Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

On the eve of the World Superbikes round at Silverstone and with the mouth-watering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned that there was no better time to look back on the benchmark bikes that gave Ducati such huge success over the years on both road and track.

And who better to re-appraise the family tree of superbikes than 'Mr Ducati' himself Carl Fogarty and the only other Briton to race the very first Ducati 916 in 1994, James Whitham.

To find out what Foggy and Whit thought of the bikes, pick up a copy of this week's MCN, on sale July 27.

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