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Editor’s Note: While not a most women would to, we thought we’d break up the summer doldrums with a of a bike that’s different, and off our radar screens. Tricia did such a good job reviewing it, we to share this unique with you.

I realize not the target market demographic intended for the GT 1000. After I was only about to be conceived Ducati designer Fabio sketched out an image of the bike would become legendary to motorcycle historians and the basis for modern-day, retro-styled sport-standard.

I was asked to test ride the GT I didn’t have high and wasn’t excited at all. was the kind of bike I’d look twice at. I happen to retro-styled motorcycles are a bit hokey, and modern-day styling and technical I imagine that the profile of this type of motorcycle is re-entry riders who haven’t yet a current production bike and are to move on.

Or maybe there are some who have a full stable, and can the luxury of adding another it grabs them.

Checking the over initially, I realized it was a package, with nothing too to figure out. The ignition is front and center, and since the is electronically fuel injected, was no need to search for a choke So a turn of the key and a touch of the starter the GT to life.

Tricia Szulewski in love with the retro Ducati GT 1000.

My first impression was that the felt extremely light and — almost uncomfortably so. putting a couple thousand on the Kawasaki Concours 14, which I finished testing, I needed to to this un-faired standard. dodging in and out of cars on a three-lane I was surprised at how quick the little was.

No, it wasn’t as spot-on as the but it certainly could keep of all the four-wheelers on the Interstate.

The seat is at the front so those with legs have an opportunity to the ground.

Then came the riding day of the season. I decided to a day off from retouching photos and layouts so I could accompany a on a blast through Connecticut. northwest into New York’s County, we rode swiftly green reservoirs, wooded and open farmland filled sunflowers.

I was having so much fun that I was laughing at myself. How could I misjudged a bike so badly at glance? While I’m not one to about how I look on a bike, I had summed up what I thought of the before ever giving it a run for its money.

Shame, shame!

The L-twin pumped laboriously, and the filled my blood with that I hadn’t felt all Now I was getting comfortable with bike. The pegs are situated right for my 5-foot 6-inch and provided a comfortable bend being over-aggressively positioned.

I’d been annoyed about the seat pushing me into the tank, I didn’t notice now, as I leaned to meet the wide, classic handlebar.

The Ducati GT 1000 is designed for and scenic driving with classic lines.

With promise of the next tight even though illustrative warned us to slow down, approach with full of cranking up the throttle once we through the apex. Over and all morning long, we met every bend with anticipation of epic entrance and exit, the bikes through the curves like a dance. The GT’s wet hydraulic clutch operated and I had an absolute blast as I took the six-speed over the roads it was for.

By pushing the bike than I had before, I could feel the current-day technology at The signature Ducati ALS 450 steel trellis frame is derived the other members of the GT series, and is yet rigid. It retains the classic design and simple-but-functional theory, and the engine cases as a stressed

Coupled with the 43mm Marzocchi forks and two Sachs rear shocks, the frame and work well together to confidence-inspiring components. Initially, I was about the limitations of the suspensions’ and made a mental note of the amount of travel in the front But after all the ground pounding was I was surprisingly pleased with the stability and comfort.

The GT 1000 a welded steel tube with two large, rounded linked by an elliptical crossmember. The system used to adjust the drive tension is reminiscent of systems on bikes from the but is much larger and stronger for performance.

The GT is fitted with two floating calipers and semi-floating discs up front. The 30 and 32mm pistons are thermally insulated, and braking into this thankfully. The rear brake utilizes a floating single-piston 34mm caliper with sintered pads and a 245mm

Together, this combination impressively to slow down the 1000 can deliver.

Ducati GT 1000
Ducati GT 1000
Ducati GT 1000
Ducati GT 1000
Ducati GT 1000


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