At the 2016 World Ducati Week (WDW) in Misano, the Italian manufacturer provided the first glimpse of its upcoming bike in a closed-room preview. However, the Ducati SuperSport was accidentally revealed during the preparations of the preview. Although cameras were prohibited at the preview spot, someone managed to capture the bike while it was being taken inside the room. Now, the company has officially announced that it is going to unveil the bike along with its S version at the upcoming Intermot event in Cologne, Germany, on October 4.
As described by Paolo Quattrino, product manager, Ducati, at the 2016 WDW, the Ducati SuperSport 939 has been built around the chassis of the Monster. However, it has been tweaked a bit for a little aggressive handling around the corners. Powering the bike is the Hypermotard's 939cc, liquid-cooled, L-twin which has been altered with electronic tuning. We can, however, say that it is a new engine, as 80 per cent of the components in it are new. Even the mountings have been changed to use the motor as a stressed element in the frame.
Ducati has confirmed that the Supersport and Supersport S are going to be unveiled at the 2016 INTERMOT motorcycle show in Germany, next month.
The upcoming Ducati SuperSport looks much inspired by the track-focused Panigale range. However, it will be a sport tourer with a much-relaxed riding position and performance. Once launched, the bike will compete with machines like the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-S1000F.