A TRIBUTE TO PAUL SMART AND THE IMOLA 200 VICTORY
Englishman Paul Smart’s historic Imola 200 victory in 1972 on the 750 Imola Desmo marked the beginning of the modern Ducati racing era and the emergence of the big-bore twin, sport bike dynasty. The new Paul Smart Limited Edition is a tribute to Smart’s victory and the timeless styling of his silver racer.
The exclusive status of this limited edition, available only in a single-seat version, is confirmed by its highly advanced suspension components, a historic colour scheme and small production run of just 2000 examples worldwide. Each and every bike has an engraved centre fairing mount cap stating: “Ducati - Paul Smart 1000 - Limited Edition”.
The Limited Edition gives the guaranteed performance that you would expect from a modern sport bike, not least because of its first-class components. Up front it features an Öhlins 43 mm upside down fork with trademark gold finish. The compression and rebound damping and spring pre-load are adjustable to adapt the bike to different riding styles and road surfaces. The rear suspension is handled by a single shock, also by Öhlins, with 60 mm asymmetric rear swingarm. Like the front fork, the single shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring pre-load. To improve stability even more, a polished aluminium steering damper is fitted as standard.