The iconic Ducati 916 was one of the most beautiful
designs in the history of motorcycle development. It
was designed by Massimo Tamburini who went on to design
Augusta F4 and the bike which bears his name the
Augusta F4 Tamburini.
Today similarities can be seen between the Ducati 916
and the more modern MV Augusta F4, especially in the
tail section. Design of the Ducati 916 was as much about
function as it was about form and the Ducati 916 brought
the two together in perfect harmony, the single sided
swing arm was stunning however it was actually designed
to make wheel changes faster during races.
The 916's underseat exhausts were an attempt to improve
aerodynamic performance but at the same time they helped
give the Bike a clean and and stunning profile.