2017 Ducati Supersport Review Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Some spoken words about Ducati's sporty bike

By now you probably know that I really like the 2017 Ducati Supersport and Supersport S. The comfortable sporty-bike that’s equally at home on the racetrack or on a weekend roadtrip, the Supersport combines good looks, sporting chops, and the ergos to stay in the saddle for a while. The best thing about the Supersport is its versatility. Whether it’s playing in the canyons, cutting laps, or simply commuting to and from the office, the Supersport is the kind of bike you might want if you could only have one bike in the garage to do everything.

Power for the Supersport comes from the 937cc Twin also used in the Hypermotard. It’s an engine we love around here, as it delivers enough power to have fun without overwhelming newer riders or boring the more experienced. If Goldilocks rode motorcycles, this might be the engine she’d pick for her bike. Suspension is provided by Marzocchi and Sachs for the standard model, or Ohlins for the upspec S version, and really, both work very well in their roles. But then again, if you’ve already read my review of the Supersport then you’d know that.

Here, then, is what I have to say about the new Ducati Supersport, shot soon after I finished riding both the standard and S version in and around Seville, Spain, including at the Circuit Monteblanco racetrack.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Strat Strat on Mar 02, 2017

    Definitely a possibility. Ohlins is nice but I have no interest in the quick shifter.

    • Spiff Spiff on Mar 03, 2017

      Play with one, and you may change your mind.

  • Paul Denne Paul Denne on Mar 03, 2017

    What a shit job you have...actually not. The Supersport seems to hit the spot for most journos I've seen/read that have tested it. I have a 959 and am considering downsizing as it's just for the city use, I've got an R1 for the track. Thanks for the appraisal!

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    • DAVID DAVID on Mar 05, 2017

      These are the 2 bikes I'm considering supersport or the triple. My own opinion the supersport is a littler over price, I'm leaning more towards the new triple (40 lbs lighter!) put a wind screen on good to go! getting tired of all these fairings yes they look NICE!!! but scratches easy and for maintenance you need an engineering degree and patients of a saint to do that even people I know that take fairings off say the same thing!!!. The RS model for 12,500 just might be a bargain specs-110hp rw, 415 lbs wet, great suspension for either a track day or a 400 mile day and don't forget that sexy dash!!!! that is full color (like really smart phones have them for yrs - cheap - to other motorcycle companies) and that is user friendly. Damn I think I sold myself!!!!