Tech SpecEvolutionVisually inspired by the iconic Ducati Super Sports of the early to mid-'70s, but sharing 98 percent of its mechanical DNA with the latest Dual Spark Monsters and Multistradas. RivalsTriumph's Thruxton parallel-twin offers similar retro-style but less performance; BMW's half-faired, air-cooled Boxer-twin R1200S offers less style but more performance. TechPrice: $12,495Engine type: a-c, 90-degreeV-twinValve train: SOHC, desmo 2VDisplacement: 992ccBore x stroke: 94.0 x 71.5mmCompression: 10.1:1Fuel system: EFIClutch: Wet, multi-plateTransmission: 6-speedHorsepower: 92 bhp at 8000 rpmTorque: 67.3 lb.-ft. at 6000 rpmFrame: Tubular steel trellisFront suspension: 43mm inverted fork, non-adjustableRear suspension: Twin shocks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound dampingFront brake: Dual two-piston calipers, 320mm discsRear brake: Single-piston caliper, 245mm discFront tire: 120/70R17Pirelli SportsCompRear tire: 180/55R17Pirelli SportsCompRake/trail: 24.0 degrees/3.6 in.Seat height: 32.5 in.Wheelbase: 56.2 in.Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal.Dry weight: 398 lbs.Colors: RedWarranty: 2 years, unlimited mi.Contact: Ducati North America10443 Bandley Dr.Cupertino, CA 95014408.253.0499www.ducati.com VerdictA bit like those Nike retro-trainers the kids wear nowadays: They look great, but we wouldn't want to run a marathon in 'em. White-faced clocks, but not Smiths nor Veglia. Downside-up fork is stout, but sadly non-adjustable. « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Alex Hearn Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!