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Ducati 916 Senna

Ducati 916

The Ducati 916 is an Italian motorcycle manufactured by Ducati 1994 to 1998. In contrast to inline four-cylinder competitors of the its V-twin engine produced outright power, but a more torque spread. The 916 model was by the 996 model in 1999.


The first development of the 916 model can be traced back to the development of the valve Ducati engine, the through the development and racing of the Pantah models, to the road-going 851 and 888

The chief designer of Ducati since the 1970s was the late Taglioni (1920-2001). He introduced the in 1979; its engine was updated in the in the SuperSport (SS) series and all Ducati engines are derivatives of the which employed a set of revolving to actuate the engine’s valves valve springs), called Taglioni, did not, however, an interest in four-valve head and so this was left to his successor.

The eight-valve V-twin was the work of successor, Massimo Bordi.


Making its debut in 1994, the 916 was admired because of its new design and technical features. Designed by Tamburini and Sergio Robbiano and his at the Cagiva Research Centre in San the 916’s water-cooled engine was a its predecessor, the 888, with displacement, a new engine management on an overall smaller motorcycle a chome-moly trellis frame was shared with the Ducati 748 in and beyond).

This was accomplished by increasing the … from 64mm to Using the same 94mm size as the 888 resulted in a capacity of — although by the time the 916 was the final 851/888 Corse had also had their bore increased to 96mm resulting in only’ capacities of 926cc and respectively. This combined a striking new bodywork that aggressive lines.

It was later by the 996 and 998 with similar design but engines and even more

Ducati 916 Senna

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

The single-sided was beautiful, but designed to make changes faster during

The underseat exhausts improve performance, and resultantly gave clean lines. This was initially introduced on the Honda NR, and Ducati was not the first, it has remained one of the features of 916 line.

Massimo went on to design the MV Agusta F4, the which is seen as his replacement for the 916 and it shares many similarities the 916 especially in the tail section. of these Tamburini designs featured in the Guggenheim Museum’s The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit.


Ducati won 4 Superbike Championships with the 916, in and in 1998, with riders Fogarty and Troy Corser. won again in 1999, with 996 the 916, and again in 2001 Troy Bayliss on the 996. won the Manufacturer’s Championship in all those plus 2000.

Ducati 916 Senna
Ducati 916 Senna
Ducati 916 Senna

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