For Charity With No Reserve – Ducati 916 Engine

SOLD FOR: $1,250

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 10, 2023

Winner: HardMint

Winning Bid: $1,150
Buyer Fee: $100
Total: $1,250

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Please Note: the sale price of this auction will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank. The standard Iconic Motorbike Auctions buyer’s fee of 7% will be assessed, though the minimum will be reduced to $100 for this auction.

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.”

“And it wasn’t just skin deep. The four valves per cylinder desmodromic V-twin measured 916cc and produced 114 crankshaft horsepower, with torque from tickover.”

This example is engine #: RB81003426. This page shows that RB8 corresponds to a fuel injected S4/916 motor. We are unable to confirm the year of production – if you know how to, please let us know!

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a compression and leak down test. The results are as follows:

Vertical Cylinder: 215psi @ 4% rings
Horizontal Cylinder: 195psi @ 4% rings

– Spark Plugs condition: Used, but good
– Cylinders are coated with fogging oil
– Broken spring in the clutch basket
– Bent bracket on left side
– One velocity stack is broken

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this engine is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any 916 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California












Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 9

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: HardMint

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
HardMint October 4, 2023 9:20 am PDT $1,150
Zoomie October 4, 2023 9:20 am PDT $1,100 Auto
Zoomie October 3, 2023 11:12 pm PDT $966
mogumogu October 3, 2023 11:12 pm PDT $916 Auto
mogumogu October 3, 2023 2:15 pm PDT $250 Auto
drinkchai October 3, 2023 2:15 pm PDT $200
mogumogu October 3, 2023 11:17 am PDT $150
Andyswine October 3, 2023 11:17 am PDT $100 Auto
Andyswine October 3, 2023 10:36 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started October 3, 2023 9:19 am PDT
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Shipping Information

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.

Please note:

  • 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.
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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