OK, it might have borrowed its motor from the 916 and its chassis from just about any recent Ducati sports bike you’d care to mention but despite this pedigree it’s a bike in its own right. And it’s a bloody good one too. Check out what we thought about this bike after our 2002 Ducati ST4 First Ride.
- The ST4 boasts superb braking power thanks in part to a pair of 320mm discs and 4 piston Brembo calipers. The fully adjustable 43mm inverted Showa forks handle anything you can throw at them.
- The 916 based power plant is ready for anything. From comfortable drives with your partner to a day at the track - this motor will keep your fun factor at red-line!
- Producing a claimed 105 bhp at 9000 rpm the engine has it all. Despite the size of those two huge pistons it's remarkably smooth right up the rev-range. You'll have to spin it up a bit to avoid low-down transmission snatch but above 3,000rpm it just pumps out the ponies all the way to redline.
- 2002 Ducati ST4
- The trellis frame continues to be as much a part of the Ducat heritage as their Desmodromic valves.