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r1limited

1995 Ducati 916

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r1limited

Partially restored, its a labour of love and deep admiration.  Massimo Tamburini designed  one of just a handful of the most beautiful bikes ever made.  he designed as well the MV Agusta F4 750 which hands down is the most erotic motorcycle ever made.  Back to the sexy 916.

 

A formidable beast demanding respect, the 916 ushered in from its little brother the 851 the superbike era.  Arguably among the Ducati faithful some will argue the 851 was the first superbike, does it matter really?  23 years later, it still draws attention, its rumbling twin, clakity-clak of a dry clutch sounds like its about to loose its bottom end.  But to those in the know, its purely a heavenly sound.  The bike feels skinny, small, cramped yet top heavy and  finicky in slow corners.  At speed it is nimble, turns quick and accelerates rapidly with its close ration 6 speed.  It takes effort to keep it directed in the flow of a corner, pushing aside that feel it wants to either fall over or upright itself.  It is no fly by wire modern electronic driven motorcycle, this is a true motorcycle that affords no mistakes with your right wrist both lobes of the brain and body position.  Certainly the 916 is designed to go fast, very fast and it demands that you not force yourself onto it, but instead allow the bike to naturally flow with the rhythm of its 90 degree V-Twin pulsating torque.  Our motor is stock, we had plans to send it to Fast by Firrachi, that is still in the works, but more than likely not as FBF is no longer in business per say.  Well That is it, a first look at the semi restored 916

 

 

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Bigturbomax

Damn thats a pretty bike :)

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mints

Im not sure whats more beautiful the description or the bike. 

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MT27

My friend had a yellow 748. Very nice bike.

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Beemer

Very nice bike but I was sure it made a quackity-quack sound. lol!

 

 

 

 

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gregjet

Beautiful, proper aero fairing, that doesn't look like an escapee from a manga comic. Including the rear...

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