MCN Fleet: Ducati SuperSport S set to impress
Sometimes you read a job ad and it feels like it’s been written for you. Everything they offer, you want and everything they want you to have done, you’ve done.
That’s how I felt when I first read about the Ducati Supersport.
They said: “It’s the perfect balance between sport and comfort”
I say: “Lovely.”
They said: “This is going to be a road-going sportsbike to suit everybody – it’s fun and versatile.”
I say: “Very lovely.”
They said: “Always at ease, whether on the motorway, in city traffic or on open roads.”
I say: “Very, bloody lovely.”
I’m getting the S version of the SuperSport, so it comes with Ohlins suspension front and back, an autoblipper and a quickshifter.
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I want a bike that offers enough grunt and handling to take on a track day, but one that’s equally happy pottering around country roads.
I’m planning a long trip to Scotland and may fit the Touring package to the bike for that.
So it’s all-round credentials will get tested to the max. I love the idea of the bike and I love the look of the bike and I can’t wait to get cracking!
SuperSport S Tech Spec
£12,795 (£11,495 standard model)
Engine 937cc 8v L-twin
Chassis Tubular steel trellis
Claimed power 113bhp @ 9000rpm
Claimed torque 71.4ftlb @ 65000rpm
Weight 210kg (kerb)
Seat height 810mm
Suspension (front) Fully adjustable Ohlins forks
Suspension (rear) Fully adjustable Ohlins shock
Brakes (front) 2 x 320mm discs with Brembo four-piston caliper
Brakes (rear) 245mm single disc with twin-piston caliper
Tank Capacity 16 litres