Tamiya Ducati 916


    el manolo

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    Tamiya Ducati 916

    Post  el manolo on Fri May 31, 2013 11:24 am

    This is another project that I will commence this weekend. I received the package today after a good bid on ebay.

    Extract from Wikipedia:

    The Ducati 916 is an sport bike motorcycle made by Ducati from 1994 to 1998.[3] In contrast to Japanese inline four-cylinder competitors of the time, its V-twin engine produced less outright power, but a more even torque spread. The 916 model was replaced by the 996 model in 1999.[4]

    Making its debut in 1994, the Ducati 916 was admired because of its new design and outstanding technical features.[7] Designed by Massimo Tamburini and Sergio Robbiano and his team at the Cagiva Research Centre in San Marino,[8] the 916's water-cooled engine was a revision its predecessor, the 888, with larger displacement, a new engine management system, on an overall smaller motorcycle with a chrome-moly trellis frame (which was shared with the Ducati 748 in 1995 and beyond).[9] This was accomplished by increasing the crankshaft stroke from 64 mm to 66 mm. Using the same 94 mm bore size as the 888 resulted in a capacity of 916 cc - although by the time the 916 was introduced the final 851/888 Corse engines had also had their bore sizes increased to 96 mm resulting in 'race only' capacities of 926 cc and 955 cc respectively. This combined with a striking new bodywork that featured aggressive lines. It was later replaced by the 996 and 998 with similar design but revised engines and even more power.[10][11]
    Design of the Ducati 916 was a balance between function and form:
    The single-sided swingarm was beautiful, but designed to make wheel changes faster during races
    The underseat exhausts improve aerodynamic performance, and resultantly gave very clean lines. This feature was initially introduced on the Honda NR, and although Ducati was not the first, it has remained one of the trademark features of 916 line.

    Ducati 916

    Ducati 916 Senna (special edition in memory of Ayrton Senna)
    Massimo Tamburini went on to design the MV Agusta F4, the bike which is seen as his replacement for the 916 range, and it shares many similarities with the 916 especially in the tail section. Both of these Tamburini designs were featured in the Guggenheim Museum's 1998 The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit.[12]

    Paul Salomone

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    Re: Tamiya Ducati 916

    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri May 31, 2013 11:29 am

    Nice choice.

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