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Here are the specifications for the factory suspension on the Ducati Supersport 939

Front Suspension:
-Fully adjustable 48mm (1.9") usd Ohlins forks

Front Wheel Travel:
-130mm (5.2")

Rear Suspension:
-Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock
-Aluminium single-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel Travel:
-144mm (5.67")

 

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"The fully adjustable suspension differs for the SuperSport and SuperSport S models. The first has a 43 mm-diameter Marzocchi fork at the front and a Sachs single shock at the rear. The SuperSport S is equipped with fully-adjustable refined Öhlins suspension, with a 48 mm fork at the front and a single shock with integrated gas tank."

Anyone care to comment on whether they think addition $2000?? or whatever for the Ohlins on the S model is likely to be worth it over the Marzocchi/Sachs combination on the standard model. The Sachs rear shock has no independent compression rebound adjustment as I understand it, so that's one important difference I'm aware of.

Thoughts anyone?
 

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I think if you really want to work the 939 in on the street and track, then Ohlins is the way to go, actually if that's the level of riding experience you want then that extra $2k shouldn't be questioned or second guessed.


Since I don't hold onto my bikes for too long it will also help in selling it since the adjustables will be preferred.
 

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Yep, your right. I've currently got rebound and separate hi/low compression damping adjustments on my rear shock and find that level of adjustment invaluable.

Going back to just a rebound (which I assume affects both compression and rebound) would be a backward step.
 

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On the not so significant side of things, resale value and being able to sell it quickly once i'm ready is another thing i'm considering. But my own riding experience and enjoyment trumps that. But resale value and getting rid of it helps to further justify that $2k bump up.
 
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