The Ducati Supersport and Supersport S has been launched in Malaysia by Next Bike Sdn Bhd as a versatile new offering with prices starting at RM80,899. Available in two variants – Supersport and Supersport S, the motorcycle which Ducati developed to be used for everyday riding but can make occasional track visits fun. The Ducati Supersport is positioned as a powerful motorcycle, but with easy ergonomics and power tuned for more linear delivery. The Supersport offers a wider range of appeal that will certainly be liked by many looking forward to bring the Italian offering home.
Styling on the Ducati SuperSport has been inspired from the Panigale and the bike looks desirable from all sides. It’s distinctly Italian and the every bit of a head turner. The dual headlamp setup meets in the centre, while the shotgun exhausts look extremely impressive.
The SuperSport is a more relaxed motorcycle and the riding position is much less aggressive than the Panigale. Making things easier is the higher set handlebar and the less sporty foot pegs. The SuperSport uses an all-digital instrument cluster that is easy to read and displays all vitals. Both the Ducati SuperSport and SuperSport S use the 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree L-twin engine that produces 110 bhp of power and 93 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and gets revised crankcase and cylinder heads. Power spread is wider through the rev range for effortless in-city use. The kerb weight is measured at 210 kg.
Both variants of the Ducati SuperSport come with Ride-by-Wire and three riding modes – Sport, Touring and Urban. There is also 3-level Bosch ABS and 8-level Ducati Traction Control on the model.
While the standard version uses 43 Marzocchi front forks and a Sachs monoshock rear unit, the SuperSport S gets an uprated Ohlins suspension setup at the front and rear with a 113hp tune up. Other features remain the same on both variants.
The Ducati SuperSport primarily competes with the sports tourers in the market. Expert riders will appreciate the true sports personality of the SuperSport, its excellent road performance and an evident penchant for journeying and everyday use. Riders approaching the Ducati sports world for the first time will discover dazzling versatility, easy handling and, above all, the very essence of sports riding as Ducati sees it.
To support the launch of the SuperSport and SuperSport S for the local market, Ducati Malaysia plans to have touring collaborations
to promote Malaysia as a riding destination especially for local, Singaporeans and other South East Asian bikers.
Apart from the touring engagements, Ducati Malaysia also plans collaborate with the Transport Department (JPJ), Motorcycle and Scooter Assemblers and Distributors Association of Malaysia (MASAAM) and others, for some initiative programs next year which also includes Tour Programs exploring the many exotic riding destinations within Malaysia.
ABOUT NEXT BIKE (DUCATI) MALAYSIA
Next Bike Sdn Bhd is a company under the NAZA Group of Companies. Being the sole importer and distributor for the Ducati brand in Malaysia since November 2000, Next Bike boasts a
a comprehensive product line up for the Malaysian market, from Superbikes, Dual purpose bikes, Touring bikes, Street bikes and Classic bikes, with models such as the Ducati Scambler, Monster, Hypermotard, Streetfighter, Multistrada, Diavel and 1199 Panigale. The company also provides lifestyle solutions such as merchandising items and services related to Ducati and Ducati Corse. Ducati centers are located at NAZA Automall (PJ), Hartamas, Sg Buloh, Penang and Johor. The Auto Mall Center is the largest certified 4S centre complete with a club lounge for owners and enthusiasts alike and countless bikes accessories to cater the need of more than 2000 Ducati owners nationwide.