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Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has launched the SuperSport and SuperSport S in India with a price tag of Rs 12.08 lakh and 13.39 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom (India).
The SuperSport is a motorcycle which combines comfort and versatility making it an everyday sport bike. It is agile on the urban road, comfortable on highways and decisive on the hairpin turns.
The Ducati SuperSport draws power from a 937cc Testastretta 11 L-twin liquid-cooled engine churning out 110bhp and 93Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The same engine is deployed in the Hypermotard 939 and Multistrada 950.
The motorcycle features a host of electronics aids to assist the rider. The SuperSport comes with three riding modes - Sport, Touring and Urban which acts on the ride-by-wire throttle, ABS and DTC to modify the behaviour of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle also features Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which includes Bosch 9MP ABS and Ducati Traction Control which enhances the performance of the motorcycle and optimises control even on surfaces with less traction.
Both the SuperSport and SuperSport S are equipped with a single-sided aluminium swingarm. The braking duties are handled by twin 320mm discs upfront and a single 245mm disc at the rear.
The SuperSport S gets better equipment such as fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, Ducati Quick Shift up/down system, which is a race-derived technology and a rear seat cover. The Ducati Quick Shift and the rear seat cover is also available as accessories for the SuperSport version.
The SuperSport can be fitted with a full range of Ducati Performance accessories that will allow the owners to configure the motorcycle to suit their personal needs. Ducati India has commenced the deliveries of the SuperSport and SuperSport S across all the seven dealerships in the country.
The Ducati SuperSport combines the versatility of an everyday motorcycle and performance of a sport bike. The power delivery is linear and easy to ride in the urban conditions. The SuperSport will rival the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and Suzuki GSX-S1000F.