That's what it feels like riding a Ducati 916. Compared to anything else it feels so nible and light, with a chassis that communicates every single bump on the road. You can really tell it was taken from the races to the streets and not viceversa like, fr example, a Honda CBR or VTR was.
Yes, it sounds as if it is about to blow up BUT it will not! The bicilindrico engine has plenty of torque and dies right at 8,000rpms, as any honest twin should be. But the gearbox is tight and it's very easy to stay in the sweet, torquey spot.
Riding it makes you understand why it won so many WSBK championships. It is all business and requires your dedication to be precise in corner entry and exit, with the front wheel lifting even if the power is around 120hp or so.
This example is as stock as it could be, just like it was sold in 1997, with clutch and belts being replaced so that it's safe to push the little Ducati to the limit, even 21 yea