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2007 Ducati Sport 1000 Photo Gallery

Ducati brings us some retro flash to go with its modern dash, appealing to everyone from crusty Brit Rockers to freewheelin' hip-hoppers. Check out what we though about this bike in our 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 Bike Test.

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The Sport 1000 may have vintage style, but Ducati's signature Twin motor produces very modern horsepower and torque figures.
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Editor Duke stares down the camera on our Ducati Sport 1000 loaner.
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The Sport 1000 has a way of bringing smiles to most eyes it meets - not just its rider.
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Again, with the wheelies. Sheesh!
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That forward-biased riding position both helps and hurts the Sport 1000 in the corners.
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Dagnabit Duke! That front tire belongs on the road young man!
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The pull of the potent Ducati Sport 1000's Twin powerplant brings a smile to Duke Danger.
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As far as fit and finish are concerned, Ducati delivers vintage flair on the Sport 1000 with attention to styling aesthetics, including the instrumentation.
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The key to this two-valve-per-cylinder motor's joy is that it is relentlessly responsive.
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This piece of nouveau nostalgia is designed to pull at the heartstrings of geezer sportbikers - those who remember a time when air-cooling wasn't a hindrance to performance and when dual shocks were the norm.
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Whether out-sprinting that Mustang GT from a traffic light or testing rear-tire grip exiting a canyon hairpin, the Duc's liquid-like motor is an affable companion.
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The Ducati Sport 1000 goes a long way in fulfilling the need of satisfying vintage form and modern function.
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With just 46.6% of the bike's fully fueled 454 lbs carried by the front wheel, the rider's forward lean adds road-hugging weight to the critical front end.
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Through its time with us, Ducati's Sport 1000 proved to be quite a willing accomplice for what seems to be on the surface a vintage bike.
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The Ducs front end sports a definite vintage feel.
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Pick any area of the Sport 1000 and you'll find beauty: the color - a 1970s-era tangerine yellow with an offset black racing stripe accent down its length - is gorgeous.
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The Sport 1000's lovely aluminum front fender bracket topped by the dual chrome-covered horns (well, plastic chrome anyway).
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The sculpted fuel tank is narrow between the knees, though at just 3.9 gallons, it probably should be.
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While the steering might be a little slow, the Sport 1000 is a capable canyon ride.
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Bar-end mirrors are nicer looking than traditional stalks but they add several inches to the bikes width.
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the Sport 1000 brings to the table adjustable-span brake and clutch levers to help personalize its fit to the rider.
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Duke Danger carved clean lines through Malibu's canyons aboard the vintage-looking Sport 1000.
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When combined with the lowish handlebars the Sport 1000's wide tires results in slowish steering.
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Duke, you said you would quit smoking.
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The Ducs front end sports a definite vintage feel.
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The Ducati Sport 1000's retro-looking front end.
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The Sport 1000's front end includes a 43mm inverted Marzocchi fork and Brembo's 320mm dual discs with floating calipers that bring the action to a halt.
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Last year's stacked mufflers have been replaced with one on each side of the bike.
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The Sport's seat is broad and supportive, even if its 32.5-inch height can intimidate the vertically challenged.
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At first glance, the 1970s-era tangerine yellow of the 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 looks vintage until you roll back on the throttle and unleash the power of its twenty-first century fuel-injected 992cc Ducati V-Twin.