How big of a deal is the launch of the new SuerSport?
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali presented the company’s newest SuperSport at Intermot 2016, much to the delight of the attending crowd.
“I'm extremely proud to be able to reveal the latest Ducati 2017 bikes, starting with the SuperSport,” said 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."
Domenicali is now looking forward to EICMA 2016. “Next month, during the Ducati World Premiere - held on November 7, and streamed live across the globe - we'll reveal the other bikes being launched by Ducati this coming year, thus completing the range and, we can confidently say, meeting many of the needs and wants of the riders in our community, as well as those who, thanks to these latest machines, will soon be joining it”.
Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937-cubic centimeter Testastretta 11° engine, delivering 113 horsepower (84 kilowatts) and a full yet linear torque curve. Thanks to the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, and Urban), the SuperSport's temperament can be adapted to maximize enjoyment whatever the riding conditions.
Agile on city streets, comfortable on the motorway and superlative on twisting country roads, the SuperSport is super-versatile. Relaxed rider and passenger positions, good airflow deflection from the height-adjustable screen and the mileage provided by the 16-liter fuel tank also make the new Ducati SuperSport a cool companion on medium-distance rides. The SuperSport also carries the Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control).
The SuperSport range includes a SuperSport S (pictured above) version featuring 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.
The SuperSport will be available in Ducati Stores by March 2017.