Ducati 1000 Sport Classic (2005 - 2008) review

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Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Modern Classics
Price:
£ 7435
Overall
3
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ucati has decided to go back in time to invest in its future by introducing two bikes from its new Sport Classics range. Back in the early seventies the Italian firm burst onto the big-bike scene for the first time with its big-bore V-twin engined road and race bikes. And its Paul Smart 1000 and Sport 1000 bikes have been built to celebrate those halcyon days.

Mixing '70s style with today's technology, the bikes give you the best of both eras. And after riding the pair of them round and about Florence in Italy for a day, I'd say they're good enough to sell by the truckload. They're both highly enjoyable to ride and will help to generate many memories, especially for those who can remember some of the firm's original V-twin superbikes.

Getting your hands on the Paul Smart 1000 will be tricky though. Only 2000 are being made, of which only around 120 are coming to the UK. And most are already spoken for. The 1000cc V-twin-engined sportsbike is a tribute to British racer Smart (brother-in-law to the late, great, Barry Sheene) who, against all odds, won the inaugural Imola 200 race in 1972. The famous victory proved Ducati could beat the best, and the famous firm has never looked back. Until now that is.
Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2005-ducati-sport-classics/2.html#ixzz0xcIfeEHi

ucati has decided to go back in time to invest in its future by introducing two bikes from its new Sport Classics range. Back in the early seventies the Italian firm burst onto the big-bike scene for the first time with its big-bore V-twin engined road and race bikes. And its Paul Smart 1000 and Sport 1000 bikes have been built to celebrate those halcyon days.

Mixing '70s style with today's technology, the bikes give you the best of both eras. And after riding the pair of them round and about Florence in Italy for a day, I'd say they're good enough to sell by the truckload. They're both highly enjoyable to ride and will help to generate many memories, especially for those who can remember some of the firm's original V-twin superbikes.

Getting your hands on the Paul Smart 1000 will be tricky though. Only 2000 are being made, of which only around 120 are coming to the UK. And most are already spoken for. The 1000cc V-twin-engined sportsbike is a tribute to British racer Smart (brother-in-law to the late, great, Barry Sheene) who, against all odds, won the inaugural Imola 200 race in 1972. The famous victory proved Ducati could beat the best, and the famous firm has never looked back. Until now that is.
Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2005-ducati-sport-classics/2.html#ixzz0xcIfeEHi

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
4
Brakes
3
Handling
4
Comfort
2
Build Quality
3

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