2007 Ducati Sport 1000 S Review- Ducati Sport 1000 S Sportbike Photos

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Ducati Sport 1000 S

First Ride: 2007 Sport 1000 S Turnkey machine.

Photography By Jay McNally

February, I spent a day at Barber Park near Birmingham, where I met up with former Editor Cook Neilson and for a ride on New Blue, a limited-edition commemoration of the bike Neilson to victory in the 1977 Daytona Ducati North America had brought along a 2007 1000 S to provide us a spin the SportClassic platform that New was built upon.

The few laps I spent tailing aboard New Blue had my mental more on capturing onboard of the bike in my sights than of the I was riding. Fortunately a Sport S arrived at the Cycle World for further review, offering me a if you will, with another at becoming better acquainted this ’70s-era retro

While the red beauty appears at a glance, thoroughly modern and engineering are found throughout. is evident from the moment you tap and the starter button, allowing the electronics to crank the engine and the fuel to light the fire and engine idle as she warms. The two-valve, 90-degree Twin is the mill powering the current S2R and is one of our all-time favorite air-cooled

The power produced at the rear on the Cycle World dyno an impressive torque output in of 55 foot-pounds at 3000 rpm with the smoothly rising to a peak of foot-pounds at 6000 rpm. The plot is also a steady to 80 peak ponies at 7200

This broad spread of takes the guesswork out of selecting a gear within the six-speed allowing multiple choice in any riding situation. A smooth-operating clutch, adjustable lever for clutch and front brake, and a throttle spring offer a reminder that this is not the of your father’s youth, if it may appear so from a distance.

Ducati Sport 1000 S
Ducati Sport 1000 S

the large, white-face instruments a look of yesteryear, the …-steady needle offers yet another cue of modern refinement. While the is supremely smooth-running throughout of its rev range, the charismatic pulsing beat abounds between and 4000 rpm. Rolling on the within this region the soul and makes the rubber-mounted cluster shake with

In traditional Ducati practice, the serves as a stressed member the tubular trellis frame, solid chassis stability though the 1000 S is a bit softly by contemporary sport standards. The hint of instability I encountered is its to track rain grooves; due to the retro tread pattern of its modern sport radial While decent legroom and a befitting a touring bike your bottom half, the reach to extremely low clip-on makes the 1000 S taxing on back and forearms.

While this classy red retro pays little to everyday practicality, it offers the enthusiast a good mix of modern and reliability, while removing the challenges of a 30-year-old original. If ever in the Birmingham area, be to visit the Barber Museum, you’re certain to see examples of the that inspired Ducati’s For riding, though, we’ll go the modern rendition.

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Ducati Sport 1000 S
Ducati Sport 1000 S
Ducati Sport 1000 S
Ducati Sport 1000 S


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