This genuine 1997 Ducati 996 SPS was taken to Ducati tuning specialist JHP (see ducaticoventry.com) in 2000 when it had just 980 miles on the clock. It was transformed into a complete and still road legal WSBK spec fire breathing monster at a cost of over £40,000.
This specification would make most British Superbike teams of today envious and is probably the most trick 996 currently available. A truly unique bike virtually every conceivable engine, body work and frame up grade was carried out regardless of cost, too many to list the spec includes; Ohlins factory front forks with wide track magnesium yolks fitted with Brembo Corsa callipers and pads and a replacement magnesium rear swing arm. The engine has a JHP billet crank, titanium rods, Omega pistons, Corsa cams and valves and a gas flowed head. Other race spec parts are also added to the engine – radiator, air box, hoses, titanium exhaust and the bike has larger 54mm throttle bodies and a JHP quick shifter fitted. The bike has a full carbon body kit including a new carbon fuel tank.
Having only covered approximately a further 500 miles it remains in as new condition and is supplied with a full list from JHP of the work done and race parts supplied. The bike has been recently serviced, the belts replaced and fitted with a new battery. It is only two owners from new and has UK V5C registration documents. With the immortal and ground breaking original styling of the 916, this Corsa spec 996 SPS is a one off, road going Ducati sports bikes really don’t get better than this.