OneWheelDrive.Net 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 S — The Paradox Machine

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Ducati Sport 1000 S

The evening’s ride, a jaunt up to Bay and Cypress Bowl from Vancouver, ends with the 1000 S parked in front of a shop.  Ending is a quest for this seems the near outing for the bike.  Not too long, of sweepers, a few tighter twists, and a bit of racing flair on a warm evening.  It is a timeless mixture.

as it cools, the 90-degree L-Twin a bit of rest; on the way up to Cypress Bowl it pure motorhead music.  on the throttle in favourite corners, the plant delivers an addictive of power from 4500 to The output culminates in a peak lb-ft of torque at 5900RPM.

  over 50lb-ft available a majority of the tach’s sweep, the S has the of midrange that keeps sportbikes awake at night…  they ask themselves, did “old leave me behind?  Meanwhile riders will be shocked at the of the engine’s spec-sheet meager 92 – thanks to all those “torques”.

At you’re forced to trust a the dark robbing of visual without the dangers of a blindfold.  up and down the mountain, the Sport S shares its secrets, even as the headlight does its duty.  illuminate a rough corner; the end jostles on the unadjustable 43mm inverted fork but not enough to backing off.

  Still the bike would from adjustable front allowing the rider to settle it a The direct action twin Sachs shocks, complete golden old-school piggyback provide back-to-basics competence in to linkage-equipped suspension.  They the road well though, our only moderately dialing in adjustable preload, rebound and damping.

Into a hairpin we off entry speed with a pull on the adjustable right-lever.  The sliding-pin floating Brembo clenching dual 320mm discs. Tied together braided lines the feel at the is strong and linear with a initial bite – in a street the stopping power is ample.  For aggressive riding all fingers are

 Out back a 245mm out balances the setup nicely.

A press of the bar initiates the turn in, the Sport 1000 S to have Ducati sensibility – stable, and almost heavy.  The initial effort, the result of a steering and minimal leverage provided by the low clip-ons, ensures that the S you earn your corners.

Weight the inner peg and the S heeling quickly.  In comparison to the fabric refinement of other sportbikes, an active participant in the riding – I rather like that.  set the S rails through the corner

  The retro-inspired, but thoroughly modern, Phantoms gripping the road in a way belies their and the and black-finished aluminum rims’ classic

Earlier, on the flowing and smooth pavement of the Sea to Sky’s “MotoGP” to Lion’s Bay the S showed where it and it’s not the wobbly old 70s, as it through the sweepers in third and turning in elegantly and holding the to near perfection.  Have roads handy?  The S begs to be Sunday morning bike, ride and a coffee before the become clogged and over

The next day sees the Sport S and I undertake a more audacious riding from Vancouver to Sun outside of Kamloops, B.C. – a 410km (254mi.)   Having the 2006 Sport 1000 the Canadian Rockies and I should better.  Some may say that not what you ride, but where you it…  You say “potato”, at 6”2’ in I say this bike is frinkin’ to kill me.

Using the Sport 1000 S for or highway drones? To put it delicately, the ergonomics offer evidence of a family history stretching to the inquisition – for whom they designed instruments of torture.  The low bars place an impossible of weight on your wrists.  The seating position with back set pegs strain lower back.  And there’s little legroom despite the seat height.

  Heat off the rear cylinder located your thighs roasting and the bits between.  It’s the equivalent of a hot yoga class of 8 hours of “downward-dog” accompanied by vibration.  Except you’re in leathers and craning your to see ahead of you, as if your depended on it… Oh, wait, it does.

Hit (75mph) and the wind changes air flows clean over the pushing against your and lifting the weight on your The air-cooled engine receives its streaming heat behind, than onto, you.  Hit the gain some speed and the 1000 S is transformed into the payoff for your in-traffic

  If only these roads more convenient? If only wasn’t a city between bike and its utopia?

Out on the straights you upwards though the gears the quiet wet clutch with effort at the lever and positive feel at the shifter.  The Sport S sings upwards to 215kph while you keep an eye for the blue-and-reds in the functional rear-views.  On a litre that speed feels a segue to the “real” riding, but to the pompone accompaniment hitting marks is truly satisfying.

  It a I’d never dream of on the unfaired 1000, but the tucked behind the S’s you realize this is a legacy of the 70s works well beyond charm.

Does it matter the S isn’t scary fast? Not a because such a large of this bike is about seen – hard to say that anything painted Kawasaki frog green?  The welds are clean, and painted.

  There’s a of solidity and style to it.  You call the color “speeding red”, but it has too much depth and for that.

A product inspired by a hedonistic should you be pulled over the design is so phallic I’d expect a lot of silences from the cop.  this, use sibilate esses, papers, oh, their under my and supportive seat!”  Yes, the look is a paradox.

Detractors the Sport 1000 S?  Quoting betrays a misunderstanding of the bike’s experience – the Sport 1000 S is a to your dream garage’s all-rounder.  More irritating is the the charcoal “evap” canister off the engine’s side, a device self-defeat’s its ecological purpose – bins will be full of piece of plastic.

  Ducati develop a return program do can simply recycle the unused removed by Sport 1000 S The kickstand, too, is an exercise in the nub is only just accessible to be forward by foot – a stock lifted from the parts

From an aesthetic perspective I the asymmetrical stacked pipes and from last year’s classics.  The pipes have replaced with shotguns on each side moving the closer to its retro inspiration They beg to be replaced with to uncork the 2-valve desmo’s and song.

  Still it’s hard not to be this ode to Fabio Taglioni’s stylings on the evocative looks

The Ducati Sport 1000 S is a of man’s romance with a of speed, a notion that common sense and even pain.  Other than bell-bottoms, lapels and some with red Ducatis on it that suspiciously like the Sport S I had as a child, I don’t remember of the 70s.  Thankfully I don’t to for the Sport 1000 S to hold my and desire.

  In the summer it would a great second bike, and in the one can steal away to the garage and revel in its look.


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