In the 1970s, sport riders were modifying their street bikes with some of what they saw being used on the racetrack, including clip-on handlebars, rear set footpegs, and ‘fast’ colours. This was done just as much for the look as for increased performance. The Café Racer style was born.
Ducati North America announced the release of the 2007 Sport 1000 mono Special Edition, which is being produced exclusively for the North American market.
Production of this model will be limited to 100 units (90 for the US and 10 for Canada). With only 100 units being produced, this will be one of the rarest Ducatis made in recent history.
Combining modern technology and historic design, the Sport 1000 SE embodies the spirit of the legendary 1978 Ducati 900SS "Darmah" and features the timeless Black and Gold paint scheme.
Each of the limited 100 monoposto (single seat) 2007 Sport 1000 SE models will be identified by a numbered plaque, located on the triple clamp. The motorcycle also features a twin muffler "shotgun" exhaust, spoke wire wheels and Brembo brakes. It is powered by the 992cc dual spark motor, which puts out impressive torque and horsepower figures for an air-cooled engine.
The 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 mono SE has a MSRP of $11,495 ($13,995 CND) and is currently available in dealer showrooms throughout North America.
A classic for today
The Sport 1000 monoposto elegantly captures the bold style of the early bikes with its clip-on handlebars and monoposto single seat. The Sport 1000 is built with quality throughout: it mounts high performance Marzocchi front forks with classic brushed aluminium surfaces and a massive 60mm swingarm with a fully adjustable single Sachs shock. The unique suspension layout of the Sport 1000 ensures that its look matches the classic appeal of the bike, while still delivering the superior road holding and performance you expect from Ducati.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1425 mm / 56.1 in
Front suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 2-piston, 2- sintered pad floating caliper
Front wheel: Spoke wheel with aluminium rim 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension: Fully adjustable monoshock absorber on the left side
Rear wheel travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper
Rear wheel: Spoke wheel with aluminium rim 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre: 180/55 R 17
Fuel tank capacity: 15 L (of which 3.5 L reserve) / 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight: 179 kg / 394 lbs
Seat height: 825 mm / 32.5 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Colour combinations(Tank-Frame-Wheels): (burnt yellow with black stripe-black-silver) (black with white stripe-black-silver) (red with white and black stripe-black-silver)
Versions: Single seat
Type: L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 992 cc
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Power: 67.7 kw - 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 67.3 lb-ft - 9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Black exhaust system with two mufflers r.h.
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratios: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control