Thursday, 6 October 2016

2017 Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S revealed

After the leaked press photos from two days ago, Ducati has officially revealed the 2017 Supersport and Supersport S at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Designed as an everyday bike that is easy to handle and comfortable, the SuperSport is for the rider who wants an everyday bike, but with sporty handling.

The SuperSport carries a 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine – taken off the Hyperstrada – and tuned to give 113 hp. Standard is the Ducati Safety Pack that combines Bosch ABS and traction control which gives the rider three ride modes, Sport, Touring and Urban.

As Ducati’s take on a versatile “sports-touring” machine, the SuperSport comes with relaxed riding positions for the pilot and pillion, and a height-adjustable windscreen provides wind protection. Fuel is carried in a 16-litre fuel tank, which would allow the SuperSport to cover 200 km rides with ease.

There are two model variants available, the base SuperSport and the SuperSport S. The SuperSport S comes standard with fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension, Ducati up/down quickshifter and a pillion seat cover.

These items can be installed on the base SuperSport and are available from the Ducati Performance catalogue. “Expert riders will appreciate the true sports personality of the SuperSport, its excellent road performance and evident penchant for journeying and everyday use. First time riders will discover versatility, easy handling and, above all, the very essence of sports riding,” said Ducati chief executive officer Claudio Domenicali.

Domenicali also said that the EICMA show in Italy this coming November will see more additions to the Ducati range, during the Ducati World Premiere. “We’ll reveal the other bikes being launched by Ducati this coming year, 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,” he said.

- paultan

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