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DUCATI HYPERMOTARD

The Ducati Hypermotard attacks urban canyons and carves up mountain passes with total abandon. High performance starts with attitude. Stripped down to its essentials, the Hypermotard is an extreme performance, totally over-the-top motorcycle. Its purpose is single minded – to thrill. Incredibly slim and exceptionally light, with a riding position to dominate, the Hypermotard is ready to rock every road. Race styling makes the blood boil, but the Hypermotard offers what no other bike in its class can: speeds exceeding 220 KPH on the track, fuel injection, and big bore acceleration with more than 100 horsepower on only 175Kg of dry weight – the most extreme, mountain-conquering, urban-assaulting machine ever - from Ducati.

On the Road
Bring on the curves, the bumps, and the unexpected.
A rigidly triangulated Trellis frame and track-tested chassis geometry is matched with state-of-the-art suspension. Start off with road-holding 50mm Marzocchi R.A.C. forks, gripped by a triple screw lower fork crown, then add an Ohlins remote reservoir shock that mounts to a stout, single-sided swing arm. Ultra light forged and machined Marchesini racing wheels are paired with a single radial mounted Brembo four piston, four pad calliper gripping a 320mm disc up front and a 240mm disc at the rear.

Making power
1000ccs of Desmo power
The 1000 Dual Spark engine pumps out torque and horsepower that is smooth and linear, because the roads that the Hypermotard seeks are neither smooth nor linear. A Slipper type racing clutch makes aggressive downshifting and heavy braking more exciting by damping the abrupt selection of lower gears while entering a turn. Magnesium engine covers subtract more weight for a feathery feel and athletic manoeuvres.

Rider controls
A ride on the Hypermotard is road domination.
The wide tapered section handlebars transfer control of the tarmac to the rider. Full-length seat design lets the rider move fore and aft, up-front entering the turns, back for maximum traction on exit.
The Hypermotard. Two wheels, one purpose.
The most thrilling ride ever.

MONSTER

THE ORIGINAL "NAKED" MOTORCYCLE
The Monster is the original, unique “naked” motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the 1990s, it has become a cult classic. Today, more than ever, it is a modern motorcycling legend, the bike of choice of top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers.

The Monster is a “street fighter” that offers outstanding sport bike performance together with a style that has often been imitated but never equalled. In addition, the Ducati Performance Accessories catalogue, which is included with each bike, is bursting with ideas to customise your bike and improve its performance. You can get gorgeous, airbrushed fuel tanks, accessories machined from solid aluminium, carbon fibre, high performance exhaust systems and hundreds of special parts to make each and every Monster even more unique.

The Monster family offers a choice of air or liquid-cooled, two and four-valve Desmo engines. The Superbike derived trellis frame, powerful engines with fuel injection, plus braking and suspension systems that are all derived from our experience in the racing world.

For 2006 the Monster family includes the 620 and 620 Dark, joined by the aggressive, high performance SR models: S2R, S2R Dark, S4R and the new S2R 1000 and S4Rs Testastretta.

MONSTER 620 DARK

POWER AND FUN
With its matte black finish, the strikingly clean and essential lines of the Monster 620 are accentuated in the Dark version. The Monster 620 Dark is also the value choice of the family. The 620 is the perfect introduction to the Monster family: its classic, minimalist style expresses the philosophy that has won over a generation of riders.

The air-cooled, two-valve 618 cc engine, with an advanced fuel injection system derived from our race bikes is extremely reliable and its smooth power delivery makes for easy spirited riding from city streets to mountain passes.

The APTC clutch, developed exclusively for Ducati, makes the 620 even friendlier, safer and more comfortable. This unique system provides clutch lever pull that is amazingly light, while it also assists in reducing abrupt downshifts that can produce destabilising rear wheel chatter. The clutch, as well as the lowered seat, make this an ideal bike for women too. The six-speed transmission ensures spirited acceleration and an immediate response at all times.

And good news for European riders under 21 and those who have had a motorcycle license for less than two years: a 25 kw power limited version that complies with the European Commission standards allows new riders the chance to experience Monster style and performance.

MONSTER 620

WELCOME TO THE MONSTER FAMILY
The 620 is the perfect introduction to the Monster family: its classic, minimalist style expresses the philosophy that has won over a generation of riders. The Monster 620 can satisfy the needs of a wide range of motorcyclists, thanks to features that make it easy to ride and own, like a low seat height, a comfortable riding position and low maintenance costs.

The air-cooled, two-valve 618 cc engine, with an advanced fuel injection system derived from our race bikes, is extremely reliable and its smooth power delivery makes for easy spirited riding from city streets to mountain passes.

The APTC clutch, developed exclusively for Ducati, makes the 620 even friendlier, safer and more comfortable. This unique system provides clutch lever pull that is amazingly light, while it also assists in reducing abrupt downshifts that can produce destabilising rear wheel chatter. The clutch, as well as the lowered seat, make this an ideal bike for women too. The six-speed transmission ensures spirited acceleration and an immediate response at all times.

And good news for European riders under 21 and for those who have had a motorcycle license for less than two years: a 25 kw power limited version that complies with the European Commission standards allows new riders the chance to experience Monster style and performance.

MONSTER S2R DARK

ATTENTION GETTER
The essential look of the Dark version S2R comes from its understated classic matte black finish and traditional steel handlebars. Those who want to enter the Monster universe with a bigger bang, in terms of both styling and performance, need look no further than the S2R.

As the years have gone by and the Monster phenomenon grows, the family has also evolved and extended to include a “street fighter” philosophy. The more aggressive Monster SR bikes were born, with a meaner, more modern look, a more sports-style chassis and a higher level of performance.

Its air-cooled 803 cc L-twin engine strikes a perfect balance between peak power and torque. It delivers sports-level performance, yet is balanced, reliable and easy to tame, thanks in part to the racing-derived electronic fuel injection system.

This entry-level, high performance Monster also features the exclusive APTC system, which ensures maximum safety on the hardest rides as a result of the slipper-clutch action when down-changing. The system also makes city riding much more comfortable because of the extremely light clutch lever action.

And good news for European riders under 21 and those who have had a motorcycle license for less than two years: a 25 kw power limited version that complies with the European Commission standards allows new riders the chance to experience Monster style and performance.

MONSTER S2R

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPECIES
As the years have gone by and the Monster phenomenon grows, the family has also evolved and extended to include a “street fighter” philosophy. The more aggressive Monster SR bikes were born, with a meaner, more modern look, a more sports-style chassis and a higher level of performance.

Those who want to enter the Monster universe with a bigger bang, in terms of both styling and performance, need look no further than the S2R.

Its air-cooled 803 cc L-twin engine strikes a perfect balance between peak power and torque. It delivers sports-level performance, yet is balanced, reliable and easy to tame, thanks in part to the racing-derived electronic fuel injection system.

This entry-level, high performance Monster also features the exclusive APTC system, which ensures maximum safety on the hardest rides as a result of the slipper-clutch action when down-changing. The system also makes city riding much more comfortable because of the extremely light clutch lever action.

And good news for European riders under 21 and those who have had a motorcycle license for less than two years: a 25 kw power limited version that complies with the European Commission standards allows new riders the chance to experience Monster style and performance.

MONSTER S2R 1000

PERSONALITY AND PERFORMANCE
The new Monster S2R 1000 is a blend of sport and character: the power of the dual spark engine combines with the trellis frame to pack a punch into every corner. The S2R 1000 is the ideal choice for anyone who wants the “mean” look of the SR series with more power and the beauty and simplicity advantages of an air-cooled engine.

Our most powerful air-cooled Monster is driven by the 992 cc Dual Spark engine, which delivers 95 hp and 9.6 kgm (69.4 lb-ft) of torque and is highly efficient and ultra-reliable.

The 1000 DS engine was developed with specific objectives in mind: increased power, overall simplification, reduced working temperature, improved reliability and less weight. Starting with the heads, there are two spark plugs per cylinder and camshafts that rotate on oil pressurized plain bearings and not ball bearings - which reduces the number of moving parts and aids heat dissipation. The Dual Spark solution gives more complete combustion and boosts power, especially at low and medium rpm. A reduction of the angle between intake and exhaust valves has improved the shape and reduced the volume of the combustion chamber, resulting in more efficient combustion, allowing greater compression and more power.

The Showa forks and Sachs rear shock, ensure confident road-holding and are adjustable for pre-load and rebound, allowing you to adjust your bike to suit your personal riding style and load conditions. The high performance Brembo brake system provides the finishing touch to the standard equipment.

The Monster S2R 1000 is environmentally responsible and complies with Euro3 emission control standards.

MONSTER S4R

THE STREET FIGHTER THAT PERFORMS TO THE MAX
The S4R is the first-born of the ultra-performance Monster SR series, inheriting the award-winning 996 engine and lightweight trellis frame from its Superbike parentage to ensure an exhilarating combination of power and handling.

The L-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Desmoquattro 996 pours out power and torque throughout the rev range. A broad linear power delivery and sure handling combine to let you accelerate out of corners in perfect control. Short, precision-mesh gearing gives lightning-fast acceleration: A close ratio six speed gearbox can thrust you quickly turn to turn, or if you’re looking for a smooth, flowing ride you can forget the gearbox and make the most of the tractable engine by just using the throttle. With 117 hp and a dry weight of 181 kg (399 lbs), every twist of the throttle means excitement and and sports riding thrills.

The suspension system features a fully adjustable, TiN-treated Showa fork up front, improving the response of the suspension to uneven road surfaces. The rear shock is also by Showa and is fully adjustable so it can be adapted to your own riding style and load conditions. The S4R is fitted with high performance Brembo brakes: twin 320 mm discs at the front and a 6 mm thick disk at the rear.

Considerable ground clearance lets you lean aggressively into the corners and make the most of the S4R’s road holding qualities. Moreover, variable cross-section aluminium handlebars and adjustable brake and clutch levers further improve the ergonomics of this thoroughly modern bike, created to enhance the thrills of sports riding. The S4R features carbon fibre details like the front mudguard and radiator covers.

MONSTER S4RS TESTASTRETTA

THE “MONSTER SUPERBIKE” WITH TRACK-PERFECT PERFORMANCE
The legendary Testastretta engine now powers the leading street fighter motorcycle. Designed with the most experienced riders in mind, who expect the best in terms of technology, performance and componentry, the Monster S4Rs sets a new standard in the category, benefiting from all the experience gained in the World Superbike Championship.

The L-twin Testastretta engine is a milestone on the historic journey of sports motorcycles. Testastretta technology allows a reduced angle between the intake and exhaust valves. The result is a clean, compact combustion chamber that is also highly efficient: the flat-crown pistons provide a perfectly smooth combustion environment and linear flame front. The special design of the heads, together with the cutting-edge electronic engine control system, guarantees optimal combustion throughout the rev range and makes for smooth, potent power delivery.

The Testastretta engine features a piston stroke of 63.5 mm and a bore of 100 mm: the short stroke limits average piston speed to allow increased RPMs and improve overall reliability. An exclusive oil pump feeding system is built into the deep sump crankcase to ensure an even oil flow rate during the most dramatic acceleration and braking, or extreme cornering.

The chassis and running gear on this bike are unparalleled. The fully adjustable Íhlins suspension at both ends is complemented by 5 Y-shaped spoke rims that improve the rigidity/weight ratio compared to traditional wheels and enable a reduction of the unsprung weight for better handling. The 320 mm twin disc Brembo brakes on the front have radial-mounted calipers with four pistons and four pads. Radial-mounting guarantees a more rigid caliper-fork mount assembly, thus improving the efficiency of the brake system.

Several details – the silencer cover, exhaust heat plate, front mudguard and cam belt covers are produced in carbon fibre, contributing to the overall weight reduction and making this Monster look even more exclusive. Even a top performance bike such as this can be environmentally responsible, as the Monster S4Rs Testastretta
MULTISTRADA

RATIONAL DESIGN, UNMISTAKABLE STYLE
The Ducati Multistrada family introduces a whole new motorcycling philosophy, successfully merging sports performance, outstanding comfort and versatility that makes it ideal for the daily commute, or a day in the mountains.

Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is, for many motorcycling aficionados, a dream come true: a high performance sport bike that doesn’t compromise comfort, versatility or practicality. The Ducati Multistrada is the ideal motorcycle, every day, on every road.

The Multistrada breaks down all the barriers. Its unique versatility ensures an enjoyable, exciting ride whatever the situation: on mountain roads, thanks to the torque and great cornering performance of a gutsy two-cylinder engine; on long journeys, thanks to the protective fairing and a relaxing riding position that optimises comfort for both rider and passenger; in town, thanks to the agility and elasticity of the engine, letting you weave through traffic with ease; and on dirt tracks where an upright riding position and excellent suspension provide perfect control.

It is this extreme versatility and sport performance that prompted the US magazine Cycle World, the world’s best selling motorcycling monthly, to nominate the 1000s DS “best Sport Tourer of 2005”.

The Multistrada family, which spans from the 620 Dark to the 1000s DS and includes two engines and four versions, is designed to match the riding styles of an equally wide range of motorcyclists.

MULTISTRADA 620 DARK

MULTISTRADA MINIMALISM
Those looking for absolute minimalism and aggressive styling in their Multistrada will love the 620 in classic matt black. Agile and light, the entry-level model is aimed at riders looking for a versatile, essential motorcycle that is, above all, easy and fun to ride. User-friendliness is enhanced by a riding position 20 mm lower and a weight 13 kg (29 lbs) lighter than on the 1000 cc versions, thus allowing more riders to feel secure in all situations.

Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is, for many motorcycling aficionados, a dream come true: a high performance sport bike that doesn’t compromise comfort, versatility or practicality. The Ducati Multistrada is the ideal motorcycle, every day, on every road.

The Multistrada 620 is powered by an air-cooled 2-valve 618 cc Desmodue L-Twin engine*. Easy to maintain, with low fuel consumption, its smooth power delivery gives exceptional riding enjoyment.

Thanks to minimal clutch lever squeeze effort and the downshift slipper function, the APTC clutch makes riding in traffic both enjoyable and safe.

*a 25 kw power limited version also available.

MULTISTRADA 620

VERSATILITY AND AGILITY
Agile and light, the entry-level model is aimed at riders looking for a versatile, essential motorcycle that is, above all, easy and fun to ride. User-friendliness is enhanced by a riding position 20 mm lower and a weight 13 kg (29 lbs) lighter than on the 1000 cc versions, thus allowing more riders to feel secure in all situations.

Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is, for many motorcycling aficionados, a dream come true: a high performance sport bike that doesn’t compromise comfort, versatility or practicality. The Ducati Multistrada is the ideal motorcycle, every day, on every road.

The Multistrada 620 is powered by an air-cooled 2-valve 618 cc Desmodue L-Twin engine*. Easy to maintain, with low fuel consumption, its smooth power delivery gives exceptional riding enjoyment.

Thanks to minimal clutch lever squeeze effort and the downshift slipper function, the APTC clutch makes riding in traffic both enjoyable and safe.

*a 25 kw power limited version also available.

MULTISTRADA 1000DS

PURE PASSION
The Multistrada 1000 DS has widened the horizons of all those who are “sport motorcyclists” at heart but still want a bike they can use 7 days a week. This new approach to motorcycling leaves no room for compromise and has given the Multistrada a unique personality and character in true Ducati style.

Choosing a Multistrada means thrill-filled enjoyment, powered by a powerful yet always controllable engine and a refined chassis that promises confident handling and optimal comfort even over long distances.

Thanks to high torque even at low revs, the punchy 992 cc twin-cylinder engine makes for an exciting ride, its smooth power delivery being enhanced by Dual Spark ignition.

The unmistakable Ducati trellis frame combines with fully-adjustable Showa suspension to adapt the bike to any road conditions and riding styles, providing excellent road holding and smooth handling. A stylish aluminium rear swingarm ensures outstanding rigidity and lightness.

MULTISTRADA 1000s DS

THRILLING PERFORMANCE
If you’re looking for versatility and maximum performance and superb componentry, then look no further than the Ducati Multistrada 1000s DS. It is this extreme versatility and sport performance that prompted the US magazine Cycle World, the world’s best selling motorcycling monthly, to nominate the 1000s DS “best Sport Tourer of 2005”.

The Multistrada 1000s DS retains the powerful 992 cc engine, and adds carbon fibre belt covers. Powerful, reliable and high torque even at low revs, the engine gives lightning-fast acceleration and outstanding linear power delivery.

Suspension is, quite simply, superb: the fully adjustable TiN-treated Íhlins fork provides superior road-holding. The rear shock (Íhlins again) is fully adjustable and features a remote preload adjuster for quick situation tuning without the need for tools.

A top-quality aluminium alloy rear swingarm and tapered alloy handlebars are also featured on the “S” model.

SPORTCLASSIC

CLASSICALLY INSPIRED, HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT BIKES
Welcome to a new Ducati family – The SportClassics – motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of the Engineer Fabio Taglioni’s original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970s. While retaining the best of the past, they have been developed using the latest technology and engineering, creating a range of thoroughly modern motorcycles that live up to today’s standards of road-going performance.

To attain the timeless beauty of the bikes that were the inspiration for the SportClassics, the key design, style and technical features of the originals were studied and targeted for modern interpretation in the Paul Smart 1000, Sport 1000 and the soon to be released GT 1000: lightweight yet powerful new motorcycles that are easy to handle and fun to ride every day.

TIMELESS FEATURES AND ADVANCED PERFORMANCE
The Paul Smart and Sport are powered by the outstanding Desmo 1000 DS engine. The torquey air-cooled 90║ L-Twin is the perfect match to power these sport bikes. The cylinders with their traditional cooling fins and classic “L” configuration are direct descendents of the original Taglioni design. Slim between the legs and exposed for all to see, the latest two-valve Desmo system, fuel-injection and computer controlled engine management ensure that the 1000 DS engine is powerful, dependable and thrilling to ride.

The SportClassic design takes advantage of the beauty of the signature Ducati tubular trellis frames. The renowned strength and rigidity of the ALS 450 tubing has been further improved through the use of complex triangulation.

For the first time in three decades, the beauty of spoke wheels will grace a Ducati road bike. Starting with an alloy hub, the new wheels use 36 chromed stainless steel dual diameter spokes laced to 17” alloy Excel rims – rims famous in racing circles for their lightweight performance and durability. Mounted to the rims are modern interpretations of classic sport tyres, replicating the original patterns, but with modern radial construction techniques and rubber compounds.

Mounted to the alloy hubs are dual 320 mm brake discs up front and a 245 mm disc in the rear, both using lightweight black Brembo floating calipers to provide extra stopping power. Performance is further enhanced with classic black, steel braided brake lines.

The rear suspension system on the bikes takes a unique approach, with a single remote reservoir shock mounted on the left side. A 60 mm elliptical tubing swingarm harmonizes nicely with the trellis frame. Exiting on the right-hand side of the bike are twin stacked exhaust silencers, inspired by the black racing systems of the first big twins.

The cockpit’s rev counter and speedometer gauges feature an analogue readout with white faces, and chromed trim. The rider’s view is completed with a polished aluminium top crown and accessories.

SPORTCLASSIC GT1000

IN THE GRAN TURISMO TRADITION
The essential beauty and style of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s – a bike to be ridden every day with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo power. The GT1000 introduces many new features that reflect fondly on the past, while being interpreted in a thoroughly modern way.

Back in 1971 the GT was a bike to be ridden every day, it combined sport bike and touring features in a balanced and beautiful Italian package. With a dual seat and single headlamp, it was an essential motorcycle, much like today’s “naked” or “traditional” motorcycles. It was a commonsense motorcycle, but its beauty was uncommon. The L-Twin engine was left fully exposed to flaunt its elegant features. Dual chrome silencers swept rearward accenting the attractive lines of the bike. Everyday performance was never so well executed. Until now.

Although classically styled, the 2006 GT1000 is engineered to deliver modern Ducati road performance. With its comfortable two-up riding position and confident handling, it is perfect for the daily commute or a weekend trip to the mountains. Powering the GT is the 1000 DS engine, the most advanced, most powerful Ducati air-cooled engine ever.

The GT1000 will be available in the spring of 2006.

SPORTCLASSIC PAUL SMART 1000LE

A TRIBUTE TO PAUL SMART AND THE IMOLA 200 VICTORY
Englishman Paul Smart’s historic Imola 200 victory in 1972 on the 750 Imola Desmo marked the beginning of the modern Ducati racing era and the emergence of the big-bore twin, sport bike dynasty. The new Paul Smart Limited Edition is a tribute to Smart’s victory and the timeless styling of his silver racer.

The exclusive status of this limited edition, available only in a single-seat version, is confirmed by its highly advanced suspension components, a historic colour scheme and small production run of just 2000 examples worldwide. Each and every bike has an engraved centre fairing mount cap stating: “Ducati – Paul Smart 1000 – Limited Edition”.

The Limited Edition gives the guaranteed performance that you would expect from a modern sport bike, not least because of its first-class components. Up front it features an Íhlins 43 mm upside down fork with trademark gold finish. The compression and rebound damping and spring pre-load are adjustable to adapt the bike to different riding styles and road surfaces. The rear suspension is handled by a single shock, also by Íhlins, with 60 mm asymmetric rear swingarm. Like the front fork, the single shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring pre-load. To improve stability even more, a polished aluminium steering damper is fitted as standard.

SPORTCLASSIC SPORT1000

A CAF╔ RACER FOR A NEW GENERATION
In the 1970s, sport riders were modifying their street bikes with some of what they saw being used on the race track, like clip-on handlebars, rear set footpegs, and “fast” colours. This was done just as much for the “look”, as for increased performance. In the end, motorcycle haunts of the time were filled with individualism and non-conformity expressed in trend-setting styles and experimentation with performance enhancement. The CafÚ Racer style was born.

The Ducati Sport1000 captures the bold style of the early bikes. Starting with the traditional monochromatic colour themes of yellow, red and black, each bike also has a contrasting racing stripe across the fuel tank and tailpiece. All three colours are complemented with a classic black frame. With a solo seat and clip-ons, the Sport looks low, lean and ready for a ride in the twisties. The clip-ons on the Sport have, however, been raised about 20 mm compared to the Paul Smart for a slightly more relaxed position.

The Sport1000’s suspension features a 43 mm upside-down fork by Marzocchi. Suspension by Marzocchi was also the choice on the original 750 Sport Ducati of 1971, and the brushed aluminium forks of the new Sport look as great now as they did back then. Rear suspension is handled by a Sachs single shock, which can be adjusted for pre-load, compression and rebound damping, in conjunction with an elliptical 60 mm asymmetrical swingarm.

The Sport1000 has inherited yet another outstanding feature from the original Ducati sport bikes: reduced overall weight. Tipping the scales at just 179 kg (395 lbs), you can feel how light it is whether you are going at top speed or simply parking. The limited weight is a distinct advantage of the Sport1000 when accelerating, cornering or braking. It's the CafÚ Racer style of the Taglioni Sport 750 with modern Ducati performance.

SPORTTOURING

SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND LONG DISTANCE COMFORT
A perfect blend of sport bike handling and tour comfort: the Ducati Sporttouring is the ideal choice for long motorway hauls, winding mountain roads or inner city commuting, whether riding solo or with a passenger.

Both models in the 2006 range are powered by the 3 valves per cylinder, 992 cc twin-cylinder Desmo3 engine. Liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection, this engine combines the excellent low-rev torque of two-valve engines, with the high-rev power of 4-valve engines. And that’s not all: Dual Spark cylinder heads optimise combustion and reduce both emissions and fuel consumption. The oil bath clutch is delightfully fluid, low-noise and extremely durable.

The ST family features height-adjustable handlebars, adjustable clutch and brake levers, a highly efficient fairing and an ergonomic seat: all designed to maximise the comfort of both rider and passenger.

Adjustable suspension, together with the signature Ducati trellis frame, ensure both outstanding grip and confidence inspiring handling. The Ducati Sporttouring also features adjustable-height silencers: when raised, increased ground clearance allows for sports-style cornering, when lowered, panniers can be fitted.

The instrument panel includes an analogue rev-counter and an on-board computer with liquid crystal display, which, in addition to standard info it keeps tabs on fuel consumption, range on remaining fuel, and more. And as an added convenience, headlight beam height adjustment is electronically controlled from the instrument panel. Both models feature a Viro™ security lock as standard equipment, stored in a special under-seat compartment, and a 12 volt socket to power all the most common accessories.

For 2006 the Sporttouring range consists of the ST3 and ST3s ABS. Both models are powered by the 3 valves per cylinder, 992 cc twin-cylinder Desmo3 engine.

SPORTTOURING ST3

THE DUCATI SPORTS BIKE PERFECT FOR LONG JOURNEYS
The ST3 features the punchy 992 cc L-twin Desmo3 engine, a frame developed from those used in superbike racing, 43 mm upside down Showa forks with preload adjustment and a fully adjustable Sachs rear shock.

The chassis features three-spoke wheels and a high performance Brembo braking system, ensuring spirited performance and safety whatever the situation. Both rider and passenger enjoy a comfortable riding position: colour-coordinated panniers (optional) make the ST3 just perfect – whatever your destination.

The instrument panel includes an analogue rev-counter and an on-board computer with liquid crystal display, which, in addition to standard info it keeps tabs on fuel consumption, range on remaining fuel, and more. And as an added convenience, headlight beam height adjustment is electronically controlled from the instrument panel.

For added security, all the bikes in the ST family feature an antitheft immobilizer system, making it impossible to start the engine without the unique electronic ignition key. With the introduction of the 2006 range, Ducati Sporttouring motorcycles are now even more environmentally responsible, and comply with the strict Euro3 emissions standards.

SPORTTOURING ST3s ABS

OUTSTANDING SAFETY AND FIERY SPORTS PERFORMANCE
The new ST3s ABS brings together the very best components – derived from extensive race track experience – and unparalleled comfort, making it ideal for day-to-day use or long-range touring.

The 992 cc Desmo3 is the ideal match to the ST3s ABS chassis with its fully adjustable TiN-coated 43 mm upside down Showa forks, a fully adjustable Íhlins rear shock, a lightweight aluminium rear swingarm and ultra-light Marchesini 5-spoke wheels.

The Brembo brake system, with ABS specially designed for sport oriented riders, features a design that manages the front and rear brake circuits separately. Additionally, the ABS system can be de-activated by the rider, and shuts itself off in the event of a malfunction.

The instrument panel includes an analogue rev-counter and an on-board computer with liquid crystal display, which, in addition to standard info it keeps tabs on fuel consumption, range on remaining fuel, and more. And as an added convenience, headlight beam height adjustment is electronically controlled from the instrument panel.

For added security, all the bikes in the ST family feature an antitheft immobilizer system, making it impossible to start the engine without the unique electronic ignition key. With the introduction of the 2006 range, Ducati Sporttouring motorcycles are now even more environmentally responsible, and comply with the strict Euro3 emissions standards.

SUPERBIKE

FROM A LONG HISTORY OF RACING SUCCESS COMES THE BIGGEST RIDING THRILLS
The Ducati 749 and 999 are the most powerful and advanced twin-cylinder engine motorcycles to come out of the Borgo Panigale factory. They symbolise Ducati’s long, glorious history and its domination of the World Superbike Championship that has lasted more than a decade. Constant and innovative development in both technology and design have resulted in a one-in-a-million motorcycle, perfect for sports enthusiasts.

All the Ducati Superbikes are equipped with L-twin “Testastretta” engines. Testastretta cylinder head technology allows a unique layout of the cam-timing system that creates a reduced angle between the valves. The result is a clean, compact combustion chamber that is also highly efficient, with flat-crown pistons that provide a perfectly smooth, linear flame front. The special design of the heads, together with the cutting-edge electronic engine control system, guarantees optimal combustion throughout the rev range and makes for smooth, effective riding at all times.

The L-twin Testastretta engines are very compact, making the finished motorcycles incredibly narrow and agile, much like their racing cousins. They also offer excellent torque and remarkably vigorous power delivery compared to four cylinder engines. Ducati Superbikes have incredible acceleration and provide outstanding riding thrills.

In addition to the Testastretta engine and the signature trellis frame, the features of the 749 and 999 models are the culmination of decades of development and research derived from racing victories: advanced electronics, state-of-the-art ergonomics and the best aerodynamics in their class.

The 2006 Superbike family includes the 749 Dark, 749, 749s, 999 and 999s, as well as two exclusive racing models, the 749R and 999R.

SUPERBIKE 749 DARK

YOUR FIRST DUCATI SUPERBIKE
The Ducati Superbike entry-level 749 is also available in a Dark version, featuring matte black paintwork that emphasises its compactness and assertiveness. Its 748 cc Testastretta engine supplies 108 hp at 10,000 rpm and 8.2 kgm of torque at 8,500 rpm with constantly smooth, linear power delivery.

The L-twin Testastretta engines are very compact, making the finished motorcycles incredibly narrow and agile, much like their racing cousins. They also offer excellent torque and remarkably vigorous power delivery compared to four cylinder engines. Ducati Superbikes have incredible acceleration and provide outstanding riding thrills.

In addition to the Testastretta engine and the signature trellis frame, the features of the 749 are the culmination of decades of development and research derived from racing victories: advanced electronics, state-of-the-art ergonomics and the best aerodynamics in their class.

The 749 chassis set-up comprises a fully adjustable upside down Showa fork with Sachs rear shock, which is also fully adjustable, offering precision handling to meet the expectations of each and every rider.

To ensure even greater on-road grip, together with a more marked racing look, even the Dark version will now use the box-sectioned aluminium rear swingarm which is a perfect replica of the one on the 999R Factory race bike, star of the 2004 World Superbike Championship.

SUPERBIKE 749

THRILLING TECHNOLOGY
The Ducati Superbike entry-level model is the 749. Its 748 cc Testastretta engine supplies 108 hp at 10,000 rpm and 8.2 kgm of torque at 8,500 rpm with constantly smooth, linear power delivery.

The L-twin Testastretta engines are very compact, making the finished motorcycles incredibly narrow and agile, much like their racing cousins. They also offer excellent torque and remarkably vigorous power delivery compared to four cylinder engines. Ducati Superbikes have incredible acceleration and provide outstanding riding thrills.

In addition to the Testastretta engine and the signature trellis frame, the features of the 749 are the culmination of decades of development and research derived from racing victories: advanced electronics, state-of-the-art ergonomics and the best aerodynamics in their class.

The 749 chassis set-up comprises a fully adjustable upside down Showa fork with Sachs rear shock, which is also fully adjustable, offering precision handling to meet the expectations of each and every rider.

The chassis set-up is completed with a steering damper that guarantees better stability on the front end and, consequently, better bike control.

SUPERBIKE 749s

EXCELLENCE ON THE ROAD AND TRACK
The Ducati 749s has all of the technology that makes the Superbike family unique. The 748 cc Testastretta engine provides 116 hp at 10,500 rpm and torque of 8.4 kgm (60.8 lb-ft) at 8,500 rpm that can even be used at very low revs, resulting in excellent track performance and easy handling on the road. It is a safe and pleasurable ride in all conditions.

High engine revs are allowed by a special valve retainer collet system used to secure the steel intake and exhuast valves. The system is also used on the R versions as well as the World Superbike and MotoGP race engines.

The L-twin Testastretta engines are very compact, making the finished motorcycles incredibly narrow and agile, much like their racing cousins. They also offer excellent torque and remarkably vigorous power delivery compared to four cylinder engines. Ducati Superbikes have incredible acceleration and provide outstanding riding thrills.

The suspension is fully adjustable at both ends and features a TiN-treated upside down Showa fork at the front and a Showa rear shock. Thanks to a wide steering angle (28.5░), the steering damper, adjustable headstock rake (from 23.5░ to 24.5░) and foot rests that can be set at any of 5 different positions, the Ducati 749s can be adapted to suit individual riding styles. In addition, on the single-seat version, the seat-tank assembly is adjustable longitudinally by 20 mm, thus giving the rider the opportunity to personalise his or her riding position on the bike for track use.

SUPERBIKE 749R

A SPORTS BIKE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
The 749R, designed to race in the World Supersport Championship, is an outstanding racing machine. It features the most powerful mid-size Testastretta engine produced by Ducati together with a state-of-the-art chassis set up, both developed specifically for top track performance.

The 749R is driven by a mighty twin-cylinder Testastretta engine created especially for racing. The 121 hp at 10,500 rpm has been achieved through full race tuning, and shortening the piston stroke while increasing the bore to 94 mm, up from the 90 mm of the 749 and 749s, thus enabling the engine to run at higher rpm. The slipper clutch is also racing derived and prevents the rear wheel from locking during track style downshifting and heavy engine deceleration.

This Testastretta twin-cylinder engine has been created using the best materials: titanium valves, valve retaining collets and connecting rods, magnesium head covers and carbon fibre belt covers that feature a ventilation system to enhance belt cooling. The feather-weight crankshaft and high resistance aluminium alloy pistons complete the array of top notch components.

One of the unique features of this model is the rear suspension linkage, with flat rising rate as used on competition Ducatis, that is suited to extreme track use and a single-seat set up. The lower rising rate produces linear performance throughout the stroke with less rigidity at high ranges, typical of high-speed cornering experienced on the track. The suspension works in partnership with a fully adjustable Íhlins rear shock absorber, with a shorter stroke than in the standard version (down from 71 to 56 mm) and with a heavier spring, designed especially for this motorcycle and its unique rear suspension.

This model is exclusively available as a single-seater and is finished off with a numbered silver plate on the top yoke.

SUPERBIKE 999

A MODEL OF PERFORMANCE AND STYLE
The press has called the Ducati 999 the best-ever twin cylinder engine (MotorCycle News, the leading European motorcycle magazine). A peek under the fairing shows just how advanced this motorcycle is and the design focuses on rider ergonomics, making maintenance simpler by reducing overall complexity and, above all, offering top-notch performance.

The L-twin Testastretta engines are very compact, making the finished motorcycles incredibly narrow and agile, much like their racing cousins. They also offer excellent torque and remarkably vigorous power delivery compared to four-cylinder engines. Ducati Superbikes have incredible acceleration and provide outstanding riding thrills.

All the Ducati Superbikes are equipped with L-twin “Testastretta” engines. Testastretta cylinder head technology allows a unique layout of the cam-timing system that creates a reduced angle between the valves. The result is a clean, compact combustion chamber that is also highly efficient, with flat-crown pistons that provide a perfectly smooth, linear flame front. The special design of the heads, together with the cutting-edge electronic engine control system, guarantees optimal combustion throughout the rev range and makes for smooth, effective riding at all times.

The standard version of the 999 pumps out 140 hp at 9,750 rpm and 11.1 kgm (80.3 lb-ft) of torque at 8,000 rpm with a smoothness that makes riding sheer pleasure. The Testastretta engine in the 999 has a piston stroke of 63.5 mm and a bore of 100 mm; the reduced stroke limits maximum piston speed allowing increased rpm's and improved overall reliability. An exclusive oil pump feeding system, built into the Corse low sump crankcase ensures maximum oil flow even during extreme cornering and hard acceleration out of corners.

Suspension on the 999 is fully adjustable: the TiN-treated 43 mm upside-down Showa fork works together with the Showa rear shock absorber, pivoting on the aluminium alloy rear swingarm – derived from the 999 Factory, winner of the 2004 World Superbike Championship.

SUPERBIKE 999S

TOP NOTCH PERFORMANCE – UNBEATABLE COMPONENTS
The 999s is at the top of its class (with the exception of the pure racing versions) thanks to its engine performance and outstanding components. It features an especially powerful Testastretta engine that delivers a track-hungry 143 hp and a Corse-derived low sump crankcase for consistent oil feed even during full race conditions. The extra power is delivered in a smooth linear fashion to boost performance whether you are riding around hairpin bends halfway up a mountain or powering around a race track.

Ducati’s considerable experience on circuits around the world can also be seen in the suspension: the front end features a TiN-treated 43 mm upside-down Íhlins fork with Teflon guides and top-out spring. The fork uses special bottoms for the radial-mounted, 4-pad front brake calipers, ensuring maximum braking performance.

At the rear end the Íhlins shock absorber, together with the box-sectioned rear swingarm, maximises grip and the control system with one-way valve acts on the rebound damping, allowing complete separation between compression and rebound functions.

The triple-bridge front brake calipers are radial-mounted with four pistons and four pads, and are used in combination with 4.5 mm thick discs, wide-mounted in order to ensure adequate cooling. The radial mount makes the caliper-fork mount assembly more rigid, thus improving braking system efficiency. The box-sectioned aluminium alloy rear swingarm (the same as the one on the 999R Factory race bike) gives the bike a more marked racing look and increases on-road grip thanks to its excellent rigidity/weight ratio.

The 5-position adjustable foot rests are fitted as standard, to further adapt the bike to rider preferences, as well as the adjustable Íhlins steering damper with special cam, which enables easier repositioning upon altering the headstock rake angle (from 23.5░ to 24.5░).

The motorcycle comes with a race kit that includes a complete Termignoni exhaust, an electronic control unit with race mapping and a carbon fibre silencer cover.

SUPERBIKE 999R

THE BEST V-TWIN ON THE PLANET
Every year, Ducati satisfies the most demanding enthusiasts by producing a limited number of its most advanced, pure performance super-sports bike for the road: the 999R. Each and every one of these Superbikes, strictly available in single-seat versions, is a descendant of the glorious Ducati sporting tradition and represents the latest generation of a motorcycle that has dominated the World Superbike Championships for more than ten years.

The 150 hp at 9,750 rpm produced from the famously smooth Borgo Panigale twin-cylinder engine, is the most power ever to appear in the legendary Ducati trellis frame. The large bore (104 mm) enables high revs as well as the use of larger-diameter valves to let the engine breathe freely. The main differences with respect to the other 999 models is found in the top end of the powerhouse where more extreme cam-timing guarantees top-notch performance, while the oversized titanium valves with reduced diameter stems work on bronze seats to ensure greater reliability.

But that is not all. The 999R also has titanium valve collets, 12-hole racing injectors, magnesium head covers, carbon covers for the timing belts with a built-in ventilation system and carbon heat shield for the silencer. Everything has been designed as if this were an actual racing bike to offer exceptionally low weight and high performance without compromising reliability.

The feathery overall weight of the 999R has been achieved by the use of several parts in magnesium, including the front headlight support and rear view mirror supports. The sculpted carbon fibre fairing has been shaped as a result of strict aerodynamic tests, carried out by applying the experience gained from hundreds of races all over the world. The tall plexiglas nose fairing, identical to that used in competition, provides protection even at top speed. The seat features a high grip covering that enhances rider feel of the bike for improved control.

Every single 999R is “signed” with a numbered silver plate on the top yoke, as well as a badge of authenticity supplied with the bike, both adding an extra touch of exclusivity to one of the most prestigious motorcycles currently available in the world.

RACE KIT
The Testastretta in the 999R can be made even more powerful using the race kit (for track use only) that comes with every bike. It includes a 102 dB Termignoni exhaust, with a horizontal exhaust rear section without a catalytic converter, and a special electronic control unit. All this results in improved performance and a weight loss of 3 kg.

The jaw-dropping engine performance is supported by a first-class chassis set up, specifically developed to deliver top results on the track: adjustable headstock rake, box-sectioned aluminium alloy rear swingarm (a perfect copy of the 999R Factory race bike), radial-mounted front brake calipers, forged and machined wheel rims and fully adjustable Íhlins suspension.

The 999R is the jewel in the Ducati Superbike family crown and forms the natural evolution of the formula that has dominated the Superbike Championships for more than a decade. Its development combined with performance and equipment-related features make it stand head and shoulders above its rivals in the super-sports category.

SUPERBIKE 999R XEROX

A PERFECT COPY OF A PERFECT SUPERBIKE
The 999R Xerox is a special series motorcycle with a wide range of features that distinguish it from the standard 999R model, such as Íhlins forks with black sleeves, anodised black footpegs and top yoke, Íhlins 'Racing' rear suspension with double damping adjuster in compression, aluminium body, counter-spring and spring pre-load setting. The motorcycle is also fitted with radial-mounted front brake calipers with the red Brembo Racing logo, is decorated with "Xerox Replica" graphics and comes with a racing kit and extra adhesives.

The 150 hp at 9,750 rpm produced from the famously smooth Borgo Panigale twin-cylinder engine is the most power ever to appear in the legendary Ducati trellis frame. The large bore (104 mm) enables high revs as well as the use of larger-diameter valves to let the engine breathe freely. The main differences with respect to the other 999 models is found in the top end of the powerhouse where more extreme cam-timing guarantees top-notch performance, while the oversized titanium valves with reduced diameter stems work on bronze seats to ensure greater reliability.

But that is not all. The 999R also has titanium valve collets, 12-hole racing injectors, magnesium head covers, carbon covers for the timing belts with a built-in ventilation system and carbon heat shield for the silencer. Everything has been designed as if this were an actual racing bike to offer exceptionally low weight and high performance without compromising reliability.

The feathery overall weight of the 999R has been achieved by the use of several parts in magnesium, including the front headlight support and rear view mirror supports. The sculpted carbon fibre fairing has been shaped as a result of strict aerodynamic tests, carried out by applying the experience gained from hundreds of races all over the world. The tall plexiglas nose fairing, identical to that used in competition, provides protection even at top speed. The seat features a high grip covering that enhances rider feel of the bike for improved control.

Every single 999R is "signed" with a numbered silver plate on the top yoke, as well as a badge of authenticity supplied with the bike, both adding an extra touch of exclusivity to one of the most prestigious motorcycles currently available in the world.

RACE KIT
The Testastretta in the 999R can be made even more powerful using the race kit (for track use only) that comes with every bike. It includes a 102 dB Termignoni exhaust, with a horizontal exhaust rear section without a catalytic converter, and a special electronic control unit. All this results in improved performance and a weight loss of 3 kg.

The jaw-dropping engine performance is supported by a first-class chassis set up, specifically developed to deliver top results on the track: adjustable headstock rake, box-sectioned aluminium alloy rear swingarm (a perfect copy of the 999R Factory race bike), radial-mounted front brake calipers, forged and machined wheel rims and fully adjustable Íhlins suspension.

The 999R is the jewel in the Ducati Superbike family crown and forms the natural evolution of the formula that has dominated the Superbike Championships for more than a decade. Its development combined with performance and equipment-related features make it stand head and shoulders above its rivals in the super-sports category.
SUPERSPORT

DUCATI'S SPORTS TRADITION
Three decades of evolution have made the Ducati Supersport an icon of modern motorcycling. If you want a sports bike with easy-to-manage power, great handling, nimbleness and smooth-as-silk power delivery that maximises fun even on the toughest mountain roads – then you’ve found what you’re looking for. Confidence inspiring and built with quality throughout, the Supersport models are a great way to enter the world of Ducati sport motorcycles.

SUPERSPORT 800
The 800 is the exciting entry to the family. Easy to handle, but high in performance, it sports a fuel-injected Desmo engine and trellis frame to ensure thrilling performance, low fuel consumption and confidence inspiring Ducati handling. Powered by the classic, air-cooled, fuel-injected, Desmo L-twin engine with a six-speed gearbox, the Supersport 800 delivers exciting performance from idle to redline.

The air-cooled engine expresses the practical and pragmatic Ducati philosophy and has significant design and application advantages.

The Supersport 800's powerful engine and overall lightweight are complimented by exciting components and running gear. Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down forks and a fully-adjustable progressive Sachs rear shock deliver precise and stable handling on every ride.

SUPERSPORT 1000DS

BUILT TO SATISFY THE MOST DEMANDING RIDERS
The Supersport 1000 DS, with its classic tubular trellis frame, twin-spark engine and top-flight components, provides all the excitement you expect from a true sports motorcycle, guaranteeing nothing less than pure riding pleasure.

Its powerful two-valve 992 cc air-cooled L-Twin engine is of exemplary simplicity and delivers broad linear power and big bore excitement. Each cylinder features twin-spark ignition, making combustion more complete, enhancing mid-range power and lowering emissions. The camshafts are supported by compact oil pressurized plain bearings that reduce weight, simplify the cylinder head and aid heat dissipation. For these reasons and many more, the 1000 DS is the most advanced air-cooled Desmo engine ever to be built by Ducati.

The front suspension features fully adjustable, lightened 43 mm Showa forks, while at the back an Íhlins single shock (also fully adjustable) optimises performance by letting the rider set ride height via the adjustment of shock length by up to 12 mm, independently of spring preload.

A cantilever aluminium alloy swingarm maximises riding precision by combining lightness and rigidity to perfection. The top-of-the-range braking system consists of a powerful pair of Brembo Gold Series calipers with 320 mm discs at the front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear for world class stopping power. The running gear is completed with lightweight 5-spoke Marchesini wheels.

The Supersport 1000 DS also features cutting-edge electronic instruments, the two analogue dials incorporating a multi-function LCD double digital display: this gives the rider info on speed, engine rpm, trip distance, engine oil temperature and time. A fuel level warning and scheduled maintenance reminders are also featured.