Remember that Ducati which was supposed to be a secret and for the eyes of a select few at the World Ducati Week?Back at the event, Ducati tried its best to keep it a secret but someone managed to snap and leak the all new street focused supersport motorcycle. The motorcycle, codenamed Project 1312, was rumoured to be a 939cc street focused model that will be placed below the Panigale 959 and to be available in two variants – Supersport and Supersport S.
While Ducati has remained tight-lipped about any details about the motorcycle, a recently revealed teaser image hints (check out the headlight design) that we may see the new product at the 2016 Intermot on October 4, 2016.
Leaked image of Ducati Supersport (Courtesy MCN)
In an interview, Project 1312’s Product Manager Paolo Quattrino confirmed that the new Supersport is ‘much more than a concept and will arrive in 2017.’ The new motorcycle will be built around a trellis frame and apart from some components from other Ducati motorcycles, the new Supersport will be an all new product. The Supersport S will come equipped with Öhlins suspensions and a removable rear seat cowl.
Quattrino also confirmed that the engine will be tuned to be really, really smooth because it will be a sportsbike with road focused performance. Other features on the 939 Supersport will include ABS, three rider modes – sport, touring and urban – 8-level traction control, Diablo Rosso II tyres, a single-sided swingarm and fully adjustable suspension.
Ducati Panigale 959
As aforementioned, the motorcycle will be unveiled at the 2016 Intermot so stay tuned for all the latest updates. Meanwhile, do share your views about this upcoming, street focused supersport through the comments section below.