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It is 25 years since the Ducati 916 arrived on the global stage, changing the superbike world forever and immediately becoming a modern motorcycle icon.
Ever since its debut, the Ducati 916 has been beloved by motorcycling fans throughout the world, becoming an instant classic due to its Italian-style, dynamic and lightweight design that was so innovative back in 1994.
The Ducati 916 and the subsequent 996 and 998 versions were produced until 2004, with a total of over 45,000 bikes rolling off the production line. The Ducati 916 wasn't just a great bike and an enormous sales success, it was also dominant on the racetrack. In the World Superbike championship, the 916 SBK won 120 races, 8 constructors' titles and 6 riders' titles, four of them with Carl Fogarty on the Ducati 916 SBK and 996 SBK.
To mark this milestone, Ducati UK is inviting all Ducati 916 owners to be involved in a dedicated 916 display at Motorcycle Live from 16-24 November. Ducati is looking for 12 of the...
Well I was just after a cheap commuter bike after a job change and this cheap 848 evo dream bike of mine caught my eye at a price I couldn’t turn down it needs some work mainly fairings but I plan on sorting that over the winter and hopefully a few short rides not had a road bike since my r6 10 years ago had a short test ride when I bought her and fell in love. So much for having a cheap bike
I’m Mark from Bristol and bought my first Ducati a couple of months ago, a 1198s.
I recently went to Italy and was lucky enough to do the factory and museum tour in Bologna, which convinced me to convert to Ducati.
I’ve really enjoyed learning about the bike and how to respect it. Im in love with it at the moment but gutted the weather has got so bad so quickly here. Over the winter I’ll be be doing more research and hopefully upgrading a few bits and bobs.
Escaping again. One less set of drugs, as they suspect the two are making me feel ill, so see how that goes.
Going to take a week at home, try and have a walk everyday and see how that is before I decide to go back to work. (Fingers crosses a week Monday)
Thanks again for all the well wishes. If anyone is out and about during the week my way (Glos) feel free to drop by for a decaf-coffee (!)
Packing riding gear as I’m off tomorrow for a week riding round Sardinia and Corsica. No Africa Twins available for hire sadly, could have had a Multi but have gone for a GS as MrsH much prefers them for pillion.
Short flight from Bristol airport and we’ll be in the sun. I’ll report back here but by all accounts the riding is amazing. Food should be good too. Can’t wait
Ducati support MCIA SECURED programme
4 star rating for Ducati models fitted with BikeTrac as standard
Ducati models fitted with BikeTrac eligible for 15% discount with Ducati Insurance
Ducati are backing an MCIA initative to produce a security rating system for motorcycles in the UK.
Motorcyclists are becoming more conscious of the security features of motorcycles when making their purchasing decisions. Many motorcycles on sale today come equipped with a variety of anti-theft measures, but until now there has been no clear and concise way to compare these important features on different models.
For these reasons MCIA, the association that represents the PTW and Powered Light Vehicle industry, with the support of Ducati UK has introduced MCIA SECURED.
MCIA SECURED is a rating programme that awards a star for each recognised security feature fitted to a PTW. The more security features included as standard by the manufacturer, the more stars, up to a maximum of five for...
Difficult to get my head around winning this sort of money. I'm gonna have to do an eccentric act or two and blow some on something crazy (like for e.g. the first 50 people to "like" this post each get a new Ducati - there goes a million).
Any more "interesting" ideas?
Thanks for the well wishes both direct and via threads.
Got discharged about 1400 yesterday, and delighted to be home. Looking like I’ll take the rest of this week out for some R&R and try and increase my activity levels ready for back to work Monday.
Can’t believe how much everything aches, especially my chest, but then I had a heart rate for probably 20 or 30 back to back marathons timeline without rest. So it’s bound to have taken its toll on my other organs and, of course, my heart.
No idea what caused it. Now have a few months of further tests to check it’s all functioning OK before they decide if it’s long term meds or not. And an endoscopy to understand the enlarged lymph nodes.
So plenty of shoving and picking to come....
to @Furyous for selling me the 1198 wheels over on for sale.
As I said I’m a long term lurker but my Ducati history started recently with a lovely but a little unloved 748 about 5 years ago. Rode it round Assen and fell in love with how these things felt so much like my Tigcraft Rotax Supermono. Upgraded to a super low miles 748SP which did numourous trackdays. Then my 999 which will its way to a new owner shortly and recently bought an 1198 cheap needing work.
The 1198 was bought whilst drunk during an evening of this year’s European track pilgrimage on the 999 from a bar in Zandvoort, 14k miles a lot of service history but owner fell out of love with it after brakes siezed and (it turns out) sprag broke up. It had been standing for 18months in the rain and was just £5500
It’s now fully sorted with brand new Ohlins forks/shock I managed to locate in three different countries and final part was the beautiful Marchesini wheels. Brands 31/10 weather permitting...
I’ll try and be...
Hi Guys, got a 916 and an M900 amongst many other bikes, love 2 strokes. Will try and get some pictures up but id rather strip an engine, (which I'm doing with my 916 at the moment) than upload pictures , one drive , documents, and folders it all confuses me lol. So here goes.
Cant seem to find any great pics of my 916 but its in there somewhere.
DUCATI PANIGALE 1199 S R special
2012 registered as 1199S ABS – bought by me in 2018. Now has a completely rebuilt motor to R spec with special parts, V5 present and I am second owner only.
ENGINE: 1199 R -S/L spec motor, built summer 2019, 200mls run in only.- NEW ENGINE
Matching crankcases used only, all other parts new - R crank & Ti rods, new matching SL pistons and liners, new RS fully ported heads, corse cams, engine full of Race spec parts and built by pro BSB engine builder to the highest standard.
All Mg engine covers and bare suspension items satin black powder coated, Woodcraft clutch cover, R&G crash protection and lock stops fitted etc
Renthal Sprocket and carrier fitted with 525 chain
Full Termignoni MkVI Titanium /Inconel header system with engine fully mapped.
Oversize rads fitted to cope with extra heat
Carbon BST wheels with new Michelin Pilot Cups fitted as shown (scrubbed in on two track session on my track Panigale), Marchesinis with Pilot...
Rain stopped last night and sunny 15degC today so was able to go for a quick ride on the 1198 I just got. Was the first time I ever even sat on a Duc...
Not the ideal roads riding round the lake we live close by, since lots of traffic out, because its probably the last nice weekend of the year, and also the bike isn't registered in my state yet. Anyway some first impressions:
1. Mirrors are worthless but they look cool.
2. Clutch is a bit grabby but will get used to that.
3. Too much throttle play - will adjust that out but i get the feeling I may need to do something else to take away the slight snatch on initial opening. On other bikes i fixed with a reflash to eliminate the fuel cut on closed throttle
4. Gobs of torque, which makes 3. above important to fix
5. Sounds great and not crazy loud.
6. Very quick turn in!
7. Takes me back 35 years - like riding a real race bike! (i.e. light, responsive, awesome, but not much fun at 40mph)
I wouldn't dare take this on track in case I...
Got this running well now, no road test yet. As posted a few weeks ago i acquired these recently a 1970 GT 250 as registered in the V5, the feeling is it is a Hustler drum brakes all round as the GT250 had a disc front and didn't appear in the UK until 1972-3 .
My aim is /was just to get it running, the whole fuel system had been clogged up with stale fuel in the form of a treacle like substance. So, tank thoroughly cleaned using sugarsoap to shift about an inch of this muck from within, fuel tap assy cleaned but i decided to replace it with a new replacement which omits the vacuum assy just a lazy device for leaving the fuel tap on.
I replaced the coils as the original plastic coatings had split and the bike would not run on two cylinders. New plugs, new clutch cable, seat recovered, horn/light switch fitted ( never had one). Replacement handlebars as it had bent ace drops on it, and new grips.
The running problem was the carbs as advised on the forum, i had removed them and...
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