Many of us dream of riding a full-blooded superbike through our favourite bitumen twisty bits and on to the latest weekend leather-clad hangout; however, real-world practicality and scratching fantasies do not always make good bedfellows. Models such as Ducati’s 1299 Panigale may be supermodel gorgeous, but they lack everyday useability.
That’s not to knock people who ride their thoroughbred superbikes regularly, even commute on them daily – all power to you I say. But as the riding population grows older, an increasing number of buyers appear to be looking for a bike that delivers superbike-type performance for the road, coupled with ergonomics to suit. The answer may just be Ducati’s new SuperSport model, and if you want a little more sport in your SuperSport, then the S version will get you there. For this new model, [...]