Ducati Sport Classic range - more additions, more to come?

From the looks of it, Ducati's SportClassic range is fairing well for the Italian motorcycle giant. The Sports Classic range has undergone a few more changes dropping the limited edition Paul Smart from the range and splitting the Sport 1000 into three different spec models, the Sport 1000 monoposto, Sport 1000 biposto and the Sport 1000 S and best of all they have changed the exhaust set up!!! So no more unsightly twin (one over the other) side exhaust...which was my biggest gripe about this bike when I wrote about it last year.

The Monoposto and Biposto models maintain all the same technical specs as the original Sport 1000 with the only difference between the 2 being that the Biposto has a dual seat and raised handlebars for a less aggressive riding position and the Monoposto retains the single seater Cafe Racer look. One very cool thing the style conscious designers at Ducati added to the Biposto is a removable painted seat cover that hides the passenger seat to maintain the Biposto's Cafe Racer looks...something that could prove very desirable to riders who are themselves style conscious but regularly carry a pillion.

The Sport 1000 S brings a little something extra to the range. In Ducati's own words "Ducati now follows the 1970s trend of individualism and performance enhancement by introducing a period-style fairing to create the Sport 1000 S". The 1000 S also features the same dual seating system as the Biposto with the removable colour coded tailpiece. Available in red with red colour coded frame and white racing stripe the bikes body contrasts beautifully against the black detailed engine and wheels. Road holding has been optimised by taking inspiration from Ducati's racing past and developing a trellis frame with sport-tuned suspension. Twin Sachs shocks on the rear and Marzocchi front forks offer superior suspension and fit well with the overall look of the bike.

All up the new additions to Ducati's Sports Classic range are not only practical but also an exciting insight into the future of the Sports Classic range. Check out these bikes at www.ducati.com.

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