Elected most beautiful bike
Eicma 2016

Ducati Supersport

Sport, made light.

Versatile sports performance

The SuperSport blends comfort with versatility thanks to solutions that make it perfect for everyday road riding – but without ever compromising its sporting spirit. The screen (which can be raised by 50 mm to ensure better high-speed airflow protection), side pannier mounts and long-range 16-litre fuel tank give the SuperSport good touring capability. Whichever road you take, the three Riding Modes ensure optimised SuperSport control, while special Sport, Touring and Urban packages mean the bike can be personalised to suit individual taste and requirements.
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A new concept of sport

The SuperSport perfectly balances sport and comfort to guarantee excitement and riding pleasure. With its 110 HP, 210 kg and the powerful torque of the Testastretta 11° engine, this is the road-going sports bike to suit everybody: beautiful, fun, versatile. Always at its ease, whether on the motorway or in city traffic, the SuperSport allows anyone to indulge their sports instinct. Anywhere, at any time, in perfect Ducati style


Sports Elegance

The lines of the SuperSport create dynamic shapes, visually compact and light. The design, sporty and elegant, integrates elements typical of Ducati sports bikes such as the single-sided swingarm, sculpted tank and compact lateral silencer with two overlapping exits, which leaves the rear wheel, with its “Y” spoke design, fully visible.


The innovative front fairing makes for an uninterrupted aerodynamic profile that draws the eye to the sculpted tank and the volume of the fairing, where the trellis frame is left on view. The tail piece, separate from the rest of the fairing, adds sports elegance and ensures maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

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DRL: a head-on signature

The Daytime Running Light with LED technology is one of the most characteristic sports-inspired details: a bright beam, unmistakeable in shape, that, as well as ensuring day-time visibility, sharpens the bike’s look.


Always at ease, in and out of the city

Agile on urban roads, comfortable on the motorway and decisive when faced with out-of-town hairpin turns, the SuperSport combines comfort and versatility. Without ever compromising on its sporty nature.

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Touring attitude

The Plexiglas screen, adjustable in height up 50 mm, ensures the right aerodynamic protection at higher speeds. This, together with the autonomy guaranteed by the 16 litre tank, amplifies the touring attitude of the SuperSport, making it an entertaining travel companion even on medium-range trips.

Greater comfort

The ergonomic triangle allows the rider and passenger to adopt a comfortable, relaxed riding position, ensuring that both enjoy maximum freedom of movement for a sensation of total riding control.

Three Riding Modes

Advanced electronic equipment allows the rider to personalise the SuperSport and optimise control. The Sport, Touring and Urban Riding Modes act on the Ride-by-Wire, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down and the ABS and DTC parameters to modify the behaviour of the bike and adapt it to individual riding style.

Sports enjoyment

Only the pleasure of sports riding

The new SuperSport embodies Ducati values and introduces a new concept of sports riding, accessible to anyone who wants to experience the excitement of sports riding. A pleasure made more intense by the comfortable riding position and advanced technological details such as the Ducati Quick Shift.

Always ready for excitement

The Ducati Testastretta 11° 937 cc engine unleashes 110 HP at 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 9.5 kgm at 6500 rpm, of which 80% is already available at 3000 rpm. Sophisticated electronic management ensures full-bodied supply and an immediate, easy to manage response.

DQS: race-derived technology

The Ducati Quick Shift up/down, included as standard on the SuperSport S, allows the rider to shift gear without using the clutch or closing the throttle, enhancing enjoyment during sports riding and providing a clear benefit in city traffic and on more winding roads.

Mission precision.

The SuperSport presents the latest evolution of the Ducati trellis frame, which uses the engine as a supporting element and contributes to keeping the kerb weight down to 210 kg. The chassis geometry and fully adjustable suspension, with 48 mm Ohlins fork (on S version) combined with the Sachs single-shock, make it a bike inclined to precision and control.


Control in your hands

The SuperSport perfectly balances sport and comfort to guarantee excitement and riding pleasure. Its handling, active safety systems and long maintenance intervals make it the perfect bike for those who want to experience the excitement of sports riding without compromising on comfort and versatility.

Advanced controls

The display provides all information regarding the engine, consumption and advanced settings such as the ABS and DTC. It also allows you to select and personalise the three Riding Modes and manage music and notifications on your smartphone with the Ducati Multimedia System, available as an optional.

Advanced active safety

The SuperSport presents a rich electronics package that increases the level of active safety. The Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which includes Bosch 9MP ABS and Ducati Traction Control, enhances the bike’s performance and optimises control even on surfaces that offer less grip.

Endless riding pleasure.

The advanced materials and technologies of the Ducati Testastretta 11° engine guarantee particularly long maintenance intervals. With an oil change every 15,000 km or 12 months and a valve clearance check every 30,000 km, the SuperSport boasts values that are of absolute reference for its category.

SuperSport S

In terms of equipment, the S takes things to another level: even more sport, even more design and more technology to accentuate the sportiest side of the SuperSport. As standard: Ducati Quick Shift up/down, passenger seat cover, 48 mm Öhlins fork with TiN coated inner tubes and a single-shock with integrated gas tank, both fully adjustable.

Star White Silk Ducati Red


The essence of the SuperSport world: Ducati Red fairing, Ducati Red frame, Glossy Black wheels, fully adjustable 43 mm Marzocchi fork and adjustable Sachs shock.

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Making a statement

The range of garments to wear while riding the SuperSport reflect its character, for a balanced combination of urban comfort and sports performance. Your passion for sport can now be expressed in new ways, as SuperSport makes for a style ecosystem, to ride, to wear, to live.

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Excitement is just around the corner

Urban, Sport and Touring: three Riding Modes and just as many horizons to explore. Immerse yourself in a riding experience that amplifies every sensation, bringing the beauty and energy of any journey to the fore.

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Dress it to suit your character

The new SuperSport boasts a line of accessories that draws from both sport and touriong worlds, ranging from carbon parts and Akrapovič titanium silencers to sets of bags and seats that markedly improve the riding experience.

Sporty nature without compromises. Free to express itself inside and outside the city. Simply sport, made light.

SuperSport technology

  • Ergonomics
  • Engine
  • Chassis and brakes
  • Electronic equipment
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The ergonomic triangle of the SuperSport combines practicality and sports riding enjoyment, allowing the rider to assume a more relaxed riding position while still ensuring maximum control. The seat, 810 mm from the ground, allows the rider’s feet to easily touch the ground, the height of the half-handlebar ensures that wrists are not stressed excessively and the footpeg position won’t strain the knees. The accessories range also includes seats of different heights to personalise the level of riding comfort. In order to be used on all types of road, the SuperSport also benefits from the protection offered by the plexiglass, extendable up to 50 mm, to ensure the right level of protection at all times, even at motorway speeds.

937 cc Testastretta 11°

The SuperSport is driven by the 937 cm³ twin Ducati Testastretta 11° that supplies a maximum power of 110 HP at 9000 rpm. For this application, the engine has been especially redesigned with a new crankcase, new heads with different water passages and an alternator cover with a specific design for the mounting of the new gear sensor. The engine and injection control systems are also brand new for this engine type. Euro 4 homologated, it boasts four valves per cylinder, a secondary air system, liquid cooling, a 12.6:1 compression ratio and bore and stroke values of 94 e 67.5 mm respectively. One of the most appreciated features of the Ducati twin are its long maintenance intervals: every 15,000 km or 12 months with a valve clearance check every 30,000 km, values of absolute reference for its sector.

Gearbox and clutch

The engine is equipped with a six-speed gearbox with a new gear sensor that allows the SuperSport range to benefit from the advanced Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down system, as standard on the SuperSport S and available as an accessory for the SuperSport. The mechanical cable clutch, requiring less exertion on the lever, is an oil bath clutch with anti-wheelie function that allows the bike to remain stable even during the aggressive up-shifting typical of sports riding.

Power and torque

The Ducati Testastretta 11° twin supplies up to 110 HP at 9000 rpm and develops full, hefty torque throughout its entire operating range, ensuring a prompt response to any command from the throttle, a fundamental characteristic in terms of its road use. At 3000 rpm, more than 80% of the maximum torque is already available, reaching a peak of 9.5 kgm at 6500 rpm.


The engine is a structural element of the frame. A choice that pays off both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The structure, compact and lightweight, highlights the dynamic qualities of the SuperSport and helps maintain its dry weight of just 184 kg, or kerb weight of 210 kg. The wheelbase and head angle and trail make the bike agile and quick, but also stable, when leaning in.


A real sportsbike, the SuperSport is equipped with a single-sided swingarm in die-cast aluminium that gives it rigidity and a reduced weight. The fully adjustable suspension differs for the SuperSport and SuperSport S models. The first has a 43 mm-diameter Marzocchi fork at the front and a Sachs single shock at the rear. The SuperSport S is equipped with fully-adjustable refined Öhlins suspension, with a 48 mm fork at the front and a single shock with integrated gas tank.

Wheels and tyres

The SuperSport is equipped with the aggressive Y design, three-spoke alloy wheels. The 3.50x17 wheel at the front and the 6.00x17 at the rear mount 120/70 ZR 17 and 180/55 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso™ III. This latest-generation tyre is the direct successor to the DIABLO ROSSO™ II, from which it inherits its compound quality, excellent grip in all conditions and wear-resistance. DIABLO ROSSO™ III presents new profiles, latest-generation materials and an innovative structure that increases its handling and grip, raising the performance offered by a road tyre to a higher level. The characteristic “lightning bolt” tread design, an evolution of that of the famous DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA, ensures the tyre is compact, with a better full/empty ratio and greater efficiency in terms of water drainage, qualities that are particularly useful during road use.

Lean angle

During sports use, the SuperSport brings dynamism and emotions to the fore in true Ducati style, thanks to a generous lean angle of 48° that ensures limitless fun. A result achieved also thanks to the agile chassis geometry and the choice of the 180/55 size for the rear tyre that combines handling and traction.


The front brakes of the SuperSport mount Brembo M4-32 monobloc callipers that act on two discs, 320 mm in diameter, activated by a Brembo PR18/19 radial pump with separate tank and adjustable lever, typical of sports models. At the rear are 245 mm discs, activated by dual piston Brembo calliper. The braking system is managed by the Bosch 9MP ABS system with three maps that can be deactivated when necessary.

Bosch ABS System

The Bosch ABS system is a 9MP with integrated pressure sensor that can be deactivated or adjusted according to 3 increasing levels of intervention, which can be associated with the Riding Modes. Level 1, recommended for very grippy surfaces, offers track level performance with intervention only at the front. With the next levels, the ABS acts on both wheels, supporting riding on surfaces with less grip with the anti-wheelie function at the rear.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

Ducati Traction Control is an advanced system that identifies any rear wheel sliding and intervenes to control it, based on eight different profiles that ensure different tolerance values, to be selected according to the rider’s riding ability. Even if set up for the three different Riding Modes, the level of DTC intervention can be personalised or completely deactivated.

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down

The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down is an electronic system derived from racing that allows for gear changing and shifting without using the clutch and without closing the throttle when up-shifting. Helping the rider to save precious seconds in acceleration and avoid distractions during corner entry, the system is particularly useful in city traffic, while also ensuring greater enjoyment during sports use.

LCD Instrumentation

The LCD display transforms the SuperSport’s dashboard into an advanced control panel via which the rider can easily access information regarding the engine, consumption and settings such as ABS Bosch and DTC. The display also allows for configuration of the Riding Modes and visualisation of Ducati Multimedia System information, which, thanks to Bluetooth technology, connects the bike to latest-generation smartphones, allowing the rider to control certain functions, manage the music player or receive notifications about incoming calls or messages received.

A close-up look

The SuperSport in the words of those who have designed, planned and ridden it.

“We've created a model projected towards the future.”

Right from the start, we wanted the SuperSport to be a modern bike. Sure, Ducati tradition is always a reference point, but what we’ve created is a model projected towards the future. Overall, its ground-breaking design has been achieved by paying attention to balance in all its parts.

Julien Clement SuperSport Designer
“Its main characteristic is its versatility; an attitude that goes far beyond its performance.”

An aggressive design, twin-cylinder engine and fast torque response. It has all the ingredients needed to be fun, as well as having an accessible character that is within everybody’s reach.

Cristian Gasparri Project Manager
“The best road on which to test the SuperSport? Any road.”

The wide steering angle makes for great agility in city traffic. The Plexiglas screen ensures good protection while touring. And the riding style is perfect for having fun on mountain roads.

Alessandro Valia Official Tester

The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.