It had been four years in the making, but Ducati finally released the revamped SuperSport family for the 2017 model year. This range brings sportbike handling and performance to the table with its race-inspired “Monster” frame and over 100 ponies on tap, but in a package meant to be less intimidating to prospective ’Ducatisti’ than some of their, shall we say, spicier models. The factory touts the new line as “versatile and accessible,” and while the base SuperSport is meant to appeal to riders who want a sportbike that’s a little light on the “sportier aspects,” the “S” model takes on some of the trappings of a proper racebike for a decidedly more sport-tastic nature. Let’s check out what the bike builders in Bologna have in store for us with this newest effort.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S.

  • 2017 Ducati SuperSport / SuperSport S
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    Testastretta 11-Degree L-Twin
  • Displacement:
    937 cc
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In the engine department, both mills enjoy slightly different electronic augmentations, but at the end of the day it really comes out even unless you're Hell-bent on a particular function.

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