If you’re a rider looking for a bike that provides sporting excitement on the street, you have a couple of options. The go to Japanese sport bikes and their competition offer high horsepower low tucked fun. For some these setups can get old pretty quick. Back, wrist, and in some cases, melon pain are not uncommon after a long haul on these edgy street bikes. The other option would be going with a sport naked. However, in a lot of cases these motorcycles don’t offer the same performance of their more focused counterparts. Think Triumph Street Triple vs Triumph Daytona.
Ducati seems to have found the perfect combination of the two with the release of its new SuperSport and SuperSport S lineup.
Revealed at the 2016 Esposizione Mondiale del Motociclisomo or EICMA motorcycle show, Ducati says the “SuperSport perfectly balances sport and comfort to guarantee excitement and riding pleasure.” The package includes a 937cc engine. The same Testastretta engine can be found in the Hypermotard 939. In the SupeSport the engine is tuned to make most of its power in a lower rev range. Almost all of the 71 pound-feet of torque is available below 3,500 rpm. 113hp are available at 9,000 and there is a longer final drive compared to the Hypermotard. This comes in a package that weighs 462 pounds wet, a 58 inch wheelbase and a 31.9 inch seat height. Stay tuned for a full TECHxSPEC.