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Editor's picks: Ducati Sport 1000

Published: 15 September 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

This week's MCN Retro supplement has provided suitable inspiration to gaze longingly at the classic and modern-classic machines nestled amongst the 19,500 motorcycles for sale at

We take a look at one of the finest modern production bikes to recapture a halcyon era - Ducati's gorgeous, yet short lived, Sport 1000.

The Ducati Sport Classic series are mouthwateringly-styled tributes to '70s motorcycle greats, boasting modern thrills and mechanicals. Great as a look-at-me motorcycle and the detailing is exquisite.

Driven by Ducati's worthy, air-cooled, two-valve 1000DS (for Dual Spark), the motor delivers enough go when it matters yet has a pleasing, characterful flexibility the rest of the time.

Lightweight, sharp steering and more than adequate brakes and suspension make it a bike that hustles. It's a joy on twisting retros where you'll easily forget the 'retro' tag as the bike serves up plenty of thrills.

Here's our pick of the Sport 1000 family for sale at - it's a 2007 GT1000 that has covered 9209 miles with one owner. It is for sale for £3999 at Ducati Aylesbury, has a full service history and has been fitted with extras including fitted a comfort seat, touring handlebars with bar end mirrors and a Datatool alarm. View the advert here.


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