Ducati 996SPS For Sale

A Rare Opportunity

GBP 20,000

Regrettably now for sale is my stunning Ducati 996SPS. This Republic of Ireland example was built in 2000 and registered in February 2001. Service history is documented in the original Ducati service book showing annual services at Pro Twins in South Godstone during the years 2001, 2002 and 2003.

At some point it was converted for use on the track. I know it had very little and only gentle use from the previous owner (my brother-in-law) where is stood as a garage queen for many years until I bought it and used it for a handful of trackdays in Hungary in 2016, with an oil and filter change after each one. Since then it has remained under a Ducati cover in my heated garage.

The Carl Fogerty replica paint scheme was created for our wedding in 2019 and remains totally spotless. It’s a premium quality paint job, not stickers. The bike has always lived in heated storage to the best of my knowledge.

The outdoor photos in this advert were taken on Sunday 7th April 2024 and the indoor photos were taken on Saturday 31st August 2019 during our wedding party at the Hungaroring.

The bike is number 1277 of the limited production run and is fitted with the original 5 spoke Marchesini lightweight wheels, front Ohlins suspension, rear Ohlins suspension, original Termignoni exhaust system, JHP clutch slave cylinder, Carbon airbox, carbon air pipes, carbon chain guard, carbon exhaust guard and carbon swingarm protection.

Also included in the sale is an original Ducati fabric bike cover, the paddock stand, a small amount of spare parts including a complete spare wiring loom, front brake discs, sprockets, the original key and locks and a selection of paperwork such as the Irish registration certificate, Ducati owners manual, service book and world dealer directory.

From Wikipedia:
“The 996SPS suffix stood for ‘Sport Production Special’. The engine was the same as the one used in the 916SPS but the weight was cut down considerably. The 996SPS produced around 92.4 kW (124 bhp), more than the standard 996. The 996’s special SPS engine was much stronger than anything that Ducati or any other manufacturer at the time had produced for the track. To ensure a distance was held between the standard 996 and the 996SPS Ducati designed a much higher specification chassis for the SPS. The wheels were a five spoke design but were lighter than the standard three spoke design of the 916 and the early 996. In 1999 the rear shocks were made by high quality Swedish suspensions manufacturer, Öhlins with Showa front forks. In 2000 Öhlins forks were added. The adjustable steering head also allowed geometry changes to the steel tube trellis frame making it suitable for different riding styles or race tracks.”

Scroll to the end of the thumbnails to read the FAQ, which I will update should more popular questions arise.


Q. Will you accept less than the asking price?
A. Unfortunately not. I have priced it fairly, bearing in mind the scarcity, price of other examples available, condition, collectability and the price also includes the spare parts. A beautiful Ducati like this only increases in value.

Q. Do you have the original street-bike parts?
A. I never had them and neither did my brother-in-law when he bought it. It was already a track bike then. But it does come with the original Irish registration document should you wish to convert it to a road-legal bike.

Q. The bike is in Hungary. Why?
A. Because I live here. I moved from the UK in 2016 and so did the bike.

Q. Can you deliver?
A. It depends on where you are. I can deliver at cost to most of mainland Europe and I know a couple of people who can collect and deliver to the UK and beyond. I can put you in touch with those guys.

Q. The paint is fantastic! Who did it?
A. The fairings were painted by Mike Tamás. http://www.miket.hu/

Q. Is it tuned?
A. Not as far as I know. I have not made any changes to the engine. In fact it’s never been opened as far as I know and the dyno reading would seem to confirm that.

Q. I can see what looks like it has been sliding on the track in one of the naked photos. Was it crashed?
A. I did tip it onto its side once at low speed when I first rode it. Slow enough to just stand up and carry on. It put a hole through the fairing where the outlet from the water pump is and shaved a minimal amount off that housing.