2003 Ducati Supersports Review — Motorcycle USA

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Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing

2003 Ducati Supersports

The new Ducati Supersport 800 is nearly as as the 2002 900 version.

Ducati’s of Supersports has received a major for 2003, as we found out during a day riding them around Spain yesterday. The Supersports in behind the full-monty Superbike (999, 749), sharing the two-valve Desmo V-Twins the successful street-fighting Monster Sales of the Pierre Terblanche-styled SSs been disappointing since were restyled in 1999, but a new of power in ’03 has revitalized the machines.

Last year’s 750 was a bit of a dog with not much more than the 2002 Monster This year it gets a boost that transforms the 750 into a real charger. the 1000 has a bounty of torque and the 620 to be wound out, the 800 just to be thrashed.

It’s only a few horsepower shy of year’s 900, and it was a favorite for on the press launch. A sixth cog is to the 750’s 5-speed gearbox to a greater range of ratios, and the cylinder head helps to a wide and playful powerband. connecting rods keep it all A well-ridden 800 has no trouble keeping up the 1000 on a twisty road.

A journalist on an 800 tried to keep with the 1000 on the highway, and he saw 140 mph on his speedo. It won’t run with a but it’s no slouch either.

Leading the range is the new 1000 Spark, so named for its twin-plug head. It replaces the Supersport a great handling bike was unable to compete with liter-class machines in terms of The new bike has a more modern head with bigger that wakes up the powerband start to finish, providing a lunge that lofts the wheel without trying in gear.

Wound out in top gear on Autovia, we saw 145 mph on the speedo, so there’s of power to get yourself into if that’s your thing.

remains, as it does throughout the SS is a super-stable chassis that holds onto a line and let go. Each version is capable of corner speed, with ground clearance and unflappable, steering. Many modifications been made to improve durability throughout the lineup, and has a two-year warrantee to back up.

To those who haven’t warmed to the lineup in the past, the same styling and uncomfortable riding of past models probably be won over.

At the lower end of the Supersports is the new 620 We were surprised at how much fun it was to last year’s Monster and the new 620 Sport has the same willing It won’t rip your arms out of sockets, but its relatively torquey has a decent spread of power.

with the same rock-solid of its big brothers, the little Sport is a choice for a newbie who wants style and capable handling. Its flaw is a grabby clutch a narrow engagement at the end of its lever And speaking of levers, small won’t like the long to the non-adjustable front brake unlike the variable reach of the on the 1000 and 800.

2003 Ducati Supersport in

The 620 Sport has the same half non-adjustable Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock as the 800 Sport. The are the full-fairing models, comprised of the and the 800cc version, and they fully-adjustable Showa forks. The Dual-Spark has a top-shelf Ohlins at the rear, while the 800 makes do a three-way adjustable Showa.

bike in the range has a new gauge stolen from the Monster S4 looks especially tasteful its white-faced instruments.

The 620 Sport its rider a fair amount of for his $7195. The real bargain of the is the 800 Sport that slides in five bucks under The nice bits such as the swingarm, 5-spoke wheels and suspension that are on the Supersport will cost an extra at $9195.

The top-range 1000 Supersport’s shock, 1.5-pound lighter extra displacement, forged takes the price up to $11,395. At the end of the day around on the range of air-cooled in Spain, I know I wasn’t the motojournalist with an asphalt-eating on my face. Ducati has a range of that will likely do the for you.

The Twins’ torquey is suited to street riding and the is based from its world Superbikes. Plus you get Italian that stands apart in crowds.

And, though not official just yet, your Desmo-loving eyes for re-skinned Supersports with ergoes in the near future. the 998 got a new engine just one year to the totally revamped 999. The may be in store for Ducatisi who appreciate power.

Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing
Ducati Supersport 1000 DS Half-fairing

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