Designed for those looking for maximum sport performance; the SuperSport S version gives the SuperSport an even feistier edge. The "S" version sees the already-complete SuperSport equipment upgraded to provide a passenger seat cover; 48 mm ├ûhlins TiN-treated forks and an ├ûhlins monoshock with integrated gas cartridge; both fully adjustable. Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down also comes as standard; the electronic system enabling clutch-free gear change; boosting the enjoyment of sports riding and lending a valuable hand in city traffic and on winding roads.
Sport made light
The SuperSport is the perfect sport bike for the every day roads. It's designed for the everyday roads having in mind the track; to transform every riding occasion into a personal track-day session. The SuperSport makes any rider a sport rider; anytime and anywhere.
The SuperSport is powered by a specially adapted version of the already renowned and appreciated 937 cm3 twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11°. Euro 4-rated; it has four valves per cylinder; a secondary air system; liquid cooling; a 12.6:1 compression ratio and bore and stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm respectively. Engine output amounts to a huge 113 hp at 9; 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.7 Nm at 6;500 rpm.
On the SuperSport; the Testastretta 11° engine features crankcase and cylinder heads that have been redesigned to make the power unit an integral part of the frame; further modifications include re-routing of the water through the heads and a specifically designed alternator cover to allow installation of the new gear sensor. Large 53 mm throttle bodies - smoothly controlled by the full Ride-by-Wire system - allow the engine to gulp in the air-fuel mix. Moreover; this engine also features unprecedented control and injection systems. "
Engine power is transmitted via a 6-speed gearbox with a new gear sensor. This means bikes in the SuperSport range can be equipped with the cutting-edge Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down unit; offered as standard on the SuperSport S series and available as an accessory for the SuperSport.
Featuring low-effort wire control; the clutch is of the oil-bath slipper type. The anti-patter function cuts in when the rear wheel exerts back-torque; reducing pressure on the discs to ensure vehicle stability during the aggressive downshifting typical of competitive riding.
The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and engine; which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected.
The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies; but instead delivers a signal to a control unit; which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery: