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2010 Ducati GT1000
2010 Ducati GT1000 (2009 Model Shown)



– 2010 Ducati GT1000

2010 Ducati GT1000

Classic style, modern performance.

The essential beauty , and timeless emotion of 70’s in a modern, comfortable and exciting-to-ride bike.

 

DUCATI GT 1000

The 2010 SportClassic family is represented by the 70s-era style of the GT 1000 available in the traditional Ducati red and in the black with white stripe livery.

Celebrating the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is a bike to be ridden every day, with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo Twin performance. As you would expect from a motorcycle inspired by one of the original icons of Ducati, every element and component is built with the highest quality materials and engineered with performance as a priority. Although classically inspired, the GT is a thoroughly modern Ducati motorcycle, that’s powerful, handles confidently and is exciting to ride.

Aboard the GT 1000, the feeling is one of comfort and control. The position is reassuringly upright, reaching to a pair of raised tubular handlebars. A well-padded dual seat features ‘Ducati’ printed in white proudly on the back. Rider footpegs are placed conservatively forward allowing comfort and good ground clearance at the same time. The GT 1000 is a true two-seater, with passenger’s footpegs also sensibly placed for all-day comfort.

The slim fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the sides and deep sculpting on the top with a chrome fuel cap. Full fenders front and rear are complemented by trim side covers that evoke the spirit of the 70’s originals. Many of the details like the top crowns, fork caps and handlebar mounts are finished in polished aluminium, and are reflected in the chrome surfaces of the wheels, instrument trim, handlebars and horn covers. Finally, the classic look is completed with chrome exhaust pipes and mufflers, one per side.


The GT 1000 – classic bike in Ducati Style

The GT is powered by the outstanding Desmo 1000 Dual Spark engine. The torquey air-cooled 90º L-Twin is the perfect match to power this Ducati classic bike 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 GT 1000 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 use of 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. The GT 1000 is fitted with classic 17″ chrome rims. Mounted to these rims are modern interpretations of classic sport tyres, replicating the original patterns, but with modern radial construction techniques and rubber compounds.

The alloy hubs mount dual 320mm brake discs up front and a 245mm disc in the rear, both using lightweight black Brembo floating callipers to provide extra stopping power. Braking performance is further enhanced by classic black, steel-braided brake lines.






 

Features and Benefits

Concept

GT style
Celebrating the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is a bike to be ridden every day, with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo Twin performance. As you would expect from a motorcycle inspired by one of the original icons of Ducati, every element and component is built with the highest quality materials and engineered. Although classically inspired, the GT is a thoroughly modern Ducati that’s powerful, handles confidently and is exciting to ride

Sportclassic heritage
Classic style and modern sport performance: the Ducati SportClassic family feature motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of Engineer Fabio Taglioni’s original Ducati bikes of the 1970s. While retaining the best of the past, they have been developed using the latest technology and engineering, creating thoroughly modern motorcycles that live up to today’s standards of road-going performance.

 

Engine

Desmodromics
The incredible valve performances of our engines are only possible because of Ducati’s unique Desmodromic system, where valve closure is activated mechanically.

At high rpm it would be almost impossible for the valve to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe if it were relying upon a normal valve spring. With the Desmo system, the valve is closed mechanically with the same accuracy as it is opened, enabling steep cam profiles and radical cam timings.

This system is used on every single Ducati power unit including our world-beating Superbike and Desmosedici MotoGP engines.

Desmodue
The GT 1000 is powered by the outstanding Desmodue 1000cc Dual Spark engine. The torquey air-cooled 90º 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.

Power & torque curves
The GT 1000 produces 92hp (67.7kW) @ 8000rpm and produces a 67.25 lb-ft (9.3kgm) of torque @ 6,000rpm.

Wet clutch
The bike is equipped with a wet clutch for less clutch lever pull effort and quieter operation.

 

Chassis

Wire-spoked wheels
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. The GT 1000 is fitted with classic 17” chrome rims. Mounted to the rims are modern interpretations of classic sport tyres, replicating the original patterns, but with modern radial construction techniques and rubber compounds.

Seat comfort
A well-padded dual seat features ‘Ducati’ printed in white proudly on the back.

Trellis Frame
The GT1000 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 use of the engine as a ‘stressed member.’

Ergonomics
Aboard the GT 1000, the feeling is one of comfort and control. The position is reassuringly upright, reaching to a pair of raised tubular handlebars. Rider footpegs are placed conservatively forward allowing comfort and good ground clearance at the same time. The GT 1000 is a true two-seater, so the passenger’s footpegs are also sensibly placed for all-day comfort.

Brembo Brakes
The alloy hubs mount dual 320mm brake discs up front and a 245mm disc in the rear, both using lightweight black Brembo floating callipers to provide extra stopping power. Braking performance is further enhanced by classic black, steel-braided brake lines.

Marzocchi forks
The 43mm fully adjustable Showa forks provide the superior road holding and performance you expect from Ducati. While retaining the best of the past, GT 1000 have been developed using the latest technology and engineering, creating thoroughly modern motorcycles that live up to today’s standards of road-going performance

 

Equipment

Chrome exhaust
The twin stainless steel chromed exhaust silencers are positioned symmetrically on each side of the bike. Their low mounting position add to the bike’s distinctive vintage look.

70’s style
The lines of the GT 1000 are modern interpretations of the classic lines from the original GTs from the 1970s. The slim fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the sides and deep sculpting on the top with a chrome fuel cap. Full fenders front and rear are complemented by trim side covers that evoke the spirit of the 70’s originals. Many of the details like the top crowns, fork caps and handlebar mounts are finished in polished aluminium, and are reflected in the chrome surfaces of the wheels, instrument trim, handlebars and horn covers.

Classic headlight
The classic round headlight contributes to the bike’s retro style and is elegant in its simplicity.

Adjustable levers
The bike is fitted with user-friendly 4-point adjustable levers that provide easy-to-reach control for all hand sizes.

 

 


 

 

 

2010 Ducati GT1000 – International Specifications
MSRP: See Dealer

Chassis

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase
1425mm (56.1in)
Rake
24°
Front Suspension
Marzocchi 43mm usd forks
Front Wheel Travel
120mm (4.7in)
Front Wheel
Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim, 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
120/70 R17
Rear Suspension
Twin shock absorbers with adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel
133mm (5.2in)
Rear Wheel
Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim, 5.50×17
Rear Tyre
180/55 R17
Front Brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, 2 piston, 2 pad floating caliper
Rear Brake
245mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
15l – 3.9gallon (US)
Dry Weight
185kg (407lb)

Instruments
Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, warnings for hi-beam Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, immobilizer. Display for time, fuel trip

Warranty
2 years unlimited mileage
Body Colour (Frame/Wheel)
Red (black / chrome) – Black with white stripe (black / chrome)
Versions
Dual seat
Seat Height
810mm (31.8in)


DDA
Not available on this model


DTC
Not available on this model

ABS
Not available on this model

Engine
Type
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement
992cc
Bore x Stroke
94 x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio
10.01:1
Power
92hp (67.7kW) @ 8000rpm
Torque
67.25 lb-ft 9.3kgm @ 6000rpm
Fuel injection
Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Exhaust
Chromed, stainless steel exhaust system with one muffler per side

Transmission
Gearbox
6 speed
Ratio
1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary Drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final Drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch
Wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Emissions
Standard
Euro 3

 

 

 

Media Press Release

DUCATI PRESENTS 2010 INNOVATIONS

Finally unveiled, world preview of the new and eagerly anticipated Multistrada 1200.

Also new for 2010: new “Corse” livery for the 1198, two new Hypermotard 1000evo models and technical advances in the Monster family.

As is tradition prior to the opening of the EICMA show, Ducati has officially revealed the innovations of its 2010 product range.
Dream bikes, the fruit of Italian ingenuity and creativity, and destined to become new points of reference on the international market, are ready to take the spotlight at EICMA 2009, the 67th edition of the International Motorcycle Exhibition, taking place at the Fiera Internazionale di Milano in Rho, from 10 – 15 November.

Before the unveiling of the 2010 line-up, the new Ducati Corse logo was presented to the international press, an evolution of the historic brand in the form of a new graphic, following on from the launch of the new Ducati logo at last year’s EICMA show.

A press conference, eagerly anticipated and rich in content, took place immediately prior to the official opening of the trade show. Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding, met with representatives of the international media to present the company’s recent sporting and commercial results, confirming the Italian manufacturer’s strength and performance, despite the difficulties that the sector is currently experiencing.

“In 2009 Ducati has faced a year of important challenges but also one of important opportunities,” stated Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati, during the conference. “The challenges arrive from a market that has entered a significant worldwide slump and where the segment in which we operate could have dropped by 35% by the end of this year. In this scenario Ducati knew how best to react, so much so that our shares have continuously grown and in 2009 we will register a record share of 7.2% on a worldwide level. This result was achieved by sticking strictly to the objectives we had set ourselves, in relation to the company’s three fundamental pillars. Firstly, product, with the 2010 innovations the clearest demonstration of how we have followed an intelligent plan for continuous renewal. Then the distribution network, constantly renewed and reinforced to improve and expand the service. Thanks also to the recent opening of stores in Shanghai, Mexico City and in Vietnam, Ducati today distributes in 80 countries of the world. Last but not least, the brand. We continue to work on the recognition of our brand name, and above all, on the role that Ducati has as an ambassador of Italian style across the world, a factor that is of fundamental value to us.”

Claudio Domenicali, General Director of Ducati Motor Holding, then presented the many new bikes lining-up in Ducati’s 2010 Model Year.

“We are present at EICMA with a series of important innovations, in accordance with our strategic industrial plan,” declared Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s General Director, while presenting the 2010 Model Year. “The new Multistrada 1200 provides Ducati with an important opportunity to penetrate what is, for us, a completely new market segment, with a totally innovative concept, in terms of performance, usability and technological content. Four bikes in one, with four different riding modes, traction control and electronic suspension but, most importantly, a true Ducati, in its style, design and advanced technology, derived directly from Ducati’s racing experience on tracks across the world. The Hypermotard 796 e 1100 evo, the new “Corse” liveries for the 1198 S and 1198 R, as well as countless technical and style updates, complete the 2010 line-up of which we are so proud.”

The undeniable star is the eagerly awaited Ducati Multistrada 1200, already in the running to take the prize for “best bike in show.”

Faithful to the original intuition, which combined sport bike technology with comfort and versatility, Ducati now extends the concept further with a brand new Multistrada 1200 designed to satisfy the demands of all motorcyclists. Ducati have designed a motorcycle to tackle all kinds of journey and road surface using technology derived from the Bologna made race bikes in MotoGP and World Superbike.

A bike with no limits, that can transform itself to suit the rider’s demands, from a supersport to a tourer for long journeys with a passenger and luggage, to an everyday bike which can breeze through the daily commute and also tackle off-road routes with the agility of an enduro; in other words, four bikes in one!

Ducati have once again pushed the limits of motorcycle design by adding Italian innovation to the elegance, style and technology which characterise the motorcycles that leave the Bologna factory.

All it needed was a heart, the perfect engine to fulfill the potential of this new design. The obvious starting point was the World Championship-winning engine, the Testastretta, used on the Superbike 1198. Engineers in Bologna have succeeded in harnessing the immense power of this engine, making it smooth and adaptable to any situation. The new Testastretta 11° engine is thus born, and represents a milestone in combining performance with usability.

2010 Special Editions celebrate the historic Ducati Corse logo change and two world titles in Superbike and Superstock. The 1198 S Corse Special Edition and 1198 R Corse Special Edition, both equipped with factory team-style aluminium fuel tanks, Ducati Traction Control and a special celebratory Ducati Corse livery, now complement the lightweight and agile 848 now in Dark colour scheme, the awesomely powerful 1198, and the high-spec 1198 S to complete the 2010 Superbike model line-up.

There are more exciting new products in the Ducati Hypermotard range that now becomes a fully-fledged family of bikes in 2010. No longer just one, but three versions, designed to suit different needs, but each with the same specific objective: to provide excitement and fun. So here is the new, agile Hypermotard 796, which joins the new and even more powerful Hypermotard 1100EVO as well as the extreme version, the as yet unseen Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP.

Hot on the heels of its early model year 2010 launch in October, the lightweight 796 is now joined by an evolution of the 1100 model that rolls out at an incredible 7kg (15.5lb) lighter and 5hp more powerful than the original.
And if further weight reduction and more punch wasn’t already enough on a bike that was built to thrill, the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP pushes the limits even further with a model intended to perform on the track as well as the street.

The exciting introduction to the Monster family for 2010 are the ABS equipped versions of the 696 and 1100 (basic and S), the first time that Ducati has ever equipped the Monster family with a safety-enhancing anti-lock braking system.

Other 2010 introductions to the Monster family include new exhaust guards, which feature a longer shape and provide improved heat protection.

Brand new crankcases for the 696, which are an impressive 1.2kg (2.6lb) lighter and, furthermore, the user-friendliness of the controls has been improved with 4-point adjustable clutch and brake levers to suit all hand sizes.

In addition, Ducati presents many new accessories, special components and a new collection of Ducati clothing.

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