Ducati SuperSport @ INTERMOT 2016
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali took to the stage at INTERMOT 2016 to unveil the company’s latest sport road bike, the SuperSport.
“I’m extremely proud to be able to reveal the latest Ducati 2017 bikes, starting with the SuperSport”, stated Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali at the bike’s unveiling. “After sharing a sneak peek with the Ducatista community at WDW 2016, we’re ready to present the bike to the thousands of enthusiasts who had eagerly awaited a sport bike capable of ensuring both fun and comfort, even in everyday riding situations. Expert riders will appreciate the true sports personality of the SuperSport, its excellent road performance and evident 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.” Mr. Domenicali then looked ahead to EICMA 2016: “Next month, during the Ducati World Première – to be held on 7 November 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 and those who, thanks to these latest machines, will soon be joining it”.
The Ducati SuperSport is designed for those who want a sport-inspired bike that still provides comfort and easy handling on everyday roads. A fun bike that’s versatile and accessible, with the style and soul of a true Ducati thoroughbred. A lean and mean road machine with a decidedly approachable feel thanks to easy handling, the confidence-inspiring Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control), and long maintenance intervals.
Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937cc Testastretta 11° engine, delivering 113hp and full yet linear torque curve. Thanks to the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), the SuperSport’s temperament can be adapted to maximise enjoyment whatever the riding conditions. Relaxed rider and passenger positions, good airflow deflection from the height-adjustable screen and the mileage provided by the 16-litre fuel tank also make the new Ducati SuperSport a cool companion on medium-distance rides.
The SuperSport range includes a SuperSport S 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.