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Ducati Sport 1000

2007 Ducati Sport Vs. Triumph Thruxton — Rockers — Cafe Comparo

There’s a scene in The Quadrophenia that I almost on my way to work this morning. No, not the finale where our hero, Cooper, launches his Lambretta off the cliffs-though that did cross my afterward. The other incident, he lays down his motorscooter and it get mowed by a mail truck.


True, I shouldn’t been speeding toward a light, but the Ducati Sport ‘s front end shouldn’t started flapping like a when I grabbed the front lever, either. Excuse me for like a Mod coming down off of but I’ve never ridden a with such diabolical least not a modern one. And the Thruxton’s isn’t much

It’s easy to be seduced by the of the Cafe-racer era: the whole Ace Mods vs. Rockers, Ton-Up pudding basin and goggles, leather and blue jeans, scenario. And we do owe a debt to the creators of ’50s and ’60s Brit-bikes, clip-on handlebars and rearset paved the way for today’s street-going

But the truth is the Good Old Days weren’t that good. And it not be in our best interest to revisit

When Ducati announced it was to build production versions of the Pierre Terblanche-designed SportClassic unveiled at the 2003 Tokyo Show, Ducatisti the world rejoiced. The then-current Supersports nice enough motorcycles, better with the addition of and Dual Spark ignition, but were fugly. The SportClassics return Borgo Panigale to the of achingly beautiful … bikes.

There is a lot to like the Sport 1000, beginning its looks. Its minimalist bodywork, paint, Veglia-style, white-faced and spoked wheels evoke the 750 Sport, the valve-spring version of the 750 Super Sport Desmo. gotta love its engine, The DS 1000 is one of the great air-cooled, V-twins, with well-calibrated gobs of torque from to redline and not a lot of vibration.

The exhaust note emanating the dual right-side mufflers is too to be menacing, and little of the dry clutch’s ca-chinga rattle makes its way the solid cover. But bolt on an megaphone and a ventilated clutch and you’ve got a rockin’ drumbeat cymbal accompaniment. Loud save lives, right?

If else, the dual horns get motorists’ attention.

The Sport’s position is period authentic, a longer reach to the bars on most modern sportbikes. far forward like that a lot of weight on your wrists and so your neck soon a crick in it, and when you turn head to look behind you find yourself looking up at the The solo seat is tipped up in which means you tend to forward, the boys becoming with the squared-off back of the fuel tank.

Unusual for the Sport comes with mirrors, which provide a rearward view but make the a foot wider than it be otherwise; we tipped them up while lane-splitting and still had a time squeezing between

Like all Ducatis, the Sport is tall to pass the DOT’s noise test, and that, with the dry clutch, makes away from a standstill but easy. Heat is to a clutch what a Mod is to a Rocker, thus better to give the bike a throttle and let the clutch out quickly than wind it up and slip testbike’s clutch action noticeably following drag-strip

Speaking of heat, the rear header radiates an excessive roasting your inner You won’t notice it as much at but in town, it’s a PITA.

One thing that bugged us at speeds was the Sport’s handling. it’s the position of the handlebars of the forks, maybe it’s the position, maybe it’s the and trail figures. whatever it is, the steers heavy at parking-lot and doesn’t feel normal you’re rolling along at mph.

Ducati Sport 1000

One last gripe we quit griping, and that’s the Made specifically for Ducati’s the Pirelli SportsComp radials use a tread pattern to the ’70s bias-plies, which look but cause the tires to walk in rain grooves or on grated It’s been years we’d experienced that so we found it unnerving the first it happened. But they work well otherwise, and in fact the is a decent-handling motorcycle.

It’s only when you push it that the undersprung, fork starts to pogo.

hard to fathom how Ducati-which won its umpteenth World Superbike sell a production motorcycle such a poorly calibrated It settles halfway into its under the weight of the bike and packs down even with a rider on board. As a it’s always in the harsh of its …, so it’s a hop, and a bump under braking as the tire skims across the of asphalt.

Did we mention there any adjustments? We might expect from a conventional telescopic but the Marzocchi 43mm inverted unit is seemingly state of the The single Sachs shock better than the fork, but work better yet if it had a rising-rate

The shock is fully adjustable, but with minimum rebound can’t match the fork, so the always feels unbalanced.

The Thruxton is named after a racing model that was named after a track hosted a classic endurance It’s a classy-looking motorcycle, in our testbike’s Tornado Red with stripes. The paint is set off by acres of (Brit-speak for shiny metal such as the cast Triumph on the gas tank, the chrome pipes and and the polished-aluminum dash with instruments.

Insert the key into the side of the Thruxton’s headlight push the starter button and the is hardly a ruckus. The engine like a tea kettle whistling, and at the dime-sized muffler outlets in the exhausts, it’s no wonder Considering it’s a Cafe the seating position isn’t so you sit flatter than on the Ducati more weight on your and less on your wrists.

It’s still a long to the bars, however, so you find scootching forward to the tip of the seat, pillion cover is removable to a passenger. The narrow-spaced fork let the clip-ons tuck in tight, and the give a decent view your shoulders while not too wide for city work. do get a little fuzzy at speed, thanks to engine vibration makes itself apparent 4500 rpm.

And long-legged will hit their knees on the cam

Ducati Sport 1000
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