Ducati revives SuperSport name

Ducati Supersport S

Ducati will revive the SuperSport name plate that finished in 2007 with two models powered by a 937c Testastretta engine.

Ducati will revive the SuperSport name plate that finished in 2007 with two models powered by a 937c Testastretta engine.

The SuperSport and SuperSport S were unveiled overnight tab the INTERMOT showing Cologne, but there was no show from the tipped 1200 Scrambler, entry level 939 Multistrada or the 1299 Panigale. Those models may be unveiled at EICMA in Milan next month.

Ducati says the new SuperSport models will be a “versatile sports bike” that is more suited to the road than the race track.

Sports-touring features include a height-adjustable screen and 16-litre tank for longer range.

The rider-aid electronics package includes Bosch ABS, Ducati traction control and three riding modes (Sport, Touring and Urban).

The S models adds fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, an up/down quick-shifter, pillion seat cover and is distinguished from the standard by full paintwork, rather than the matt grey belly fairing.

It will be released worldwide, including Australia in March 2017 and is expected to cost less than $20,000, although pricing has not yet been confirmed.

The SuperSport will be available in red and the SuperSport S in red or white.

The Ducati SuperSport and SS air-cooled models ran from 1988 to 2007 and have a legion of devoted fans as a potential market for the new/retro model.

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