937 cc Testastretta 11°
The SuperSport is driven by the 937 cm³ twin Ducati Testastretta 11° that supplies a maximum power of 113 HP at 9250 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.
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.
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.