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Imo, Ducati is marketing this bike wrong...

It’s not “Sport Light”, it’s “Sport Street”. Big difference.
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Imo, Ducati is marketing this bike wrong...

It’s not “Sport Light”, it’s “Sport Street”. Big difference.
Your view seems to match the Revzilla review spot on:

"The summary of my riding impression is that the SuperSport S is a sweet-handling sport bike with power you can access in the kind of riding we do on the streets and highways of the real world — and it will still make a very capable track-day mount, if you want to do that, too. When I hear riders say they "need" 160 horsepower, I tend to think what they really need is to learn how to keep a motorcycle in its powerband and ride it properly. The SuperSport will get you well into triple-digit speeds in second gear, so why again does it need 50 more horsepower?"
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"The summary of my riding impression is that the SuperSport S is a sweet-handling sport bike with power you can access in the kind of riding we do on the streets and highways of the real world — and it will still make a very capable track-day mount, if you want to do that, too. When I hear riders say they "need" 160 horsepower, I tend to think what they really need is to learn how to keep a motorcycle in its powerband and ride it properly. The SuperSport will get you well into triple-digit speeds in second gear, so why again does it need 50 more horsepower?"
Very few riders have the innate ability to control a 200 HP bike at its limits and doing so on the streets will guarantee losing your license. I realize that Superbikes are good for riders' egos, but have little relevance to riding on the roads. The only places those motorcycle make sense is on racetracks, where there is never enough HP.
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The SSS is a sport bike. Whereas my SS is only a sport light.

Thank goodness, I am not sure I can handle a real sport bike.

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Thank goodness, I am not sure I can handle a real sport bike.
Boy, I'm glad I bought the SuperSport instead of a real sport bike. Being a beginner with only 55 years (3 of those road racing), over 300,000 miles and 22 bikes later, that's all I could handle.
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