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Editor's picks: Ducati Sport 1000

Published: 15 September 2011

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 mcnbikesforsale.com.

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 mcnbikesforsale.com - 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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