First Impression: Ducati ST2 Motortrend

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First Impression: Ducati ST2

the strong V-twin powerplant, are another strong point for the ST2

long-awaited entry into one of the segments in motorcycling was finally to the U.S. market this with the formal unveiling of 1998 ST2 sport-tourer in Santa California.

Ducati’s ST2 is intended to the best of the Italian firm’s high-performance heritage, along their distinctive styling and turn them into an yet comfortable sport-touring machine. one of Ducati’s latest 90-degree V-twins, the ST2 comes equipped the usual assortment of touring comforts: Raised handlebars, springing and damping rates, and a better padded dual

The ST2′s chassis is one of Ducati’s tubular trestle frames is similar to the 916′s in torsional and lightness. Anchored to the steering is a pair of 43mm Showa forks that feature adjustability, while the rear is up by a single shock borrowed the 916 and reworked for the ST2′s status as a touring machine.

Front feature twin 320mm Brembo discs and four-piston offering excellent feel and At the rear you’ll find a 245mm disc with a caliper that we found poor feedback. The ST2 wears latest MEZ4 sport in 120/70 ZR17 front and ZR17 sizes.

Nestled in that steel web frame is Ducati’s newest of its 90-degree, liquid-cooled V-twin enlarged to 944cc for duty in the SOHC, 2-valve desmo similar to the set-up found on early Paso models, are on the ST2 mill. Combined with compression and Marelli electronic injection, Ducati claims an of 83 hp at 8500 rpm.

Besides the strong V-twin ergonomics are another strong for the ST2. Its slightly forward position, lower footpeg and taller handlebars seem to a nice balance between sport riding and touring The dual saddle is quite and we found it provided enough for two-up travel.

The lockable bags appeared to offer luggage space for a weekend for two, but we could not fit a full-face in either bag, as Ducati you can.

The color-matched bags are with a system similar to touring luggage, and can be removed the bike with ease. incorporated a trick design with the bags that you to raise the exhaust cans for ground clearance when the are removed. Nice touch.

Ducati said the ST2 should be around $12,000 and be available in the by October 1st (except in California, expected availability won’t be December).

Our brief ride the ST2 around Santa Barbara’s twisty city streets a quick steering bike could be flicked over ease, despite the added of its touring gear. Of course was that unmistakable feel and of a Duc desmo V-twin, with an comfortable two-up riding that should lend well to sport touring.

Ducati ST2

We didn’t have an opportunity to the larger engine’s power, but we on nabbing an ST2 test bike to put through its paces and face it off a couple other twin-cylindered Stay tuned.



Model: ST2


Engine: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 90-degree V-Twin

Bore x 94mm x 68mm

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