The Ducati Supersport and SS are a series of air-cooled four stroke desmodromic 2-valve 90° L-twin motorcycles made by Ducati since 1988.
A limited edition Supersport called the SuperLight was sold in 1992. The name harked back to the round case 1973 Ducati 750 Super Sport, and the 1975 square case 750 and 900 Super Sport.
The appellation ‘SS’ was applied only to the later belt drive (Pantah) based models.
Super Sport Prototype
The first official Super Sport prototypes used the 750 Sport and 750 GT models for their basis, but featured bodywork styled along the lines of the Imola bikes. The frame was painted blue while the fiberglass gas tank, covers and top half of the fairing were silver. The gas tank also featured a unique translucent strip to be able to quickly see the fuel level.
Ducati Supersport 939 (2017-2019)
At the Intermot 2016, Ducati announced a new Supersport, that would be available in Spring 2017. The bike uses the 937 cc Testastretta motor (from the Hypermotard 939), but the power arrives lower in the rev range, and final drive gear ratios are longer. The 2017 Supersport uses a trellis frame and some similarities in appearance to the Panigale, but configured as a “relaxed sport bike”, with a much less radical riding position. The bike is available in two versions, standard and “S”.
The “S” version features a digital quickshifter and fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at front and rear, but the quickshifter may be ordered for the standard bike.
Optional packages includes a “Sport Pack” (carbon front fender, carbon tank cover, and bespoke brake reservoir covers) or a “Touring Pack” (semi-rigid panniers, a touring windscreen, and heated grips.