Join Date: May 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon
I keep hoping for a 2020 refresh, but haven't heard anything yet. I'm guessing any 2020 refresh will be far overshadowed by a V4 Streetfigher.
As a current owner, the only thing this bike really needs is a 1200 motor option from the Monster with the 11 degree heads/cams.
What you should expect is a "950" upgrade similar to the Hyper 950 upgrade from 939, and also the Multi 950, that includes the IMU and cornering ABS. The Supersport is the last new Ducati model that doesn't include cornering abs. It seems like Ducati is going back to hydraulic clutches across the lineup, expect to see that on a refreshed Supersport.
Ducati will really miss the mark if they don't also include the Scrambler's self cancelling turn signals fed from the IMU, and a cruise control option from the Multi 950 to really round out the Touring half of the sport-touring package.
The TFT dash is standard on the Hyper 950, but the Multi 950 gets a black/white dash like the current Supersport. It's pretty, but I don't have a desire either way on it.
I'd be even happier if there were an additional R model that included the S models' front/rear Ohlins and U/D quickshifter, plus the Monster 1200R motor and forged aluminum wheels with light weight rotors.
1994 900 SS/CR
2017 939 SuperSport S
It's Italian. If I can get it to start, it'll win.