1998 Ducati ST2 from United Kingdom
Different, loads of character and it's a Ducati
Oil seals on front forks.
Old school, a bit rough at low speeds, not really a town bike, it loves country roads and motorways, just enough BHP.
Good tank range (200 miles), comfortable and cheap to purchase. Build quality isn't that good, although the engine is sound, but the electrics are rubbish.
Loads of character from the L twin 2 valve motor. Better than the boring Japanese 4s; all Ducatis need a little more care and maintenance, but it's worth it. There is something about the old Ducati ST2 that makes you keep it and still moan about it when it breaks down. The old Ducatis are easy bikes to work on once the fairing is removed, and I have done most of the repairs myself.
Handles really well once set-up right; I have done a 400 mile trip in one day, only stopping for petrol. I keep thinking about selling the bike, but for the money that it cost me, I think I will run it into the ground, and in the meantime save up my money for a brand new BMW GT800.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th September, 2015