There is not much that has not been said about Massimo Tamburini's Italian exotica - maybe this is simply the most iconic shape of sportsbike ever produced?
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"More power than the 916, but the same look and excellent corner poise.”
The Ducati defined a generation of superbikes, Honda had to build an equivalent bike in the SP1 to compete with it. Four WSB titles for Britain's Carl Fogarty, not to mention the Aussie Troys, Corser and Bayliss.
The Ducati was dominant in domestic racing too. Who can forget Steve Hislop lapping Donington on his PBM Monster Mob Ducati faster than Rossi had been on his Honda RCV Moto GP machine?