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2018 Ducati SuperSport S
2018 Ducati SuperSport S

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
SuperSport S
SuperSport S
Model Code
SUPERSPORTS
SUPERSPORTS
Color
Star White Silk
Star White Silk

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 12.6 in. (2 x 320 mm) semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4 - 32 calipers, 4-piston, radial pump with ABS as standard

Rear - 9.6 in. (245 mm) disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS as standard

Front - 12.6 in. (2 x 320 mm) semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4 - 32 calipers, 4-piston, radial pump with ABS as standard

Rear - 9.6 in. (245 mm) disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS as standard

Wheels

Front - Y shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy, 3.5 x 17 in.

Travel - 5.12 in. (310 mm)

Rear - Y shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy, 5.5 x 17 in.

Travel - 5.67 in. (144 mm)

Front - Y shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy, 3.5 x 17 in.

Travel - 5.12 in. (310 mm)

Rear - Y shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy, 5.5 x 17 in.

Travel - 5.67 in. (144 mm)

Tires

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17

Dimensions

Length
81.5 in. (2,070 mm)
81.5 in. (2,070 mm)
Height

45.3 in. (1,150 mm)

Adjusted Windshield - 46.7 in. (1,186 mm)

45.3 in. (1,150 mm)

Adjusted Windshield - 46.7 in. (1,186 mm)

Width
29.6 in. (750 mm)
29.6 in. (750 mm)
Weight

Dry - 406 lb. (184 kg) Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.

Wet - 463 lb. (210 kg) Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Dry - 406 lb. (184 kg) Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.

Wet - 463 lb. (210 kg) Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Wheelbase
58.2 in. (1,478 mm)
58.2 in. (1,478 mm)
Seat Height
31.9 in. (810 mm)
31.9 in. (810 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down
6-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down
Primary Drive

Straight cut gears

Ratio - 1.84:1

Straight cut gears

Ratio - 1.84:1

Final Drive

Chain

Front Sprocket - 15

Rear Sprocket - 43

Chain

Front Sprocket - 15

Rear Sprocket - 43

Electrical

Instrumentation
LCD display
LCD display

Engine

Engine
Testastretta 11° L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic
Testastretta 11° L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower

110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,000 rpm

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.

110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,000 rpm

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.

Displacement
937 cm³
937 cm³
Bore x Stroke
3.7 x 2.66 in. (94 x 67.5 mm)
3.7 x 2.66 in. (94 x 67.5 mm)
Torque

69 ft.-lb. (93 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm

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.

69 ft.-lb. (93 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm

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.

Gear Ratio

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 28/20

4th - 26/22

5th - 24/23

6th - 23/24

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 28/20

4th - 26/22

5th - 24/23

6th - 23/24

Clutch
Wet multi-plate clutch mechanically operated, self servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Wet multi-plate clutch mechanically operated, self servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride-by-Wire
Electronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes; twin aluminum mufflers
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes; twin aluminum mufflers
Fuel Capacity
US - 4.2 gal. (16 l)
US - 4.2 gal. (16 l)

Operational

Frame
Tubular steel trellis attached to the cylinders head
Tubular steel trellis attached to the cylinders head
Suspension

Front - Fully adjustable 48 mm USD Ohlins fork

Rear - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock, aluminum single-sided swingarm

Front - Fully adjustable 48 mm USD Ohlins fork

Rear - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock, aluminum single-sided swingarm

Rake
24°
24°
Trail
3.6 in. (91 mm)
3.6 in. (91 mm)

Other

Additional Colors

Star White Silk

Ducati Red

Star White Silk

Ducati Red

Includes
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, DQS, seat cover. Ready for anti-theft system
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, DQS, seat cover. Ready for anti-theft system
Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
24 months unlimited mileage

Features

Chassis

  • TAILORED ERGONOMICS: Extreme attentiveness to the ergonomic triangle, aerodynamic protection and the rider's freedom of movement has resulted in comfort, versatility and jaw-dropping sports handling. The rider zone of the one-piece seat is just 810 mm off the ground, allowing feet to be placed firmly on the ground. Handlebar height does not place undue strain on the wrists and foot peg positioning prevents knees becoming tired while maximising control. The height-adjustable Plexiglas screen can be set to two different positions over 50 mm of travel, ensuring adequate airflow protection even at motorway speeds; enhanced protection can be had by fitting the larger Plexiglas touring screen, available as an accessory. Comfortably separated rider and passenger footpegs and a snugly compact lateral silencer ensure maximum freedom of movement. The benefits of the riding position are evident during both everyday and medium-length journeys and also ensure fun-packed sports riding.
  • RACING-DERIVED FRAME: The new SuperSport features a racing derived frame structure that uses the engine as a stressed element. This structure is composed by a compact Ducati trellis directly fixed to the cylinder heads and by the engine itself; the shock-absorber and the rear sub-frame are also connected to the engine. The sub-frame is a classic tubular layout, however, it is enhanced by a unique coupling between the tubes, plastics and tail light.
  • Y-PATTERN 3-spoke WHEELS: The sporty attitude of theSuperSport is emphasized by its very aggressive sport rim design. The bike has Y-pattern 3-spoke wheels in lightweight aluminum. The 3.5x17 front wheel and 5.5x17 rear wheel are fitted, respectively, with 120/70 ZR and 190/55 ZR Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.
  • PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO III: The wheels mount the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR 17 at the rear. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso III - the direct successor of the Diablo Rosso II - gives even better sports handling and grip, raising road tyre performance to unprecedented levels. The Diablo Rosso III features new profiles, latest-generation materials, innovative construction, new compounds and a tread pattern that stems directly from the Diablo Supercorsa, ensuring maximum yet long-lasting performance in terms of safety, consistent response and grip (also in the wet).
  • BREMBO BRAKE SYSTEM: The SuperSport braking system is, in terms of technical content and visual impact, very similar to those seen on the highest performance sports models. At the front, radial monobloc Brembo M4-32 calipers - powered by a Brembo PR18/19 radial pump with separate reservoir and adjustable lever - squeeze two 320 mm discs. At the rear the SuperSport has a 245 mm disc gripped by a 2-piston Brembo caliper. The Brembo system offers powerful braking with excellent linearity between the applied force and actual braking. This translates into ready responsiveness, giving first-rate ‘fingertip feel'. The braking system is controlled by the Bosch 9MP ABS system with 3 mappings.
  • MONOBRAZO BASCULANTE: The SuperSport features a strong die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.

Engine

  • SERVICE INTERVALS: Careful engineering and top-quality materials achieved results better than main competitors. Scheduled valve clearance adjustment is every 30,000 km, and the mainteneance interval is every 15,000 km, providing greater ease and lower cost of ownership.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: With a torque curve that creates pulling power right across the rev range, the twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° engine offers a secure response to every twist of the throttle: a must on a bike mainly intended for road use. At 3,000 rpm, some 80% of maximum torque is already at the rider's fingertips: higher revs are met with a decisive, linear increase in torque, peaking at 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Beyond that threshold the torque curve slopes down gradually yet still remains above 90% with the revs at 9,000 rpm; the maximum power of 110 hp is delivered at around the same point, at 9,000 rpm. On the road, the Testastretta 11° guarantees plenty of power throughout the rev range, meaning whip-like acceleration out of the corners, fewer gear changes and unparalleled riding enjoyment. Even on the road, riders can make full use of the bike's 110 hp as the engine gives the reassuring sensation of total vehicle control. Taking into account the likely usage of the SuperSport, engine control and injection systems have been tweaked to make the most of the twin-cylinder's innate characteristics. Electronic throttle control ensures precise transmission of the rider's wrist action to the engine; there follows a smooth, always-certain response that perfectly matches the SuperSport's immense versatility.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: Featuring ducts with an external diameter of 54 mm, the exhaust system has a 2-1-2 layout in which a lower pre-silencer is connected to a lateral silencer with two extremely compact stacked pipes.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: 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: 110 hp with a sports-type delivery, 110 hp with a progressive delivery suitable for a more relaxed riding style, 75 hp with a progressive delivery for city useor on low grip surfaces.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: 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.
  • TESTASTRETTA 11˚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 110 hp at 9, 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 93 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.

Equipment

  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): Ducati branded DTC offers a choice of eight profiles, or ‘sensitivity levels', each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive levels of riding skill, graded from one to eight. Pre-selected levels of intervention are related to appropriate Riding Modes. When DTC is activated, its ECU analyses data sent from front and rear wheel speed sensors to detect the amount of wheel-spin and to evaluate the type of intervention necessary. This intervention is executed in a very smooth way through electronic retardation of the ignition to reduce the engine's torque, until the full grip of the rear wheel has been re-established. DTC can also be deactivated if the rider wishes. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A ""default""option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
  • ABS (ANTI_LOCK BREAKING SYSTEM) 9MP: The ABS system is the 9MP multi-calibration ABS, meaning the rider has the possibility to switch from one configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode. 9MP ABS prevents front and rear wheels from locking, and has refined rear wheel lift-up prevention to offer the shortest stopping distance and high stability by using the information of a sensor measuring pressure at the front wheel caliper. ABS can be deactivated if the rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained after switching the key off.
  • FULL-LCD INSTRUMENT PANEL: The SuperSport's compact instrument panel has lights on the upper part of the dashboard for warnings relating to neutral, indicators, full beams, engine rpm limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve, while the lower part is comprised of an LCD display with a DOT-Matrix area to display all the other data. The display gives information about speed, rpm. totaliser, trip1 and trip2, engine cooling liquid temperature, ambient temperature, clock and gear engaged. In addition, it displays present fuel leve, fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed and duration of trip. The DOT-Matrix area permanently displays the Riding Mode selected and the corresponding ABS and DTC levels set.
  • ADUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: The Plexiglas screen can be adjusted with just one hand; riders can raise it 50 mm and so obtain better airflow protection.
  • HEADLIGHT WITH DRL FUNCTION: The perfect blend of design and technology on the SuperSport is evident in the headlight, which uses low and high beam bulbs and Daytime Running Light (DRL) technology for the side lights.

Chassis

  • TAILORED ERGONOMICS: Extreme attentiveness to the ergonomic triangle, aerodynamic protection and the rider's freedom of movement has resulted in comfort, versatility and jaw-dropping sports handling. The rider zone of the one-piece seat is just 810 mm off the ground, allowing feet to be placed firmly on the ground. Handlebar height does not place undue strain on the wrists and foot peg positioning prevents knees becoming tired while maximising control. The height-adjustable Plexiglas screen can be set to two different positions over 50 mm of travel, ensuring adequate airflow protection even at motorway speeds; enhanced protection can be had by fitting the larger Plexiglas touring screen, available as an accessory. Comfortably separated rider and passenger footpegs and a snugly compact lateral silencer ensure maximum freedom of movement. The benefits of the riding position are evident during both everyday and medium-length journeys and also ensure fun-packed sports riding.
  • RACING-DERIVED FRAME: The new SuperSport features a racing derived frame structure that uses the engine as a stressed element. This structure is composed by a compact Ducati trellis directly fixed to the cylinder heads and by the engine itself; the shock-absorber and the rear sub-frame are also connected to the engine. The sub-frame is a classic tubular layout, however, it is enhanced by a unique coupling between the tubes, plastics and tail light.
  • Y-PATTERN 3-spoke WHEELS: The sporty attitude of theSuperSport is emphasized by its very aggressive sport rim design. The bike has Y-pattern 3-spoke wheels in lightweight aluminum. The 3.5x17 front wheel and 5.5x17 rear wheel are fitted, respectively, with 120/70 ZR and 190/55 ZR Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.
  • PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO III: The wheels mount the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR 17 at the rear. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso III - the direct successor of the Diablo Rosso II - gives even better sports handling and grip, raising road tyre performance to unprecedented levels. The Diablo Rosso III features new profiles, latest-generation materials, innovative construction, new compounds and a tread pattern that stems directly from the Diablo Supercorsa, ensuring maximum yet long-lasting performance in terms of safety, consistent response and grip (also in the wet).
  • BREMBO BRAKE SYSTEM: The SuperSport braking system is, in terms of technical content and visual impact, very similar to those seen on the highest performance sports models. At the front, radial monobloc Brembo M4-32 calipers - powered by a Brembo PR18/19 radial pump with separate reservoir and adjustable lever - squeeze two 320 mm discs. At the rear the SuperSport has a 245 mm disc gripped by a 2-piston Brembo caliper. The Brembo system offers powerful braking with excellent linearity between the applied force and actual braking. This translates into ready responsiveness, giving first-rate ‘fingertip feel'. The braking system is controlled by the Bosch 9MP ABS system with 3 mappings.
  • MONOBRAZO BASCULANTE: The SuperSport features a strong die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.

Engine

  • SERVICE INTERVALS: Careful engineering and top-quality materials achieved results better than main competitors. Scheduled valve clearance adjustment is every 30,000 km, and the mainteneance interval is every 15,000 km, providing greater ease and lower cost of ownership.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: With a torque curve that creates pulling power right across the rev range, the twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° engine offers a secure response to every twist of the throttle: a must on a bike mainly intended for road use. At 3,000 rpm, some 80% of maximum torque is already at the rider's fingertips: higher revs are met with a decisive, linear increase in torque, peaking at 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Beyond that threshold the torque curve slopes down gradually yet still remains above 90% with the revs at 9,000 rpm; the maximum power of 110 hp is delivered at around the same point, at 9,000 rpm. On the road, the Testastretta 11° guarantees plenty of power throughout the rev range, meaning whip-like acceleration out of the corners, fewer gear changes and unparalleled riding enjoyment. Even on the road, riders can make full use of the bike's 110 hp as the engine gives the reassuring sensation of total vehicle control. Taking into account the likely usage of the SuperSport, engine control and injection systems have been tweaked to make the most of the twin-cylinder's innate characteristics. Electronic throttle control ensures precise transmission of the rider's wrist action to the engine; there follows a smooth, always-certain response that perfectly matches the SuperSport's immense versatility.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: Featuring ducts with an external diameter of 54 mm, the exhaust system has a 2-1-2 layout in which a lower pre-silencer is connected to a lateral silencer with two extremely compact stacked pipes.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: 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: 110 hp with a sports-type delivery, 110 hp with a progressive delivery suitable for a more relaxed riding style, 75 hp with a progressive delivery for city useor on low grip surfaces.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: 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.
  • TESTASTRETTA 11˚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 110 hp at 9, 000 rpm and a maximum torque of 93 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.

Equipment

  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): Ducati branded DTC offers a choice of eight profiles, or ‘sensitivity levels', each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive levels of riding skill, graded from one to eight. Pre-selected levels of intervention are related to appropriate Riding Modes. When DTC is activated, its ECU analyses data sent from front and rear wheel speed sensors to detect the amount of wheel-spin and to evaluate the type of intervention necessary. This intervention is executed in a very smooth way through electronic retardation of the ignition to reduce the engine's torque, until the full grip of the rear wheel has been re-established. DTC can also be deactivated if the rider wishes. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A ""default""option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
  • ABS (ANTI_LOCK BREAKING SYSTEM) 9MP: The ABS system is the 9MP multi-calibration ABS, meaning the rider has the possibility to switch from one configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode. 9MP ABS prevents front and rear wheels from locking, and has refined rear wheel lift-up prevention to offer the shortest stopping distance and high stability by using the information of a sensor measuring pressure at the front wheel caliper. ABS can be deactivated if the rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained after switching the key off.
  • FULL-LCD INSTRUMENT PANEL: The SuperSport's compact instrument panel has lights on the upper part of the dashboard for warnings relating to neutral, indicators, full beams, engine rpm limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve, while the lower part is comprised of an LCD display with a DOT-Matrix area to display all the other data. The display gives information about speed, rpm. totaliser, trip1 and trip2, engine cooling liquid temperature, ambient temperature, clock and gear engaged. In addition, it displays present fuel leve, fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed and duration of trip. The DOT-Matrix area permanently displays the Riding Mode selected and the corresponding ABS and DTC levels set.
  • ADUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: The Plexiglas screen can be adjusted with just one hand; riders can raise it 50 mm and so obtain better airflow protection.
  • HEADLIGHT WITH DRL FUNCTION: The perfect blend of design and technology on the SuperSport is evident in the headlight, which uses low and high beam bulbs and Daytime Running Light (DRL) technology for the side lights.