4. DUCATI SUPERSPORT
THE FACTS O 115bhp O 210kg O Seat height 810mm
HIGHLIGHTS O 937cc V-twin O Fully-adjustable …hlins suspension O 3 riding modes, 8-stage traction control, 3-level variable ABS
The new Supersport is intended, say Ducati, to Òblend Ducatiõs sporting side with road focused performance and accessibilityó. What this means in practice is an everyday Ducati sportsbike Ð and we think it looks great.
The engineõs internals are almost identical to the Hypermotard, however alterations to the intake and exhaust system have shifted the power lower in the rev range, while longer final drive ratios have also been added. The Supersport makes 80% of its 71.3ftlb of torque at just 3000rpm while its peak power of 115bhp appears at 9000rpm. This is backed up by the same comprehensive electronics package as found on the Hypermotard with ABS, traction control and variable fuel and a bi-directional quickshifter.
The seat height of 810mm can also be increased or reduced by 20mm through an accessory seat unit while the 16-litre tank is made from steel to allow the fitment of magnetic tank bags. The perfect everyday Ducati.