Exclusive Test: 2006 Ducati SportClassic Paul Smart 1000LE

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
Exclusive Test: 2006 Ducati SportClassic Paul Smart 1000LEEvery MOron -- and every motorcyclist -- has been drooling over photos of the Ducati Sport Classic retro bikes since they were introduced in 2003. Back then, it seemed they would never see the light of day.

Well, the future is now, and those with the cash can shuffle down to their local Ducati dealer and buy one of these beautiful machines. But what are they like to ride? Are they as painful and stiff-handling as the original 1970's machines? Or do they truly combine that classic look with modern handling and ease-of-use?

Fortunately for you, our well-connected and silver-tongued European Scribe Yossef Schvetz was able to pry one from a local dealer to test for a while. Did he like it? Is it worth the not-retro price of admission? Read here and find out!

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