Ducati SportClassic

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Ducati SportClassic
Aka Sport1000, GT1000, Paul Smart 1000
Manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A
Model_year Since 2006
Predecessor MH900e
Class Sport bike, standard
Engine 992 cc v-twin 94 ∅ x 71.5 mm, Compression Ratio 10:1
Top_speed 217 km/h
Power 68 kW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 9.3 kgf @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission Gearbox 6 speed, Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28, Primary drive Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84, Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Suspension Front: 43 mm upside-down telescopic fork (Sport1000, GT1000), Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork(PS1000) Rear: Sachs fully adjustable monoshock absorber on the left side (Sport1000), Twin shock absorbers (GT1000), Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock absorber on the left side(PS1000)
Brakes Front 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston, 2 sintered-pad caliper (Sport1000, PS1000), 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston, 2-pad caliper (GT1000). Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper
Tires Front 120/70 R 17. Rear 180/55 R 17
Rake trail 24°, 92 mm
Wheelbase 1425 mm except 2006 Sport1000 and Paul Smart, 1462 mm
Length 2100 mm
Width 710 mm
Height 1030 mm
Seat_height 825 mm (Sport1000, PS1000), 810 mm(GT1000)
Dry weight 179 kg (Sport1000), 183 kg (GT1000), 181 kg (PS1000)
Fuel capacity 5 L (includes 3.5 Lreserve)

The SportClassics are a range of retro-styled motorcycles first introduced by Ducati at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, and put on sale in 2005 for the 2006 model year. They are the product of Ducati's design chief Pierre Terblanche, who says the series started with the Evoluzione, that is, the MH900e replica of Mike Hailwood's victorious 1978 Isle of Man TT bike. The different variations are based on similar frames, and powered by the Desmodue 992 cc air-cooled L-twin Ducati 1000 Dual Spark engine, also called the DS9 engine.

2006–2008 Sport1000

2006 Ducati Sport1000

The Sport1000 takes its inspiration from the tangerine yellow 1973 Ducati 750 Sport and has the look of a classic lightweight single-seat cafe racer. The publicity says "tangerine yellow", but the original colour went by the name "gallo fly". It uses a two valve 1000DS motor with twin stacked exhaust pipes on the right hand side in a 1425 mm wheelbase, trellis tube frame. Suspension is a fully-adjustable single Sachs rear shock on the left hand side and non-adjustable 43 mm Marzocchi front forks. Wheels are wire spoke large section alloy rims with tubed Pirelli Phantom tyres. Borrani were approached to supply the rims, but could not supply the volume, so Excel rims are used. The well gusseted 60 mm section asymmetric swingarm and single shock give the left a traditional twin shock look. Price is around US$ 10,995.

2007–2009 Sport1000S

Ducati Sport 1000S

The 2009 Ducati Sport1000S has the front suspension of the Sport1000, while adding a retro-styled fairing like the Paul Smart. The rear suspension uses the GT1000's dual-shock swingarm and mufflers on both sides, rather than the asymmetrical swing arm, single left-side shock, and stacked mufflers on the right side of the Sport1000 and Paul Smart. This change creates space for passenger footpegs, so the Sport1000S has a removable rear seat cowl covering a pillion seat. In 2008, a variation with taller handlebars was available, called the Sport1000 biposto (tandem). The model can be equipped with Ducati original accessory lower fairings to create a late 1960s or early 1970s racebike look.

The Sport 1000S was discontinued and is not included in the 2010 Ducati model year.

2006 Paul Smart Limited Edition

Main article Ducati PaulSmart1000LE

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

Paul Smart rode the 750 Imola Desmo competition bike to victory in 1972, and the 1974 750 SuperSport was based on that, tank and sidepanels painted silver, fairing painted green and silver with a green frame. The Giugiaro case 900 and 750 SuperSports had the blue and silver paint. The inspiration for the US$13,995 Paul Smart LE is based on these bikes. It has multi adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear, the fairing, steering damper, and a green frame to go with the silver and blue paint on the tank, lower clip-ons, fairing, and side covers.

2006– GT1000

A red Ducati GT1000. A yellow Sport1000 is in the background, with a silver Paul Smart visible further back.

The Ducati GT1000 uses a similar steel tubular trellis frame to the Paul Smart and the Sport1000, and the same Desmodue 992 cc engine. It was designed with comfort in mind and intended for sport-touring riders. The frame differs from the Sport1000 in the addition of mounting points for twin shocks and side panels.

The GT1000 has touring handlebars, mounted on the same front forks as the Sport has clip-ons: non-adjustable 43 mm Marzocchi upside-down forks.

While the rear end has the seventies appearance, the components are more modern. The rear suspension uses twin Sachs shocks, adjustable for spring pre-load, mounted on a beefy 60 mm section swingarm. Wide Excel 17 inch chromed steel (36 spoke) rims are laced with thick 4.4 mm spokes to silver painted aluminum alloy hubs, necessitating the use of tube-type tires.

The front brakes of the GT1000 are derived from the other SportClassic models, and have two Brembo floating calipers with 30 and 32 mm diameter thermally insulated pistons. They are semi-floating discs with a diameter of 320 mm and a thickness of 4 mm. The rear brake system consists of a floating single piston Brembo 34 mm caliper with high friction sintered pads and a 245 mm disc (bigger rear disc for two-up riders).

It has twin exhausts and silencers, and pillion pegs where they belong for riding any distance. The silencers (exhausts) have more of a "Silentium" look and are not designed to resemble the original 'reverse cone' "Conti" silencers that were present on the original 1970s Ducatis that inspired the GT1000. In addition to several primary colors, the GT1000 was available in 2007 as a special edition two-tone in cream and black paint. The frame and twin shock swingarm are finished in gloss black paint.

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Ducati Model Timeline
Current motorcycles: Multistrada (Multistrada 1200)  · Desmosedici · Desmosedici RR · Monster 696 · Monster · SportClassic · 848 · 1098 · 1198 · Hypermotard · Streetfighter
Previous motorcycles: 60, 60S, 65S · 65T, 65TL, 65TS · 98, 98N, 98T, 98TL, 98S, 98SS · 125 S, SV  · 125 Gran Sport Mariana  · 125 Aurea · 98TS and 85, 98, 125 Bronco · Mach 1 · Apollo · 750 GT ·750 Imola · Supermono · 800SS · 851 · 888 · 900GTS · 748 · 749 · 916 · 996 · 998 · 999 · Pantah · Paso · PaulSmart1000LE · ST series (ST2 · ST3 · ST4)  · SuperSport
Ducati mopeds: Cucciolo · 55 · Brisk · Falcon · Rolly
Designers Fabbro · Galluzzi · Taglioni · Tamburini · Terblanche
Racing division: Ducati Corse