International Motorcycle Show
Long Beach, CA 2003

Ducati Introduces the SportClassic models
12/13/03 - Pix by Steve Allen <Steve@FEzone.com>
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Michael Lock introduces the SportClassic prototypes to the assembled US press.  Dan Van Epps on the left, John Porter on the right, Pierre Terblanche just behind to the right.  We set up the area so that the new bikes were up on platforms with the original inspirations to their designs just behind.  I was asked to find and organize nice examples of these bikes.  Those included left to right: a 1972 750 GT owned by Brian Larrabure, a 1974 750 Super Sport "Greenframe" owned by Larry Feece and a 1974 750 Sport owned by Peter Frieberger.

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Pierre Terblanche talks about his creations then pulls the blanket....
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The pictures below show the direct comparisons between the old and the new

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The New Prototype SportClassic bikes

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The Ducati North America Corp. Display
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The Vintage Bikes
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Eric Bostrom shows up at the Ducati booth for an autograph session
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Doug Polen, Mike Moran & Steve Allen admire the SportClassics
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Steve Coe's [DNA] "retro" monster, Ted Henry's 350 "SS", Jesse James' very kewl cafe racer and Nicky Hayden's Superbike.
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