Tamiya 1/12 Ducati 916
1/12th scale motorcycle series no. 68
Unassembled plastic kitset model, paint and glue required to complete
-Highly detailed liquid cooled L-twin powerplant
-Solid rubber-like tyres with exact tread pattern
-Steerable front fork
-Brake and clutch lines
Ducati, the renowned Italian motorcycle manufacturer, is highly regarded by motorcycle enthusiasts the world over. Their current top-of-the-line “916” bike was unveiled to the public during the 1993 Milan Motor Show. In recent years, Ducati has been a dominant force of the World Superbike Championships. Their 916 was developed using the latest racing technology and expertise, and became a very effective base machine for these Championships. Its 114 horsepower, 916cc, liquid cooled L-twin cylinder engine uses a computer controlled fuel injection system and and Ducati’s traditional Desmodromic valve operation system. This valve system uses cam mechanics for both opening and closing the valves, while a conventional system closes the valves with springs only. This powerful engine is mounted in a light weight and extremely rigid, chrome molybdenum steel tubular frame. The rear swing arm suspension uses a mono-arm for quick tyre changing during competition. Showa’s shock absorbers and Brembo brake calipers are used at both ends. The 916 has a 2-stage adjustible caster offset system. Its aerodynamic cowl design is very destinctive, differing from other racer-replica bikes. The front cowl has engine air intake openings and mounts the dual headlamps. The fuel tank is ergonomically sculptured to fit the rider’s varying posture during hard riding. The 916 is a true street legal racing machine on the leading edge of performance and styling.