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– 2007 Ducati GT 1000
2007 Ducati GT 1000
READY FOR 2007, THE SPORT 1000 BIPOSTO, THE SPORT 1000 S AND A NEW TWO-TONE LIVERY FOR THE GT 1000
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 CafÃ© 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.
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 -Model / Tank / Frame / Wheels
GT 1000 / Ducati Red / Black / Chrome
GT 1000 / GT Grey / Black / Chrome
GT 1000 / Cream and / Black / Chrome black metallic with silver stripe
Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71,5 mm
Compression Ratio 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 Double tubing with air gap chromed exhaust system
Emissions Euro 3
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
Steering angle 32°
Sospensione anteriore / Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 4,7 in
Front wheel Spoke wheel with chrome plating steel 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 chrome plating steel 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 407 lbs
Seat height 32,3 in
Max height 41,7 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
** Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
* the weight excludes battery, lubrificant and coolant for liquid cooled models
**The conditions of warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycl