Ducati SuperSport 2017 vs. Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020


Overview - Ducati SuperSport 2017 vs Ducati Panigale V2 2020

The Ducati SuperSport 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 are both powerful and stylish motorcycles from Ducati, but they have some notable differences.

In terms of engine specifications, the SuperSport 2017 is equipped with a V-twin engine with a displacement of 937cc, producing 110 horsepower and 96.7 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Panigale V2 2020 features a V-twin engine with a displacement of 955cc, delivering 155 horsepower and 104 Nm of torque. The Panigale V2 has a slightly larger bore and a shorter stroke compared to the SuperSport, resulting in higher power output.

Both motorcycles have a similar suspension setup, with upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a single swing arm with a monoshock at the rear. However, the SuperSport 2017 features Marzocchi front suspension and Sachs rear suspension, while the Panigale V2 2020 is equipped with Showa front suspension and Sachs rear suspension. The Panigale V2 also has an aluminum frame, whereas the SuperSport has a steel frame.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

In terms of braking, both motorcycles have double disk brakes at the front with a diameter of 320mm, actuated hydraulically. The braking technology is radial and monoblock, and the brand is Brembo for both models.

When it comes to advanced rider assistance systems, both motorcycles offer a range of features. The SuperSport 2017 comes with ABS, riding modes, ride by wire, and traction control. The Panigale V2 2020, on the other hand, offers riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. The Panigale V2 has a more comprehensive electronics package, providing enhanced safety and performance.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the SuperSport 2017 has a wheelbase of 1478mm and a seat height of 810mm. It has a dry weight of 184kg and a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters. The Panigale V2 2020 has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1436mm and a higher seat height of 840mm. It has a dry weight of 176kg and a fuel tank capacity of 17 liters.

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

In terms of strengths, the SuperSport 2017 is praised for its Testastretta engine, which delivers plenty of torque. It also offers comfortable ergonomics, nimble handling, and a wide range of electronics as standard. The Ducati look is also appreciated by enthusiasts. On the other hand, the Panigale V2 2020 is admired for its beautiful and noble design, which turns heads wherever it goes. The outstanding electronics package provides a high level of safety and enjoyment on the road. The engine, ergonomics, and electronics make the Panigale V2 an incredibly immersive experience. It is considered a great choice for supersport beginners and those returning to the sport.

As for weaknesses, the SuperSport 2017 is criticized for noticeable vibrations in the handlebar and a relatively high price. Some riders also feel that a quickshifter with a blipper would have been a welcome addition. On the other hand, the Panigale V2 2020 is seen as lacking a few extra horsepower compared to other engines of similar size. Some riders feel that the true potential of the Panigale V2 is only fully realized in Race mode.

In conclusion, both the Ducati SuperSport 2017 and the Ducati Panigale V2 2020 are impressive motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The SuperSport offers a versatile and comfortable riding experience, while the Panigale V2 provides a more exhilarating and performance-focused ride. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and intended use.

Technical Specifications Ducati SuperSport 2017 compared to Ducati Panigale V2 2020

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore94 mmBore100 mm
StrokeStroke67.5 mmStroke60.8 mm
Engine powerEngine power110 HPEngine power155 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power9000 rpmRpm at Max. Power10750 rpm
TorqueTorque96.7 NmTorque104 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6500 rpmRpm at Torque9000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.6 Compression Ratio12.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, AntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement937 ccmDisplacement955 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel130 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel144 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeMonocoque
RakeRake66 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail91 mmTrail94 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsRiding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1478 mmWheelbase1436 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height810 mmSeat Height840 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)184 kgDry Weight (with ABS)176 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)210 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)200 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity17 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA


Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

With the Supersport, Ducati has succeeded in creating a very attractive package that will appeal to every sporty, ambitious rider. It offers the looks of a racing machine, but has pleasant ergonomics, which means that distances of over 200km are no problem. The Testastretta engine has plenty of temperament and even more torque. Coupled with the sporty chassis, winding roads are a joy and it also does very well on the racetrack. For frequent use on circuits, however, the upgrade to the Supersport S with Öhlins suspension is recommended.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

lots of electronics as standard

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar


quickshifter with blipper missing

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

Ducati Panigale V2 2020

For us, the Panigale V2 is the ultimate road super sports bike. Sophisticated electronic assistance systems that leave nothing to be desired, Ducati's fun 955 cm³ two-cylinder Superquadro engine that generates more than enough power for the road with 155 hp, a great seating position and a high degree of controllability. All of this characterises the Panigale V2 and for this reason it is probably "the" country road supersports bike for us at the moment, but it also cuts a good figure on the racetrack. The Panigale V2 should appeal above all to pilots for whom 200 hp rockets are a bit too much, and to all those who have also been enchanted by this work of art on two wheels.

Beautiful and noble design - ensures many open mouths!

Outstanding electronics package ensures a lot of safety and fun in traffic

Engine, ergonomics & electronics make the machine incredibly "experienceable"!

A real insider tip for supersport beginners and returners

Just the right measure of many things, engine power, chassis, ergonomics.

Compared to other engines of this size, it would still have been nice to have one/two more horses, but there are no really comparable current alternatives to the V2

"Only" in Race mode does it show its true potential

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati SuperSport vs Ducati Panigale V2

There are a few key differences between a Ducati SuperSport 2017 and a Ducati Panigale V2 2020. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Panigale V2 2020 is about 78% higher. Compared to Ducati Panigale V2 2020 there are less Ducati SuperSport 2017 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 4 compared to 5. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Panigale V2 with 84 days compared to 127 days for the Ducati SuperSport. Since model year 2017 1000PS.de editors have written 6 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport and 9 reviews for the Ducati Panigale V2 since model year 2020. The first review for the Ducati SuperSport was published on 10/4/2016 and now has more than 105,100 views. This compares to more than 70,000 views for the first review on Ducati Panigale V2 published on 10/23/2019.

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