Ducati 748 / 916

Ok i’ll admit one of my guilty pleasures is to cruise eBay looking longingly at the Ducati 748’s / 916’s, but I still can’t quite work out how they are valued.

The 748’s were manufactured and sold from about 1994 to about 2003, whilst the 916’s were made and sold upto about 1998 (the 916’s were then replaced with the 996)

The 748’s and 916’s were almost completely identical year on year, with each annual revision receiving the odd improvement here and there.

How is it then that 1998 916 will generally fetch about £5500, whereas a 1998 of the equivalent mileage/service etc will be very lucky to make £3000? Nostalgia?