Why this bike ?
This Ducati ST4 (1998) replaces my Honda 750 CB.
I bought if for less that 2,500 euros and it brings me a lot of sensations.
Let’s talk about the look first : well, I think this not the nicest Ducati ever produced, by far, especially the front which looks half japanese half german : it’s a total mess in term of design.
Besides that, this bike is great :
- nice looking from the side and behind
- nice sound, not too loud
- great engine (the 916 engine) with enough power
- awesome frame, very very stable
- very comfortable : I can ride all day without any pain (butt, arms…)
- reliable enough for me
The ST4 is definitely a GT : it is comfy, powerful, very safe when it comes to turns and brakes very well. A great bike I like very much. Besides nobody’s interested in such a bike so you can leave it outside at night, she’s safe.