I agree with Ray...and to build on what he said, I think the Varese bikes are only more valuable in scenarios where they are original, in excellent condition and have very low mileage. Once you get into bikes that are higher mileage and/or modified and/or not well maintained I think there's really no incremental differential with a Varese bike compared to a Bologna built bike. For me the Varese bikes are desirable as they were the first of the 916's and the story (often embellished) of why they were built at Varese is interesting. And even where the Varese can command a higher price, it's pretty subtle compared to the early SP's vs. the base 916's.i don't understand why people pay more for the ones built in varese. apart from them being the oldest i guess.
the mono (916 strada) was the euro 1994 model year bike. for 1995 we got the biposto. don't understand why they did it that way in terms of production logistics.
I realize that is an unpopular view, and am equally aware that, at least to the best of my knowledge, the 916 was never offered in any other livery than Rosso, but IMO, the 916 Series bikes look far better, and far less cliche', in yellow.HUH?
Interesting. Thanks for the link. I've literally never seen one...They made a bunch of yellow 916s in 1998....
I did a search on here a little while ago to find this, and didn't come up with anything. So I emailed Ducati SPA with my question and just got the reply today. My question to them: How many Ducati 916's were made in 1998? They replied to me with a complete and exhaustive list of how many...www.ducati.ms
That bike would look good in purple with pink polka dots....I realize that is an unpopular view, and am equally aware that, at least to the best of my knowledge, the 916 was never offered in any other livery than Rosso, but IMO, the 916 Series bikes look far better, and far less cliche', in yellow.