2006 Ducati ST

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2006 Ducati ST before buying this Sport bike. The 2006 ST is made in Italy. With front Dual Disc brakes that will securely stop this motorcycle on demand. It comes standard with a 992 cc Longitudinal ...     read more
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2006 Ducati ST

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With the 2006 Ducati ST, the Italian manufacturer finally gets the sport-tourer right. While previous Ducati sport-tourers had a reputation for poor reliability, the 2006 ST is so exceptionally built that reliability issues are a thing of the past. Featuring a brand new Ohlins suspension, a new exhaust system, and the introduction of an innovative anti-lock braking system (on the ST3s ABS only), the new ST family of bikes is what touring is all about – long-range riding comfort.

The 2006 Ducati ST is available in two sub-models – the ST3 and the ST3s ABS. The bikes are essentially the same, with the primary difference being the addition of the anti-lock braking system on the ST3s ABS. Both bikes feature Ducati""s L-Twin, 992cc, four-stroke, SOHC, fuel-injected Desmodromic engine. Fuel injection is electronically controlled by a highly precise 50mm Marelli injector system.

The Ducati ST""s six-speed transmission is seamlessly smooth and delivers instant response to the thick rear tire, which is a 180/55 ZR17 that provides immediate grip and grind action. Plus, with 107 horsepower at 8750 rpm and 72.3 lb-ft of torque at 7250 rpm, the 2006 Ducati ST has plenty of gutsy power to navigate the steepest mountain roadways.

Thanks to the updated Ohlins suspension on the ST3s ABS, driving a Ducati sport-touring bike has never felt smoother. Nicely cushioned by the bike""s inverted front fork suspension with 5.1 inches of travel, and its aluminum twin-sided swing arm suspension on the rear with 5.8 inches of travel, riding on almost any surface is a smooth and supple experience.

Ducati outfitted the 2006 ST family of bikes with an exceptional braking system. Both bikes feature Brembo dual hydraulic 320mm discs on the front and a solo 245mm disc on the back. Of course, the Ducati ST3s ABS also has the innovative switchable ABS system that really makes it the standout model in the family.

Exterior-wise, the Ducati ST is sharp, bold, and refined. Featuring a sharp-sloped windshield and aggressively-designed fairing, the bike""s sportbike inspiration is certainly evident. But the huge 5.5-gallon fuel tank and the optional hardcover saddlebags allow for long-distance convenience in a beautifully sexy Italian package.

New For 2006
  • The 2006 Ducati ST features a new Ohlins suspension system, TiN Coating on the forks, a Euro-3 exhaust and emission system, and the introduction of an anti-lock braking system on the ST 3s ABS.

2006 Ducati ST Specs

  • Model:ST3, ST3s ABS
  • Engine Type: Four-Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 94mm x 71.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.31:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
  • Rake: 24 degrees
  • Trail: 102mm
  • Seat Height: 32.3
  • Curb Weight: N/A
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR17


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Key Competitors For The 2006 Ducati ST

  • Yamaha FJR1300A
  • BMW K1200GT
  • Honda VFR800
  • Truimph Spirit ST

Available ST Sub Models

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