Ducati Supersport 950 S: the track test in Vallelunga | Video

Campagnano of Rome Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, takes off his helmet and smiles: “It was an opportunity not to be missed, I slipped the suit into the bag and came on the fly to have fun.”

On the Vallelunga track, one of the most beautiful and technical circuits in Italy, about thirty kilometers from Rome, Ducati has the Supersport 950 S tested by the press, the top set-up of the entry-level model in the Borgo Panigale sports world. Not an extreme vehicle, but a docile twin engine designed above all to give satisfaction on the road. But since a Ducati is always a Ducati, the 2021 Supersport has all the chromosomes you need to ride – far from slow – even on the track.

Are there any faster sports? Sure. But this has a feature that the most curb-oriented bikes dream of: it never puts you in trouble, neither physically nor mentally. And that’s a great advantage when you’re not a professional pilot. There are enough horses, 110, and the delivery is even more full-bodied and linear than before. It means that you go a long way in the mids and that when you pick up the throttle in the corners the twin-cylinder no longer tugs, so the trajectories are easily drawn even when it leans badly.

Which happens with disarming naturalness when you have, as in our case, performance tires like the Pirelli Supercorsa Sc2. The only limit is the footrests and the driving position designed not to destroy your back and wrists on the road, because even the Brembo braking system has great power and never tires. And then there is the new electronics, controlled by a six-axis Bosch inertial platform and controllable by a new color dashboard borrowed from the Panigale. The price? Unpopular: € 15,790 in the pearl white version of the photo. But the basic set-up starts at 13,890.

March 8, 2021 (change March 8, 2021 | 18:22)


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