‘The first World Su­per­bike’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

“The 851 was the first wa­ter-cooled four­valve Du­cati road bike and was de­signed by Gian­luigi Men­goli and Mas­simo Bordi af­ter test­ing the sys­tem on a 748 race bike in 1986 at the Bol d’or. The 851 was also the first Du­cati to come with fuel in­jec­tion and won the first ever WSB round with Marco Lucchinelli.” En­gine V-twin desmo, wa­ter-cooled 4-stroke, 4-valves, 851cc Power 88bhp @ 8700rpm Weight 185kg

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