2008 Ducati Sport 1000 S
Following the ’70s trend for uncompromising individualism and enhanced performance, Ducati introduces the Sport 1000 S with a classic aerodynamic half-fairing which takes its styling cues directly from the ‘Race’ models of the era.
It may be a biposto, but the Sport 1000 S retains all its hallmark Café Racer styling, with the added benefit that you can enjoy its impressive performance either alone or two-up.
The colour scheme retains the characteristic white stripe, while offering red on red for the frame and fairing. The aluminium spoked-wheels, hubs, exhaust system and a number of other engine parts, are all black creating stark contrast with the red frame and fairing. This effect gives the new Sport 1000 S an attractive and decidedly aggressive look, without compromising its retro form and charm. The removable rear seat cover contributes to the typical Café Racer look of the Sport 1000 S, but take it off and you’ll find a comfortable pillion seat underneath. What’s more, the bike features an unmistakeable 1970s style upper fairing with the pronounced, rounded shape that characterised the great competition bikes.
The Sport 1000 S was built with close attention to the quality of its components and to Ducati DNA. The race-bred Trellis frame and sports suspension give the bike outstanding road-holding. The Sport 1000 S mounts high-performance Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks with chromed fork caps, for a classic look, while rear suspension duties are handled by high-performance Sachs twin shocks, which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. This suspension set-up provides sure-footed handling characteristics for sports riding while ensuring comfortable rideability when riding two-up.