Now that MotorMartin has his own slice of motorcycling exotica in the form of a Royal Enfield Bullet 500, it seems entirely appropriate to start building up the Motorcycling news section of the site. So, whilst recovering from a particularly fast, by which I mean 50-55mph, journey around the highways and byways of West Yorkshire, the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers began t flicker into life with the following exciting news.
Ducati have informed MotorMartin that on the eve of INTERMOT 2016, to be held in Cologne (Germany) from 5 to 9 October, they will be previewing some of the latest developments for 2017 and have confirmed that their eagerly awaited SuperSport will be on show. The unveiling of this latest Ducati bike, scheduled to have taken place on the Ducati stand (Hall 8, Stand A42/50) at 6 pm on Tuesday 4 October and ended the special press-only day of this key international motorcycle exhibition.
After giving all the Ducatisti and motorcycle enthusiasts at WDW2016 an exclusive look at the SuperSport, the new sport road bike from the Bologna-based bike manufacturer is now ready for a wider audience and we can all be exceedingly grateful for that. Just look at the picture above and tell me that you don’t want one.
The new SuperSport, Ducati have explained to MotorMartin, is a bike for those eager to ride sports-style on everyday roads. Fun, versatile and accessible, with true Ducati sports styling and zest, the SuperSport promises exciting, fun riding sensations while ensuring everyday comfort and easy handling whatever the roads are like. An innovative leap that, even before its debut, has won widespread support and aroused considerable interest. Quite.
And it’s not just the SuperSport that is set to get hearts racing as INTERMOT also provides a great opportunity to enjoy an international preview of other aspects of the Ducati 2017 range, such as the stylish “Volcano Grey” colour on the Multistrada 1200 S. More than just new colour schemes, there will be appealing, practical technical upgrades: for 2017 the Multistrada 1200 family features a new airbox in the intake zone and new engine calibration; these changes give the twin-cylinder Testastretta DVT even fuller, more satisfying mid-range power delivery (see the new video at www.ducati.com).
At INTERMOT Ducati have shared with MotorMartin that they will also be presenting their new EURO 4 engines for the Monster 821 and Diavel. The Monster 821 range, moreover, now features the appealing yet assertive “Dust Grey” colour, an opaque grey of outstanding freshness and flair that perfectly matches the red frame and wheels.
It’s been said that major upgrades have also been made to the Ducati Superbike family, which, on the 1299 Panigale and 1299 Panigale S, sees the introduction of the latest EVO version of Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). These systems, first seen on the exclusive 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, maximise the performance and active safety of this Ducati Superbike. The new DTC and DWC EVO feature a new algorithm that makes their intervention faster and more precise.
At INTERMOT Ducati will be in Hall 8 on Stand A42/50, together with Ducati Scrambler and its “Land of Joy”, where events, entertainment and plenty of bikes, accessories and apparel will ensure visitors to this great biannual bike show get involved and have fun. Great stuff Ducati.
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