Tamburini's masterpiece, still looking and running great at 22 years...
I know what you’re saying but I wouldn’t be so quick to say it’s not capable. Maybe I don’t quite have the power of the new bikes but the 916 gen bikes are very capable. I lap pretty quickly on my 916 gen race bikes compared to the ultra modern bikes. Once properly set up, they handle as well as anything else out there for a mere track day hack like me.I still contend that if they re-released the 916 generation bike it would sell. I know it isn't as capable as the new bikes, but it has a character that defined what modern sportbikes are. No matter how many times I see one, I will stop and look at it. Hope to have one in the garage someday.
Absolutely right and more than that, the 916 gen bikes are set up so well (at least for my dimensions) that they're really easy to ride to a higher threshold than today's bikes.
Thanks. I'll try to remember the mods, as I've had the 996 for many years. I have not really done that much to it:Looks fantastic! I would love to see more photos. I am restoring a 2000 996s that does not look anywhere as nice as yours, but hopefully some day. Looks like you swapped out the original tail light and blinkers. Any other mods?
I believe this is absolutely correct, the 916 truly is a mechanical masterpiece right up there with any other two or four wheeled options one could mention.Tamburini's masterpiece,
I believe this is absolutely correct, the 916 truly is a mechanical masterpiece right up there with any other two or four wheeled options one could mention.
Time and relative ubiquity has lessened the impact somewhat, but cast your mind back to when the 916 landed in late '93... It was truly stunning in every respect. And unequaled by any other motorcycle since, impact wise, i mean
I consider myself privileged and honoured to have owned a 996 since 2003
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