I noticed on the Ducati site for 2006 bikes that ST4 series and ST2 is no longer listed. Just the ST3 now. Why the change all of a sudden?? Anybody with news I would appreciate it.
Yes, you are correct....they are no longer available in us. 05 is the last year available. I just bought an new black 05 st4s for that very same reason!!.1upDuc said:I noticed on the Ducati site for 2006 bikes that ST4 series and ST2 is no longer listed. Just the ST3 now. Why the change all of a sudden?? Anybody with news I would appreciate it.
Bill_Anderson said:The termination of the ST4s has been the topic of discussion on the various ST forums for the past few months. I have read several theories as to why Ducati did this,Maybe they will make a newer version of the ST4s with GPS/Heated Options/ and a couple of extras goodies. But maybe I am getting ahead of myself.
It would be nice to have all the extras that we have mentioned on the board to be on the ST4s. I am constantly seeing posts on how to add something or tweak an existing part on the ST4s.
I took mine in last night to Ducati Richmond (MotoEuropa) to get a power commander/k&n Airfilter installed along with standard 6,000 mile service. Cant wait to crack the throttle..
My 02-ST4s started life that way, then after about 10,000 miles smoothed out in the 3,000-4,000 rpm range. It never did like life below 3,000 rpm.nrsanders said:As it was explained, the ST4s desmoquatro is the 996 engine plugged into the ST configuration. It is a bit twitchy below 4k rpm (so they said)
Sorry, not for a few years yet! Ducati's ST range will consist of the ST3 and ST3s for the next few years. There is a rumour that Ducati are working on long term plans for a completely redesigned ST bike. Something that will "blow away the competition"! Yes, I know that's a very vague statement, but it does come from a Ducati insider.1upDuc said:[Maybe they will make a newer version of the ST4s with GPS/Heated Options/ and a couple of extras goodies.
kentamcolin said:Althought there is no longer an ST4s, the most significant difference IMO was the suspension. Now that there is an ST3s with all the 4s goodies I wouldn't hesitate to get an ST3s. The power in most circumstances is basically the same and maintenace is perhaps a bit less. If you look at the published power curves it's not until after 8K RPM that the 996 engine comes into it's own. In terms of both power and torque they are almost identical up to that point and on the street it would not be an issue. Of course I have an ST4s so it's easy to say that I'll be keeping my 4s until the next rumored killer ST arrives.
I think you felt the ST3 to be smoother because of the vast difference in the gearing. ST4S having such a ridiculously tall gearing takes more acceleration time to get out of the lugging low rpm.nrsanders said:The desmotre is a refinement with barely a noticable reduction in hp. I rode them both, and felt the tre was smoother.