Paul Smart 1000ie

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Make ModelDucati Paul Smart 1000ie
Year: 2006
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 992
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Induction: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Ignition / Starting: Marelli electronic / electric
ClutchMultiplate with hydraulic control
Max Power: 67.7 KW 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 9.3 kg-m 67.3 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 6 Speed / chain
Ratio1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork 120mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension: Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock absorber on the left side, 133mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire: : 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: : 180/55 ZR17
Seat Height 825 mm
Dry-Weight: 187 kg
Fuel Capacity: 15 Litres
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Ducati’s first big sportbikes – the superbikes of their era – date back to the early 1970’s. They raced and they won; they were the joy of the most sport-oriented and fanatical riders, and now they are sought-after collectors’ items. Now, as then, they are seen as fine examples of style and performance, but above all, they are magnificent motorcycles to look at and to ride.
These bikes were made with the heart and the head, so they were minimalist machines with few frills but plenty of thrills to ride.

It was an era when every detail and each component was as important as the overall impression of the complete motorcycle. From the lustre of an Engine: case to the shape of a valve cover, from the elegant routing of a fuel line to the graphic treatment of the livery, every element was important in its individual form and in harmony with the total finished creation. These were motorcycles to race, motorcycles to ride, motorcycles to inspire. They were the awesome sport motorcycles that built the art and culture of Italian motorcycling.

The 1970’s was a period when manufacturers were pouring-out a seemingly endless string of new models. One or two became classics; most went through life unnoticed, and then were forgotten; but no-one ever forgot the gorgeous Ducati big bore race bikes or their road-going counter parts which fuelled the fantasies of a whole generation.

This style of bike, a concept of essential purposeful design was an idea that never really died; it just lay dormant, biding its time until the moment was ripe to rise again. An essential, racing twin-cylinder, with lines designed more by the hand of a man than the click of a mouse; mechanical details boldly in view, harmonious shapes and only the best componentry: let’s face it, they are things of beauty. An agile, lightWeight: bike as advanced as this is a joy to ride, especially if it has got a vibrant, pulsating Engine: like the twin-cylinder Ducati Desmo.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler. Or could it? It takes a deep-rooted pedigree and the aptitude for designing bikes for people who really love them, but then that’s all in the Ducati “DNA”.

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