1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665
Lot 381
1998 Ducati 916 Senna III
Registration no. S877 CSC Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665
Sold for £ 16,100 (US$ 22,451) inc. premium

Lot Details
1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665 1998 Ducati 916 Senna III Frame no. DMS916S1-013185 Engine no. 013665
1998 Ducati 916 Senna III
Registration no. S877 CSC
Frame no. DMS916S1-013185
Engine no. 013665
• Family ownership since 2005
• Less than 6900 miles
• Termignoni race silencers

Ducati's four-valve era models began with the 851 and 888 models, alongside a range of unfaired models. The 888 eventually gave way to the 916 in 1994. Designed by the great Massimo Tamburini, it redefined motorcycle handling, looks, and overall performance. The engine was similar to its forerunner, the 888, and initially of 916cc capacity, but the chassis was completely different, being of stiffer and stronger construction and featuring a single-sided swinging arm for the first time on a Ducati. Tremendous power, coupled with the Showa suspension front and rear, and its massive Brembo disc brakes with four-pot callipers on the front, meant it was hard to beat. The first model was the 916 Strada, which was joined by the 916SP (Sport Production) then the 916BP (Biposto). Then, in 1997 came the 916SPS (Sport Production Special), a limited edition homologation version with larger 996cc capacity. In tandem with these 916 models ran the limited edition 916 Senna in versions I, II, and III. 300 of each version were built in 1995, 1997, and 1998 respectively, under a special licensing agreement with the Ayrton Senna Foundation, whereby a royalty payment for each machine bearing Senna's name would go to the charitable foundation. Senna, who was a Ducati owner himself, was instrumental in this arrangement prior to his tragically early death in 1994. Essentially the 916 Senna was equipped with some of the 916SP specification parts such as the Ohlins rear shock absorber, aluminium subframe, fully floating cast iron discs, were finished in a special paint scheme, and bore the limited edition number plaque on the top yoke. This machine is number 281 of the 300 examples of the Senna III.

S877 CSC was purchased by the vendor's brother in 2005, then the machine passed to his father, and then to the present vendor in 2013. During the current ownership the machine has been hardly used, although the vendor has kept it in roadworthy condition, and advises us that it was last serviced and MoT'd in May 2017, when it had a new front tyre, new cam belt, and a new battery (receipt on file). It is fitted with a Datatool alarm system and Termignoni carbon fibre racing silencers. The original silencers will accompany the Senna when it is sold.

Documentation consists of a current V5C, the current MoT, an expired MoT, purchase invoice from 2005, the original Owner's Manual and service book, plus Datatool alarm details and sundry papers.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is ZDM916S*013185*.
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