” The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time. Three years ago, poor sales triggered the end of a short five-year production run. But today, it’s one of the most sought-after machines for retro bike fans, and a popular platform for customization. Ergonomics be damned: the SportClassic looks good and goes fast.
This 2009 Ducati Sport1000s is owned by Lucas Worthing, and despite its stunning aesthetics, it’s no trailer queen: Worthing uses it to the max at his local track, the Buttonwillow Raceway in California.
The stock 43mm Marzocchi forks have been swapped out for adjustable Öhlins Road & Track Superbike forks, with a pair of Öhlins shocks replacing the usual Sachs units at the back. To keep the bike tracking straight, an Öhlins steering damper has been installed using a custom mount. ”
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