Gallery: 12 photos for a closer look at the 2017 Ducati Supersport

Here are some photos of Ducati’s effort to build sporty and comfortable into one

2017 Ducati Supersport
2017 Ducati SupersportCourtesy of Ducati

Last week at Intermot, Ducati unveiled the 2017 Supersport, a new model aimed at real-world performance with sporty, race styling. The motorcycle is powered by a revised 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine from Ducati’s Hypermotard line and is accompanied by relaxed ergonomics and features — a 31.9 inch seat height and adjustable windscreen — for all-around performance especially on the everyday road.

The Supersport is available in a standard base model but also as the Supersport S. The base model rides on 41mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs shock which has both adjustable preload and rebound damping, but the higher-end S model comes equipped with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear. The Supersport S also features the Ducati up/down Quick Shift system as well as a rear seat cover for a sportier look.

The new-bike season of 2016 has been exciting, and it’s only getting started. With the release of several new updated supersport literbikes, it may come as a surprise when we say the Ducati Supersport is near the top of the list of new bikes we want to ride. The Italian manufacturer is out to prove it can build both a “racey” and comfortable bike into one, and it appears the Supersport is exactly that.

Scroll through the photos below to see some more detail shots of the Ducati Supersport and Supersport S.

2017 Ducati Supersport
Ducati claims that the 2017 Supersport is "agile on city streets, comfortable on the motorway and superlative on out-of-town twisties."Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The 2017 Ducati Supersport S comes with additional features to improve performance.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The ergonomics of the Supersport and Supersport S certainly look comfortable for commuting.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The Ducati Supersport S is outfitted with 48 mm Öhlins forks up front, but features the same Brembo brake calipers as the base model Supersport.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The Supersport S is also equipped with an Öhlins rear shock for increased riding performance.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The Ducati Quick Shift up/down system comes standard on the S model, but is available as an accessory on the base Supersport model.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
Both Supersport models feature LED Day Time Running Lights (DRL) similar to that of the Panigale lineup.Courtesy of Ducati
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The Ducati Supersport's features a 2-1-2 layout exhaust, three spoke Y-shaped wheels, and Pirelli Rosso III tires.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport
The Ducati Supersport's instrument panel is an LCD display that features an array of important information including everything from rpms to DTC settings.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport S
The Ducati Superport's windscreen is able to be adjusted between two positions 50mm apart.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport
The Ducati Supersport base model lacks the rear seat cover the S model has, but can be outfitted with one as an accessory.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Supersport
The Ducati Supersport is powered by an updated 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine. Revisions include redesigned crankcase and cylinder heads, a new gear sensor, and a re-routing of coolant through the cylinder heads.Courtesy of Ducati