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Ducati ST2

Let us assume that you have a Ducati all of your … Let us assume that after years of socking away ten here and twenty dollars you wake up one morning with a passbook healthy enough to for a very red, very motorcycle. Let us also assume as you get out of bed that very morning knees creak like a set of door hinges and you curse new mattress for not curing your ache.

During your shave you catch a glimpse in the of the framed photo hanging the john. You study the picture— 916 Rider. The money is in the bank; the wait is over, but you find wondering if you can still assume the For the last few years the closest you come to riding a sport is your trusty, old Kawasaki

You walk out to the garage reflecting on house and that Suburban Vehicle—misspent youth? On the way to the local dealer you wonder if you have your dream.

No, you have Waiting for you on that dealer’s floor is a brand-new Ducati ST2, Gentleman’s Express sport-tourer.

you take a close look you see a chassis that bears similarities to that of a 916. In the suspension components are the same. else has been softened for improved touring capabilities.

The wheel base is about an longer than the 916’s, the is less ridged and the front end has been relaxed a tad.

The fuel-injected engine is not closely to that in the 916. It appears to be a of the engine used in Ducati’s fuel-injected street bike, the (Paso). This mill is a water-cooled, 944cc desmo

The factory claims it makes 83 at the crank and after our day on the ST2, my would be similar to that That is plenty of livestock for anyone but The Rocket Doctor and all of those ponies are harnessed to the throughout the rev range, delivering consistent power to the road.

is a sport-tourer that gives up little on the sport side of the Surprisingly, it gives up nothing of importance on the touring side of the either. It has hard luggage. It has a seat which includes a perch for your significant

It has handlebars attempt to rise up and the rider. It has mirrors that The only thing it is missing is a big weather-beating fairing and windshield—but it would be giving up too much on the side.

Never mind.

The bike is an effortless ride. It has no bad manners than the typical rotten stand found on most new The brakes on our test bike perfectly competent, and the motorcycle absolutely stable under all conditions. It never surprises you and is the most seamlessly integrated of sport and touring I have had the pleasure to ride.

There are no German controls, no freaky power surges, and I have seen an Italian motorcycle this level of fit and finish. It is BMW-ish on the build quality

At first glance the ST2 looks to be of a Plain Jane. But upon another rider putting it its paces you realize that a warm, leather-clad body the ST2 is a fine looking machine. It the rider in a confident looking too aggressive nor too upright.

Yes, gentle reader, dream is still alive, and you do not a bit of pain as you trade your passbook for a set of keys. Better you do not feel a bit of pain riding very fast, very and very gray Ducati You hardly mind at all that it is not

by Michael Kamrad

Welcome to the Motorcycle Olympics. This gold medal contender in the sport-touring category. This is the most competitive category in year’s games. With entrant we turn to Italy and a manufacturer named Ducati has bred a whole new motorcycle as the ST2.

Driving the action is a cooled desmo V-twin puts its power to the pavement a refined 916 derived trestle 916 suspension and ZR rated tires.

What will it take to win the First, it takes a sporting We are talking about a fist-full of with suspension and performance to from the ground up to match. The ST2 on a good foot by possessing all of qualities.

It stops on a good by possessing fine Brembo

It also takes stamina to the gold home, the touring of the event. This category may be of as motorcycling’s Iron Man competition. To the muscle and performance must all day long.

The ST2 comes through high performance pleasure actually travels cross-country.

A sport-touring contender can go anywhere. The detachable hard saddle make touring a snap and a soft, seat means in both sport and touring With bars and pegs in the right spot, this bike gives you a good of survival in the Touring Zone.

The bottom line is that the is called sport-touring not touring one word in front of the other. is why the Ducati wins the gold. I even mentioned the sound or appeal that comes a Ducati.

Those are just the on the medal.

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