Desire a new Ducati sportsbike, but the budget won’t stretch to a 998? We’ve been road testing Ducati’s new 900 Sport –the famous Italian firm’s " budget " key to its exclusive club.
You can read the full review of the new Ducati 900 Sport in the new MCN, out April 24, but here are our first impressions:
*It’s not cheap at £6400. But when the flagship 998R leaves you little change out of £18,000 it’s certainly a more affordable way of throwing your leg over a Ducati. There’s a half-faired option for £6200.
*It’s similar to the £7000 900SS but the parts are slightly cheaper, with Marzochhi upside-down forks and a Showa rear, as opposed to Showa shocks and an Ohlins rear shock on the SS.
*The built to a budget suspension is firm and provides a challenging ride. But give it plenty of input and the steering is positive.
*It makes just 80bhp, but make the most of it and you’ll see a top speed of 110mph.
That’s the essence of this machine – it’s top rider-friendly fun. But best of all, it’s an affordable Ducati badge.
For the full test don’t miss the new MCN, out April 24.