Ducati ST2

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ST2
Ducati st2.jpg
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.

Description[edit]

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.

Frame[edit]

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

Engine[edit]

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.

Suspension[edit]

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.

Ergonomics[edit]

The riding position is slightly forward for sport riding and touring comfort. The large dual saddle accommodates two riders.

Gauges[edit]

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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