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Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing

Bruce – Nice bike – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of it – and yes, it would probably look good in red. There is a 2004 ST4S for sale in Phoenix in your colors that I’d love to have. If I ever stopped buying Supersports I could probably get one.

Bruce Gramps – The nose cowl/monotail set came up on ebay about 6 weeks ago. It is factory Ducati (DP) as per their Accessories catalog from a few years back. It came with the front and rear fairings, the back mounting plate (with the grab rail cutoff, also DP) and an aftermarket CF front fender. You don’t want to know the cost as it was about the same as just the monotail.

Originally, I wanted to keep DS.2 stock and put a monotail on DS.1. Also, I originally thought solid red would look best. But when this became available I couldn’t pass it up.

And, since I’m going to paint the DS.1 black, I used it for DS.2 and love the way it turned out, especially the white number plates.

For DS.1 I just got a set of the half fairings and now have almost all the pieces to go to paint. I’m still trying to figure out a paint scheme but planning on straight black. Hopefully that will be done in a few weeks time and will post photos then.

Massblackbird – The 800 is a really nice bike and I’m sure would suit your purpose well. The are much more readily available and also less expensive. There always seem to be a few on ebay and I know craigslist has a couple locally here too. Many seem to be overpriced but many are fairly priced too.

Having said that, I would try to be patient and find a 1000. There are many subtle difference and some not so subtle. The subtle ones are things like alloy clipons instead of steel, drilled heel guards, 5 spoke Marchesinis instead of the three spoke, and 180 tires instead of 170s. The not so subtle are the beautiful alloy swingarm instead of steel, the dry clutch instead of wet, adjustable Showa forks instead of non-adjustable, Ohlins shock instead of the Sachs, and that sweet motor.

A lot of changes that add up to a great ride. If you’re really thinking of the 800 you may also want to consider an earlier 900. The later ones have the five spokes, dry clutch, alloy swingarm and about the same power as the 800.

And prices seem soft on them right now too.

Finally, when I bought my first 1000 about 3 years ago it had about 6,000 miles on it and the instruments went bad. I did get it replaced under warranty and think it’s a fairly common problem. My girlfriends Monster 620 also went bad.

Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing

It may be that you can get it replaced under a goodwill warranty.

After going through this thread it’s obvious that everyone that rides these bikes love them. Over on the Supermono thread the talk is about aesthetics. So it seems to me that the people that don’t like these bikes are basing that judgement solely on looks and have probably never ridden them.

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2006 Ducati Factory 900XR (bicycle) Purch 4/10

2006 Supersport 1000 DS (.2) Purch 4/10 (don’t ask why)

2001 SS900 Purch 8/09

2006 Supersport 1000 DS (.1) Purch 3/08

Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing


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