The 916 truly needs no introduction, but we’ll defer to VisorDown for our favorite summation:
“Every once in a while a true classic comes along: James Joyce’s Ulysses, The Beatles’ Revolver, Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Greats one-and-all, to be seen, owned or understood by the discerning and devoted. To the list of timeless classics, we can add Massimo Tamburini’s Ducati 916.”
“Never had a motorcycle provoked such feelings of pure lust or been so coveted. Here was sex made metal, a Sophia Loren in cro-mo steel and alloy. Slim and curvy, the 916 took the breath away from any angle and redefined how a motorcycle could, and should, look.”
Alongside the standard Strada model, Ducati also produced a series of homologation specials starting with the SP. The SP2 (like the one pictured here) debuted in 1995. Just 401 examples were built, and each one was fitted with a slew of carbon fiber parts, a white Monoposto tail, an Öhlins rear shock, and a set of full floating cast-iron brake rotors.
By far the biggest change to the SP, though, was the motor. For despite its similarities to the Strada, it came with rough-cast cases, smooth heads, and plenty of internal upgrades: reinforced main bearings, a unique clutch pack, a 14-tooth front sprocket, a high flow oil pump, Pankl titanium con rods, lighter crankshaft counterweights, larger valves, and twin-injector throttle bodies.
This example is VIN: ZDM916S004066, engine #: ZDM916W4004343. The seller is offering the bike on behalf of a client.
The odometer shows 3,797 kilometers (2,359 miles).
The seller reports that all invoices of the work completed in France are available. It was brought to Italy to be cleaned with dry ice.
Per the seller: “The motorbike is perfectly original only the wheels have been repainted. The original front wheel not repainted in perfect condition is available. Only the side stand bracket has been galvanized because it had a lille bit of rust.”
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires with date codes of 0621 and 2621.
The sale includes one key.
The sale also includes the original owner’s manual and a selection of service records.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located in Tombolo, Italy, this Ducati is offered on a clean French title. Have any 916 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.