Ducati’s launch for their Supersport S is currently taking place in Spain and Simon Greenacre from Visordown had a chance to test ride it this morning. There may not have been enough time in between the morning and afternoon rides for him to write a detailed review, but here’s a few of his first thoughts on the Supersport S.
Compared to the standard SuperSport, the S model gets an equipment upgrade including a passenger seat cover, fully adjustable 48 mm Öhlins TiN-treated forks and Öhlins monoshock with integrated gas cartridge, and standard Ducati Quick Shift. Those upgrades along with a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires were probably what made the S model so agile even on a wet track.
“It's been a wet track session on wet tyres but it was enough for the Superport S to establish its credentials as a comfortable sports bike with agile, neutral handling. Ergonomics are fairly upright and easy-going, as we could tell just by looking at the bike, but it still allows for fast riding.”
Sitting in that relaxed sportbike trellis frame is a 937 cc Testastretta motor borrowed from the Hypermotard 939. The chosen engine which moves the power lower in the rev range makes for “an exciting riding experience, although predictably not as focused as a Panigale.”
This is just part one of Simon’s launch day and we’re sure to hear more from him after his road test.