Ducati SuperSport India launch has finally taken place and the company offers at an attractive price tag. Will go primarly against the Ninja 1000 and GSXS-1000F in the country
SuperSport, the name is back and how! The manufacturer is now offering this vehicle and is promising a whole of affordability, comfortable approach towards super biking. Super sport is going to be the most flexible and most likely the prefered bike in the country thanks to its tourer credentials. Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937 cm³ Testastretta 11° engine, delivering a 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The innovative front fairing makes for an uninterrupted aerodynamic profile that draws attention to the sculpted tank. The tail piece that is separate from the rest of the fairing, adds sports elegance and ensures maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
The electronics package on the SuperSport increases the level of active safety. The Sport, Touring and Urban Riding Modes act on the Ride-by-Wire, ABS and DTC parameters to modify the behavior of the bike and adapt it to suit personal preferences and riding conditions. Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which includes Bosch 9MP ABS and Ducati Traction Control, enhances the bike’s performance and optimises control even on surfaces that offer less grip.
Ducati SuperSport India specific version comes with a fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system, which is a race derived technology. India specific bike also gets a rear seat cover. The Ducati Quick Shift and the rear seat covers are also available as accessories for the SuperSport version so you can put it on your normal version of the bike.
The SuperSport frame is the latest development of the famous Trellis design that exploits the engine as aload-bearing element. Frame configuration has played a key role in keeping wet weight down to around 210 kg. Superb chassis geometry, above all the 1,478 mm wheelbase and 180/55 rear tyre, makes the SuperSport easy to live with.
Ducati SuperSport India specific version can be fitted with a full range of Ducati Performance accessories that let owners configure their bike to suit personal wants and needs. Deliveries for the Ducati SuperSport & SuperSport S have started across all seven Ducati dealerships in India including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kochi & Kolkata. The SuperSport and SuperSport S are priced at Rs. 12,08,000 nd Rs. 13,39,000 (ex-showroom India).
Highlight of the main specs.
o Euro 4 emissions
o 2-1-2 exhaust system with lower pre-silencer and lateral silencer with stacked pipes
o Trellis frame with load-bearing engine
o Height-adjustable 2-position Plexiglas screen with 50 mm of travel
o 3-spoke wheels with Y-shaped spokes
o Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
o Fully adjustable 41 mm Marzocchi forks
o Sachs shock with adjustable spring pre-load and rebound damping
o Brembo front braking system with two 320 mm discs and M4.32 calipers
o Brembo PR18/19 front radial brake pump
o 3 Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban)
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Bosch + Ducati Traction Control)
o Ready for Ducati Quick Shift (up/down)
o Headlight with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) *
o Full-LCD instrumentation
o Under-seat waterproof USB port
o Ready to incorporate Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
2017 Ducati SuperSport India Accessory options.
1. Sport SuperSport accessory package
Carbon mudguard, racing brake and clutch levers and many other aesthetic details to
enhance the racing spirit of the motorbike.
2. SuperSport Urban accessory package
A set of accessories specifically designed to make everyday life more agile.
3. Complete Akrapovič exhaust kit
High performance, dedicated mapping and accurate sound research, all wrapped in an
elegant titanium shell: these are the guidelines followed by Akrapovič in its design of this
racing system. A joy for the eyes and the ears.
4. Akrapovič approved silencers
Equipped with titanium shell and carbon heat guard, these type-approved silencers
improve the riding experience and look, while still respecting current EU regulations for
riding on public roads.
5. Carbon fibre front mudguard
Manufactured with extreme accuracy, this part further improves the bike look.
6. Carbon rear mudguard
It enhances the line of the rear end, giving it a more racing look.
7. Carbon swingarm guard
Made in matt carbon to protect and highlights the look of the swinging arm.
8. Touring smoke-tinted windscreen
Its special design significantly improves wind protection.
9. Covers for brake and clutch fluid tanks
Built in billet aluminium; they lend character and style even to the smallest details.
10. Underseat aluminium number plate holder
Homologated for road use, it makes the bike’s rear end even more streamlined.
11. Pair of LED turn indicators
Their low-profile enhances the look of the tail section while their brightness maintains
12. Magnetic tank bag
Made in weather-resistant fabric, it features two side pockets, zip closures and a quickmount
13. Passenger grab handles
Designed to provide extra comfort to the passenger, they adapt perfectly to the lines of the