2006 Ducati Supersport 800
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– 2006 Ducati Supersport 800
2006 Ducati Supersport 800
The 800 is the exciting entry to the family. Easy to handle, but high in performance, it sports a fuel-injected Desmo engine and trellis frame to ensure thrilling performance, low fuel consumption and confidence inspiring Ducati handling. Powered by the classic, air-cooled, fuel-injected, Desmo L-twin engine with a six-speed gearbox, the Supersport 800 delivers exciting performance from idle to redline.
The air-cooled engine expresses the practical and pragmatic Ducati philosophy and has significant design and application advantages.
The Supersport 800’s powerful engine and overall lightweight are complimented by exciting components and running gear. Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down forks and a fully-adjustable progressive Sachs rear shock deliver precise and stable handling on every ride.
Confidence-inspiring and built with quality throughout, the Supersport is a great way to enter the world of Ducati sport motorcycles.
MSRP $7,995 USD
The Supersport 800 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.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1405 mm / 55.3 in
Front Suspension: Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brake: 2×320 mm semi-floating discs, fixed 4-piston calipers
Front Wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50×17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive cantilever linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshoshock. Steel swingarm
Rear Wheel Travel: 136 mm / 5.4 in
Rear Brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear Wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 5.50×17
Rear Tire: 170/60 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity: 16 l / 4.2 US gal (including 4 l / 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * : 175 kg / 385 lbs
Seat Height: 815 mm / 32.1 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: Red, Yellow
Frame and Wheel Colours: Metallic Grey
Versions: Two Seat
*=*=The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 803 cc
Bore and stroke: 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
Power: 57 kW – 77 HP @ 8250 rpm
Torque: 7.4 kgm – 54 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3th 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; ratio 1.85
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control