I’m coming to you from the last long tour of the year, a week long loop with stayovers at Karlsruhe, Bourg en Bresse, Avignon, Bologna, Bolzano, Augsburg and then back home. And I’m on a new bike. A solution for the rather extensively damaged Panigale was found and I got a Ducati SuperSport S at the beginning of this month. I had to show it the world and bring it back to it’s birthplace while the riding weather is still good, hadn’t I?
Here are some impressions from this tour.
Spirited it is, though. 100 hp at the rear wheel are enough on the road and with it’s linear torque curve, it’s a joy to ride. Typical Desmo sound, but not as ear piercingly loud as with the Panigale.
So, here I am on my way back home and I’m getting on well with the new SuperSport. It is easier to ride than the Panigale and less stressful on the wrists with it’s raised handlebars. A sports bike for the roads, not the track.