Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica is the rarest machine Ducati ever produced by complete mistake. They were required to produce 50 units for the 1989 season but they ran out of money once they’d only built 17 units and the project was shelved. They had already moved onto the 888SP series for this season and the Lucchinelli Replica race bike bit the dust.
Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica for sale
Finding a Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica for sale is one of the most challenging Ducatis to find for sale. Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replicas were all built for the race track only, they were never a road registered motorcycle. They were an overboard 851 Kit bike but with very expensive, exotic and unique racing components. Lucchinelli Replicas have increased in value seriously since 2020 and one collector already owns three of them. Many were destroyed and one remains new, in the crate and with an incredible price tag just waiting to sell. However this example came from the US Super Twins series and was run until 1990 when it was finally de-commissioned and shipped to the UK to be restored. The restoration is absolutely spot on with the correct parts through out for such a machine. The finish and attention to detail is forensic and this has the feel of a new one delivered from Bologna in 1989.
Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica
This Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica was restored by AA Racing, who raced these when they were new, the machine is incredibly authentic. The original engine cases are replaced, as they only lasted 18 hours. It is fitted with a new unstamped set with the date 1990 stamped on them from the factory. It is almost unheard of to have one of these machines on original cases if it was genuinely raced for more than 18 hours. No one ever kept the old cases, as everyone needed the latest upgrades to keep the machine competitive and the idea of these machines becoming collectible was unthinkable at that time. This machine has the original, irreplaceable black chrome stamped silencers. The original 320mm discs and calibers are present, along with the original bodywork. The magnesium three spoke wheels are present with stickers stating they are for track use only.
Lucchinelli Replica for sale fully restored
Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica for sale fully restored by AA racing expert of Ducatis of this fascinating era. This machine finished the 1990 season with 1990 date stamped engine cases, an early 1990 Corsa spec motor with 1988 date stamped heads (probably the original heads from new), 0/s valves, Pankl con rods and a close ratio gearbox. All of this is exactly as it left the race track in 1990 when the machine was retired and is exactly what you would expect of such a machine. The brake discs have been replaced with new old stock front 300mm discs and 260mm rear disc. These are unicorn parts which were original fitted to the machine from new by Ducati. The dash is new old stock, new rev counter drive, new cam pulleys and belts fitted, genuine Lucchinelli Replica bodywork, new ignition coils and coolant hoses.
Machine is ready
The machine is ready to start with excellent compression, fuel pump working and injectors pulsating with two perfect, strong sparks. The machine can be fired up if it is to be used, however if it is to be static it is best left as is to prevent coolant corrosion in the motor. The machine can be delivered and presented running or as is to preserve the motor. If you are interested in owning this unicorn investment grade Ducati 851 Lucchinelli Replica contact The Motorcycle Broker in the usual ways or fill out the contact form below.