Ducati SuperSport Shows Up at INTERMOT

2017 Ducati SuperSport 7 photos
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The wait is over as Ducati finally flicked the spotlights on its brand new SuperSport model, a bike trying to fill in the gap between sporty and comfortable in the manufacturer’s range.
As expected, the Ducati SuperSport looks like a combination between a Monster and a Panigale, with the front fairing borrowing much of the lines of the latter while the rear comes with a single-sided swingarm, stacked dual exhaust and a rear seat cowl.

“I'm extremely proud to be able to reveal the latest Ducati 2017 bikes, starting with the SuperSport,”
said Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali. ”Expert riders will appreciate the true sports personality of the SuperSport, its excellent road performance and apparent penchant for journeying and everyday use. Riders approaching the Ducati sports world for the first time will discover versatility, easy handling and, above all, the very essence of sports riding as Ducati sees it."

Powering the new beast is a 937 cc Testastretta 11 degree V-twin generating 113 hp and a nice linear torque curve which reaches a maximum of 97.9 Nm (72 lb-ft). At this point, you might have noticed the engine is the same on the Hypermotard. The SuperSport comes with three riding modes (Sport, Touring, and Urban) to make the most out of that engine in different riding conditions.

The bike comes complete with a 16-liter fuel tank as well as the Ducati Safety Pack which includes Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control. The SuperSport S version adds a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension along with a Quick Shift up/down system.

The full fairing along with the height-adjustable windshield and slightly raised clip-ons do make for a better choice for a rider that likes light touring but despises high-speed wind in the chest.

Ducati said nothing about how the SuperSport will be priced but stick around for more info as soon as it is available. Ducati still has more to show at the EICMA show this year in Italy.
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