Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Ducati 888. A MUST for every 888 owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1991 to 1994
Number of pages: 393 pages
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The Ducati 888 was a motorbike produced by Ducati that served as an improvement to the Ducati 851. The previous 851 brought liquid cooling, automated fuel injection, and four-valve heads to the company’s two-cylinder engines. Ducati raised the size of the 851 to 888 cc in 1991 to create the 888. Both engines used the Desmoquattro valvetrain idea, which used desmodromic valve actuation on a four-valve-per-cylinder motor, with cams opening and shutting the valves. The desmodromic technology from Ducati minimizes the frictional penalty caused by traditional valve springs.
The following production statistics are known for the various models:
1991 models: 1200 × 851 Stradas, 534 × SP3 & 16 × SPS. A total of 1850 units.
1992 models: 1402 × 851 Stradas, 500 × SP4 & 101 × SPS. A total of 2003 units.
1993 models: 1280 × 888 Stradas, 500 × SP5 & 290 × SPO – for the American market. A total of 2070 units.
1994 models: 1571 × 888 Stradas & 100 SPO for the American market. A total of 1671 units. Over all years there was a grand total of 7594 units produced.
Doug Polen won the World Superbike Championships on the Ducati 888 in 1991 and 1992. After losing to Kawasaki in the World Superbike Championship in 1993, Ducati discontinued manufacture of the 888 and introduced the Ducati 916, which featured a greater engine capacity.
Continual refining resulted in the 916/996 and 999 lines, the following two generations of the Ducati Desmoquattro superbike.
Cycle World observed a 0 to 14 mile (0.00 to 0.40 km) time of 11.25 seconds at 123.45 mph (198.67 km/h) and a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) acceleration of 3.3 seconds in a 1993 road test of the 888SPO. They measured a peak speed of 152 mph (245 km/h) and a braking distance of 123 feet from 60 to 0 mph (97 to 0 km/h) (37 m). The wet weight of their test bike was 497 lb (225 kg), and the rear-wheel horsepower was 94.0 hp (70.1 kW) at 8,740 rpm, with torque at 7,000 rpm of 59.4 lbft (80.5 Nm).
The 1992 racing version of the 888, the SBK, featured a dry weight of 142 kg (313 lb), 134 horsepower (100 kW) at 12,000 rpm, and a peak speed of more than 290 km/h (180 mph).