Ducati SS 1000 DS review

Terrific grunt from a celebrated engine in a less sporty frame than may be familiar

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Wed, 1 Jan 2003 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 7250
Overall
3
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The motor remains potent and the handling is fine at speed
Top heavy for town work and not the hardiest machine in terms of construction

A much better engine makes a much better bike. Simple, pokey enough for most and still sort of stylish despite its advanced years. Good bikeA much better engine makes a much better bike. Simple, pokey enough for most and still sort of stylish despite its advanced years. Good bike
Dryweight (kg) 179
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 820
Suspension Front Showa 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable lightweight fork
Suspension Rear Progressive cantilever linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock with length adjustment. Aluminium swingarm
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brakes Front 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, fixed 4-piston caliper
Brakes Rear 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Chassis Tubular steel trellis
Cubic Capacity (cc) 992
Bore (mm) 94
Stroke (mm) 71.5
Compression Ratio 10.1
Ignition Electronic
Cooling Air Cooled
Fuel Delivery EFI
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Chain

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
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