1998 Ducati ST2 from United Kingdom

Summary:

Very underated and missunderstood Ducati, waiting for the real biker to own and enjoy

Faults:

Basically, not much. I did have a stalling fault which was the fuel filter. I bought it from a dealer, but have gone right through the bike as it is 21 years old. I do all my own maintenance and have brought the bike up to a very high standard mechanically wise.

I have replaced fork seals and oil. Engine oil and filter, spark plugs and HT leads, front and rear wheel bearings and sprocket bearings as they had dried out.

Also replaced the front and rear sprocket, gearing down the sprockets somewhat, making much quicker acceleration and smoother running at low speeds due to the revs running about 800 higher per gear.

Have drained down and replaced coolant.

New front and rear tyre.

Replaced front and rear brake pads and changed clutch and brake hydraulic fluid. Put in new clutch plates plus exposed dry clutch with carbon fibre case. Whilst doing the clutch, applied clutch quiet mod with extra fibre plate at back.

Replaced air filter.

Finally replacement of cam belts and Lithium Ion Battery.

General Comments:

I have owned many bikes including Honda SP, Aprilia Tuono 1000 V2 and Honda Blackbird, so can seriously compare my Ducati ST2.

In order I would say that the sharp quick handling of the trellis frame is just beautiful. Then the sound and feel of the big torque 944 cc L V twin, with the power pulling and pulling up to 9000 revs, always reminds you why you love motorbikes.

As you can see, I pretty well know every nut and bolt of this Ducati and enjoy the maintenance as well as the riding. If you keep this Ducati well maintained it will give you many miles of fabulous breakdown free biking, and wow it will leave you with a real smile on your face.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2020

2001 Ducati ST2 from United States of America

Summary:

The best, most comfortable and fun 2 valve Ducati you will find when properly setup and maintained

Faults:

Steering bearings and gas tank leak at hinge seam fixed by the previous owner.

Clutch slave.

Broken clutch push rod from an alternator nut coming loose. Replaced the complete clutch at the same time.

Stator wiring and connector.

Rear wheel bearings.

Voltage regulator.

Right front caliper seized pistons. Calipers not supported at this point in time. Replaced both calipers and discs as well as stainless braided lines. Up to date Brembo 4 piston calipers.

Replaced headlight assembly with Ducati Design assembly.

General Comments:

Had this bike for 11 years now. Came with performance chip, carbon cans, Sargent seat, and higher touring wind screen. Added Ducati Design head lamps and 1 inch 7 degree risers. Pirelli Angel GT tires work very well for me.

At 64 I can still ride as long or far as I want. Comfortable 2 up, forgiving handling, and linear power delivery I have not experienced on any other bike I have owned or ridden. The 2 valve motor in itself has never had a problem, has tons of torque, can go as fast as I care to, and is less dollars to maintain.

Averaging all costs for various repairs and maintenance, I don't find them to be any more or less than other motorcycles.

A lot of people think this is a current model Ducati. It still looks that good.

I love it, my wife loves it, and it always puts a smile on my face.

I'm keeping it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th September, 2018

2001 Ducati ST2 from United States of America

Summary:

A well balanced, solid sport tourer

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

I have only changed the seat to a US made Corbin (shortened in length, not height) and added 1 inch bar risers with 7 degrees more angle back. I have done consecutive days of 700 mile trips at 53, now at 63 350 miles it's still comfortable. I will never sell this bike, being the old guy riding a classic Ducati around.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2017