Congrats on your purchase! My Supersport S is red, as all Ducati's should be, so I can't comment on the characteristics of the white version. :grin2:I just put down a deposit on a new SuperSport S in white. I have a question regarding the paint for current owners. The paint is listed as "star white silk" I am wondering, having only seen the red standard model in person, is the white "silk" color more of a matte finish than the gloss on the red bikes?
I am planning on using this bike as a weekend warrior for spirited riding and also some touring. I have previously toured the entire USA (except Hawaii) on a 1996 Honda CBR900 up until around 2013. I then purchased a used 2005 Triumph Sprint ST 1050 for more dedicated touring. I toured all around the Great Lakes during Sept and Oct on 2 different trips, and I just never really bonded with the bike. It is smooth, powerful and handles decently well, but it always seemed kind of heavy to me. I mostly camp when I tour so riding in and out of campsites on the ST wasn't making me happy.
I looked at the BMW R1200RS, but I'm not quite ready to give up completely on riding/touring on a sport bike. I was hoping someone had got the touring package up and running by now, but all I have seen on this forum is the semi-rigid side bags. I'm hoping this bike fits the bill.
Plenty of info regarding how best to care for and maintain your albino Duc on this forum. Enjoy your new ride!