There aren't really that many motorcycle companies in existence that are known by their reputation alone. However, Ducati is one of them. They've been producing bikes for several decades, and over the years they've turned out some that people absolutely fell in love with. They might not have always been the most popular thing at the time, but over the years, people had a tendency to warm up to them and now, they can't wait to have one of their own. In this particular case, five of the most popular Ducati motorcycles from the 1990s will be discussed.
1992 Ducati Supersport
This was a bike that was capable of going fast and looking good while it did it. It was designed to look a lot like the racing bikes of the time and it could certainly go fast enough to compete with just about anything else on the road. Well constructed, the bikes were known to last and they had relatively few problems. It soon became a favorite among motorcycle riders, largely because it was comfortable to ride, at least as motorcycles go, not to mention having good handling and more than enough power to get the job done.
1993 Ducati Monster
For anyone that wants a bike that has absolutely no frills, the Monster was easily one of the most popular motorcycles ever made, if not the most popular. It was certainly the most popular motorcycle at Ducati as its sales made up roughly 50 percent of the entire sales of the company itself. Over the years, this was a bike that saw a lot of changes but people never lost their overall desire to own one. As a direct result, this is a bike that you can still readily find on the road today.
1993 Ducati Supermono
This motorcycle was designed for one thing and that was to be extremely lightweight. It didn't have anything on it that wasn't absolutely necessary and all of the materials that were used to construct the bike weighed next to nothing. As if that weren't enough, it also incorporated a 550cc engine that was capable of producing more than enough horsepower to make the bike difficult to handle for anyone that didn’t know what they were doing. It was produced between 1993 and 1997, but not in great numbers. By the time its production came to an end, only 67 of these bikes had been made. While it wasn't a huge hit at the time, it has become something of a collector's item today. Therefore, people have a tendency to scramble when they think they might have an opportunity to get their hands on one.
1994 Ducati 916
This bike looked different from anything else produced by the company, with far more bold styling. It also featured an exhaust system that ran underneath the seat and a water cooled engine. When it was made, people weren't sure what to make of it, at least at first. After a while, they figured out that it was a very unique bike and one that was worth having. As such, it became something of a legend and it's still one of the premier bikes of the 1990s, even all these years later.
1997 Ducati ST
The first thing anyone is likely to notice about this motorcycle at first glance is that it just might be where the origin of the term crotch rocket came from. It's sleek, fast and not too big to be agile. It has everything it needs to be an exceptionally fast motorcycle that can easily be handled, even at high speeds, provided the right person is handling it. Today, it's still highly sought-after.
As you can see, there's something special about Ducati motorcycles. These are only five examples of some of the most historic bikes that were made by the company during the 1990s. Imagine how many bikes hold their place in the company’s history overall, especially when you consider the fact that Ducati itself has been making motorcycles for almost 100 years. One thing is for certain, the company always has been ahead of its time when it comes to creating the right motorcycle. It really came into its own during the 1990s and it has continued to create outstanding motorcycles that perform well under almost any circumstances.
Written by Garrett Parker
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