2005/10 Ducati Sportclassic range
The worst timing – ever!
What we said then “Mouthwateringly styled tributes to the 1960s café racers.” What happened next In 2005, Pierre Terblanche designed a range of retroinspired bikes powered by a classic desmo air-cooled V-twin. They were achingly beautiful but the market simply wasn’t ready as sportsbikes were all the rage and the Sportclassic range was a failure. What’s happening now Ducati preempted the retro craze by about eight years and, having bottomed out, used Sportclassics now sell for more than their original new price, especially the stunning yellow Sport café racer.
O Price From £1000 to £10k O Engine 992cc air-cooled 4v desmo V-twin Power 92bhp @ 8000rpm Torque 67ftlb @ 6000rpm Weight 197kg