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Hello all.

Today I test ride the Supersport S, It was very good, I really liked it, it's handling was perfect.
I generally ride in crowded city traffic, the most important thing is easy filtering for me.

I wonder how normal Supersport with quick shifter is?
I can buy Ducati Quickshift for Supersport, the only difference is Öhlins...
I prefer the Ducati Red color, bot white is looking cool as well.

Is it worth buying Supersport S?
I am very confused, please help me my friends...
 

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You can buy quick turn, seat cover ... but you can not buy Ohlins! I think the money difference is not too big
for purchase an S now. But if you think you never want better suspension the standard version is good!
 

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Only you can tell whether it's worth for you to pay more for the S model or not.

I myself wanted the white paint, so there was no choise at all and I had to go for the S - but even if I'd had a choise I'd have choosen the S version.

If you like the red one, than on normal roads, there is not much of a difference between the two bikes - especially if you order the quick shifter add on for the normal version.
Nevertheless, if you do not have to save the buck, I'd recommend to go for the S version.

Why?

Well, it has the Öhlins, which means the better suspension. Can you tell whether or not you'll drive on race tracks in the future? I can't. But if I want, I'll like to know, that I could.
I also like the cover for the passenger seat.
Last not least: If someday in the future you'll sell the bike for what ever reason, you pretty sure will get the additional money back because it will always remain the S version. On the other side, the normal version will remain the normal version, even if you've added the qucik shifter - usually nobody will pay for extras and everbody compares your used bile with other used bikes of the some kind (and version).

Just my 2 cent
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Can you tell whether or not you'll drive on race tracks in the future? I can't. But if I want, I'll like to know, that I could.
I agree with most of your points, and i bought the S myself, but who said you cannot do a track day with the standard version ?
it may be less efficient, but surely the same fun.
 

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The quick shifter works best under load, cruising around town it just feels clunky. The Ohlins suspension may make the bike more desireable to thieves if you are leaving it outside at night. In the city you may not notice the difference between the two versions of suspension.

Once you get out on the open road, in the mountains, rolling along at speed, you will be glad for both the quick shifter and the upgraded suspension.
 

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I will probably go for just the normal SS bikes for the wife and I. I don't understand that if you go on a track you NEED the quickshift, bikes have been on tracks for years without one.
Not interested in what I will get when I sell it as if money were a deciding factor then I would leave my money in the bank rather than risk my investment on the road.
The standard suspension will be fine for anything that we intend to do with the bikes.
 

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Nothing is needed, the bike itself is probably not, but as psyopper said, in some cases you could "be glad to have" an option or another.

Or not...

up to each and everyone.
 

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Let's face it the standard bike has abilities well beyond our capabilities. The add on quick shifter/blipper is the same as the factory fitted one used on the S model.

The Ohlins is perhaps a little more plush but if you're OK without the bling the Supersport is a great buy. I'm sure you'll be more than happy.
 

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I think i must be the opposite to everyone else... i have an S which i love, perfect when blipping down through town and scaring old ladies...
If i was on a track though, i think i'd prefer to have a proper style gearbox... then again, i'd probably end up in a gravel trap before the end of the first lap lol

i've been lucky (er, see my post about breaking down), to have been bouncing from a standard (demo bike) and my S. In my opinion, the difference in suspension has been slight, but noticable... I think the S is worth it, but then i suppose i would...
 

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I think i must be the opposite to everyone else... i have an S which i love, perfect when blipping down through town and scaring old ladies...
If i was on a track though, i think i'd prefer to have a proper style gearbox... then again, i'd probably end up in a gravel trap before the end of the first lap lol

i've been lucky (er, see my post about breaking down), to have been bouncing from a standard (demo bike) and my S. In my opinion, the difference in suspension has been slight, but noticable... I think the S is worth it, but then i suppose i would...
But with the S you have the choice, you don't have to use the quickshifter and autoblipper.
 

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its base ohlins suspension ,i rather upgrade stock suspension with proper cartridge and shock.been riding for 30 years never had a need for an electric shifter.i rode 600 mile on the weekend ,bike is definitely one of the best ducatis i had
 

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its base ohlins suspension ,i rather upgrade stock suspension with proper cartridge and shock.been riding for 30 years never had a need for an electric shifter.i rode 600 mile on the weekend ,bike is definitely one of the best ducatis i had
I think there are a few of us in the forum that have a quickshifter for the first time, including myself, I don't ride without it since I got it. Once you learn to ride with it the chances are you may never want to ride without it. It makes the ride even more fun. Don't knock until you've tried it. :wink2:
 

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I rode the Ducati Supersport S for two years and believe that the additional price from the normal suspension to the Ohelins suspension is not worth it. The Supersport S does not have a high-quality Oehlins suspension like the big Panigale S bikes, for example. This is a cheap Oehlins solution. There is no TTX or similar suspension installed. In my opinion, this is more marketing and everyone praises the suspension, but most likely this is more placebo. Stick on the machine an Oehlins sticker and you probably have the same effect.

I've ridden several high quality Ohelins suspensions (Honda Fireblade SP, Ducati Panigale V4S, Streetfighter V4S, Aprilia Tuono Factory) and they are way better. Now that the normal Supersport 950 also has the quickshifter as standard, there's really no reason to buy the Supersport S anymore.
 

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I have owned both. I had DQS installed by the dealer on the Standard model. In my estimation other than the DQS and the elimination of red for the standard model there is not much need to get an "S". If you go to the track the Ohlins will be of value. Unlike my Ducati Scrambler the SuperSport standard suspension is good enough.
 

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We had a back to back ride with my standard and Jabin's "S" (re-spung, heavier fork). The fellow with the 848 rode both and said the suspension was more compliant on the "S". It was his first choice.

I'm happy with my bike. I'll have to trade off with Jabin someday.
 

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We had a back to back ride with my standard and Jabin's "S" (re-spung, heavier fork). The fellow with the 848 rode both and said the suspension was more compliant on the "S". It was his first choice.

I'm happy with my bike. I'll have to trade off with Jabin someday.
Yep, the "S" was better. Not a huge difference, but noticeable. Whether on not the higher price is worth it depends on the person paying it. :) For me, I think it is.
 

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Yep, the "S" was better. Not a huge difference, but noticeable. Whether on not the higher price is worth it depends on the person paying it. :) For me, I think it is.
That is it, in a nutshell.

People who say "I'm not good enough for upgraded suspension, better brakes, etc., etc., etc"., are selling themselves short. It's about getting the most out of what you've selected. A 10 per cent improvement is a 10 per cent improvement. If better brakes or suspension makes you ride better and it costs less than 10 per cent over the base price it has got to be a bargain. If the upgraded kit helps you to become a better rider how much is it worth?

To avoid it because you think you are not good enough is selling yourself short.
 
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