The 1950's: Burgeoning Success
the 888 in 1991, and 9 times in 1992, bringing home the championship for the third timeUPERBIKE
After the 888 was retired, Ducati needed a bike that would captivate the world and establish Ducati as a household name. They
did that with the 916 (and 996 and 998). One of the sexiest bikes ever made, it is instantly recognizable as a Ducati.
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