2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000
2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000
Celebrating the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is a bike to be ridden every day, with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo Twin performance. As you would expect from a motorcycle inspired by one of the original icons of Ducati, every element and component is built with the highest quality materials and engineered with performance as a priority. Although classically inspired, the GT is a modern Ducati motorcycle, so it is powerful, handles confidently and is exciting to ride.
Aboard the GT 1000, the feeling is one of comfort and control. The position is reassuringly upright, reaching to a pair of raised tubular handlebars. A well-padded dual seat, which is now a little lower than last year, features ‘Ducati’ printed in white proudly on the back. Rider footpegs are placed conservatively forward allowing comfort and good ground clearance at the same time. The GT 1000 is a true two-seater, so the passenger’s footpegs are also sensibly placed for all-day comfort.
The shapes of the GT 1000 are modern interpretations of the classic lines of the original GTs of the 1970s. The rather slim fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the sides and deep sculpting on the top with a chrome fuel cap. Full fenders front and rear are complimented by trim side covers that remind us of the 70’s originals. Many of the details like the top crowns, fork caps and handlebar mounts are finished in polished aluminium, and are reflected in the chrome surfaces of the wheels, instrument trim, handlebars and horn covers. Finally, the classic look is completed with chrome exhaust pipes and mufflers, one per side.
This year, the GT 1000 introduces a new, classically inspired two-tone colour scheme. The sophisticated classic silver and smoke grey livery complements the existing two-tone cream and metallic black with red completing the three colour line-up.
2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000 Specifications:
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.2 in
Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston
Front wheel Spoke wheel with chromed plating steel rim 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension Twin preload adjustable shock absorbers
Rear wheel travel 133 mm / 5.2 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, 2- sintered pads
Rear wheel Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 R 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L (of which 3.5 L reserve) / 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 185 kg / 407 lbs
Seat height 810 mm / 32.4 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (red – Black – Chrome) (Classic Silver and Smoke Grey – Black – Chrome) (Cream and Metallic Black – Black – Chrome)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.01:1
Power* 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque* 67.3 lb-ft – 9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Double tubing with air gap chromed exhaust system
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 39
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer
Specifications and features are subject to change.