Ducati Classics are Go!

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Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept


From Ducati Press Release, 30th January 2004

The enthusiasm and fascination expressed by the public from all over the world for these new Ducati concept bikes has convinced the Bologna company to schedule all three SportClassic models for production

On the heels of the remarkable public and media success that followed the presentation of the new SportClassic family of bikes at the Tokyo Motorshow, further acclaim has been arriving from all over the world. The three Ducati concept bikes have been presented at the most important world exhibitions, captivating attention and meeting with widespread approval from the public.

This positive impact was also backed up by Internet statistics (on www.ducati.com official site), with more than 310,000 pageviews testifying to the enormous interest in this new Ducati machine. The website was also utilised to canvass more than 16,000 questionnaires in which visitors were asked to provide feedback and show their preferences in relation to the three models. In addition, endless free discussions about the new machines could be followed in forums on top international motorcycle sites, plus emails and a host of other positive input confirming the huge level of interest generated by the new products.

Ducati, which has always made a point of sharing its commercial and sporting strategies with customers and fans, could hardly remain indifferent to such a tangible display of enthusiasm, so it comes as no surprise that the Italian makers have decided to set up a production programme for all three SportClassic models, bringing dreams to life yet again.

The first bike to roll off the production lines will be the magnificent and exclusive “Paul Smart”, which will be in the showrooms from November 2005. This machine will be initially produced in a limited edition of one thousand in the original livery of the bike that inspired this model, i.e. the legendary “750 Imola Racer” with which Paul Smart won the historic Imola race in 1972. This initial limited edition series will feature top level components (including Öhlins rear shock absorber and front forks).

Subsequently the Sport 1000 will enter production starting from March 2006; handsome, original, fascinating, and keenly aggressive, this bike has all it takes to become a cult icon and trendsetter. A muscular Café Racer style distinguished by the unmistakeable Ducati bright yellow colours. Timeless beauty coupled with all the performance that true enthusiasts have come to expect.

And just six months after this initial launch customers will be able to purchase the GT 1000, scheduled to enter production in September 2006. The new GT 1000 is the perfect expression of a long tradition of stylistic elegance and top-level components, with the ease of handling associated with modern machines.

For the present, since it is not possible to determine the exact costs so far ahead, we have established price ranges for each model:

Paul Smart £9-10.000

Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept

Sport 1000 £7.500-8500

GT 1000 £7-8.000

For those who decide to realise their dreams, orders for the bikes will be accepted from 1 March up to 1 September of this year at a guaranteed sale price of 14,000 euro for the Paul Smart, 11,000 euro for the Sport 1000, and 10,000 euro for the GT1000.

Reservations can be made at authorised dealers in accordance with the normal procedures. Deliveries will strictly reflect production schedules.

In the words of Ducati Chairman and Managing Director Federico Minoli “I’m delighted with the success that this bike is encountering. The three SportClassic machines we are presenting today represent a compendium of the unbeatable technology that has become a Ducati hallmark over the years, plus the innate Ducati style of timeless beauty.

Once again, in the light of the positive feedback we have received from Ducati enthusiasts from all over the world, we have decided to make our dreams a reality.”

Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept
Ducati GT1000 Concept

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