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Ducati’s SportClassics go into production

Published: 28 January 2004

Updated: 19 November 2014

Ducati is putting its SportClassic retros into production; the Paul Smart 1000, Sport 1000 café racer and GT1000 retro tourer.

The firm first revealed prototypes at the Tokyo Show in October and the bikes went down a storm at the NEC Show in the UK in November.

It’s thought you’ll be able to place an order through UK dealers from March this year. No prices have yet been announced but we’ll bring you more as we get it. An official announcement is expected later today.

The Paul Smart 1000 uses a 992cc 2-valve-per cylinder, air-cooled V-twin. It makes 83bhp. The GT1000 takes its inspiration from the 1971 GT750. The Sport 1000 is designed to mimic the Sport 750 of the early 1970s.

You can read the whole story in MCN out on Wednesday, February 4.

The bikes aren’t currently planned to be on show at the MCN London Motorcycle Show but you will find Ducati stands and representatives to discuss the new range with.

The show opens on Saturday, January 31.

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