Minichamps MIN122941202 1994 Ducati 916 Team Ducati Corse Virginio Ferrari Motorcycle - Carl Fogarty, World Champion (1:12 Scale)
"If I didn't take the chance I would regret it for the rest of my life."
- Carl Fogarty
The Ducati 916 is an Italian sports motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1993 to 1999. In contrast to Japanese inline four-cylinder competitors of the time, its V-twin engine produced less outright power, but a more even torque spread. The 916 model was replaced by the 996 model in 1999.
First released in 1994 (very limited number released in 1993), the Ducati 916 was admired because of its epochally new design and outstanding technical features. Designed by Massimo Tamburini and his team at the Cagiva Research Centre in San Marino, the 916's water-cooled engine was essentially the same as its predecessor, the 888, but with an increased capacity. This was accomplished by increasing the crankshaft stroke from 64mm to 66mm. Using the same 94mm bore size as the 888 resulted in a capacity of 916cc - although by the time the 916 was introduced the final 851/888 Corse engines had also had their bore sizes increased to 96mm resulting in 'race only' capacities of 926cc and 955cc respectively. This combined with a striking new bodywork that featured aggressive lines. It was later replaced by the 996 and 998 with similar design but revised engines and even more power.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 1994 Ducati 916 motorcycle that was driven by Carl Fogarty. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Release Date: September 2011
Historical Account: "Foggy" - Born on July 1st, 1965, in Blackburn, Lancashire, Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. Now retired, he is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999). His greatest success came with the factory Ducati team.