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I'm impressed by the specs on the new SS, but I believe Ducati missed at least one key feature on this street bike - cruise control. When you can get cruise on a BMW S1000RR but not on the SS, something is amiss. Am I the only one who feels this way?
 

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I'm impressed by the specs on the new SS, but I believe Ducati missed at least one key feature on this street bike - cruise control. When you can get cruise on a BMW S1000RR but not on the SS, something is amiss. Am I the only one who feels this way?
I'm with you on this. Especially that it is simple to do with ride-by-wire. What is striking is that it is not even available as an option/accessory!!
 

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No, you're not. I was thinking essentially the same thing when I learned that as well. I guessI overlooked it in all the talk about ABS and traction control and riding modes and horsepower and torque. :) But it would be a welcome addition. Although most of my time would be spent on two lane roads looking for hills and curves, sometimes the fastest way to get to the good stuff is by covering miles quickly on the freeway.
 

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I would rate MSC as a way more important omission than cruise control. The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 now has MSC (lean angle sensor) standard, to me it is a very strong reason to reconsider.

I've never locked the front wheel of a motorcycle in a dead straight line and don't every expect to, so I consider standard ABS pretty ho-hum. However a number of times I have lost the front wheel cranked hard over trail baring into an unknown corner. MSC is what I want in a new motorcycle and the SS currently not having it (no doubt it will eventually be a standard inclusion) is a major issue.
 

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Three items that are missing from this premium bike are...
1. Cruuse control
2. Cornering ABS
3. LED headlights
Even as options...
 

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I don't think that's correct.

The Touring pack includes:
Pair of semi-rigid side panniers
Larger touring screen
Heated grips
 

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a) Remember that this is not a sporty touring bike; it's a more practical sportbike. So it isn't fully equipped for touring, and neednt be. It's expansion of capability extends to being more comfortable for normal use that isn't sport/track focused riding, but I don't think it makes sense to try to make it a full touring-capable machine. The original SuperSport was never touted, or sold, as a mile-eating cross-country traveler. Neither is this bike.


I can do as many 600-mile days in a row on my M900 as I want, and have done 900-mile days on it. I've figured out how to strap a lot of stuff on it. Does that make it a sport-tourer? No.


b) Also remember that the new SuperSport is not a top-shelf bike, in features or capability or price. $12K to $15K is a mid-priced bike these days, and that means it has to be built with cost in mind. Expecting piles of leading-edge tech is probably not realistic.


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Since it is a ride by wire throttle, I wonder if CC can be added via a software update??
 

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On all the bikes I've seen there is a dedicated CC switch which isn't fitted to the Supersport.
Perhaps they might do a kit for it. It would be a worthwhile addition.
 

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Since it is a ride by wire throttle, I wonder if CC can be added via a software update??
On all the bikes I've seen there is a dedicated CC switch which isn't fitted to the Supersport.
Perhaps they might do a kit for it. It would be a worthwhile addition.
A little old for a thread here but thought I'd chime in with my experience. My 2014 Multistrada did not come with Cruise Control from the factory but Tuneboy makes the software for it, completely electronic. It's activated and set with the start button (like the heated grips). You turn it on by holding the start button for 3 seconds after the bike has been started and you can do that when the bike is stationary or in motion. With the system activated, you hit the start button when you get to the desired speed and it'll hold it there electronically. They also make nudge buttons to use rather than the start button but most people mount it where the factory puts the fog light switch and I didn't want it mounted any further inboard of the grips.

The Cruise function works with the 2010-2014 Multis, Diavels (minus X Diavel) and the 899, 1199, 1299 Panigale models so there is hope that something may get developed from Tuneboy for the SuperSport.

Link to TuneBoy CC
 

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BMW have hit the nail on the head with the option packages
For the modern motorcyclist
They offer various packagages
Or you can pick choose individual options to add .
They are years ahead of the competition in this area
Ducati are starting to move in the same direction
Hopefully in the next few years we will be able to build the bikes to the spec we want.
 

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If you need cruise control your riding on the wrong roads!
Admittedly turn one is at the end of my street and great biking roads are 7km from there so this is a non issue for me :grin2::grin2::grin2:
Cheers,
Bane.
 

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Personally, I find the omission of cruise a non-issue. But that's only my personal taste as I'm not a heavy mile cruncher and don't ever plan to be. And as someone else said, the SS is not a Sport Tourer, its supposed to be a more comfortable Sport Bike that was also designed to fit into a certain cost profile. I think Ducati did what they set out to do.

Now, as for the earlier comparison to the Ninja 1000...that's a tough pill to swallow because, frankly, the N1K will run circles around this Ducati. As a current Ninja 1000 owner, my non-ABS 2011 will also run circles around it. If Ducati was shooting for that segment, they've come up short. The 2017 N1K is a BEAST and you get A LOT of bike for the buck along with a new super electronics package and LED headlights, plus 125 HP!! MSRP $12,199!! The SS cannot compete with this new steed...just can't!

Where Ducati is king, IMO, is the soul that a bike has. Ducati's are different and provide more personal emotions and sexiness that an inline 4 can't quite provide.
 
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