DUCATI Paul Smart SPORT CLASSIC Limited editionIf ever there was motorcycle manufacturer capable of turning dreams into reality, it’s Ducati. The Ducati SportClassic family: the Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition, the Sport 1000 and the GT 1000.The SportClassic family reflects the styling of the motorcycles built in Ducati’s workshops in the 1970’s, characterised by minimalist, racing look, with exposed chassis and engines, complimented by bodywork with elegant rounded shapes. To emphasis the unique style and performance origins of the three SportClassics, Ducati has used top-level components styled with original form and finishes, featuring chrome and polished aluminium that provide the final touch. Even though they reflect the best of the past, they incorporate the latest at the time: circa 2006) Ducati technology and engineering, creating thoroughly modern motorcycle that lives-up to today’s standards of road-going performance.The Paul Smart L.E., Sport and GT are all powered by the advanced 1000 DS Desmo engine. The torquey air-cooled 90° L-Twin is the perfect match to power these new sport bikes. Slim between the legs and exposed for all to see, the latest two valve Desmo system, fuel-injection and computer controlled engine management ensure that the 1000 DS engine is powerful, dependable and thrilling to ride. Of course, these bikes take advantage of the Ducati tubular Trellis frame that perfectly enhances the beauty of the SportClassics, while delivering confident handling and consistent road manners.With bikes that are as capable as the SportClassics, great brakes are fundamental. High quality Brembo callipers with sintered pads are used, gripping huge 320mm discs up front for strong and consistent stopping power. The Ducati SportClassics feature distinguishing exclusive components such as beautiful wire spoke wheels laced with alloy rims, black-finish race inspired exhaust systems, unique new swingarms, rear suspension featuring side-mounted shocks, and exposed engine parts with chromed or black painted finishes. DUCATI PAUL SMART 1000 Limited EditionThe new Ducati Paul Smart 1000 L.E. is inspired by the 1974 Super Sport 750 and is tribute to the 750 “Imola” bike that the English racer Paul Smart took to victory in the 1972 Imola 200. On cloudy day in April 1972, Paul Smart of Kent, England, tested the new Taglioni designed race bike. It was momentous event in motorcycling history. On that day, Smart rode new untested Ducati 750 twin to historic surprise victory at the Imola 200, beating all comers. In the same race the Italian racer Bruno Spaggiari, also riding Ducati 750, crossed the finish line in second place for Ducati sweep of the event. Inspired by these results, Engineer Taglioni decided to introduce production motorcycles with the styling and the latest technological solutions of the 750 “Imola”.
It was the beginning of the modern Ducati racing era and the emergence of the big-bore twin, sport bike dynasty. Descendants of that historic race bike led the way to the production 750SS, Hailwood’s Isle of Man winning 900SS, contemporary SuperSports and eventually the Superbikes of today. The 1974 Super Sport 750 is clearly the crown jewel of any classic motorcycle collection. Often referred to as the original Superbike, it was the first Ducati to combine all the performance of Smart’s race bike with new elegant and trend setting design. The bike boasted beautifully styled components like the “round case” Bevel Drive twin engine, equipped for the first time with Engineer Fabio Taglioni’s Desmodromic valve actuation system. The development of the Ducati Desmodromic system started in the late 50’s and continues to evolve to this day. Every street and racing engine Ducati produces still utilizes the Desmodtromic system; it remains significant factor in Ducati’s performance advantage. The SuperSport 750 boasted an elegantly styled fairing and bodywork painted in the now famous Metallic Silver colour, complimented by frame painted in Sea Green. Viewed from any angle the bike always seems in harmony with itself and its street environment. In its day it was “the” ultimate sport bike.This bike has low kilometers; Only 5,814KM. Serviced and certified. Plus tax and license.
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