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Review: Ducati Sport lives up to its heritage

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Ducati. a name full of racing and tradition, but it hasn’t always that way. The company’s are much more humble, by selling radio equipment moving into the world of two with a quaint motorized dubbed the Cucciolo meaning in Italiano because of its cuddly note.

Needless to say, was no way of knowing in the early 1950s the brand would go on to become one of the successful grand prix companies in the world. But we’re glad it did.

Photos 2009 Jeremy Korzeniewski / Inc.

Let’s get one thing right off the bat: this is a motorcycle. The black paint to take away some of the attractive touches in photographs, but who laid eyes on the Sport was instantly smitten by the Italian Bits like the steel-tube frame, long and low fuel stepped rear seat integrated tail cover and black exhaust pipes are functional and attractive.

A gauge cluster styled to like classic Veglia sits up front with and matte black surrounds, and the set of dummy lights is just a … ringer for the same on the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic we recently.

On the Sport 1000, the chassis, suspension and wheels up a good bit of the styling. As such, has gone to great lengths to these pieces are supremely to the eye. The trademark L-twin is the dominant element (as it should be) and the looks absolutely perfect between the glossy black frame designed so no errant distracts from the view of the cylinders.

At both ends are wire spoke wheels, and they necessitate the use of innertubes, units just wouldn’t do the justice. Also looking the are the adjustable (with the help of an wrench) twin chrome mirrors and the large, round that does next to to block the oncoming rush of

The front wheel measures the 17 inches in diameter and is wrapped a 120/70 tire. The 17-inch hoop boasts a 180/55 that is a reasonable compromise the skinny tires of yore and penchant for super wide rubber. Braking duties are by twin 320-millimeter discs up clamped by two-piston floating and a single caliper and 245-millimeter out back.

A non-adjustable 43-millimeter fork from Marzocchi is up front and we found that it was matched to the bike’s sporting though some form of would be appreciated. The retro is in full force at the rear dual Sachs shocks boast a full range of with fancy-looking gold They may look pretty but they work rather riding either single or

And pay special attention to the rear which is fashioned from large round tubing for a look found only on the line.

And now we come to the best the ride. No Ducati is complete a throaty exhaust note, and the 1000 doesn’t disappoint. the key and let the mill warm up as you don your gear, and by the time you’re to ride, so is the Duc. The 32.5-inch height worked fine for us, but may be a on the high side for shorter

No matter your stature, the to the low clip-on bars will your torso over the tank, which features for the knees that weren’t in the correct position for our frame. A perch this is not, and freeway drones will put a ton of pressure on your wrists.

scooting up as far as possible against the reduces the weight on your but compresses areas of the anatomy are best left uncompressed if you what we mean. If you’re for a Ducati SportClassic and want to we suggest taking a gander at the GT across the showroom floor.

It’s best to head for the areas of the map when plotting a for your next Sunday Suddenly, the seating position proved so irritating in city starts to make sense and the seems to lift off the wrists. the Sport 1000 into the and you’ll find that is spectacular. Specifically, long, corners and high speeds are Duc’s forte as the super chassis holds a line aplomb.

Lower the speed a bit and the turns and you’re still a great time, but that’s the low handlebars start to get uncomfortable and you begin thinking of picking up the Ah well, all in the name of style, In any case, ground clearance be an issue and you’re free to your best Mike impression with every of the knee.

You may have heard the bar-end mirrors used on the 1000 yes, the are positioned to see what’s going on at the rear, but also tend to self-adjust at speeds.

The well-known Dual 1000 engine is just as as ever in this application, and its 91 and 67 pound-feet of torque always like plenty. Though power is always welcome, we dare think of fitting a lump in the Sport 1000 as the has just the right amount of as it is. Fuel injection worked a champ at all engine speeds.

There’s enough vibration through the rev range to remind you you’re riding a proper though in fifth and sixth attempting to pull anything than 4,000 RPM will you think you’re riding a shaker at the local Home No matter, there’s no good not to downshift as the gearbox works a charm and we only encountered a few of neutrals during the bike’s in our garage.

Tap away at the left and you’ll be rewarded with power, smoother running and a more appropriate soundtrack. many modern Ducatis, the 1000 comes with a wet which is generally quiet and in everyday operation. Stoplight-to-stoplight, lever effort is high and be dealing with a sore after a while.

There are niggles with bike we happen to bring but few are as endearing as the Ducati Sport Every time we parked the and walked away, any thoughts of its low-speed ergonomics faded a distant memory and images of wheelies and dragging knees in our heads. At just a shade $12 grand, the Sport 1000 exactly light on the wallet, but again, if ’70s style is you’re after, a set of adjustable and some luggage may be all you need to this the only streetbike you in your stable.


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