Ducati SuperSport to launch on September 22

Modified On Mar 20, 2019 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for Ducati SuperSport

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Bookings for the road-focused superbike have already begun

Ducati SuperSport launching on Sep 22

Ducati India has shared an invite for the launch of the SuperSport. The bike is expected to be launched in two trims - SuperSport and SuperSport S. The base version is expected to retail around Rs 12 lakh, going up to Rs 14 lakh for the SuperSport S (both prices are ex-showroom). Ducati dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the SuperSport with booking amounts ranging from Rs 1 lakh to 2 lakh depending on the dealership.

Ducati SuperSport launching on Sep 22

The Ducati Panigale range is a capable one but feels a tad too focused for the road, especially when it comes to travelling long distances. To solve this condurum, Ducati came up with the SuperSport. It is a more 'road-focussed' Panigale with focus on ergonomics and comfort. The design of the SuperSport is similar to the Panigale but it gets new headlamps, adjustable windscreen, new exhausts, higher set of clip-ons, a larger seat and lower footpegs. The riding position is more upright and ergonomically viable for touring longer distances than the Panigale.

Ducati SuperSport launching on Sep 22

The SuperSport is powered by a 937cc liquid-cooled Testastretta L-twin motor. Power delivery is 110PS at 9500rpm and 93Nm of torque at 6500rpm. It come with ride-by-wire, rider modes, 8-level traction control and 3-level ABS. The SuperSport comes with 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi upside-down forks and a linked semi-adjustable Sachs monoshock damper. The 17-inch lightweight alloys are wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Braking is via dual 320mm front semi-floating discs clamped by radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4-32 callipers and a single rear 245 mm disc with a 2-piston calliper.

Ducati SuperSport launching on Sep 22

The Supersport S gets top-spec suspension in the form of fully adjustable 48 mm Öhlins TiN-treated forks and fully adjustable Öhlins rear gas-charged monoshock. Other bits include Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down quick shifter and a pillion seat cowl. The SuperSport ventures into sports tourer territory and will compete with the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-R1000F.

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