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2007 Ducati GT1000 Photo Gallery
Ducati uses chromed tubular steel handlebars so riders can maintain a comfortable upright riding position.
Our guide to vintage bikes takes a spin on Ducati's latest attempt to recreate classic glory in a reliable new package. See what we thought of this Ducati during our
2007 Ducati GT1000 Quick Ride
Melling banks a turn on the 2007 Ducati GT 1000 SportClassic .
The GT 1000's 56-inch wheelbase and steering-head angle of 32-degrees matches the stalwart Seeley-Suzuki race bike spot on.
Our European correspondent Frank Melling was impressed that the GT 1000's motor had a roughness similar to bikes from back in the day.
The GT 1000 deserves a warm round of applause, ticking every box for a retro bike yet remaining true to the spirit of classic motorcycling.
The Ducati Desmo Twin performance engine was torquey and pulled like a train.
The Ducati GT 1000 Sport Classic received Melling's hardy stamp of approval.
The Ducati GT 1000 Sport Classic based its styling on modern interpretations of the classic lines of the original GTs.
You don't have to be old school to apprectiate Ducati's choice of a well-padded dual seat.
The 992cc, L-Twin engine registers a 10:1 compression ratio.
The fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the sides so riders can tuck in and enjoy the ride.
The GT's 320mm Brembo brakes were one area Melling said were far from the classic twin leading shoes.
Chrome full-length exhaust pipes and mufflers, one per side, complete the GT 1000s classic look.
Duacti tried to capture the timeless style of engineer Fabio Taglioni's original 1970s sport bikes.
According to Melling, the GT 1000 reaches maximum power at only 8,000 rpm and peak torque at 2,000 revs less.
The timeless style of the 1970s Ducati GT models is reborn in the 2007 GT 1000.
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