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First Ride: Ducati ST3

Marks and sparks

Someone inside the Ducati factory have either very skin, or a well developed of irony, as waiting for each in their hotel room for the of the new ST3 was a neatly Ducati-badged tool

You see at the launch of a new bike it’s for manufacturers to present members of the with gifts as a bit of a sweetener, not we are influenced by such trivial you understand. These ‘launch usually bear some to the bike you’re about to no matter how tenuous, so on finding the roll waiting for me in my Barcelona room I wondered exactly it was the men from Ducati were to say about their new bike.

In the past the words ‘Ducati’ and would have brought intakes of breath from bikers. I mean, who wants to see from the back of an AA recovery even if it is driven by a very man? But with the modernisation of the factory and the launch of the ST range in with the ST2 Ducati has not only its reliability record enormously but launched a very good touring bike that has a lot to give the Ducati name touring credibility.

With the ST2 selling well followed it up two years later the ST4. Where the ST2 used the old 2 valve motor (and was on the side because of it), the ST4 the legendary liquid-cooled 4 valve 916 the same as the early superbikes, as fancier suspension and commanded an premium because of it. But for those on a budget the ST2 was always waiting in the and looked virtually identical.

For 2004 Ducati has … off the duck ST2 and replaced it with the But instead of going the usual of nicking another engine its range Ducati has created a new with a three valve instead of the conventional four.

Ducati ST3

As the goes a two valve head better torque low-down a four valve but at the sacrifice of and top end power. The four valve can get of the burnt gases faster at revs because there are two instead of one to get them out of the head and the exhaust. Honda tried to get this problem on the VFR800 by the VTEC system which the head run on two valves, giving low torque, until a pre-determined where two other valves into play, making it a valve head and giving it top end power.

Rather than take the and very complicated, route of a similar system Ducati has gone the route of a three head, like the old Honda Dreams of yesteryear. Each of the heads has two intake valves, 34mm diameter, and one big exhaust of 40mm. According to the technical this solution gives the low-down torque as a four motor as well as a very mid-range in both power and

Which is where you want it a sports tourer. So what’s the Well the three valve won’t rev as high as the four and top end is sacrificed, which shouldn’t be a problem to those who want to in a relaxed fashion.

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