DU 2018-05-04 MY19 SUPERSPORT

Coming in Titanium Grey for the 2019 riding season is the Ducati SuperSport, the Borgo Panigale firm’s take on a sports-tourer, with the emphasis on ‘sports’. Currently retailing in Malaysia at RM76,320 without GST – the SuperSport S with Ohlins suspension and performance parts is priced at RM83,867 – the SuperSport sees the demise of the Ducati Red paintjob from the base model.

However, the SuperSport S will continue to be available in Ducati Red and Starsilk White. The new Titanium Grey paint comes in a matte coat and is complemented by the frame and wheels finished in red.

Carrying the Testrastretta 11 V-twin, the SuperSport produces 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm from 937 cc. The ride-by-wire engine is fuelled by twin Mikuni throttle bodies, with power getting to the ground via a six-speed gearbox.

Marzocchi and Sachs provide suspension front and rear, respectively, with 43 mm diameter upside-down forks and adjustable monoshock for the base model, with the ‘S’ getting Ohlins units. Braking is with radially-mounted Brembo M4-32 Monobloc callipers grabbing 320 mm brake discs.

With fuel carried inside a 16-litre tank, the SuperSport is claimed to weigh 210 kg wet and seat height is 810 mm. Ducati Performance provides a range of performance accessories including Akrapovic exhaust, titanium racing exhaust, Ohlins steering damper and Bluetooth module for the Ducati Multimedia System.