The 11 Most Important Motorcycles of All Time


1994 Ducati 916

#11 1994 Ducati 916

There have been more innovative motorcycles, and motorcycles that accelerated faster or sold better, but few will argue there’s ever been a more beautiful motorcycle than Ducati’s 916. Massimo Tamburini’s masterpiece brilliantly mixes purposeful mechanical details and purely sensuous design. Te cat’s-eye headlights and underseat exhaust defined sportbike styling trends for almost two decades, and the 916 virtually dominated World Superbike racing as well. This was unquestionably the most influential sportbike of the ’90s, and it still remains relevant today.