Ducati SuperSport will be a sportbike with versatility and with road focus performance
Over the past few years, Ducati has been showing impressive growth (read this). The Italian manufacturer has now confirmed that its new models- SuperSport and SuperSport S will be unveiled on 4th October at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany.
The first spy images of the SuperSport S came out this year when someone managed to sneak in a camera during the private viewing at the Wold Ducati Week in Misano. The development codenamed of this motorcycle was Project 1312.
At the World Ducati Week, Paolo Quattrino, Product Manger at Ducati revealed that the SuperSport 939 is built around a trellis frame and borrows frame components from the Monster and XDiavel, and said that “the engine is tuned to be really, really smooth because it’s a sportsbike with road focused performance.”
He added: “There will be two models, the Supersport and the Supersport S. The main difference is that the S has Öhlins suspension front and rear, and a removable rear seat cowl.”
“The dash is completely new with new functionality, and is ready for the Ducati multimedia system, the same as on Multistrada. The headlamp shape is completely new, the shape was inspired by Panigale but the headlamp has daytime running lights. The exhaust is new as well as the complete fairing.”
“This bike is for the customers who desire a sportsbike with versatility and with road focus performance. It is for riders who don’t want a bike for trackdays so this is a bike that is sporty and at the same time comfortable in terms of seating position. It is not in the Panigale family.”
powering the motorcycle will be a 939cc engine borrowed from the Hypermotard 939. However, the engine’s mechanicals and electronics are heavily modified. Even the engine mounting will be different so that the engine can act as stress member in the frame. It’s a new engine in that way because around 80 percent of the engine components are new.
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