DUCATI SUPERSPORT S £12,995
FUEL 16 litres @ 41.3mpg = 146 miles WEIGHT 210kg (kerb) POWER 113bhp TORQUE 71.3 ftlb at 6000rpm THE RIDER Andy Calton. Riding for 30 years and still loves smelly old two-strokes HEIGHT 6ft 1in WEIGHT 95kg firstname.lastname@example.org My first few weeks with the Ducati have been a bit of familiarisation exercise. Trying out the various engine modes (three) and fiddling around with adjustable screen (two positions), while dreaming of great days to come. The screen can be manhandled into two positions and it’s do-able on the move once you’ve got the knack – although I’m not sure I’d attempt it in the rain with chunky gloves. I’ve actually found the lower position better as my head seems to get caught in the turbulence when the screen is in its tallest setting. I’m also planning a trackday and a highmileage (1200-plus) tour of Scotland so I should really be able to put the Ducati’s all-round ability to the test.