In a surprise development, photos of the 2017 Ducati 939 SuperSport looking suspiciously like they were leaked from the official Ducati press kit have appeared on various websites. From the photos, it looks like the 939 Supersport will be offered in red and white, typical of Ducati’s first-run offerings.
The Ducati trellis frame, in red, is evident, with a fairing that covers less of the 939 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine. The front lower-half of the fairing comes in matte-black in the red version, while the other 939 SuperSport comes in an overall shade of stormtrooper white.
Dual-shotgun exhausts signify Euro-4 compliance, something we saw on the 959 Panigale in Thailand earlier this year. LED daytime running lights grace the headlights and turn signals, and from the instrument cluster, three ride modes are legible.
Brembo Monobloc radial calipers are in evidence, and a single-sided swingarm – missing from the 959 Panigale – carries over from the bigger Panigale series. Of note is the white version, which carries a “SuperSport S” label on the side of the fairing.
Gold-anodised forks are visible on the white 939 SuperSport, as is what looks to be an Ohlins rear shock absorber. This might be the upgraded version of the SuperSport, if the photos are to be believed.
All will be revealed later today at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. We shall be posting updates as and when events happen, so stay tuned.