- Do you wish the suspension on your Monster was plusher?
- Do you wish your bike was more stable at higher speeds?
- Do you get tired after one hour of riding with no real fairing?
- Do you not take your Monster out for long trips because you do not have any storage to carry your stuff?
- Do you hate getting passed by sport bikes on your most favorite twisties?
- Do you wish that your bike had better protection against the elements?
- Do you wish you had a bike with one of the best power to weight ratios in the market?
If your answer to one or more of the above is yes, read on; otherwise stop, this bike is not for you!
For sale is a 2001 Ducati ST4
. One of the best SPORT-Touring motorcycles ever made. In reality Sport-Touring is almost miscategorizing this bike. It really is a sport bike wearing a sport-touring skin. Best of both worlds, handling of a Ducati Superbike
and comfort of a Touring bike
. Road trips of 400 to 500 miles per day are a breeze on this bike. Excellent commuter
and perfect for two up riding
with room in the panniers for a weekend getaway or longer trips! Take the panniers off with a twist of a key and you have a Ducati 916 superbike
but with significantly more comfortable
ergonomics that can leave most superbikes in its smoke in the twisties. This bike gets close to 45 mpg
if you are not too heavy handed with the throttle. You can get over 200 miles of spirited riding between fill-ups.
Picture of the actual bike:
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Here is an excerpt from the "Ducati ST4 - The Gentleman's Express" article by Neil Spalding
of Sigma Performance
of UK. Neil is a world renowned engine tuner and racer:
...This has been a good day; I have just been out for a ride on my rejuvenated ST4. Its my road bike, its not a race bike, but the one I choose for doing business on the normal streets. It looks a bit frumpy, but there are few bikes on the planet that can match its sheer competence when hustling through the bends on public roads and fewer still that can earn that accolade while carrying a passenger and panniers.
I ride very much by feel, if everything feels good I go quicker, if something isn't right then I stay slow.