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2004 Ducati Supersport

Ducati SS800Ducati SS1000

SS800 | SS1000

The Super Sport family represents the Ducati sport bike tradition more than any other does. Through decades of constant design evolution, the Ducati Supersport models have become modern motorcycling icons - with a reputation for agility, great handling, smooth power delivery and versatility. A confidence-inspiring ride and built with quality throughout, the Supersport models are a great way to enter the world of Ducati sport motorcycles. In 2004, the Supersport family is presented in both 800cc and 1000cc versions and will be offered in full fairing versions only.

The 800 Desmodue and 1000 Dual Spark engines offered for 2004 are a perfect match for the easy handling Super Sports. The essential air-cooled 90 L-Twin Desmodue engines, with their potent linear power delivery, high torque and simplicity of design compliment these traditional Ducati sport bikes well. Although straightforward design, advanced electronic fuel injection, computer controlled engine management and the latest manufacturing processes ensure that the Super Sports remain highly dependable and keep maintenance costs low. Both the 800 and 1000 DS are equipped with smooth shifting six speed transmissions.

A signature Ducati Trellis frame compliments the 800 and 1000 Super Sport L-Twins for confidence-inspiring road holding and stability. Light, rigid and beautiful, Ducati designers place welded triangulated thin wall ALS450 tubing only--and exactly--where it's needed. The Ducati trellis frame gains its advantage through design, triangulation and material integrity -- not through volume as is the case with the more common extruded aluminium frames.

The entire Super Sport family is equipped with premium Brembo Serie Oro callipers gripping dual 320mm discs up front and a 245 mm single disc in the rear. Steel braided brake lines are standard equipment to ensure responsive and potent stopping power.

Both the 800 and 1000 Super Sports share a lightweight fully electronic instrument panel, and come standard with an advanced anti-theft immobiliser system.

The 800 is the perfect entry model to the Supersport family and Ducati sport motorcycling. Although high in value, the Super Sport 800 includes many features that are normally expensive upgrades on most motorcycles. Premium brakes, frame, wheels and suspension plus the fuel injected Desmo L-Twin engine make for a motorcycle that will satisfy the novice and expert alike.

The 1000, featuring the potent 1000 DS engine, blends the best of traditional Ducati sport bike road going savy with high performance brakes, suspension and running gear. The 1000 is a bike with a unique personality and style for the rider seeking the peak of performance in the Ducati Super Sport family.

The Ducati L-Twin engine, trellis frame and aggressive stance make the Supersport 800 immediately recognisable as a classic Ducati sport bike. The 2004 model features three-spoke wheels and a boldly styled full fairing painted in either Ducati red or Ducati yellow. Its visual statement is enhanced with large brake discs, upside-down forks, low handlebars, a unique swing arm and fat tires. When at the controls, its cockpit is all business and inspires the rider to seek out the most tortuous twisty roads. The styling of the SS 800 is captivatingly simple yet inspiring in its performance image.

The metallic grey Ducati trellis frame ensures confidence-inspiring road holding and stability. Ducati designers place welded triangulated thin wall ALS450 tubing only--and exactly--where it's needed for a frame that is light, rigid and beautiful. The 800's performance is enhanced by premium brakes, suspension and running gear. Brembo Serie Oro callipers and dual 320mm discs offer world class stopping power. Suspension duties are handled by 43 mm Marzocchi upside-down front forks and a fully-adjustable Sachs rear shock for superior road holding.

The 800cc power plant of the Supersport belongs to the very latest Ducati air-cooled Desmodue engine generation. The features and character that made it famous are all still there, the 90 L-shaped arrangement of the two cylinders to the desmodromically controlled valves. However advanced technology keeps the 800 at the forefront of modern engine design. Computer- controlled fuel injection and engine management make the most of its 74.5 Hp at 8,250 revs and 7.1 kgm of torque at 6,250 rpm, and allows the 800 to easily meet the latest emission control regulations. Smooth and torquey power characteristics and simplicity of design make the Desmodue 800 a great choice for this mid-size Super Sport.

The Ducati L-Twin engine, trellis frame and aggressive stance make the Supersport 1000 immediately recognisable as a classic Ducati sport bike. The 2004 model features five-spoke Marchesini wheels and a boldly styled full fairing painted in either Ducati red, Ducati yellow or stylish Ducati dark metallic grey. Its visual statement is enhanced with high-performance Showa and Ohlins suspension, a unique aluminium swing arm, large brake discs, low handlebars, and fat tires. When at the controls, its all electronic instrument panel, with its analogue speedometer and tachometer plus LCD screens are all business giving extensive information about engine status and the miles covered. In the centre of the panel is a warning light indicating the status of the anti-theft immobilizer system that is standard equipment on the Super Sport 1000 DS. The styling of the Supersport 1000 is captivatingly simple yet inspiring in its performance image.

Only the best chassis engineering and components were chosen for the Supersport 1000 DS. The metallic grey Ducati trellis frame ensures confidence-inspiring road holding and stability. Ducati designers place welded triangulated thin wall ALS450 tubing only--and exactly-where it's needed for a frame that is light, rigid and beautiful.

The suspension of the 1000 DS features Showa fully adjustable upside-down forks. Compression and rebound damping plus spring preload are all easily adjusted to suit the riders individual riding style and road conditions. Rear suspension is controlled by an awesome Ohlins shock, also adjustable for compression, rebound and spring preload. Furthermore, the Ohlins shock is height adjustable, independent from spring preload, so a rider can adjust "ride height" and consequently handling characteristics without affecting other suspension settings. A race-proven braking system includes premium Brembo Serie Oro callipers and dual 320mm discs up front for world class stopping power.

Introduced for first time last year, the "1000 DS" is an all-new air cooled 90 L-Twin power plant. The design starts with completely new cylinder heads, and further innovations that extend to the very heart of the motor, the crankshaft. The newly designed 1000 DS achieves an increase in total power, more mid-range power, simplified mechanicals, lower engine temperatures, increased reliability, lowered emissions and lighter weight. The 1000 DS engine is the highest performance air-cooled twin ever produced by Ducati. Delivering 85.5 Hp at 7,750 rpm and 9 kgm of torque at 5,750 rpm, every twist of the throttle is exciting. The Dual Spark design and electronic fuel injection mean fluid and potent power delivery from idle to redline. Finally, the 1000 DS utilises an all-new aluminium clutch basket and plates for improved durability, quieter operation and smoother engagement.