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Ducati ST3

2004 Ducati ST3 – Used

Submitted by Neil Johnston on 25 November 2005 Comment

The burble menacingly to themselves, the dry issues its rattle, and while hear a cacophony, a Ducatista a very special opus.  sentence in itself could be to describe any number of bikes in the line, but this is special.  it’s a used Ducati ST3 a mere 4500kms on it, complete bags and topbox, and that it a rare value.

Second it is a the comfortable alternative for the practical man or who wants to take in the world and in comfort.  This is the rational one that grew up, put on a sensible went out to meet a track-free Why then in this guise of sense” does it sound so so snarlingly sporty?

From a sport-touring perspective the ST3 gets it all so very right.  The are set wide and high, with to no weight burdening your The windscreen is high and shielding, the airflow created by the VFR’s offering in both a lack of and weather protection.

  The seat is and wide, offering what one genuinely dub all day comfort.  You could idle along at 5,000RPM, or about anywhere in the smooth tri-valved twin and that be fine.  Except this is a and as such it has a job to do, give you something to

The roads are cold, it’s a 12C out as we hit the first of the twisties.  The Termignoni picks up tempo as do the roads.  hot in, hard out of the twists is the norm, and the ST3 to be a Ducati thru and thru.

  Pushed hard even on rubber there is less here than after-Church tea Grandma, and more fun than is in a lot of sportier offerings.

It’s turning, flickable, and gives road feel while all the fun with a natural, neutral After 20 minutes in the saddle, I’m I could leave myself on my VFR 800 ABS in the dust, despite my familiarity the Viffer.  It’s confounding; the ST3 off feeling both more and more comfortable than the and that’s a trick.

The non-adjustable forks walk the fine between ride comfort and of the road, and only become into a dive under a pull of the lever, mastering Brembos with their bite, power and accuracy.  Out the rear shock is fully and, even though set on the side for the OWD romp, refuses to be or harried by rough roads.  the worst of compression bumps in full lean give it a bit of

  Under less extreme such as not giving it the berries in an to triple a 50kph marked the suspension inspires without a compromise.  Under that gown of a fairing is the soul of a bike.

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In the pass, you simply mercurial through traffic, in the airflow.  The 992cc L-twin’s is immaculately controlled by responsive and fuelling, allowing one to lay down the viscerally thru the rear Road.  The pull is smooth and throughout the range.

  Power is a sandwich with a bit of white-bread fluff at either end of the barely containing a huge helping of mid-range.  The engine is responding to the pass as effectively as to a cruise.  Only a minimum of showing through the bars at throttle in the latter situation, to let you know the ST3 is alive, kicking, and to do so much more.

In town the is moderately downgraded to happiness as the note announces itself to and you wrestle the dry clutch.  It’s a but there is something appealing the rattle and moan of a “true clutch”.  At one stop, a man runs to take a picture of the ST3.

  You can hear the question without it asked.  “Is it supposed to sound that?”  “Yes, that is a soundtrack from Bologna”  If you are to more silent running the 2005 or later is your but with the aftermarket exhaust this silver ST3 has gone quiet gentleman to its raucous Party boy secret identity out to down the sportbikes in a road Earplugs then would be recommended.

There is something about the ST3 than other era sport-tourers OWD has sampled.  It seems encumbered by the garnish of touring and less weighted down by the of having to do all things for all people all of the In not worrying so much about the trappings, Ducati has produced, in the ’04 iteration, a sport tourer meets all the marks of the class, and a bit more.

  There is soul here, and finding a operatic voice the Termignoni, announcing a civilized with a thundering pompone

Thanks to Jeremy Townsend Valk Ducati BMW  for our tester.

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