves (Maserati) but decided on a four-valve desmo. wanted to call it the 850 but Gianluigi persuaded Bordi to call it the to avoid any association with the Fiat 850 automobile.

5. In early 1986 Mengoli initial Engine: drawings, these in April. The first had straight ports inclined at 30 with very close and side-mounted spark plugs but was revised to allow space for a spark plug. Following departure from Ducati in Mengoli has been technical

Ducati 851 S3 Strada
Ducati 851 S3 Strada
Ducati 851 S3 Strada

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