I think the designer did a good job on the 2021 fairing, making it look like a part of the Panigale family, but I happen to like the 2017-2020 look just as well, excepting the side fairing lower extension, which looks great and should have been done like that on the original design. Many of us fixed that already with an Ilmberger bellypan.My initial thoughts about the 2021 fairing changes are that I like the look of ours better!
I think the designer did a good job on the 2021 fairing, making it look like a part of the Panigale family, but I happen to like the 2017-2020 look just as well, excepting the side fairing lower extension, which looks great and should have been done like that on the original design. Many of us fixed that already with an Ilmberger bellypan.
Do the ilmberger bellypans work with the full race Akrapovic? It still looks nice with the the race exhaust just be nice to fill in the gap as the race ones lose the big cat
My experience with fellow riders on Panigales and aggressive Aprilia’s is they can only manage about an hour before they need a break. On my SSS, I can go a full tank (3-4 hours of spirited riding) before I need to dismount so they are def. pure track bikes. Been tempted by a V2, but apparently no torque below 4,500 so no thanks.Good question! I guess the seating position has something to say. Reason I chose the SS was that I need a bike that is comfy enough for long trips, day to day driving in traffic and occasionally on track.
Still haven't tried a long ride with a bike with such a aggresive seating position as a Panigale.
hmm... maybe I will try that next season
100% agree, more room for actual riding skill on a Supersport IMHOWhen the SuperSport was released in 2017 the White color cost more than Red. In later model years that price difference was suspended.
I ride with a number of other guys on various machines, many of which have more HP than my SS. I have yet to find a situation on the street where more HP was necessary. Admittedly most of my riding is in the twisties, not straight two-lanes. This request for more SS power continues to baffle me and I used to road race in WERA and AMA, so I do understand a little about speed. View attachment 42156
Already be mentioned my friendI just did a collage of the 2 white ones side by side. I wouldnt be surprised if like some else said you could pretty much transplant the new lighting assembly and the fairings onto the original supersport. Obviously if it worked costwise.
What I wonder is, if we can purchase those same faring's and hydraulic clutch system separately and install it on the older SS models.
Wonder if the new dash could be fitted on to the 'old' bike. The wiring harness can't have been changed that much surely, so maybe the dash is plug and play? The shape of the dash looks exactly the same and as the bike has only had a refresh, Ducati wont have spent money on a new wiring harness, dash mounting points etc.
Or is this too much to ask for? It would probably be sky high in price if it was.
Phil, based on what you've said in forums in the past, I think you'd be well served by a new Supersport.I'm quite pleased with the update. They did the things that it needed, and didn't do the things it didn't need.
I expect I'll be buying one in 2021. A red S, I'm thinking.
In Germany it depends on the hp and its getting expensive above 100hp. The difference is very little between the V2 and the SS950. Around 190 EUR for the SS950 and 210 EUR for the V2 per year.V2 is 182k sek, it's totally different price range than SSS. Insurance premiums are way aggressive with V2. Insurance companies regards SS as touring bike, so it has lower rates than V2 as a sport bike.