The new Supersport is, as Ducati claim, an easy handling bike equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Bosch + Ducati Traction Control). Ducati claim the bike is agile on city streets, comfortable on the motorway and superlative on out-of-town twisties.
The Supersport gets airflow deflection from a height-adjustable Plexiglas screen and is provided a 16-litre fuel tank. The SuperSport range includes a SuperSport S version with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system and a rear seat cover, the latter are also available as accessories for the SuperSport.
Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937-cc Testastretta 11° engine, which delivers 113 PS and a torque curve that peaks at 96.7 Nm which is transmitted by a six-speed gearbox. The new Supersport has three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), in which the bike’s temperament can be adapted to whatever the riding conditions. Each riding mode can be customised, allowing the bike to be set up to suit personal preferences and riding skills.
The SuperSport frame is the latest development of the Trellis design that exploits the engine as a load-bearing element. Intelligent frame configuration has played a key role in keeping wet weight down to around 210 kg. The 1,478 mm wheelbase and 180/55 rear tyre, which Ducati claims makes the SuperSport easy to handle on both city streets and mountain hairpins, maximising stability on bends and at speed.
Story: Sahej Patheja