New metal – Ducati SuperSport

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    The Ducati SuperSport is the bike Ducati hopes will cater to those looking for a sports-inspired bike while still having a machine which provides comfort and easy handling on everyday roads.

    This is a bike which promises to be versatile and accessible, with the style and soul of a true Ducati thoroughbred – it proved to be very popular at Motorcycle live with many showgoers praising its ergonomics and comfort.

    There are two versions to choose from – the SuperSport base model and a higher-spec SuperSport S model.

    Both bikes use the 937cc, water-cooled, 113hp v-twin engine that’s found in the Ducati Hypermotard 939, and the steel trellis frame looks very similar to the one used on the current Monster line.

    The styling apes that of the Panigale superbike, but this isn’t a sportsbike – this is machine which is kore at home two-up on a twisty road.

    It’s firmly aimed at sports touring, and to this end the windscreen is adjustable with a single hand.

    As you’d expect, the sitting position is fairly upright, which has been made possible by the high-rising clip-on handlebars.

    All the suspension pieces are fully adjustable, and as is usual for Ducati the base model is equipped with Marzocchi forks and a Sachs rear shock, while the Ducati SuperSport S Öhlins units.

    Both models feature the same comprehensive electronics package which includes include ABS brakes, traction control, and three riding modes. The Ducati SuperSport S also has an up-and-down quickshifter, which can be added to the base model SuperSport by a Ducati dealership, as can the “Sport” and “Touring” accessories packs.

    The Supersport will be available in the UK priced at £10,995, £12,295 for Supersport S in red and £12495 for the Supersport S in Silk White.
     

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