For 2009, Ducati started offering a Touring model of the SportClassic GT 1000. It fits in perfectly with the feel of the SportClassic range, since it has all the 70s era touring bits: a big screen, luggage rack, chrome fenders; all that for only $500 dollars more than the regular GT 1000. Great deal. And, of course, it’s a Ducati, so it has top quality performance. The air-cooled twin puts out 92bhp and 67lb/ft of torque. It really is a nice bike if you’re into touring bikes. But I still have the Sport 1000 S on my brain and can’t seem to get it out.
Speaking of the 1000 S, Ducati also started offering it in black in addition to the classic Ducati red it was originally only offered in. Check out pictures of the black Sport 1000 S and the GT 1000 Touring model after the jump:
Ducati, Ducati, Ducati. What’s my deal with Ducati’s? They represent less than 1% of all bikes sold in the US, and I still write more about them than any other bike. Why?
Because they’re the ideal bike. They’re perfection; high quality engineering, high quality design, and attention to detail. They’re the bike to measure other bikes against.
They represent the leader in every class. The $72k Desmosedici RR is the most advanced production bike in the world, and an almost exact replica of the MotoGP bike. The Ducati Hypermotard was awarded “Best of Show” in 2005, and constantly wins awards. The Multistrada, Superbike, Monster… all ahead of their respective competition by yards. And on top of it’s performance, the SportClassic 1000 S may be the best looking bike ever, as in, of all time.
So yea, Honda makes a great bike. So does BMW, Aprilia, Suzuki, etc. But Ducati makes a better bike, and looks pretty at the same time.
What do you think Ridelusters… Black or Red?