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Italian Motorcycles

1988 Ducati 851 Superbike

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This example is number 177 of the homologation series and was purchased new for the substantial sum of NZ$30,000 by NZ Classic Motorcycles staff member, Steven Scullion. Steven purchased the after-market kit, modified the exhaust system as per the factory drawings and added a brace to the swinging arm. With this bike, he won the New Zealand BEARS and NZACU Road Racing Championship in 1988/89 and at a speed event on a closed section of the Foxton straight he was clocked at 166mph (267kph). Steven says that this bike broke him, physically, mentally and financially. It was purchased from him for the NZ Classic Motorcycles collection in July, 2011.

New Zealand Classic Motorcycles

The museum formerly at Napier housed an extraordinary collection. It has moved to the home of the World's Fastest Indian.

More information: New Zealand Classic Motorcycles.