Ducati 916 Ducati For Sale

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Ducati 916 Biposto
Ducati 916 Biposto

Ducati 916

The Ducati 916  was developed in 1993 and was finally in 1994. From the outset it was a success; a truly beautiful with huge character and performance.

The 916 was initially offered in two the 916 Strada (the single would-be racer version) and the 916 , for those who wanted to carry a passenger — although if ever ridden on the back of one of you’ll know it isn’t for the The experience is something akin to precariously on a piece of slippery the size of a small wallet but hey, it was a serious adrenaline

But. back to the bike the 916’s styling was the work of Tamburini while the eight-valve, engine was the result of the labours of Bordi.

Being a Ducati it did however a number of faults; it was extremely and it was notoriously unreliable. Over the relative price of Ducatis has (you can now pick up one of these for less than £3,500) and of the later versions were more reliable.

In terms of this is no grand tourer, expect to ride from End to John O’ Groats and get off as fresh as a daisy. it just going to happen.

The 916 engine is an experience for the rider. Even in 916 form you have around to play with; delivered a liquid-cooled 90 degree V-twin. 3000rpm the engine is a little and the throttle throttle response is but once you wind it up past the 4000rpm mark it goes a rocket up to 9000rpm.

To be honest there’s really no in trying to go beyond this. definately a change if you are used to the reving of a big Japanese four but one sure that you’ll Don’t forget to keep eye on the speedo as 100mph can come up way too

You also need to remeber this a thoroughbred; the 916 needs care and attention — service are every 4-6000 miles but sure you get an annual service no how few miles you put in.

If you are serious about a 916 make sure that you go it with your eyes Take our advice and spend time checking it over and the bike’s history. Even on e-bay you are still entitled to go and a look and have atest before buying.

Common faults to look for

Leaking fork seals To check apply the front and pump the front of the bike up and If there’s a problem when you run finger up the fork leg you’ll excessive oily deposits.

Alternator Nut — Make the alternator locking nut is tightened If it worksloose it can be lead to an expensive bill.

Cambelts — when the cambelts were replaced. If one goes you could be at a complete rebuild.

Rear Gaskets — check for tell-tale white spots the rear shock.

Clutch As with all Ducatis the clutch the strongest component. If you are looking for an high mileage 916 check the clutch was last changed.  generally a simple repair and a clutch can be sorted by removal and

And don’t worry about the the of the dry clutch — that’s how they are!

Shocks Not so much a fault — something to be aware of: The rear set-up is crucial. Check the and revert everything to the standard set-up — this be fine for non-track usage.

Ok, the important factor, if you are serious buying one of these beauties, is

How much will it cost? as with most things depends on a variety of factors; the model you are looking for, mileage and condition in particular. as a guideline:

Ducati 916 Strada Price new: £13,000

Pay £3500-£5500

Colours: red, (Senna)

Ducati 916 Biposto

Price new: £12,800

Pay now: £4000-£6500

Colours:

Ducati 916 SPS (1996-1998)

Between — 1998 Ducati the ultimate 916; the DUCATI 916 The 916SPS was Ducati’s way of homologating the 916 for World Superbike competition.


400 of these were built. The with a two millimetre overbore in an increase of capacity to 996cc, a dramatic increase in rear power output from to 132bhp. Twin injectors improved mixture delivery and an even greater tuning — Are you mad!

The SPS was easily as as the best Japanese fours of its The throttle response was astounding, and the inexperienced rider some pant-filling opportunities — rear wheels and lifting ends are easily achieved.

The of the kit is (or at least was) state of the Ohlins rear shock and carbon cans. The SPS makes the awesome 916 look lame in the department.

All of this class came at a of course and today you can find examples from around to £8,000

If you are looking to buy one of beauties take a look at 916 bikes in our auctions.

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