Ducati launched a new range of retro bikes in 2003, at the Tokyo Motorshow under the banner of ‘Sports Classics’ with machines that reflected some of the great models from their past. The first bike they produced was a homage to the 750SS racing bike that Paul Smart rode to victory in the 1972 Imola with a light blue frame silver tank and silver half fairing. This new bike weighed 179kg and came with a 992cc, air-cooled, 4 valve, Desmo V- twin, producing 92 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 67ftlb of torque.
Ducati followed the Paul Smart Replica with more generic classics the Sports and the GT, the Sports being inspired by the SS bikes of the 70s and 80s and the GT being a throwback to the 750GT model. Sadly the timing of the venture was off and the models were overlooked by the sports bike war that was raging between the Japanese factories and the touring models being built by BMW and KTM. Times however have changed dramatically and these very cool, factory built café racers are now being seen as the stylish, classic icons they were always meant to be.
This has been lead by the biggest change in bike culture for several generations. The factory race replica machines are still there but young and old are now all looking back to the great bikes of the past for inspiration to both build and acquire. This puts the Sports Classic in prime position and the prices of these models are going skywards quickly. The slightly more frumpy GT is still a little behind but the sexy 1000S Sports is quickly becoming one of the more sort after bikes to have and they are hard to find as not many were built. Twin shock looks, bikini fairing, single seat, single headlight, wire wheels, these are the ultimate modern factory built café racer and built by the sexiest Italian company to boot.
The bike we offer here is a wonderful example of these sort after modern classics. Finished in the traditional Ducati red with a black seat, the bike rides superbly and completely lives up to modern usability with classic looks billing. The bike was originally sold in France where it stayed until it was bought in 2015 and taken to Jersey. The bike is in excellent condition and is all ready for the new owner to enjoy having covered only 20,150 miles (32429 kms), it comes with its original owners manual, Ducati guarantee and world dealers guild as well as numerous invoices showing that this is a well cared for machine.
These are rare machines and are definitely a classic of the future so get in early
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