Frequently cited as one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever, the Ducati 916 needs no introduction. The first development of the 916 model family can be traced back to the development of the four-valve Ducati engine, the Desmoquattro, through the development and racing of the earlier Pantah models, to the road-going 851 and 888 models.
The chief designer of Ducati motorcycles since the 1970s was legendary Fabio Taglioni, who introduced the Pantah in 1979. The engine was updated in the 1990s in the SuperSport (SS) series and all modern Ducati engines are derivatives of the Pantah, which used its camshafts to both open and close the engine's valves, eliminating the usual valve closing springs, a system called 'desmodromic'. Taglioni, did not, however, have an interest in four-valve head engines, and so this was left to his successor. The eight-valve V-twin was the work of Taglioni's successor, Massimo Bordi.
The original acrylic-on-canvas painting sits in a private collection.
Each Giclee print is individually produced by the artist utilizing professional imaging technologies and methods. As a result of meticulous standards, the Giclee retains a beautiful painterly quality that preserves minute and subtle tints, blends and detail of the artist's original acrylic-on-canvas painting. The meticulous reproduction process and the use of archival pigments and museum-quality canvas produce a stunning piece that can easily be mistaken for an original.
(Frame is shown for reference only.)