Ducati 916 Strada

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Rarely has a motorcycle combined and speed to such devastating as Ducati’s 916. The Italian blend of breathtaking beauty, engine performance and sublime made it an instant hit on the bike’s in 1994. By the end of the decade. 916-based had won a string of World Superbike Meanwhile the roadster went strength to strength, its engine but its look proudly intact.

The 916 was a of the liquid-cooled, eight-valve desmodromic line that stretched to the 851 of 1988. More than aerodynamic, designer Massimo creation was inspired. The fairing’s nose held aggressive headlights.

Elegant scarlet shapes everywhere in the fuel tank and

The rear end. with its tailpiece, high-level silencers and swingarm, was equally dramatic. 916cc motor was a bored-out of the unit from the previous 888 Other changes included a Weber fuel-injection system the addition of a larger, curved

Breathing was uprated with a airbox fed by intakes running from the fairing nose. In with a new exhaust system, raised the eight-valve motor’s output by a few horsepower to 114bhp at

There was more neat a( the steering head, which adjustable geometry plus a mounted steering damper. conventionally, the swingarm worked a multi-adjustable Showa shock. The firm also provided the upside-down forks, which a 17-inch from wheel.

was by Brembo. Ducati’s eight-valve had long been a torquey, powcrplanl. and the 916 unit was the best Its mid-range response was majestic, the bike rocketing out of corners as low as 5000rpm to the accompaniment of a spine-tingling growl. High-rev acceleration was and strong, too. sending the 916 to a top of I60mph (257km/h).

Ducati 916 Strada

Handling was superb, justifying decision to slick with a frame, after considering a to aluminium. At 4291b (195kg) the 916 was its frame was rigid, and its suspension of quality. Although the Ducati was not the of superbikes. it had a confidence-inspiring blend of and neutral cornering feel.

This most purposeful of sportsters was not always an easy especially in town, where its riding position, firm and snatchy power delivery life unpleasant. On the right though, the 916 was simply magical: one of rare machines that all those who rode it stunned by its combination of beauty, character and

Ducati’s Superbike Dominance The 916 was a hit in the showrooms, and Ducati’s factory of the same name was even successful in the World Superbike The red V-twins were the dominant in the most prestigious four-… series, notably with Fogarty. The British rider won in and again a year later. ace Troy Corser retained the for Ducati in 1996 before who had left for Honda, returned to the title in 1998.

His fourth championship, in 1999, it five in six years for the Italian

Source of review: Fast by Roland Brown

Ducati 916 Strada
Ducati 916 Strada


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