The Ducati 916 is a fully fairedsport bike made by Ducati from 1994 to 1998. Featuring a 916 cc (56 cu in) fuel injected, 4-valve, desmo, liquid-cooled, 90° V-twin engine in a trellis frame with a single-sided swingarm and USD forks, the 916 is frequently cited as one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever.
In many ways Ducati was the greatest beneficiary of the creation of the World Superbike Championship in 1988. The firm was a contender from the very start, winning the second WSB race ever held and taking its first title in 1990 thanks to Raymond Roche and the 851.
The Ducati 916 managed to achieve something very few other bikes have ever managed – it transcended the boundaries of the market and gained universal recognition and praise from both motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists alike. It is this fact that makes the 916 such a standout motorcycle and was a major reason for its iconic status.