Ducati dealerships across country have started accepting bookings for the same for an advance payment of Rs 1-2 lakh.
Ducati is extending its India lineup by introducing its new bike, the SuperSport. Ducati dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the same for an advance payment of Rs 1-2 lakh depending on the city of purchase. Expected to launch in a few months, it will be available in two variants – stock and SuperSport S. The former is likely to be priced around Rs 12 lakh, while the latter could cost anywhere around Rs 14 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The styling of the new motorcycle is inspired from the Ducati 959 Panigale but it gets a redesigned headlight with LED DRLs, a larger saddle and smaller exhaust muffler. While the Panigale models are more track focussed in their approach and have an aggressive riding stance, the Ducati SuperSport gets raised clip-on handlebars which means riding posture is sporty yet comfortable. The new motorcycle also features an adjustable windscreen further reaffirming its road focussed intentions, meaning the new SuperSport will feel more at ease on the mountain twisties than the race track. The Ducati SuperSport is an attempt by the Italian bikemaker to make its supersport range of motorcycles more accessible and comfortable.
Underneath the fairing, sits a 937cc, L-Twin Testastretta engine which pushes out 110PS at 9,500rpm, while 93Nm of peak torque is made available at 6,500rpm. The SuperSport has been equipped with electronic goodies like ride-by-wire, power modes, 3-level Bosch ABS unit and traction control with 8 levels. The SuperSport S, on the other hand, gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension unit, rear cowl and quickshifter (optional on the stock variant also). The Ducati SuperSport will rival the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-R1000F.