2006 Ducati Supersport 1000DS
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– 2006 Ducati Supersport 1000DS
2006 Ducati Supersport 1000DS
Supersport 1000 DS: easy to handle, but high in performance, it sports a powerful 992 cc Dual Spark fuel-injected Desmo engine, an advanced trellis frame and superior suspension to ensure top of the line performance and handling. Confidence-inspiring and built with quality throughout, the Supersport models are a great way to enter the world of Ducati sport motorcycles.
The Supersport 1000 DS, with its signature Ducati trellis frame, advanced suspension and 992 cc Dual Spark engine guarantee confidence-inspiring stability and torque-filled power.
In all, the 1000 DS is the most advanced air-cooled Ducati Desmo engine ever designed.
MSRP $10,995 USD
The Supersport 1000DS is now available only in the US.
The years go by, but the fascination of the Supersport remains unique for all motorcyclists seeking the true spirit of Ducati. The Supersport has never needed radical updating: it has constantly evolved and improved. All its legendary agility and pure Ducati character remain unchanged in this latest 2006 form. The classic Supersport attitude blends perfectly with the latest, most advanced technical solutions. The only model in the new range, the 1000 DS, is living proof of the uninterrupted development that link the Ducati racers that dominated the racetracks of the 1970s with the Ducati superbikes of today, that make life so difficult for many more powerful four cylinder machines. The rider who buys a Ducati Supersport is not fooled by fashion, nor tricked into believing that riding satisfaction comes from speed and power alone. He is a discerning rider who demands character from a motorcycle above all else, handling tailored for the tightest bends, and the unique sound of an engine that loves to please. Compared to last season’s range, this year’s Supersport will be available in just one colour scheme, with a red frame, tank and fairing and black wheels, in keeping with the highest traditions of the motorcycle that everybody recognises as embodying the genuine spirit of Ducati.
The 2006 Supersport 1000 DS is the perfect choice for riders seeking a no-frills, all-substance thoroughbred sports motorcycle. Its twin cylinder engine is impressively smooth, and delivers amazing torque all the way through its extended power band. Its success continues to stem from its tremendous elasticity and agility. The superb frame looks simple but is in fact so technically advanced that it achieves a level of structural rigidity very few rivals can match. The Supersport 1000 DS excels when it comes to performance components too. The brakes are Brembo Gold, and the entire system uses steel braided hydraulic hoses. Not just safe to ride but safe to park too, the Supersport is fitted with an engine immobiliser as standard. You simply cannot fail to appreciate its stunningly essential lines: here is a design that in no way detracts from riding pleasure while actually making access for servicing and repairs much easier, ensuring pleasant surprises in terms of running costs.
SUPERSPORT 1000 DS
Faithful to its perceived role as the essential link between the past and the future of motorcycling, the 1000 DS is essential and free from frills. Despite its purity, however, it is perfectly able to accommodate riders of all statures and offer an impressive level of aerodynamic protection, thanks to a fairing that only partly hides the beauty of the most modern of all air-cooled twin engines. The Supersport 1000 DS’ powerplant belongs to the very latest series of highly evolved, twin spark engines originally designed to power the Multistrada. The resulting frame-engine combination is without a doubt one of the most balanced around. It typifies the ongoing evolution of the Supersport, which continues to transmit the sort of riding pleasure that only a red blooded sportster can. When you ride a Supersport, you just know that race-winning thrills and performance are yours to enjoy, but that safety is paramount.
Until model year 2005, the Supersport was available in a choice of colour schemes, some flashy, some elegant. Yet true Ducati fans, continued to demand the most classic of finishes for the bike they all recognised as the most authentic Ducati on the road. To satisfy popular demand, the 2006 Supersport will be a special edition. Its frame and body are finished in typical Ducati Racing Red, with the only element of contrast coming from the black Marchesini wheels. This is a style we simply cannot change if we are to remain faithful to the classic spirit of Ducati. The Supersport 1000 DS is sensuous and streamlined too, with a fuel tank shaped at the top to permit the rider to adopt a more aerodynamic position. Even the tail blends beautifully with the bike’s overall styling. Thanks to clever design, the full fairing succeeds in the difficult task of combining classic style with wind protection that matches the bike’s performance. In fact, everything about the new Supersport is intelligently made to ensure that the rider intuitively feels that at one with his machine. Complete and effective at speed, the fairing purposefully leaves some of the bike’s most unmistakable features in view, including sections of the beautiful trellis frame, and the equally characteristic vertical cylinder of the engine that has become a living legend. Behind the compact upper fairing, the instrument panel typifies the contrasts that make up this unique Ducati. Two analog instruments incorporate digital displays that provide the rider with all the information he could possibly need.
The rigid tubular steel trellis frame is one of the most unmistakable signatures of Ducati motorcycles. The frame of the latest Supersport has evolved constantly over the years to become the reference point for motorcycle frame technology. It combines the benefits of exceptionally lightweight, indispensable for agility, with amazing rigidity and strength. And that is not all! In addition to satisfying a whole series of needs that are frequently difficult to reconcile, the Supersport’s trellis frame is beautiful to behold too. No wonder that many experts consider it a work of art! The exceptional performance of this steel frame is further enhanced by the aluminium swingarm that guarantees rigidity and lightness in an area that is subjected to a great deal of stress. Suspension is provided by a super-sophisticated adjustable Ohlins rear single shock that permits easy modifications to damping characteristics, and can even be adjusted in length to raise or lower seat height without affecting spring preload. The 43 mm Showa upside down fork is also fully adjustable to suit riding style and road conditions.
Twin spark ignition and all aluminium clutch basket are the two most innovative aspects of the latest Ducati two-valve V twin, though many other improvements have also contributed to the impressive performance of this 992 cc powerplant. Delivering 95 HP at 7,750 rpm, with a torque of 9.7 kgm at 5,750 rpm, this sporty engine is enjoyable and easy to use on all types of road. Not only the biggest engine in the series, it is also the most advanced. Its smooth, controllable power is certainly maximised by the agility and lightness of the Supersport 1000 DS. That little bit of competitive edge that the Supersport concedes to more powerful machines on the straight is paid back with interest on winding roads, where the Supersport demonstrates an amazing ability to deliver smooth, controllable power on tap, even at low revs.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 54.9 in
Front Suspension: Showa 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable lightweight fork
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, fixed 4-piston caliper
Front Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive cantilever linkage with fully adjustable Ã–hlins monoshock with length adjustment. Aluminium swingarm
Rear Wheel Travel: 5.7 in
Rear Brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear Tire: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity: 16 L / 4.2 US gal (includes 4 L / 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * : 179.4 kg / 396 lbs
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, neutral light, low fuel warning light, immobilizer, LCD for clock and oil temperature, LCD odometer and trip meter
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank and Fairing Colours: Metallic Grey
Frame and Wheel Colours: Metallic Grey w/Red wheels
Versions: Two Seat
*=* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 992 cc
Bore and stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Power: 69.9 kw – 95 hp @ 7750 rpm
Torque: 9.7 kgm – 70 ft-lbs @ 5750 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers with 3-way catalytic converter (non-catalytic on USA version)
Emissions: Euro2 (except USA version)
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control