2008 Ducati Sport 1000 biposto
In the 70s, the most sports-oriented motorcyclists modified their road bikes according to what they saw on the track. Including clip-ons handlebars, rear set footrests and aggressive colours, the aim was not just to make the bike look better but to enhance its performance also. And that’s how the Café Racer style came into being. The Ducati Sport 1000 elegantly captures the audacious look of the motorcycles of that era.
The Sport 1000 biposto features raised clip-ons to make the riding position even more comfortable and retro style twin rear shocks. The removable passenger seat-cover, colour-matched with the bike, keeps the Sport 1000 biposto true Café Racer looks intact, but take it off and you’ll find a comfortable pillion seat underneath.
The biposto version of the Sport 1000 embodies the same high quality and advanced technology as its monoposto counterpart. The classic wire-spoke wheels using lightweight Excel 17” aluminium alloy rims keep the overall weight of the front wheel assembly down to a minimum.
High-performance Marzocchi 43mm upside down forks up front and twin rear Sachs suspension units, which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, and compression and rebound damping, take good care of the suspension duties. The twin rear shocks are fixed to a large 60mm diameter tubular steel swingarm, which features a simple chain adjuster system, reminiscent of those used on bikes of the 70s.
The front brake system consists of two Brembo floating callipers with 30 and 32mm diameter pistons which are thermally insulated. The discs are semi-floating with a diameter of 320mm and thickness of 4mm.
The rear brake system consists of a floating single piston Brembo caliper and a 245mm disc.
Finally, a new Euro 3 compliant exhaust system, which culminates in two symmetrical silencers on the right and left of the bike, completes the lay-out.
The Sport 1000 biposto is available in two different colours. Featuring the characteristic stripe down the middle of the fuel tank and tail section the colours are burnt yellow with black stripe and gloss black with white stripe, all two contrasting against black Trellis frames.