The big reveal for Ducati, at INTERMOT, will be the Ducati SuperSport. Bologna already teased this machine at this year’s World Ducati Week gathering at Misano, giving hardcore Ducatisti a first look at the sporty street bike.
Naturally, photos of the machine promptly leaked from WDW2016, which coupled with eyewitness reports, means we have a pretty good idea what to expect in Cologne, Germany this week.
Because of all that, we can confirm that the following are indeed photos of the 2017 Ducati SuperSport, though we will obviously have to wait until tomorrow to see high-resolution images and tech specs released.
As you can see, the Ducati SuperSport takes a number of cues from the Borgo Panigale lineup. The front fairing (sans bellypan, we should note) looks very Panigale-esque. The engine is very similar to the one used in the Hypermotard 939, and Monster owners should recognize a few lines as well.
The whole concept with the SuperSport (this is the SuperSport S in the photos below, by the way) is to have a true street bike, with sporty leanings. We imagine that you can take the Ducati SuperSport onto the track, but this bike was made with twisty country roads in mind.
The tail cowling is removable, like on the Diavel, and reveals a sizable rear seat for a pillion. This should make two-up riding enjoyable, and I would expect Ducati to have a bevy of touring parts ready for the SuperSport, to aid long distance travel.
Like all the Testastretta-powered Ducatis, the frame is a steel trellis design. The SuperSport still has clip-ons, but they are very upright, which makes for a riding position that’s a mixture of sporty and relaxed.
You can see in the photo below the adjustable windscreen, which operates in the same fashion as the one on the current-generation Multistrada 1200, i.e. with a single hand. Pricing is said to be around $14,000, and we know that there will be a two models: a base model and an S model.
Source: Cooper Bike