Road Test: Ducati Sport 1000 vs. Triumph Thruxton — Road Tests — Visordown

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Ducati Sport 1000

Road Test: Ducati 1000 vs. Triumph Thruxton

New old tricks. Does a factory sit well in the modern garage

COOL, there is no denying it. it be the kitsch retro kit from such as the Raleigh Chopper, Star Wars figures or lamp, what’s been comes around again. And it does it inherits a certain often more than it had the time around.

Did any adults ride a Raleigh Chopper in the Not a chance, but the majority of ‘new’ buyers are thirty-something’s reliving youth through modern

Which brings them a collision course with the Should retro gear be Purists will shudder at the of a modern copy of a classic mumble under their about it ‘never being as as the original’ and ‘cheap imitations in on the name.’ But does this

Who really cares that the new is little more than a with a funny body on, that the new Chopper doesn’t a central gear stick or Luke Starwalker appears to hit the steroids in the twenty-odd years the new and old model? What matters is these new objects bring to their owners, and often introduce a whole new generation to the of another time.

Which brings us to these two Triumph’s Thruxton and Ducati’s new Sport 1000, both reproductions of classic models glory years. The Thruxton was race replica of its day, like the CBR600RR of today. in its rarity the original Thruxton was more like a Yamaha R7 or RC30 than the common

It was a bike designed to win races, it did, and was a major player in the Triumph name a force to be with in the 1970s.

Ducati’s 750 was a similar story in Europe. to sell as a road going of the Ducati Paul Smart to victory in the 1972 Imola 200 it also sporned a racing Although only 402 Ducati (or green frames as they commonly called due to their, um, frames) were made in they weren’t actually close to the road going

Where the road going had a standard valve spring set up the bike came with a head.

When you stand and at the Sport 1000 you really do the effort Ducati has gone with the bike’s styling. is such a crucial thing the Ducati brand and family (or as they like to be called) and is a bike designed with by real enthusiasts. It’s the touches that set it aside and it from a pretty bike to a one.

The twin stacked (although the original has separate the old endurance racing styled the retro Ducati logo, the mirrors and right down to the tyres, which are modern cut to look like ‘Phantom’ of old.

In comparison the Thruxton a bit of a cheat. The teardrop tank is the as the Bonneville’s and not like the original’s one, and while it does a seat in the style of the Thruxton’s unit it’s a plastic over a normal saddle than a proper single like the Sport 1000. To be this makes it a fair more practical, but all the same is something intrinsically cool a proper single seat.

Side by side with the the Thruxton has a look of a bike with a few add-ons rather a special, unique model the Sport 1000.

Start up and the Triumph disappoints again. it looks mean the sound the exhaust pipe and engine is but. The twin megaphone promise a cacophony of noise but a silent symphony while the gently whirs and whistles then thumps and growls.

up the Sport 1000 and you are greeted a much more pleasing The exhaust is still a silent but the engine has a satisfying rattle the dry clutch that instantly you of the brand of bike you are riding. As actual clutch mechanism.

Like all Ducati’s over the clutch on the Sport 1000 like you are trying to pull the engine cases. Any kind of riding is a matter of getting the clutch useage thing and done with as soon as and sitting at traffic lights the clutch pulled in is a definite no no, not by a fairly radical riding

Having spent a while the Sport 1000 I had to check Niall because I’m the riding position is more than modern supersport In the end we both decided that wasn’t much in it but if your and wrists are a bit on the iffy side the Sport 1000 won’t do it any through town. Especially if the lights aren’t in your

In contrast the Thruxton is a bike for day-to-day use. Although the position is race inspired the are far higher than the Ducati’s and the considerable lighter. Apart the occasional screech from the after a speedy get a way the Thruxton is at home through traffic, and mirrors don’t make it the width as your average

Beautiful as they are, and effective at showing what’s the Sport 1000’s mirrors do add a foot to the width of the bike, isn’t very helpful for Our advice? Junk them, the looks really good them.

Now here is the real with the Sport 1000. it’s such a stunning to look at you want everyone to see you it and appreciate its looks. But you really want to spend time on it in populated areas because of the of comfort. With a Sport you have to learn to be selfish. has even shown you the way by taking the inconvenience of a pillion seat.

The is a bike to be savoured alone, from traffic, away the hustle and bustle of town and from any distractions. Take the 1000 to a clear, twisty and you can enter a world of pleasure while it looks retro, in the Sport 1000 is anything

It’s the Holy Grail of the retro bike world. How do you a bike that looks yet handles like a modern Well Ducati has cracked it the Sportclassic. In corners the Sport inspires every bit as much as a modern sports bike, it should do really considering it has rubber, inverted forks and a trellis chassis. From the it may look like a retro but this really is a wolf in clothing.

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