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Really glad to find this Forum, as I just put money down on a new SS S at Frontline Eurposports in Salem VA after a great test ride. Hate to retire the old ST2 but I got tired of waiting for Ducati to make a new version of that bike. I guess the Supersport is about as close as I'll get. At my age I expect this to be my last new bike.

I'll tailor it like every other bike I've had, and end up with a touring setup and a sport setup. In this case two different seats and two different sets of bars.

Will add a couple of teeth on the rear sprocket so I can occasionally use 6th gear, as 99% of my riding is in the mountains or track, and any touring is normally short and scenic.

First challenge is to get a proper seat for my passenger. Looks like it will have to be done locally, as Sargent and Corbin haven't heard of this model yet.

Good-bye old friend: :crying:



 

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Welcome to the forum.

We are all waiting patiently for the aftermarket to catch up to the popularity of the SS.
 

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Always a struggle to let go of an old friend, but I'm sure you'll love the 939 too. Welcome to the forum!
Welcome to the forum.

We are all waiting patiently for the aftermarket to catch up to the popularity of the SS.
Thanks guys. It's exciting to participate with this community as we get to see the evolution of a new bike.
 

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Welcome and Congratulations
 

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Welcome and a good choice, changing bars might not be too easy on the Supersport. None of the cables and harnesses seem long enough to provide an easy change, particularly the clutch cable. But let us know what you find.

Enjoy your new bike.
 

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Welcome and a good choice, changing bars might not be too easy on the Supersport. None of the cables and harnesses seem long enough to provide an easy change, particularly the clutch cable. But let us know what you find.

Enjoy your new bike.
Addressed this in another thread. Hope the link works:

http://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/85233-post6.html

Now if I'm racing, I want racing clip-ons below the steering head, but for street riding I want a selection of bars to give me comfort and control.

Note that the Superbike bars aren't really bigger than the clip-ons, just a different angle. They're slightly closer to the rider, which helped with the ST's long tank, and most importantly they take the droop out of my shoulders for long rides, gives a little flex to the arms, giving improved feel and control for me. No problem with the stock cables on these bars.
 

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Well, PhotoBucket cut me off, and it's not worth $60-100 /yr to imbed photos from them, so I'll have to replace all my previous photos with thumbnails. The old ST2 referenced in my first post:
 

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