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The Ducati SportClassics were a range of retro styled motorcycles first introduced by Ducati at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, and put on sale in 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Paul Smart version was made for the 2006 model year only, while the Sport1000 ran from 2006 through the 2009 model years, and the GT1000 ran from the 2007 through 2010 model years.
They were the product of Ducati's design chief Pierre Terblanche, who said the series started with the Evoluzione MH900e replica of Mike Hailwood's victorious 1978 Isle of Man TT bike. The different variations are based on similar frames, and powered by the Desmodue 992 cc (60.5 in3) air-cooled 90° V-twin Ducati 1000 Dual Spark engine, also called the DS9 engine.
The 2007 Ducati Sport1000S had the front suspension of the Sport1000, while adding a retro styled fairing like the Paul Smart. The model could be equipped with Ducati original accessory lower fairings to create a late 1960s or early 1970s race bike look. The 1000S followed the Sport1000's change to a dual-shock swing arm and wet clutch, though lower handlebars were required to fit under the fairing. 2007-2008 models were available only in red with a white stripe, while in 2009 the paint scheme was changed to black with a white stripe.
This particular 1000S owned and operated by Tom Hung has the following modifications and upgrades: Termignoni exhaust, Ducabike Clear clutch cover, Custom tail eliminator, Duccati 999 regulator, Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires and Castwell coded.
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Owner Tom Hung enjoying the 1000S