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Hi there everyone, been following the launch of the new Supersport with great interest as I love Ducati's and always have. I don't own one at the moment.
Anyhow I have had a couple of bevel ss's and a 999 over the years with gaps in between. Now into my 50's and reading and watching reviews on this new bike has got me excited about Ducati's once more. I don't like the new styling as much as the bevels, (but not sure whether I want to go there again as much as I'd like to) however the perceived impression I have of this bike has got me excited and I'm pretty keen to get my hands on one, and just once in my life I'd like to buy a 'new' bike and I reckon this may be the one.

One thing I'd like to know is if anyone has experience yet with how good/comfortable this bike is for a pillion. would like to take the misses on some rides and if it's painful ride for her , maybe in regard to a 3 or 4 hour ride it may not be suitable.
 

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Welcome to the forum. There is tons of information here on just how good this bike really is...but, sadly, I'm not aware of any two up reviews. Keep your eyes peeled for some info. Someone will eventually post up. With that said, my impression is that this bike is not a true sport tourer...it has more emphasis on the sport part of that word, so pillion riding, while available and capable, isn't its first job.
 

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Hi there everyone, been following the launch of the new Supersport with great interest as I love Ducati's and always have. I don't own one at the moment.
Anyhow I have had a couple of bevel ss's and a 999 over the years with gaps in between. Now into my 50's and reading and watching reviews on this new bike has got me excited about Ducati's once more. I don't like the new styling as much as the bevels, (but not sure whether I want to go there again as much as I'd like to) however the perceived impression I have of this bike has got me excited and I'm pretty keen to get my hands on one, and just once in my life I'd like to buy a 'new' bike and I reckon this may be the one.

One thing I'd like to know is if anyone has experience yet with how good/comfortable this bike is for a pillion. would like to take the misses on some rides and if it's painful ride for her , maybe in regard to a 3 or 4 hour ride it may not be suitable.
Yes I have to agree with se7en. The SS is a comfortable bike as far as Ducatis go (for the rider), but it's real emphasis is towards sporty rather than long-distance comfort. Depends really on how much comfort the good lady is looking for, but it's certainly not a bike that my pillion passenger would be happy to ride for 3 or 4 hours. - From a rider viewpoint I'm certain you'd love it, so maybe teach the wife to ride and get a matching pair (heh heh, just a thought bubble) :grin2:
 

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Thanks for those replies guys, I guess it was kind of a silly question, but 3 or 4 hours would be the longer ride I would go on. The misses is of average/medium weight and I have read there is a optional seat you can buy for better pillion comfort (though haven't seen it). I'd probably be riding without her 3/4 of the time and I thought I might get away with it but I guess I'll just have to check it out with her to see what she thinks.
 

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The Multistrada would be a much better choice for taking a passenger. I have both an SS and a Multistrada. Just no comparison. Two different bikes. And with the optional luggage behind seat, your significant other can ride in a relaxed position with a seat cushion behind her. She won't be near as comfortable on a long ride on the SS.

This bike is definitely more sporty than sport tourer.
 

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The Multistrada would be a much better choice for taking a passenger. I have both an SS and a Multistrada. Just no comparison. Two different bikes. And with the optional luggage behind seat, your significant other can ride in a relaxed position with a seat cushion behind her. She won't be near as comfortable on a long ride on the SS.

This bike is definitely more sporty than sport tourer.
It seems that bikes like those are becoming higher priority for a lot of riders, already that's showing in how much segments of bikes like the Multi have grown and expanded. That might have something to do with an increase of city riders.
 
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