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Why is the 916 so great?

I've heard, mostly from british magazines, that the 916 was one of the greatest bikes ever made. What makes em so special or great? I can't reallyl find many articles on the 916....

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I've heard, mostly from british magazines, that the 916 was one of the greatest bikes ever made. What makes em so special or great? I can't reallyl find many articles on the 916....
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I think the feeling with the 916,was that the engine output matched the chassis stiffness perfectly.(I've read mags say that the 996 engine was too much for the frame.)
That fact that the 916 is easily one of the most sexy bikes ever made doesn't hurt either.
The price and the ridiculous service costs really make it much less attractive though

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Ride one.
i felt the same way until i rode one. so sweet.

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THEY AREN'T!

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Talking DUCATI 916's Rock

Ever notice that Ducati bikes never copy other bikes. Any one have a frame like a Duck? Others are doing their best to copy the exhaust but can't. Fire up a 748-916-996-998 do they sound like a R6-954-GSXR, no way! Be warned - if you don't ride a Duck now-don't start now- 'cause that's all you will want to ride.

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Take it easy 748.......RCJohn is just joking. He's misinformed, but joking.

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Been a while since I posted anything. Anyhow, in I just bought a 916 a little while ago to add to my duc stable.

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