Almost in tandem with the International launch, Ducati India has announced the launch of the Supersport and Supersport S in India on the 22nd of September. Now one might question why Ducati would want to bring the Super Sport to India, when they already have a faired motorcycle in an already, let’s face it, crowded market place. Well for one, Ducati have said it over and over again that this is going to be a superbike to translate that from PR jargon for you, that means that it’s softer in terms of reflex it’s going to have a realistic ground clearance, all of which will could on paper make it a great bike for the Indian condition. Ducati has already started taking bookings for the motorcycle. The motorcycle was first shown at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and was elected as the most beautiful motorcycle at the show. Both the motorcycles are powered by a twin-cylinder 937cc Testastretta 11° engine that delivers 113 hp of power and 96Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Supersport will come equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control) and height-adjustable windscreen. The standard model gets a fully adjustable 41 mm Marzocchi fork up front and Sachs shock that’s adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping at the rear. The SuperSport S version features fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system and a rear seat cowl. The motorcycle comes with a three riding modes Sport, Touring, and Urban.
Ducati Super Sport gets an LCD display with DOT matrix area that displays engine cooling liquid temperature, ambient temperature, clock, and gear engaged fuel level, fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed and duration of the trip. The DOT-Matrix area displays the Riding Modes and the ABS and DTC levels set.
As for the prices, it is expected that Ducati will launch the standard variant at a price tag of Rs 12 lakh, while the Super Sport S variant is expected to be priced at Rs 13 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. When launched Ducati Super Sport will compete with likes of Kawasaki Ninja 1000.
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