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Every Ducati SportClassic model captures the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of Engineer Fabio Taglioni's original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970s. While retaining the best of the past, they have been developed using the latest technology and engineering, creating a range of thoroughly modern motorcycles that live up to today's standards of road-going performance.

The Sport and GT models are all powered by the outstanding Desmo 1000 Dual Spark engine. The torquey air-cooled 90 L-Twin is the perfect match to power bikes with a sporting soul. The cylinders, with their traditional cooling fins and classic 'L' configuration, are direct descendents of the original Taglioni design. Slim and exposed for all to see, the latest 2 valve Desmo system, fuel-injection and computer controlled engine management ensure that the 1000 Dual Spark engine is powerful, dependable and thrilling to ride.

The SportClassic design takes advantage of the beauty of the signature Ducati tubular Trellis frame. The renowned strength and rigidity of the ALS 450 tubing has been further improved with complex triangulation and using the engine as a 'stressed member. The beauty of wire-spoke wheels grace Ducati road bikes once again. Starting with an alloy hub, the wheels use 36 chromed stainless steel spokes. 17" alloy Excel rims, famous in racing circles for their lightweight performance and durability, are used on the Sport 1000 and Sport 1000 S, while the GT 1000 is fitted with classic 17" chrome rims.

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