2009 Ducati GT 1000
the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the
1970s, the GT 1000 is a bike to be ridden every day,
with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo
Twin performance. As you would expect from a motorcycle
inspired by one of the original icons of Ducati, every
element and component is built with the highest quality
materials and engineered with performance as a priority.
Although classically inspired, the GT is a modern
Ducati motorcycle, so it is powerful, handles confidently
and is exciting to ride.
Aboard the GT 1000, the feeling is one of comfort
and control. The position is reassuringly upright,
reaching to a pair of raised tubular handlebars. A
well-padded dual seat features ‘Ducati’
printed in white proudly on the back. Rider footpegs
are placed conservatively forward allowing comfort
and good ground clearance at the same time. The GT
1000 is a true two-seater, so the passenger’s
footpegs are also sensibly placed for all-day comfort.
rather slim fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the
sides and deep sculpting on the top with a chrome
fuel cap. Full fenders front and rear are complemented
by trim side covers that remind us of the 70’s
originals. Many of the details like the top crowns,
fork caps and handlebar mounts are finished in polished
aluminium, and are reflected in the chrome surfaces
of the wheels, instrument trim, handlebars and horn
covers. Finally, the classic look is completed with
chrome exhaust pipes and mufflers, one per side.
This year, the GT 1000 introduces the new, classically
inspired colour scheme of black with white stripe.
The sophisticated livery complements the existing
two-tone classic silver and smoke grey.