Ducati 800 Supersport

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Road test by Adrian

Take a good A or B road and a low powered but good handling for today’s standards, and you can have fun. Do the same thing on a and it will be a great experience. The new Desmo L-Twin engine, and the new gearbox fitted to the latest 800 seem to make a huge when it comes to riding on roads.

The bike is sharp, it planted to the ground and almost will deviate this from getting round any you care to throw at it.

The two-valve per engine fitted to the 800 has reasonable and mid-range performance (74.5 HP @ rpm) but it does suffer a of a top end urge. Shifting at anything 8,000rpm is almost wasting time as you are well out of the torque by then (70 Nm — 7,1 Kgm @ 6250 so short shifting is the way to make progress with this If you are a power fiend then bike will not suit you in the any reasonable Japanese 4cyl of 600cc or above would blow its doors off when enters the equation.

But it must be said that on a set of twisting roads the bottom end of the will allow you to stay most bikes. In this less experienced riders may be better on the 800 than they on something like a Japanese The Ducati would probably improve the skills of many as to get the best out of it you have to ride and concentrate on being smooth and rather than the more riding style that the Japanese fours lean

The engine does make bottom end power but the vibes shudder through the bike trying to use the bottom end pretty render it as a pointless exercise. trying to pull from or 3,000rpm there’s a lot of vibration through, some people to this as character.

The 800ss is available in half or full fairing versions are otherwise technically identical. The fairing model accentuates the lines of the Supersport while the fairing exposes the rather Desmodue L-Twin engine. the latest 1000, it features an swingarm and a new advanced alloy basket and discs, which is a improvement over the previous

Front forks are Marzocchi 43 mm units and the fully adjustable shock, delivers fairly and stable handling on most

The signature Trellis frame is very taut and reasonably sprung, with most irregularities making themselves sometimes a little too harshly. On roads the stiff suspension is a big but when any bumps enter the a rider will feel one of them. A lot of weight is placed on the and hands and this discomfort is by the hard suspension.

Pillion accommodation is typical for a which is of course uncomfortable but no than most other It seems a lot of thought has been put the design of the seat, which is padded and excellently shaped, but the ride makes it work With some suspension adjusting pre-load and rebound we did to make it a lot better so it became a far enjoyable ride on ordinary

It was a lot more comfortable to sit on for a long but the wrists still took the of the weight over time.

We had the to take the 800 up to Cadwell Park as a bike on a track day, to say it was indeed put through its paces and we had quite a good time it giving some other bikes a real run for their

Ducati 800 Sport

Braking is good but requires a more effort through the than most Japanese This is not always a trait of the braking systems, they well, it’s just a harder squeeze is needed to the bike up quick on this model. When taking into account the brakes very well indeed plenty of power and good

The dash layout seems, and is, old fashioned by today’s standards but from a bit of shaking about vibration it wasn’t a problem. You get a tripmeter, speedo, tacho, gauge. Warning lights for oil, side stand, beam, indicator and fuel.

The of all the new Ducati’s is generally excellent gone are those ‘I take it out in the rain’ moments as I can say that the Ducati’s red bodywork has to the best paint finish on any motorcycle. I had luggage strapped to the for a few trips and I noticed that after a long time on and removal, the full surface survived which is quite

Many any other bikes finishes would have rubbed through or at least completely lost all their but the Ducati was unmarked. Yes, the will stay looking for many years and should good service.

The Ducati 800 is a bike for people who just want, or think they a lot of power. Maybe it’s a choice for someone just up to the big-bore class and at a reasonably price, but most of all it’s a that will improve riding skills. As I said you need to be smooth and precise this bike, for this it reward you immensely.

Play with the suspension to it up a bit and it all becomes clear as to just this bike can do. Suddenly it is on minor roads and this and ridges are nearly meaningless, wear some wrist and you will be fine!

The 800 is a bike will cost you a bit more in than it’s Japanese but It has the street cred, the name and the It’s a sportsbike where your licence does not to be a constant battle.

Ducati 800 Sport
Ducati 800 Sport
Ducati 800 Sport


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