No Reserve – 1997 Ducati 916

Current bid: $10,100

Reserve price has been met.

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Ending On: June 2, 2023 1:00 pm

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2023-06-02 12:50:00 2023-06-02 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles No Reserve – 1997 Ducati 916 Grayslake, Illinois - A low-mileage (4,466) 916 that's guaranteed to find a new home. Iconic Motorbike Auctions


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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 VIN: ZDM1SB8S3VB009064. The seller purchased this motorcycle from a motorcycle dealership eight years ago. During their ownership, the seller states this motorcycle has been kept on a battery tender in a heated and air-conditioned room.

The odometer shows 4,466 miles. The seller has put 500 miles on this example during their ownership.

The seller states they have performed the following maintenance:
Replaced brake pads.
Replaced clutch, front, and rear brake master cylinders.
Replaced brake calipers.
Bled clutch and brake lines.
Adjusted valves.
Changed oil.

Mono seat conversion with Corbin seat.

Steel-braided brake lines.

Marchesini wheels.

Termignoni exhaust.

Not pictured: lightweight lithium battery.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin 2CT tires with date codes of 0416 and 0715.

The sale includes one key.

This sale includes the original exhaust, original wheels, original seat assembly (including pillion seat), passenger pegs, and aftermarket exhaust. Please note: the seller states the original wheels have been powder coated black.

OEM toolkit.

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

Currently located in Grayslake, Illinois, this Ducati is offered on a clean Illinois title. Have any 916 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed:

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
1313david May 31, 2023 4:56 am $10,100
RussB May 26, 2023 4:35 pm $10,000 Auto
1313david May 26, 2023 4:35 pm $9,916
RussB May 26, 2023 4:35 pm $9,100 Auto
1313david May 26, 2023 4:35 pm $9,000
RussB May 26, 2023 4:34 pm $8,100 Auto
1313david May 26, 2023 4:34 pm $8,000
RussB May 26, 2023 4:34 pm $7,100 Auto
1313david May 26, 2023 4:34 pm $7,000
RussB May 26, 2023 11:17 am $5,299
Compstall73 May 26, 2023 11:17 am $5,199 Auto
Compstall73 May 26, 2023 10:44 am $1 Reserve
Auction started May 26, 2023 7:10 am
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