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|Engine||944 cc L-twin, 2 desmodromic valves per cylinder, liquid cooled|
|Transmission||6 speed/dry clutch|
|Dimensions||L 2,070 mm
|Weight||212 kg (dry)
|Fuel capacity||21l / 5,5 gal|
The Ducati ST2 is an Italian sport touring motorcycle that was made by Ducati between 1997 and 2003. It featured a two-valve 90° L-twin engine. In 2004, it was replaced by the three-valve ST3. For touring, the ST2 offers seating for two, and wind protection from its full fairing.
Specifications and features
ST2 has features for sport touring, including hard luggage, relaxed ergonomics and powerful engine.
The frame is a tubular trellis frame, similar to the 916 frame in torsional rigidity and lightness.
The Ducati ST2 relies on the power plant that it appears to be derived from the 907 Ducati Paso, which features the signature 90° L-twin, SOHC, 2-valve desmo heads, Remus exhausts, 10.2:1 compression and Webber-Marelli electronic fuel injection with one injector and one spark plug per cylinder. It has an increased bore to 944cc and a heavier flywheel appropriate to its touring function.
The suspension in fully adjustable for the early production series, featuring upside-down Showa forks at the front and Sachs rear shock, the same as the Ducati 916 Superbike but with softer damper ratings.
Brakes and tires
The ST2 front brakes feature twin 320mm floating Brembo discs and four-piston calipers, while the rear uses Brembo single 245mm disc with a twin-piston caliper. The recommended tyres are Michelin Macadam or Metzeler's MEZ4 sport radials in 120/70 ZR17 for the front and 170/60 ZR17 for the rear, on Brembo rims.
The riding position is slightly forward for sport riding and touring comfort. The large dual saddle accommodates two riders.
The tachometer is positioned centrally. Under the gauges is a liquid-crystal window that displays fuel level, engine coolant temperature and time.
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