Ducati ST2

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Manufacturer Ducati
Parent company Ducati
Production 1997-2003
Predecessor 907 Paso
Successor ST3
Class Sport touring
Engine 944 cc (57.6 cu in) 90° V-twin, 2 desmodromic valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Transmission 6 speed/dry clutch
Wheelbase 1,430 mm (56 in)
Dimensions L 2,070 mm (81 in)
Weight 212 kg (467 lb)[citation needed] (dry)
Fuel capacity 21 l (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)
Related ST4

The Ducati ST2 is an Italian sport touring motorcycle that was made by Ducati between 1997 and 2003. It had a two-valve 90° V-twin engine. In 2004, it was replaced by the three-valve ST3. For touring, the ST2 had seating for two, and wind protection from its full fairing.


As a sport touring motorcycle the ST2 has hard luggage, relaxed ergonomics compared with sport bikes, and powerful engine in comparison to typical touring motorcycles.


The frame is a tubular trellis frame, similar to the 916 frame in torsional rigidity and lightness.


The Ducati ST2 has an engine derived from the 907 Ducati Paso, which had Ducati's signature 90° V-twin (or L-twin), SOHC, 2-valve desmodromic 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[edit]

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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