Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE 2006
The Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE (PS1000LE) is a retro styled motorcycle built to commemorate Paul Smart's win at the Imola 200 race in 1972 a win that helped define Ducati's future approach to racing. The bike is styled in the fashion of the Ducati 750 Imola Desmo race bike that Paul Smart rode to victory and the 750 Super Sport 1974 it originally inspired. It is one of the Sport Classic series designed by Pierre Terblanche.
Engine 992 cc air-cooled, desmodromic 2-valve 90° V-twin, Power 69 kW (92 hp) @ 8000 rpm (claimed), Torque 91.2 Nm @ 6000 rpm (claimed).
Transmission 6-speed, Frame Steel trellis, Wheelbase 1,425 mm, Weight 181 kg dry (claimed), Fuel 15 L (3.2 gal)
The Motor Cycle Service Centre did a fantastic job of rebuilding my Paul Smart after a faulty regulator caused it to catch fire (see pictures below).