Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1995 Ducati 916. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
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.”
This 916 (VIN: ZDM1SB8S9SB003815) has been sitting for approximately six years. Before it was shipped over to our headquarters in Marina del Rey, California, it was looked at by Peter Boggia and we estimate that it would need between $1,000-$1,500 of work to be roadworthy, including new belts, fluid flush, a valve adjustment, new battery, and new tires.
The previous owner was a service technician at Fast by Ferracci, and it’s received a few knowledgeable upgrades. Most are obvious, such as the carbon fiber exhaust (we believe they are Ferracci units, though they don’t have badging).
There’s also an aftermarket clutch cover by a company called “Road Racing” that we are admittedly not familiar with.
Yoyodyne clutch slave cylinder:
You’ll also get steel braided brake lines and an Ohlins rear shock.
What’s less obvious is that the owner also changed the front fork rake to 23 degrees for quicker turn-in.
The odometer shows 8,261 miles.
This 916 has spent the last few years in storage, and the owner notes that there are some minor scratches on the frame that he believes are from a rodent.
Offered with a reserve that reflects the work needed to make it roadworthy, this well-modified 916 would make for an excellent “winter project”!