It needed dry roads and three rivals to show its brilliance, but finally the new Supersport has captured our hearts.
The Ducati is comfortable for long distances, but not quite up there with a more opulent sports tourer like a Z1000SX, but itõs not far off and on the flip side is sportier and more fun.
Itõs sort of like a VFR800 in terms of its riding position and the way it looks, but the Supersport S is lighter, faster, more agile and is crammed with technology. And itõs every bit as fast as a race replica on the road, but with a more supple ride, less weight on your wrists and easier-to-access performance.
Take the comfort of the Z1000SX and the riding position of the VFR800F, mix it all together and add a dash of Panigale and you end up with the new Supersport. Itõs the sportsbike weõve been waiting for all along. Better still, you can have one for a snip over £100 per month.