1997 Ducati 916 Biposto

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This 1997 Ducati 916 is powered by a Desmoquattro 90 degree V-twin coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox and utilizes a single-sided swingarm and steel trellis frame. It has been part of the seller’s collection since 2003 and currently shows 20,495 miles. Modifications include an aftermarket set of clip-ons and a pair of carbon fiber silencers. Maintenance performed within the past 100 miles includes a valve adjustment, timing belt service, and replacement of the original clutch. This 916 is now being offered with a clear Indiana title. Designed by Massimo Tamburini and released in 1994, the 916’s styling was a major departure from its predecessor the 888. It would remain in production until 1998 when it was replaced by the 996 and later the 998. This example is equipped with a Biposto tail, and the rear license plate holder and passenger footpegs have been removed. Underneath the fairing is an aluminum subframe, and a chromoly trellis frame finished to match the three-spoke 17″ wheels. The currently-installed Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa tires have approximately 100 miles of use. Base model 916s came equipped with 43mm Showa forks from the factory, and a single Showa shock with rising-rate linkage in the rear. 320mm stainless rotors and a pair of four-piston calipers are fitted up front and handle the majority of the braking. 20,495 miles are shown on the odometer, approximately 10k of which were added by the seller during their 15 years of ownership. Power comes from a liquid-cooled 916cc 90-degree V-twin which sends power through a multi-plate dry clutch and a six-speed gearbox. Desmodromic valve actuation means that the camshafts are responsible for opening and closing each of the 8-valves, and fuel is delivered with a Weber-Marelli fuel injection system. Approximately 100 miles ago, Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville, Kentucky changed both timing belts, re-shimmed the valves, replaced the original clutch, changed all fluids, and performed a nut-and-bolt inspection.

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