The Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S


Ducati unveiled a pair of new sportbikes in October last year, the Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S. Both very well received the Ducati SuperSport has an excellent performance and ideal for everyday use, while the Ducati SuperSport S has other higher specification components.

Both models have identical spec engines and transmissions. Engine is a 937cc (94 x 67.5), 12.6 to 1 compression ratio. Testastretta L twin with 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic and liquid cooled. Output is 113 horsepower with 967Nm of torque.

The Continental EFI has 53mm Mikuni throttle bodies with full Ride-by-Wire while the exhaust system is lightweight 2-1-2 with catalytic converter and twin Lambda probes and twin silencers to pass the latest exhaust emission standards. Transmission is comprised of a 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears, wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated with self-servo action on drive and slipper action on over-run.

Tubular steel trellis frames are identical on both machines as well as the Y shaped 3-spoke ally wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17 tires and brake systems – with twin 320mm semi floating front discs and radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4-32 calipers with 4-piston radial pump with standard ABS and single-sided aluminum swingarm. Rear brakes are 245mm with 2-piston calipers and ABS. New instrumentation is with an LCD display.

Differences between the two models are in the suspension – on the Ducati SuperSport fully adjustable 43mm Marzocchi forks and a Sachs USD Monoshock wih progressive linkage and Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS and DTC), RbW and ready for an anti-theft system.

The Ducati SuperSport S benefits from 48mm fully adjustable Ohlins USD forks, and a fully adjustable Ohlins Monoshock with progressive linkage, Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS and DTC), RbW, DQS and finally set up ready for an anti-theft system and a seat cover. Both models should prove to be popular...

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