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Ducati ST2

Ducati ST2

The tourer you can take to the

IT’S an advantage to be able to do than one thing at a time. and chewing is a good example, but touring is a better one. is all the rage these days, man and machine being expected to several concurrent tasks, than just one.

about being a jack-of-all-trades and of all of them. Ducati had last a toe in the sports touring market in the 90s with its 907ie, but the ST2 was their serious attempt to take on the of the Japanese head-on.

Bikes Honda’s VFR had the all-rounder segment but the ST2 provides a Latin alternative. a completely new model, the ST2 still components derived and developed others in the Ducati range, speeding up development while costs down.

The liquid-cooled engine gives 79bhp and in the 907 Paso, but was bored out by a couple of to give a capacity of 944cc. If looking for more power, the per cylinder ST4 version is a better The frame is basically a Monster itself derived from the A 916-style rear suspension brings up the rear and the whole was styled by Miguel Galluzzi, who was responsible for the Monster.

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A hint of the ST2’s personality is evident in something as as the exhaust brackets: they’re so the silencers can be pivoted up for increased clearance on a track day or when going for it on the weekend away. day? On a tourer?

Well because the ST2 has succeeded in combining the and practicalities needed for touring the sharp and stable handling of a bike. A punchy mid-range, brakes and 140mph performance its sporting potential, while extra panniers provide to store the spare kneesliders.

But there’s one trait the ST2 possesses sets it apart from its character. Able to pull top from as low as 1800rpm, yet rev to 9500, a massive reserve of midrange to pull you along in gearchange-free mode, or punch bike and out of bends on a wheelie-pulling parabola. And if isn’t multi-faceted, what is?

Aprilia SLV1000 Falco; ST4; Honda VFR800Fi; RF900; Triumph Sprint ST; XJ900 Diversion


CHECK the things, like service for a start.

Most ST2s are by … riders so shouldn’t been thrashed, but regular by an approved dealer is essential to the longevity of the Duke. If it’s looked after, an ST2 can cover mileage reliably. If it hasn’t the future is far more uncertain. the left-hand side of the bike and the bodypanels are in good shape.

The flip-up sidestand can be a nightmare and if caught out by it the Duke can soon on to its side. Replacing the panels can be Beware of home repairs!


was a recall to check the condition of the drive sprocket retaining But, rest assured, the of failure are extremely slim. The is the same one used to hold the of all Ducatis since the 851.

And been toughened since days, so problems are virtually Check the bike got its recall, which should be noted in the documentation.


ON earlier the wheels would buckle if Running up kerbs violently or big potholes very hard make them run out of true. a badly landed wheelie knock the front out of shape. 1998 the wheels put on the ST2 are tougher, is good because replacements are

If the bike you’re looking at has slightly buckled wheels you have them straightened for Ј100 a wheel.


SERVICING the ST2 isn’t cheap as the maintenance is time-consuming and results in labour charges. The fairing ages to remove and even up the oil is impossible without a special But if you’re patient and possess decent mechanical skills the job can be done at home and that save you a fortune.

But be warned, clearance and fuel injection need special tools so you are going to make a lot of use of them the of those could outweigh the you’ll make on the servicing. need one service a year, or 6000 miles.


THESE extras are all available from to make your ST2 more for touring:

Hard pannier Ј445

Pannier inner to lift out of hard panniers: Ј88

Ducati ST2

top box kit: Ј256

52-litre top box Ј300

Tank bag:

Taller screen to keep the blast at bay: Ј64


DUCATI’S build quality and has improved significantly since the firm Texas Pacific invested heavily in the Italian at the end of 1996. But Dukes still a little more care and than most Japanese Regular cleaning and polishing, after any riding in anything winter conditions, is vital.

carefully at the more difficult-to-reach like behind the fairing and the rear shock to check the been looked after and not just had a quick once-over to a good initial impression.


Air cooled, 944cc (94 x 4 valve desmodromic four-… 90 Fuel injection. 6 gears

Steel trellis


43mm inverted telescopic adjustments for pre-load, compression and damping

Rear suspension

rate monoshock, adjustments for and rebound damping

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