The Hypermoto is Ducati's most desireable and exciting new bike in years. It will be available in 2007 in both the Base viersion shown here and a hotter S Performance model with full Ohlins Suspension

Ducati New Bikes 2007 continued


The SportClassic family, which has met with great success since its appearance in 2003, replicates the styling of the motorcycles built in Ducati’s workshops in the 1970s, characterised by a minimalist, sporting look, with an exposed frame and bodyparts in soft, rounded shapes. To emphasis the unique style of these bikes, Ducati has used top-level original components and finishes, featuring chrome and brightwork that provide the final touch, personalise the range and evoke the lines of the bikes from which they’re inspired.

The whole SportClassic family mates retro style with modern technology and mounts the brilliant Desmo 1000 DS engine: delivering impressive torque, this air-cooled 90° “L” twin-cylinder is the ideal engine for these new sports models. The cylinders, with their traditional cooling fins and classic L-configuration, harken to the original design by Taglioni. The 1000 DS engine is equipped with the Desmo twin-valve system, fuel injection and an electronic engine control to guarantee power, reliability, thrilling performance and ease of use.

As of 2007, the Sport 1000 will be available in two new versions: as well as the traditional single-seater, the Sport 1000 will be produced in an updated two-seater version for the new season, with a comfortable seat for both rider and pillion, complete with removable seat-cover so as to leave that perfect Café Racer style undiminished.

Another two-seater version is the new Sport 1000 S, with a seductive new colour scheme of red frame and swingarm with black wheel rims and engine covers, and featuring a classic upper fairing with a round central headlamp, to give it a more aggressive look in keeping with 1970’s tradition.

As well as its two traditional colours red and grey, the GT 1000 will be presented in an original new two-tone livery of metallic black and cream, which recalls the original designs of this Ducati grand tourer.

SPORT 1000 biposto
In the 1970s, the most sports-oriented motorcyclists used to modify their road bikes according to what they saw on the track, including clip-ons handlebars, rear set footrests and aggressive colours. The aim was not just to make your bike look better but to enhance its performance too. And that’s how the Café Racer style came into being. The Ducati Sport 1000 elegantly captures the audacious look of the motorcycles of that era.

This year, as well as the single-seat version, the SportClassic stable includes the new Sport 1000 biposto, a two-seater which features a comfortable double seat, raised clip-ons to make the riding position even more comfortable and retro style twin rear shocks.
The removable passenger seat-cover, colour-matched with the bike, keeps the Sport 1000 biposto true Café Racer looks intact, but take it off and you’ll find a comfortable pillion seat underneath.

The two-seater version of the Sport 1000 embodies the same high quality and advanced technology as its single-seat counterpart. Mounting high-performance Marzocchi 43 mm upside down forks up front, twin Sachs shock rear suspension which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, and compression and rebound damping. The two rear shocks are fixed at the bottom to an oversize 60 mm diameter tubular steel swingarm, which features a simple, rational system (reminiscent of the one used on the 1970s bikes) for adjusting chain tension.
Lastly, there’s a new exhaust system (Euro 3) culminating in two symmetrical silencers on the right and left of the bike.

The special colour combinations put the distinctive finishing touches to this bike. The Sport 1000 two-seater is available in three different colours, featuring the characteristic longitudinal stripe down the middle of the fuel tank and tail section. The colours available for this model are: Burnt yellow with black stripe, Gloss black with white stripe and Ducati Red with white stripe, all three with a black frame.

SPORT 1000 S|
Following the 1970s trend for uncompromising individualism and enhanced performance, Ducati  introduces the Sport 1000 S with a classic aerodynamic upper fairing which takes its styling cues directly from the “Race” models of the era.

It may be a two-seater, but the Sport 1000 S retains all the hallmark Café Racer styling, with the added benefit that you can enjoy its impressive performance either alone or two-up.

The new colour scheme retains the characteristic longitudinal white stripe, while offering red on red for the frame and fairing. The spoked wheels with aluminium rims, the hub and the exhaust pipes are black, along with a number of other engine parts, for a stark contrast with the red frame and fairing. This contrast 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. 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 forks caps, for a classic look, while rear suspension duties are handled by a high-performance Sachs twin shocks, which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping.
The style of the Sport 1000 S is classic Café Racer and delivers both outstanding road-holding and the typical performance of a thoroughbred Ducati.

GT 1000
Born as a tribute to the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is ideal for everyday use, thanks to its perfect balance between comfort, whether you ride alone or two-up, and the performance of the Ducati Desmo twin-cylinder engine. Every part and component is made with the highest quality materials and designed with performance in mind – and that’s just as it should be for a bike based on the historic models from Ducati’s heritage. Despite being unashamedly classic in inspiration, the GT is still a thoroughly modern Ducati when it comes to power, handling, safety and a thrilling ride.

The feeling you get astride the GT 1000 is one of comfort and complete control of the bike. The riding position is comfortable and upright. The double-seat is comfortably padded, has a classic design and boasts the Ducati logo in white on the back. The rider’s footrests are set forward for maximum comfort and optimum ground clearance. And because the GT 1000 is a true two-seater, the position of the pillion footrests is designed for maximum comfort even on long trips.

The form of the GT 1000 represents a modern interpretation of the classic lines of the original GT of the 1970s.The slim, ergonomic fuel tank has two indents on the sides to accommodate the rider’s legs comfortably, and is crowned with a chromed fuel cap.The front and rear mudguards,and side panels are reminiscent of the 1970s originals. Many parts, such as the top yoke and handlebar clamps are made of polished aluminium, which compliments with the chrome finish of the wheels, handlebars, rear-view mirrors, instrument panel and other components. The exhaust system is also chromed and is made up of manifolds with a double wall construction to keep the chromed surface untarnished over time.

The big new feature this year is the two-tone version of the GT 1000, in metallic black and cream, based on the classic two-tone livery of the Ducati GT 750 launched in 1971.

Colours Options

Sport 1000 biposto Tank Frame Wheels
Ducati Red / Black / Aluminium with white stripe
Burnt Yellow / Black / Aluminium with black stripe
Black / Black / Aluminium with white stripe

Sport 1000 S
Ducati Red / Red/ Black with white stripe

GT 1000
Ducati / Red / Black / Chrome
GT Grey / Black / Chrome
Cream and Black / Chrome
Black Metallic with silver stripe

Ducati and NCR team up to recreate Limited Edition "New Blue"
Cook Neilson’s 1977 Daytona winner

Milan, Italy (November 16, 2006) - Ducati North America and NCR announce today the unveiling of special new project bike called “New Blue”. This motorcycle is a modern replica of the historic Ducati 750SS campaigned by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling throughout the mid 1970’s.

The perfect Battle of the Twins racer?

This starts out as a Hailwood Replica Sport Classic 1000 with the twin shock rear swingarm. Retro sexy!

The inverted positioning of the twin shocks shows off the nice Ohlins adjustable piggybacks and is needed to clear clear the hot mufflers, but increases unsprung weight.

Cook Neilson, the editor of Cycle magazine at the time, possessed a unique combination of skills - those of a successful journalist and those of a successful racer. With the help of Managing Editor and ace mechanic Phil Schilling, they were able to build the 750SS into a remarkably successful race bike. This was achieved by trial and error, superior tuning talent and riding skills.

Phil soon gave their motorcycle the nickname “Old Blue”, in reference to the team’s attractive livery. On March 11th 1977, at the legendary Daytona Speedway, the team celebrated a monumental victory in the AMA Superbike race. This win stands out as a significant event in the history books as it was the first victory for Ducati at Daytona.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this historic event, a recreation of this motorcycle was commissioned by Ducati North America and given to NCR.

“New Blue”, which began life as a Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000S, was sent to NCR’s factory for a cosmetic replication and race preparation. NCR was able to remove an astounding eighty-four pounds of dry weight and add an additional 30 horsepower to the motorcycle. This was achieved by the usage of lightweight materials such as titanium, carbon fiber and magnesium throughout the project. The revised engine output is 116hp at 8450rpm. The motorcycle is completed with a titanium plate bearing the signatures of both Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling.

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Ducati Sport 1000
Technical Specifications

Engine Type
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement: 992 cc
Bore x Stroke:  94 x 71,5 mm
Compression: 10:1
Power:  67.7 kw - 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque:  9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel Injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Black exhaust system with one muffler r.h. and one muffler l.h.
Emissions: Euro 3
Gearbox: 6-speed
Ratios: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary Drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84
Final Drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase:  56.1 in
Rake: 24°
Steering Angle: 28°
Front Suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Suspension Travel: 4,7 in
Front Wheel:  Spoke wheel with alluminium rim, 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre: 120/70 R 17

Rear Suspension: Twin preload adjustable shock absorbers
Rear Wheel Travel:  5,1 in
Rear Wheel: Spoke wheel with alluminium rim, 5.50 x 17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 R 17

Front Brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston
Rear Brake: 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, 2- sintered pads

Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 l ( of which 3,5 l reserve ) / 3.9 US gal ( of which 1 US gal reserve )
Dry Weight: 410 lbs
Seat Height: 32,5 in
Max Height: 40,8 in
Max Length:  85,8 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer

* the weight excludes battery, lubrificant and coolant for liquid cooled models 
**Waranty:  2 years unlimited mileage. The conditions of warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycle

Ducati's World
Championship Racers

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Ducati Riding Experience features 2 top Grand Prix Tracks
The popular Ducati factory produced Ducati Riding Experience held in Europe now includes the Mugello GP track in Spain, together with Imola in italy. The DRE courses are aim both at those wanting to increase their streetbike riding skills, and for those who want to improve their racing skills. The courses consist of a full day of riding sessions combined with classroom time.

Eleven the appointments for this year;  nine of them will take place on Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola, while the other two will be hosted at the International Mugello circuit, famous worldwide because it’s where every year the MotoGp Championship takes place as the unique Italian round.

The 2005 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male and female: women average it’s been increased ( 43% women and 57% men,  vs. 38% women and 62% men in 2004). Another interesting figure is that 15% of people was foreigner. The possibility to rent the gear has been a great success: in 2005 edition has been rented 1.100 technical gear items.
The DRE school presents an impressive line-up of instructors including World, European and National champions and features five different classes for all skill levels.

The following courses are available:

Women's Basic Riding CourseAimed at women without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world. The course will take place in the paddock using reduced power Monster 620 i.e. motorcycles.
Price: 225 Euro, taxes included.

Men's Basic Riding
Aimed at men without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world. The course will take place in the paddock using Multistrada 620 motorcycles.
Price: 225 Euro, taxes included.

Intermediate Riding Course
This course is aimed at men and women who already have some riding experience but want to improve their skills. Monster S2R and Multistrada 1000 motorcycles will be used for this course.
Price: 294 Euro taxes included.

Basic Racing Course
Aimed at expert motorcyclists (men and women) who have the desire to increase their knowledge of riding technique on the track. 999 Superbikes will be used for this course and students will be divided into groups based on experience (declared by rider).
Price: 750 Euro, taxes included.

Master Racing Course
This master course is aimed at riders who have already participate a racing course. 999 Superbikes will be used and, in order to ensure the best possible learning environment, student groups will not exceed three per instructor. Lessons will focus on improving circuit riding techniques and maximising each rider's overall performance riding a motorcycle with a 2D acquisition data system, as well as on one equipped with an on board camera. At the end of the course they will receive a graphic reporting their performance, and a DVD with their track riding recorded.
Price: 999 Euro, taxes included.

The cost of the course includes: the use of motorcycle, lunch and the open cafè area, welcome kit, the presence of a photographer and special rates at nearby hotels. It does not includes any type of insurance.
This year's edition of the DRE also introduces an opportunity to rent riding gear (leathers, helmets, gloves, boots) at the time of registration on
It would be also possible to present on line the course to someone else. Takes the DRE Racing School.
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