Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike) has unveiled two latest bikes ahead of the upcoming MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix. The company brought forth the New Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S; both bikes are sports-style street roamers with true Ducati sports styling and zest.
The Supersport is a very versatile, yet lean and mean and resembles an easy-to-ride super cycle. The bike is packed with Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Bosch + Ducati Traction Control) to offer impeccable handling wherever the road takes you. Major highlights on the bike include relaxed rider and passenger positions, good airflow deflection from the height-adjustable Plexiglas screen and the mileage provided by the 16-liter fuel tank.
The SuperSport range includes a SuperSport S version with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system and a rear seat cover: the latter is also available as accessories for the SuperSport.
Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937 cm³ Testastretta 11° engine. This delivers 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and a full yet linear torque curve that peaks at 96.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Thanks to the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), the SuperSport’s temperament can be adapted to ensure maximum enjoyment whatever the riding conditions. Each Riding Mode can, of course, be customised, allowing the bike to be set up quickly to suit personal preferences and riding skills.
The SuperSport frame is the latest development of the famous Trellis design that exploits the engine as a loadbearing element. Compact, light and rigid, it plays a pivotal role in making the SuperSport swift at the drop-in, yet also an instinctual machine that can be ridden by everyone. Intelligent frame configuration has played a key role in keeping wet weight down to around 210 kg. Superb chassis geometry, above all the 1,478 mm wheelbase and 180/55 rear tyre, makes the SuperSport easy to handle on both city streets and mountain hairpins, maximising
stability on bends and at speed.
As one would expect from Ducati, the SuperSport can be fitted with a full range of Ducati Performance accessories (some are included in the Sport, Touring and Urban packages) that let owners configure the bike to suit personal requirements. Expert riders will appreciate the true sports personality of the SuperSport, its excellent road performance and an evident penchant for journeying and everyday use. Riders approaching the Ducati sports world for the first time will discover dazzling versatility, easy handling and, above all, the very essence of sports riding as Ducati sees it.
With the introduction of the Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S, the company plans to have touring collaborations to promote Malaysia as a riding destination especially for the locals, including Singapore, and other South East Asian bikers.
Apart from the touring engagements, Ducati Malaysia also plans collaborate with the Transport Department, Motorcycle and Scooter Assemblers and Distributors Association of Malaysia and others to initiate riding programs, beginning next year.
The Ducati SuperSport starts at a retail price of RM 80,899, while the Supersport S goes from RM 88,899 NSB. Supersport is offered in Red with Red frame and Matt Black wheels, whereas the Supersport S comes with Star White Silk fairing with Red frame and Glossy Red wheels or Red fairing with Red frame and Matt Black wheels.