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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Edmonds (near Seattle), WA, USA
Newbies, please read: Ducati Sport Touring Models
I have noticed mistakes are sometimes made in discussions of the various sport touring models, most notably interchanging the ST4 and ST4s. This has led to confusion as to the specific model being discussed. The following is a list I made (with the help of the membership) of the various Ducati sport touring models. I ask that:
1) the Sport Touring forum moderator post this as a sticky or whatever you call a thread which remains at the top of the forum and
2) those new to the Ducati Sport Touring line review the list before asking a question about a certain model in order to avoid confusion in the subsequent discussion.
ST2 = 944 cc, 2 valves/cylinder.
ST4 = 916 cc, 4 valves/cylinder (916 Superbike engine redone for sport touring)
ST4s = 996 cc, 4 valves/cylinder (996 Superbike engine redone for sport touring), upgraded suspension from the ST2 and ST4. Also available with ABS beginning with MY 03.
ST3 = 992 cc, 3 valves/cylinder. New engine developed specifically for the ST3.
ST3sABS = same as ST3 w/the suspension of the ST4s and ABS.
All the ST models are liquid cooled.
The upper fairing, dash, handle bars, and seat of the ST2 were carried over to the ST4 and ST4s through MY 03.
The ST3 was introduced in MY 04. It came with a new style upper fairing, electronic dash, adjustible handlebars, and (in the opinion of many) an upgraded seat. This was carried over to the ST4s in MY 04.
The ST2, ST4, and ST4s are no longer in production, leaving the ST3 and ST3sABS as Ducati's sole sport tourers for MY 07. Rumors abound as the future of a sport tourer in Ducati's lineup.
Bill Anderson & Darkwing Duc (06-ST3s, black) Edmonds, WA. USA