Ducati 916 to 1199R (and a few SP and SPS models too…) Bike Social

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Ducati 916SP to 1199R, we can all

Posted: 22 February 2013

the flag first dropped at the World Superbike round at Park in 1988, Ducati upheld a fine tradition of so slightly bending the rules homologation specials. We take a at the finest.

WSB, and before it the TT F1 series, required that were mass-produced to be entered the races. Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki and Kawasaki all made specials such as the exquisite RC45, OW-01 and OW-02 or the workman like ZXR750RR, and GSX-R750RR, however none did it quite such determination as

Where the Japanese produced a special and the just got on with the job of it, Ducati built a homologation raced it, saw something needed and then released another special to improve the race

Due to their size as a manufacturer compared to the Japanese, Ducati given special dispensation in the of bikes they needed to While the likes of Honda had to a minimum of 1,000 units to Ducati only had to make The grand tradition of Ducati specials began, a movement has seen some truly models that bear a passing relationship to the road they are supposedly meant to

Bike Social charts the of the bunch, the machines that brought Ducati an unprecedented of WSB success and thoroughly annoyed the manufacturers into the process.

Ducati 916SP

The first 916 homologation special was actually normal-ish in the grand scheme of Launched a year after the 916 the SP retains the road bike’s capacity and other than a crank, Pankl Racing con different pistons, twin injectors, a close ratio (which is part 748, 916) and an Öhlins shock hugely different. This is the SP/R model not to have a headstock badge.

Engine: desmo V-twin, 8v

Rule rating: 2/5 – at least it had the same as the logo stated! WSB titles: 2 technically one was won before the bike was

1996 – 1998 Ducati

The second 916 homologation special may be the 916SPS but in actual fact its is 996cc thank to a 4mm larger (98mm from 94mm) the same 66mm …. As as a new lighter crank the SPS came titanium con rods, larger in the head and also a larger exhaust pipe, all designed to the race team get more to keep ahead of the inline

The SPS’s cases and barrels are beefed up, again as these are the the race team had to keep so needed strengthened as reliability was to become an issue. The WSB bikes motors after every at one point in the season!

Engine: desmo V-twin, 8v

Rule rating: 3/5 – How big is that engine?


1996 Ducati 955SP

The 955 is one of the Ducati homologation specials as 50 were made – one of which is by Massimo Tamburini, the designer of the and another by the estate of the late, Claudio Castiglioni. Built to homologate the increased 955cc capacity (96mm bore x …) for American AMA racing, the 955 even state its capacity on the – it displayed 916.

Engine: desmo V-twin, 8v

Rule rating: 5/5 – A minimum order built for one purpose

WSB titles: 0

1998 Ducati 916 Rep

The 1997 WSB season didn’t go to plan for Ducati – they the title to Honda and some called John Kocinski on the The 916SPS had served them but it had an issue and Ducati needed to fit a airbox – unfortunately they had homologated the bike and therefore alter the frame. No problem, simply built 202 units of the edition ‘Foggy Rep’ and your uncle, the 1998 WSB returned to Bologna.

The Foggy rep may been marketed as a tribute to two titles, but the truth was far less

Engine: 996cc, desmo 8v

Rule bend rating: 5/5 – The reason it exists was to bend the

2001 Ducati 996R

the 996SPS (which surprisingly was 996cc) battled on thorough the season, winning the title Foggy onboard, there was a on the horizon in the shape of Honda’s So upset were Honda the WSB rules seemed to favour the they sat down and built own, abandoning the V4 and taking the title with Colin to prove their point. weren’t good at Ducati as not was Foggy now gone, their was underpowered.

Ducati 851 SP 3

Enter the Testastretta head. The uses a 998cc engine the next generation of V-twin – the Testastretta. With a 2mm larger bore and shorter 63.5mm this engine gave the the extra power required to Honda to the 2001 title.

998cc, Testastretta desmo 8v

Rule bend rating: 4/5 – Ok, a totally different engine to the bike but what the hell…

Ducati 998R

While the may have been the first engined 916, the 998R’s was actually completely different to the on the 996R. Sand cast brought extra strength to the while a massive 104mm and extremely sort 58.8mm complete with titanium con high compression pistons and a crank made it a potent – and one that was 999cc!

The road which was now also called 998 and was 998cc, ran a motor with the dimensions as the 996R. Honda the 998R’s party by taking the title thanks to Colin on the SP2.

Rule bend rating: 4/5 – was that capacity again?

Ducati 999R

While the 999 was a completely new motorcycle, both the and race bikes used the same engines as the 998 motorcycles. So the 999 road bike was called a 999 but was 998cc, at least the 999 race was correctly branded for once. the 999R was as exclusive as ever sand cast cases, internals and various other all included to ensure it won at WSB.

that Neil Hodgson, Toseland and Troy Bayliss in doing. The final version of the the 2005 999R, featured a revised engine with enhancing modifications to take on the inline fours.

Rule rating: 3/5 – More honest most

Ducati 1098R

the 1098 was launched in 2007, it until the 2008 season Ducati raced it in WSB. seeing as the rules allowed for twins, the 1098 was only – this all changed with the R. being called a 1098R, the capacity of the R was 1198.4cc (bang on the thanks to an increased bore and

At this time the FIM were to make WSB bikes closer to road going brothers and the changes that could be for racing – no problem for Ducati, simply threw the kitchen at the 1098R. The engine contains titanium than a spacecraft and is as to a WSB bike on the road as you can get. It is the advanced WSB homologation special and a true racer with – it had to be, the rules dictated it!

Rule rating: 3/5 – To be fair the 1098 into the 1198 a year

Ducati 851 SP 3
Ducati 851 SP 3
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