Ducati Sportclassic Family Expands for 2007

Press Release from Ducati North America

The 2007 Ducati SportClassic Family was unveiled today at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany. The SportClassic family, which uses retro styling inspired by the Classic Ducati models of the 1970's, will continue to broaden its appeal with the addition of the new Sport 1000 S, as well as numerous additional improvements to the existing range.

The Sport Classic family utilizes the renowned Ducati 1000cc air-cooled L-Twin engine in all models. This engine is the perfect choice for the family as it marries the original design of the 1970's with modern features and performance. Fuel injection, electronic engine control, Desmodromic valve actuation and a dual spark head ensure this engine has plenty of torque and reliability. For 2007, the venerable motor receives the addition of a wet clutch, which will result in decreased clutch lever effort and improved longevity.

Brand new for 2007 is the Sport 1000 S Biposto, which is the spiritual successor to the limited edition Paul Smart 1000LE. This model comes with several unique features including a solid red frame, swingarm and bodywork as well as black aluminum Excel wheels. The Sport 1000 S has a MSRP of $11,995.

The 2007 Sport 1000 receives the addition of taller clip-on bars and a lower footpeg position, which significantly improves rider comfort. The Sport 1000 is also available only as a Biposto with seating for a passenger and a removable tail cowling to retain the solo seat look. The Sport 1000 Biposto has a MSRP of $11,495 and will be available in three color choices of yellow, red or black.

The GT 1000 is updated with a brand new two tone color scheme in addition to its traditional colors of red and grey. The new livery of the two tone metallic black and cream faithfully recalls the original design of this classic Ducati Grand Tourer.

These models will be arriving in dealer showrooms by November 2006 throughout the US and Canada. For more information and detailed specifications, please visit www.ducatiusa.com.