Ducati SuperSport: A sporty tourer from Ducati

Ducati are renowned for making some of the most gorgeous-looking motorcycles in the world. And design is something the Italians are certainly very good at, as we all know. The SuperSport was first revealed at EICMA 2017, and came equipped with Ohlins suspension, Ducati Quick Shift and a few carbon-fiber components. The SuperSport strikes a perfect combination between a sports bike and a tourer.

Engine

Packed neatly within the frame is a 937cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 109.80bhp and 96.70Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Ducati SuperSport is BSIV-compliant.

Specifications

The SuperSport, like all other Ducatis, is beautifully designed. It has some of the most stylish lines and design cues on a motorcycle. And in red, anyone could fall in love with it at first sight. The front portion resembles the Ducati V4. It boasts of twin headlights with eyebrow-like DRLs above, while the indicators are mounted on the rear-view mirrors. The fairing is well sculpted and a part of the Trellis frame can be seen and the tank is properly muscular. The tail section too, is unmistakably Ducati, and the cowl on the pillion’s seat is removable. Although the seat looks like a split unit, it’s actually a single-piece unit. The stubby twin exhausts look very cool too. The instrument console is fully digital with a monotone LCD display. The tachometer runs along the top of the screen, while the speed is shown in the middle. You can adjust the riding modes, toggle with the time, current tank range, average speed, trip meters, trip time, current fuel consumption, fuel gauge and engine temperature. You can also customize settings for the traction control level, power delivery and ABS. In terms of dimensions, the SuperSport is 2070mm in length, 750mm in width and 1150mm in height. Mid-range performance is good. The engine responds well and reaches the redline in no time. And the Ducati Quick Shifter is very useful when it comes to clutchless up-shifting. In first gear, the front wheel tends to lift and it can reach a top speed of 250kph. Even for city limits, this is a perfect bike. Initial grunt is apparent in the urban mode. The bike loves cruising on highways, and refinements levels are really good, as the engine sounds much better than other L-Twin engines. At 210kgs, the bike’s weight is manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 125mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1478mm and a seat height of 810mm.

Mileage

The Ducati SuperSport has a fuel tank capacity of 16 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 21kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.

Mechanical Parts

Ergonomically, the SuperSport is pretty good. The seating position isn’t particularly relaxed, but it isn’t very aggressive either, meaning you lean forward while not actually feeling like you’re seated on a litre-class motorcycle. The bike feels very compact, and it handles more like a quater-litre bike in the city. The bike is very flickable and is very easy to ride. The bike overtakes effortlessly, thanks to the Ducati Quick Shifter. Braking performance is decent, and the tyres are nice and grippy. Around corners, this bike feels planted. At the front, the bike rides on fully adjustable USD Marzocchi forks, while the rear gets a progressive linkage with adjustable monoshock. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular steel Trellis frame. The SuperSport runs on 120/70 ZR-17 tyres at the front and 180/55 ZR-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.

Features

The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like an LED headlamp and tail lamp, fully LCD digital instrument cluster, digital trip meter, engine kill switch, alloy wheels, ABS and pass light switch.

Colours

The Ducati SuperSport is available in two shades like White and Red. Red is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.

Brochure

Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The Ducati SuperSport is available in two variants: SuperSport Standard for ₹ 12.08 lakh and SuperSport S for ₹ 13.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.

There is a lot more information available on the Ducati SuperSport, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autoX to know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product.




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