Ducati Sport 1000S Review

2008 Ducati Sport 1000S from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired2100 miles
Most recent distance5400 miles
Previous motorcycleDucati 1098

Summary:

Beautiful, expensive and painful

Faults:

Fuel tank just replaced under warranty at 4,000 miles for expansion and distortion.

Voltage regulator failed yesterday, causing the bike to stall; is being replaced today under warranty.

Slight oil leak at one valve cover being addressed when the bike comes in for service.

General Comments:

'08 Sport 1000S - Great looking bike; possibly the most beautiful bike I have ever owned.

Gets a lot of looks and positive comments, and has a passenger seat for the girlfriend, unlike many Ducatis.

Expensive for what you get, not the fastest bike around, but among the fastest in the retro class.

Light and handles great, but the driver ergonomics are terrible.

Possibly the most uncomfortable bike I've ever owned.

Should really come with better tires, brakes and suspension for this price.

I still love the bike though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2011

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 1 review