Thanks to the gift of hindsight, we know that the 916 was one of Ducati’s most important models of all time. But did you know that it nearly had a catastrophic beginning? Right as the production lines were spinning up to bring the world the prettiest sportbike of the decade, a fire broke out at Ducati’s paint shop in the factory in Bologna.
Ducati did not let this cripple them – instead they improvised and utilized the Cagiva factory in Varese to build 2,663 of the first 916s. Per Ian Falloon, 641 of the Varese bikes were sold in the US. You can identify the Varese-built bikes because the 11th digit of the VIN is a V. This example is VIN: ZDM1SB8S8SV000838.
The odometer shows 7,656 miles.
The seller is the second owner, and he has put just 200 miles on it.
He has equipped this machine with several upgrades, such as a carbon fiber bodywork that’s been custom painted with special attention to have the CF show through in specific areas.
For example, note how he had the CF airbox painted to carry the red through from front to back.
It has steel braided brake and clutch lines.
The rear shock was serviced and re-valved by Race Tech.
There’s also a Speedymoto clutch cover,
Double bubble windscreen,
ProGrip tank pad,
and a Fast by Ferracci carbon exhaust.
A well-modified example of an early 916, this Varese-built Ducati is ready to ride.
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.