Ducati 916 to the Australian, when the laws are absurd
Ducati 916 to the Australian, when the laws are absurd
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Ducati 916 prepared for the Australian market

If you thought that the stupidity of the politicians was a new thing you are wrong. Because in the second half of the 1990s Australian politicians were able to force Ducati to redesign the front end of one of its most beautiful motorcycles, the Ducati 916. And how dare they dare such a heresy? Easy, it turns out that in those years in Australia motorcycles were required to have symmetrical headlights, and since the Ducati did not have them, an emergency solution had to be applied. The result, as the most purists would say, was the same as hanging two pistols from a Christ. And it is not that the original headlights were of different shapes from each other, as happens today with some motorcycles, the problem was that one was the low beam and the other the high beam, but the legislators of that They did not understand (nor do I think they understand today) and at a stroke the aesthetics of the bike and a good part of its aerodynamics were loaded.

I don't know what Massimo Tamburini thought about thisBut I do know that the Australians who bought one of these Ducati 916s, one of the first things they did was order an original front with its two asymmetric headlights to install them on the bike. If your eyes hurt after seeing the photo in the header below you will find a couple more. And to counteract the effects of this vision, I also leave you a photo of the motorcycle as it left the factory for the rest of the markets.

Ducati 916 with Australian headlight
Ducati 916 with Australian headlight

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