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Ducati 916
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 94-98
Predecessor Ducati 888
Successor Ducati 996
Engine 916cc
Sparkplug DR9EA '94-98
Battery YB16AL-A2 '94-98
Front Tire 120/70-17 '94-98
Rear Tire 190/50-17 '94-98
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The Ducati 916 is a motorcycle produced by Ducati from 1994 to 1998.

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Intro

Sporting a 114 hp four-stroke V-twin motor, the Ducati 916 changed the design of superbikes and sport bikes alike forever. The model is included in the Discovery Channel's "Greatest Motorbikes Ever".[1]

First released in 1994 (very limited number released in 1993), the Ducati 916 was admired because of its epochally new design and outstanding technical features. Designed by Massimo Tamburini and his team at the Cagiva Research Center in San Marino, the 916 was a water-cooled version of the 888 that allowed for higher output levels, combined with a striking new bodywork that featured aggressive lines.

Design of the Ducati 916 was a balance between function and form:

The single-sided swingarm was beautiful, but designed to make wheel changes faster during races The underseat exhausts improve aerodynamic performance, and resultantly gave very clean lines Carl Fogarty and Troy Corser showed the world what a magnificent motorcycle the 916 was upon its release, by sweeping the World Superbike titles in 1994, 1995 and 1996, with Fogarty being the winner in 1994 and 1995.

1994

1994 Ducati 916 Strada


1995

1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red
1995 Ducati 916 in Red


1998

1998 Ducati 916 in Red
1998 Ducati 916 in Red
1998 Ducati 916 in Red
1998 Ducati 916 in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red
1998 Ducati 916 SPS in Red



  • Supposedly only 50 SPS's were ever brought into the U.S.

References

  1. Greatest Motorbikes Ever. Discovery Channel.

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