The classic European Gran Turismo tradition — powerful engines, sport bike handling and all-day comfort — is the inspiration for the Ducati Sporttouring family.
With optional ST saddlebags and a comfortable riding position, the ST3 is an ideal choice for a weeklong tour. A powerful Desmo3 engine combined with world-class suspension and brakes make the ST3 perfect for a day on winding mountain roads.
Ducati Sporttouring ergonomics are second to none. The front fairing and windscreen offer great protection from the elements for a more comfortable, quieter ride. A powerful headlamp offers superior illumination of the road. Handlebars that are height adjustable by 20mm, plus adjustable brake and clutch levers ensure that you are always comfortable and in control. And to make sure that your ST3 remains yours, every ST3 comes with an anti-theft immobilizer system and a Viro wheel lock as standard equipment.
The DESMO3: impressive torque, yet easy to tame
The Desmo3 engine produces tractable and spirited power, tuned to effortlessly eat up the miles of long-distance journeys.
With 107hp of Desmo power and impressive low-end torque, the 1000 twin-cylinder Desmo3 engine is designed for smooth linear power while still delivering spirited sport performance. The Desmo3 brings together the excellent low-rev torque of 2-valve Desmo engines with the high-rev power of 4-valve Desmo engines, while liquid-cooling and electronic fuel injection ensure consistent, reliable performance.
A highly compact, lightweight cylinder head features Dual Spark technology to optimise combustion efficiency, and reduce both emissions and fuel consumption. The Desmo3 is also environmentally responsible and complies with the strict Euro 3 emissions standards.
2007 range models
The 2007 Sporttouring family offers two models – the advanced ST3 and the ultimate performance flagship, the ST3 S ABS.
ST3: the touring choice with the soul of a sport bike
The ST3 features the potent 1000 L-Twin Desmo3 engine and the confidence-inspiring Ducati Trellis frame. With pre-load adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and a fully adjustable Sachs rear shock, the ST3 is equally at ease on twisty mountain roads and cross-country tours.
The exclusive height adjustable exhaust system allows maximum ground clearance when the saddlebags are removed and the high performance Brembo braking system ensures spirited performance whatever the situation. Both rider and passenger enjoy a comfortable riding position and colour-coordinated panniers (optional extra) make the ST3 just perfect —whatever your destination.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Front suspension: Showa 43 mm adjustable preload upside-down fork
Front wheel travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston caliper
Front wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock
Rear wheel travel: 148 mm / 5.8 in
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity: 21 L (of which 6 L reserve)/ 5.5 US gal (of which 1,5 US gal reserve)
Weight: 201 kg / 443,2 lbs
Seat height: 820 mm / 32.3 in
Instruments: Electronic instrument panel using CAN communication protocol with CPU: multifunctional digital display (including speedometer, clock, oil/water temperature, fuel gauge, instant/average consumption, consumed fuel), analog rev counter, self-adjusting illumination (depending on outdoor light),immobilizer system
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Colour combinations(Tank-Frame-Wheels): (red - red - black) (dark grey metallic - metallic grey - fluorescent red)
Versions: Dual seat
Type: L-twin cylinder, 3 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement: 992 cc
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Power: 78.8 kw - 107 hp @ 8750 rpm
Torque: 98.1 Nm - 10 kgm @ 7250 rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminium mufflers with catalytic converter and lambda sensor
Emissions: Euro3 (except USA version)
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 42
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
2007 MSRP: $12,495 USD ($15,995 CND)