Bookings for Ducati SuperSport Commence
Modified On Mar 20, 2019 By Benjamin Noel Gracias
The SuperSport is expected to launch in India by October
Ducati dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the SuperSport. The booking amount ranges from Rs 1 to 2 lakh depending on the dealership. The SuperSport is expected to be launched in two variants - the base SuperSport and the SuperSport S.
The Supersport is a more 'road-focussed' Panigale with more importance given to ergonomics and comfort. While the bike is styled similar to the Panigale, it gets new headlamps, adjustable windscreen, new exhausts, higher set of clip-ons, a larger seat, and lower footpegs.
The motor is a 937cc liquid-cooled Testastretta L-twin. It makes 110PS @ 9,500rpm and 93Nm of torque @ 6,500rpm. In keeping with the times, the bike gets ride-by-wire, rider modes, 8-level traction control and 3-level ABS.
The bike gets 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi upside-down forks up front and a linked semi-adjustable Sachs monoshock damper at the rear. The 17-inch lightweight alloys get Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Braking is handled by dual 320mm semi-floating discs clamped by radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4-32 callipers at the front and a single 245 mm disc with a 2-piston calliper at the back.
The Supersport S gets fully adjustable 48 mm Öhlins TiN-treated forks and fully adjustable Öhlins rear gas-charged monoshock. It also gets Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down quick shifter and pillion seat cowl.
The base SuperSport is expected to retail around Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom), while the SuperSport S is expected to cost Rs 2 lakh more. The Ducati SuperSport will face competition from the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-R1000F.