Ducati Sport Touring
The classic European Gran Turismo tradition is the inspiration for the Ducati SportTouring family. These are motorcycles designed for competent, demanding riders looking for the quality and performance that only Ducati can provide they can also be just as satisfying in a relaxed extended touring experience.
The new Ducati ST series captures this design philosophy better than before by offering the rider a wide range of outstanding functional and aesthetic upgrades that make the Sport Touring family the most exciting and technologically advanced ever.
All three ST models for 2004 have been redesigned and re-engineered to increase performance, improve ergonomics. They offer advanced electronics and set a new benchmark for sporttouring motorcycles. The entire ST family now features a new advanced front fairing, improved seats, adjustable handlebars and controls, new electronics and instrumentation plus many other functional and aesthetic improvements. 2004 also introduces the new 992cc Desmotre engine, the heart of the newest member of the family-the ST3. Joining the ST3 are two 996cc Desmoquattro powered models-the ST4s and ST4s ABS.
The changes introduced in the new 2004 SportTouring models have made them even more versatile, comfortable and capable on the variety of roads and conditions that the sport tour rider encounters.
The front fairings and windscreens have been restyled and re-engineered to add a new aggressive look, and dramatically improve aerodynamics and rider wind protection. The new fairing is complemented by new turn indicators and a new advanced instrument panel.
The seat is an all-new design and features an advanced ergonomic shape, new material for padding and a forward thinking style. The new form of the seat compliments aggressive sport riding while still providing all-day touring comfort.
The handlebars are now height-adjustable, enabling the rider to select a position more appropriate for their size, or riding style. The handlebar clamps are mounted to the fork upper stanchions, and can moved up or down over a range of 20mm (3/4 inch).
The same instrument panel fitted to the Multistrada has been adopted in the ST series. This instrument panel represents state-of-the-art electrical system integration in one compact and elegant unit.
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