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Ducati 916 Senna

Ducati 916 — the bike, the

Famous 916 owners

The 916 gained its share of celebrity owners, Ewan McGregor, Ayrton — who even got his own offical Replica -and footballers Les and Mark Bright. Celebrities MacLaren F1 designer Gordon owns one, as does Lagaay, the head of design for and Julian Thomson, the designer of the Elise. All men with taste, and understanding of classic automotive — Thomson even to using the 916 as an inspiration for the Elise.


1994: The first model three-spoke, gold coloured initially launched as a Strada no pillion seat, but a Biposto followed. Engine is 916cc.

1995: No major changes, just tried to keep up supply and demand. A few 955cc were made to homologate for US

1996: The 916 Senna limited is launched and the 916 is now a 996.

1997: changes, the large logo on the is gone as part of the overhaul Ducati is taken over by the Pacific Group.

1998: The replica is launched with to the frame and airbox, basically a special to allow Ducati to the WSB bike within the rules.

1999: The 996 range is launched a 996cc engine in the stock and SPS

2000: The 998R is launched a 998cc big bore, short engine for more revs and power.

2001: Reeling losing the 2000 WSB title to and their Ducati-aping SP-2 Ducati’s engineers get to work. Bayliss takes the Superbike Phew.

2002: The 998 now gets the engine.

2003: The Ducati 998 limited edition is launched as a with the crappy sequel to the good first Matrix At the end of the year the 998 Final Edition is Only 300 are made as a final to the classic original.


As well the celebrated replica, which appeared in one of the sequels, the 916 alsostarred in the truly Speed 2 where it got beaten up a by a crappy American 4×4, flick Taxi, numerous rap and who could forget Destiny’s video Independent Woman, a video (see p8) and some song (according to closet fan Hogan)


Ducati 916 Senna

Be a 916 know-all in

Massimo Tamburini — the 916. He’s also the in BimoTA. And designed the MV F4 Testastretta — Introduced in late ‘Testastretta’ means narrow The angle between the valves is to allow gases to flow use bigger valves and create power

Carl Fogarty Foggy, King Carl, northern bloke. Foggy won WSB titles on the 916 in 219 races with 59 wins. The most successful WSB ever

WSB, World Superbikes basically a one-make Ducati Cup 1994 to 2004. Rules in 2005 to encourage the Japanese back into WSB

Bologna Ducati’s home town

— People who will you senseless about Ducatis

special — a bike in a limited run so the manufacturer can make the win. See Foggy rep

Foggy rep a limited edition 916 made so could modify the race and keep on winning

Desmodromic — The clever system Ducati employ. The are closed by mechanical cams and not springs. First seen in a V-four Ariel!

Ducati 916 Senna
Ducati 916 Senna
Ducati 916 Senna


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