FS: 1995 Ducati 916 - 14,885 - $12,999.00

FS: 1995 Ducati 916 - 14,885 - $12,999.00 Image

FS: 1995 Ducati 916 – ZDM1SB8S0SV000736 – 14,885 – $12,999.00

We are fortunate to receive another legendary Ducati 916 this year into our care to rehome.  We have not received any service history so far but seeing that the tires are new in appearance but are over 10 years old we are assuming it has not been used much over the last decade.  It is scheduled in to our service department to have a 2 year service performed, all fluids changed, new timing belts along with all the misc items we know to look for in bikes that have been stored.  We’ll leave the choice of fresh tires to the next owner, meantime we will make sure it has a clean mechanical bill of health.  If you are still waiting to check off your bucket list and own a 916 someday, this is a good one to choose, we predict they will not be going down in value if they are sound and not too heavily modified.   Don’t hesitate again.

We pride ourselves in sharing as accurate of information as possible on all motos we sell, unfortunately with this one, we did not get much of a backstory.  We see that the rear wheel is not correct for this year but everything else seems correct. This is another of the “Varese Editions” which is considered the rarest of the rare but we also see a few common little distinguishing items not quite true to how the Varase models were described.  The VIN however does indicated it was indeed produced in Varase.  Most likely the small details are due to rapid changes with vendors and suppliers in those days or trying to ramp up production.

How the journalist described these lovely motorcycles,

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.  For example, Varese bikes have a VIN tag under the tail section along with a specification tag. These tags reflect Ducati’s remaining indecision on final spec when the bikes were produced. For example, although the bikes invariably came with 190/50 rear tires, some tail spec tags on Varese bikes call for 170/60 rear tires. The bikes used hollow mushroom rivets with a flex plate to hold the belly to mid body panels as well as the windscreen on. fasteners were replaced with torx screws/wellnuts shortly after production moved to Bologna and production of the rivet fasteners discontinued. There were other differences like Pankl H connecting rods, but the net is the differences were subtle. To some these differences aren’t worth a premium but over time given the significance of the 916, these differences will tend to become more meaningful.

Here’s a cool video discussing the sheer beauty of these machines. – https://youtu.be/alx5O5TPzxY

Here is a quote from Mick Walker when the 916 came out.

“The really big news for 1994, however, was the arrival of the ground-breaking 916. This machine’s engine size matched its code number and had been achieved by increasing the stroke of the 888 from 64 to 66 mm. … This was the work of Massimo Tamburini, who has been described as one of the greatest motorcycle designers of the late 20th century – and with good cause. … To many enthusiasts around the world, the 916 was not simply the latest superbike, but the best there had ever been. It set new standards of performance, handling, and braking, but also style and charisma. … The 916 changed the face of sports bikes in a way that only the original Suzuki GSX-R750 had managed a decade earlier.”

— Mick Walker, Motorcycle: Evolution, Design, Passion

Credits cards accepted, up to $150.00 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook, Instagram and the Web

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FS: 1995 Ducati 916 - 14,885 - $12,999.00

FS: 1995 Ducati 916 - 14,885 - $12,999.00 Image

FS: 1995 Ducati 916 – ZDM1SB8S0SV000736 – 14,885 – $12,999.00

We are fortunate to receive another legendary Ducati 916 this year into our care to rehome.  We have not received any service history so far but seeing that the tires are new in appearance but are over 10 years old we are assuming it has not been used much over the last decade.  It is scheduled in to our service department to have a 2 year service performed, all fluids changed, new timing belts along with all the misc items we know to look for in bikes that have been stored.  We’ll leave the choice of fresh tires to the next owner, meantime we will make sure it has a clean mechanical bill of health.  If you are still waiting to check off your bucket list and own a 916 someday, this is a good one to choose, we predict they will not be going down in value if they are sound and not too heavily modified.   Don’t hesitate again.

We pride ourselves in sharing as accurate of information as possible on all motos we sell, unfortunately with this one, we did not get much of a backstory.  We see that the rear wheel is not correct for this year but everything else seems correct. This is another of the “Varese Editions” which is considered the rarest of the rare but we also see a few common little distinguishing items not quite true to how the Varase models were described.  The VIN however does indicated it was indeed produced in Varase.  Most likely the small details are due to rapid changes with vendors and suppliers in those days or trying to ramp up production.

How the journalist described these lovely motorcycles,

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.  For example, Varese bikes have a VIN tag under the tail section along with a specification tag. These tags reflect Ducati’s remaining indecision on final spec when the bikes were produced. For example, although the bikes invariably came with 190/50 rear tires, some tail spec tags on Varese bikes call for 170/60 rear tires. The bikes used hollow mushroom rivets with a flex plate to hold the belly to mid body panels as well as the windscreen on. fasteners were replaced with torx screws/wellnuts shortly after production moved to Bologna and production of the rivet fasteners discontinued. There were other differences like Pankl H connecting rods, but the net is the differences were subtle. To some these differences aren’t worth a premium but over time given the significance of the 916, these differences will tend to become more meaningful.

Here’s a cool video discussing the sheer beauty of these machines. – https://youtu.be/alx5O5TPzxY

Here is a quote from Mick Walker when the 916 came out.

“The really big news for 1994, however, was the arrival of the ground-breaking 916. This machine’s engine size matched its code number and had been achieved by increasing the stroke of the 888 from 64 to 66 mm. … This was the work of Massimo Tamburini, who has been described as one of the greatest motorcycle designers of the late 20th century – and with good cause. … To many enthusiasts around the world, the 916 was not simply the latest superbike, but the best there had ever been. It set new standards of performance, handling, and braking, but also style and charisma. … The 916 changed the face of sports bikes in a way that only the original Suzuki GSX-R750 had managed a decade earlier.”

— Mick Walker, Motorcycle: Evolution, Design, Passion

Credits cards accepted, up to $150.00 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook, Instagram and the Web

tags: desmo, desmoquattro, Ducati Superbike, 959, 899, Panigale, Ducati, Italian bikes, sportbike,  used V-twins, ducati916, ducatiseattle, craigslist, Cycletrader, ebay, pnwmoto, pnwriders, ducatilove, ducatistagram, desmo_nw ducatisuperbike, ducatilove, ducatistagram, desmonorthwest, ducatisuperbike, Yamaha, r1, zx, Kawasaki, ninja, classic, Sportbike, CBR, Suzuki,  KTM, Ducati, Honda, nakedbike, Ninja, streetfighter, 1990, 1991,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000, 01,02,03,04,05,06,07, 08, 09. 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2020