|Engine||992 cc air-cooled, desmodromic 2-valve L-twin|
|Power||92 hp (69 kW) at 8000 rpm|
|Torque||67.3 ft·lbf (91.2 N·m) at 6000 rpm|
|Frame type||Steel trellis|
|Weight||181 kg (399 lb) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||15 l (4.0 US gal)|
The Ducati PaulSmart1000LE (sometimes abbreviated as PS1000LE) is a retro styled "naked" sportbike built by Ducati in 2006 to commemorate Paul Smart's win at the Imola 200 km race in 1972, a win that helped define Ducati's future approach to racing. The bike is styled in the fashion of the Ducati 750 Imola Desmo race bike that Paul Smart rode to victory, and the 1974 750 SuperSport it originally inspired. It is one of the SportClassic series designed by Pierre Terblanche.
The bike is styled to look like a race bike from the 1970s, the rounded bubble style half fairing and café racer tail section are very reminiscent of the race winning 750 Imola Desmo. A green finished frame, outboard dampers and wire spoked rims with special Pirelli Phantom tires (featuring a retro tread pattern made exclusively for the PS1000LE) complete the look.
The PS1000LE is powered by an 992 cc L-twin cylinder, 2-valves per cylinder desmodromic, air-cooled engine with Marelli injectors on a 45 mm throttle body connected to a 6-speed transmission. Power output is 92 hp (67.7 kW) at 8000 rpm while torque peaks at 67.3 ft·lbf at 6000 rpm. Exhaust gasses are directed to twin mufflers mounted high on the right side of the rear wheel.
The chassis consists of a tubular steel trellis. For the suspension, an Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork is used for the front while a fully adjustable monoshock also from Ohlins is mounted on the left side of the rear wheel. Total wheelbase is 1425 mm (56.1 in).
Fuel tank capacity is 15 liters (3.9 US gallons) which includes the 3.5 L (1 US gal) reserve.
All-in-all, the bike weighs in at 181 kg (398 lb).