Cycle World has the Ducati Supersport listed at number 4 on their top ten motorcycles to ride in 2017 list. I think it goes without saying, this Supersport is something that a lot of people are looking forward to. Fully faired supersport looks that's actually daily riding friendly and it still has the power, pfft, come on
Tissues, please, while we go on about how sportbike ergonomics ruin our back and wrists on the daily commute. There are worse problems to have, we know, but for a lot of people low clip-ons and cramped, track-biased ergos are just that: a problem. Or at least a detouring point when it comes time to buy a new bike.
Fully faired, supersport-inspired bikes with taller clip-ons (or a one-piece handlebar) have long offered a solution to the problem, and with its new SuperSport, Ducati is offering the same. The bike borrows a 937cc Testastretta engine from Ducati’s street-eating Hypermotard 939 and wraps that powerplant in a trellis frame with lower-mount footrests for a more-accommodating peg-to-seat gap. Add Panigale-esque fairings, an adjustable windscreen, TFT display, and Ducati Safety Pack with traction control, ride modes, and ABS, and you have a sporty looking bike that’s a better dance partner in the daily grind. If there’s still enough performance hiding beneath those svelte side panels, then this could turn into a great all-around bike for Ducati fans.