With Ducati Paul Smart commemoratives fetching $25K-ish, this owner has created a similarly configured bike with lot of nicer components, distinguishable from the original only by the not-blue frame and the Mediterranean cruise you can take with the price difference.
Designed by Pierre Terblanche in the early 2000’s, the SportClassic line-up used the 992cc air-cooled dual spark engine, and had 93 hp available. The chro-moly trellis works around the vertical cylinder and back towards the integrated seat subframe. All systems are available for view, and on this bike have been done up nicely. Forks by Marzocchi and Sachs monoshock have given way to Öhlins both ends. Brakes are still unbeatable 4-puck Brembo fronts with 320mm rotors, followed by 245mm rear. A factory Sport 1000 fairing has been added to the monoposto seat and all the bodywork painted an understated dark silver.
Presented by a San Diego dealer, there are a lot of nice touches on this one. Those peek-a-boo Rizoma cam belt covers lead the charge, but there is a matching clutch cover, Arrow exhaust system, Acculign adjustable rearsets, and some niceties in the intake stream but out of view. Here’s a short list from the eBay auction:
This is a 1 Owner bike. Bike is very clean and has been built with the best parts possible. Looks like a Paul Smart but is not a Paul Smart. Just as good with the upgraded Ohlins and striking paint.
Ducati S upper fairing
Custom silver paint
Ohlins Fork Internals
Ohlins Rear Shock
Full Arrow exhaust
Rizoma Clutch Cover
Rizoma Belt Covers
Rizoma Brake and Clutch billet reservoirs
STM Frame Plugs
STM Crank Case Breather
Ducati Performance Slave Cylinder
CNC Billet timing cover
Duc Shop velocity stacks and
SportClassics can be a bit of a labor of love, since everything is visible, it’s nice if it looks good. For its nearly 12,000 miles, this machine looks ready for a serious show. Comfy-looking grips might push the odometer a little farther than the low bars and solo seat would indicate. When you do arrive, you’ll have a singular ride, all of the best attributes of a Paul Smart, and improved in many ways…