Monday, October 13, 2008

Sports Classic by DUCATI

At the International Motorcycle Exhibition of Cologne Ducati launched, in addition to the new black colour scheme for the GT 1000 and Sport 1000 S, a special edition of the GT: the GT 1000 Touring.

Based on the GT1000 and sporting the new colour scheme of black with white stripe, this special 'Touring' version comes pre-equipped with elegant, 70's style chromed front and rear fenders, a comfortable chrome passenger grab-rail and a journey-useful screen. Attractive and practical, the GT 1000 Touring is ideal for those looking to enjoy miles of open roads in classic style.

Every Ducati SportClassic model captures the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of Engineer Fabio Taglioni's original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970s. While retaining the best of the past, they have been developed using the latest technology and engineering, creating thoroughly modern motorcycles that live up to today's standards of road-going performance.

The GT and Sport are both powered by the outstanding Desmo 1000 Dual Spark engine. The torquey air-cooled 90ยบ L-Twin is the perfect match to power bikes with a sporting soul. The cylinders, with their traditional cooling fins and classic ‘L’ configuration, are direct descendents of the original Taglioni design. Slim and exposed for all to see, the latest 2 valve Desmo system, fuel-injection and computer controlled engine management ensure that the 1000 Dual Spark engine is powerful, dependable and thrilling to ride.

The SportClassic design takes advantage of the beauty of the signature Ducati tubular Trellis frame. The renowned strength and rigidity of the ALS 450 tubing has been further improved with complex triangulation and using the engine as a ‘stressed member.’

The beauty of wire-spoke wheels grace Ducati road bikes once again. Starting with an alloy hub, the wheels use 36 chromed stainless steel spokes. 17” alloy Excel rims, famous in racing circles for their lightweight performance and durability, are used on the Sport 1000 S while the GT 1000 is fitted with classic 17” chrome rims. Mounted to the rims are modern interpretations of classic sport tyres, replicating the original patterns, but with modern radial construction techniques and rubber compounds. The alloy hubs mount dual 320mm brake discs up front and a 245mm disc in the rear, both using lightweight black Brembo floating calipers to provide extra stopping power. Braking performance is further enhanced by classic black, steel-braided brake lines.

Emblazed with memorable logos from the history of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer, the Ducati clothing collection is ideal to wear in the seat of a SportClassic. More...

The accessories for the Ducati SportClassic models, bikes characterized by timeless style and sporting heritage, are a perfect match of personalised styling and performance. More...

The Ducati SportClassics offer a range of designs that will satisfy the style of any rider who has the soul of a Ducatista. The GT 1000 - A bike to be ridden every day, with a balance of two-up comfort and Desmo performance. The GT 1000 Touring - The Touring soul of the GT 1000 comes to the fore in this model, which has a timeless appeal. The Sport 1000 S - A pure sport bike, with a classically styled sport fairing and seating for two

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