Making false assumptions, and you re wrong.
Ducati unveiled the Scrambler at the last wdw 2 years ago, behind close doors, just like this one.
Ducati also announced last week they would show 2 bikes at this year wdw, one of the current lineup with a 90yo livery, and one brand new bike from the 2017 lineup would be shown, again behind close doors where pictures are forbidden...
And I know people there right now who saw it...
As for the RS in the background, supeRSport.
Ok then, i'll happily eat some crow - or my...hat, like John D. Rockerduck.
i was mostly going by the blurry quality of the pic and the "RS" (from the "supeRS
port", yeah) bleeding into the pic like i said in my 1st post.
After seeing hundreds of spy pics/shitty renders etc you cannot but remain skeptical most of the time, you know what they say, "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice..."
Back to the SS : I'm still baffled as to why Ducati would actually spend money on the R&D of this thing, again, it doesn't make (much) sense as the 1299/959 are the "to go" options if you want an SS/SBK made from Ducati, it'd make more sense IMO to produce - say - a new ST, sure, there's already the MTS1200 but a new ST would fill that gap for those that don't want a tall, 250Kg adventure-looking bike but a "sporty" looking one which can produce some nice trq down low and is also more "travel-worthy"® - look at KTM and the new SD 1290 GT, plus, people have been asking for one (as anecdotal as it may sound).
A new SS though ? I understand what good ol' FlyingB. is saying but...sport bikes have always been uncomfortable (especially Ducatis), in my opinion, SS's and "comfort" are 2 different things and they don't go hand in hand.
Also if this is air-cooled (which i don't think since stricter emission regulations/Euro4/etc have made air-cooled engines go the way of the Dodo...it'd be an expensive air-cooled one, if it's a 4V liquid-cooled one...i still don't understand gents where it'd sit in their current sport bike lineup, both from a n hp/power/CC standpoint - but most importantly - on its "purpose" one, meaning, what would the demographic for this bike be ? Those who want a sport/SS bike with a more "relaxed" upright riding position/ergos and...that's it ? Honest question boys...
...unless...there's going to be the "SS" and a "SS Strada"/SS T(ouring) down the line to also cater to people that want a sport-touring one