Reviewed- The 2019 Ducati Supersport S

By TJD | February 24, 2023

The Big, Bad, and Beautiful V-twin Sportbike

Ease of Use

5/5

Price/ Value

4.5/5

Features

4.5/5

Support

4.5/5

Introduction

The 2019 Ducati Supersport S is a stunning sports bike that blends Ducati’s signature Italian styling with high-performance capabilities. The bike is powered by a 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine that delivers 110 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 69 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm, making it capable of hitting a top speed of over 150 mph. The Ducati Supersport S has been designed for riders looking for outstanding performance, handling, and looks. The bike features Ducati’s signature trellis frame, adjustable Showa suspension, Brembo brakes, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down quick shift system, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Power Launch (DPL). With these high-performance features, the Supersport S is an incredibly capable machine that can handle almost any twisty road. It’s also a great choice for riders who want Ducati’s unmistakable style combined with practical performance.

Compared to the non “S” the 2019 Ducati Supersport S features Ducati’s Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) with Bosch 9.1MP cornering ABS, Ducati Ride Modes, fully-adjustable Ohlins forks and shock, and a seat cowl. A quick-shifter/autoblipper, which you can also fit as an accessory to the standard non “S” machine. Ducati Power Launch (DPL), and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). This gives the Supersport S an extra edge in terms of performance, safety, and control.

Riding Dynamics

The Ducati Supersport S has an incredibly responsive engine that gives the rider precise control over the power delivery. The 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine produces 110 horsepower at 9000 rpm and 69 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm, allowing for a top speed of 150+ mph. The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down quick shift system ensures seamless gear changes, allowing for lightning-fast acceleration. The Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and Ducati Power Launch (DPL) systems ensure stability and control even at high speeds, so riders can safely push their limits.

One of the most striking features of the Supersport S is its fully adjustable suspension system, which includes a 48mm fork and a Sachs mono-shock at the rear. This allows riders to customize the bike’s handling to their preferences and adjust for different road conditions. The Ducati Supersport S is fitted with powerful Brembo brakes, and antilock brakes are also an option. The Ducati Supersport S offers riders a good balance of performance and comfort, enabling them to take on any twisty road with confidence.

Comfort and Controls

The Ducati Supersport S is very comfortable. It comes with Ducati’s signature clip-on handlebars, which are designed to provide a comfortable and more upright ergonomic riding position. Additionally, you can access all your features/settings through the handlebar-mounted controls to adjust Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), and Ducati Power Launch (DPL) these are easy to navigate and are all available at your fingertips, giving riders the freedom to tailor their riding experience to their preferences.

TD Digital Overall

The 2019 Ducati Supersport S is a fun sports-touring type of bike that blends Ducati’s signature Italian styling with high-performance capabilities and overall is an impressive bike that blends Ducati’s signature Italian styling with performance capabilities. The modest 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine produces an adequate 110 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque, giving the Ducati Supersport S a top speed of 150+ mph

The bike’s aerodynamic bodywork looks great and provides an efficient airflow management system that reduces drag and enhances stability at high speeds. The Supersport S also comes with good electronics, including a quick shifter, multiple riding modes, and traction control, which make it an enjoyable riding experience.

The 2019 Ducati Supersport S is a fun sports bike that I enjoyed for a few years and it’s likely best suited for beginner and intermediate riders. Super advanced riders may want to opt in for something a bit faster but the SSS has a solid torquey motor, decent suspension, and a cool design making it a top contender sport-touring bike.

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Overall Rating

4.6/5