2019 Ducati SuperSport S Star White Silk, 2017 Ducati SuperSport S Star White Silk Even Sportier
Designed for those looking for maximum sport performance, the SuperSport S version gives the SuperSport an even feistier edge. The "S" version sees the already-complete SuperSport equipment upgraded to provide a passenger seat cover, 48 mm Öhlins TiN-treated forks and an Öhlins monoshock with integrated gas cartridge, both fully adjustable. Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down also comes as standard, the electronic system enabling clutch-free gear change, boosting the enjoyment of sports riding and lending a valuable hand in city traffic and on winding roads.
The SuperSport is powered by a specially adapted version of the already renowned and appreciated 937 cm3 twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11°. Euro 4-rated, it has four valves per cylinder, a secondary air system, liquid cooling, a 12.6:1 compression ratio and bore and stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm respectively. Engine output amounts to a huge 113 hp at 9, 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
On the SuperSport, the Testastretta 11° engine features crankcase and cylinder heads that have been redesigned to make the power unit an integral part of the frame; further modifications include re-routing of the water through the heads and a specifically designed alternator cover to allow installation of the new gear sensor. Large 53 mm throttle bodies - smoothly controlled by the full Ride-by-Wire system - allow the engine to gulp in the air-fuel mix. Moreover, this engine also features unprecedented control and injection systems. "
Engine power is transmitted via a 6-speed gearbox with a new gear sensor. This means bikes in the SuperSport range can be equipped with the cutting-edge Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down unit, offered as standard on the SuperSport S series and available as an accessory for the SuperSport.
Featuring low-effort wire control, the clutch is of the oil-bath slipper type. The anti-patter function cuts in when the rear wheel exerts back-torque, reducing pressure on the discs to ensure vehicle stability during the aggressive downshifting typical of competitive riding.
The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected.
The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery:
- 113hp with a sports-type delivery
- 113hp with a progressive delivery suitable for a more relaxed riding style
- 75hp with a progressive deliv