Ducati Paul Smart 1000
Ducati Announces Paul Smart LE
(Limited Edition): Only 2,000 examples to be made (see below).
Smart 1000 |
More: Here's a photo and
story of the original
Ducati motorcycle as ridden by Paul Smart at Imola.
Photos and text courtesy of Ducati Motor S.p.A.
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Paul Smart 1000 is inspired by
the 750 Imola on which Paul Smart rode to victory in the historic
200 Miles of Imola in 1972.
The PaulSmart 1000 bike brings the
spirit of its predecessor back to life with levels of performance
able that surpass the expectations of today's most demanding
All three bikes are equipped with
the Desmo 1000 DS engine and cut a stylish figure with the
unmistakable tubular trestle frame, characteristic of models made
in Borgo Panigale.
State-of-the-art engineering solutions make
these three machines benchmarks in terms of technology, design and
SPORTCLASSIC PAUL SMART 1000LE
The Paul Smart 1000LE is a tribute to Paul Smart and
his 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 Öhlins 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
The rear suspension is handled by a single shock,
also by Öhlins, 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
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