Ducati Supersport 950 unveiled

Marco Green
November 22, 2020

Ducati have unveiled an updated version of their SuperSport 950 for 2021 including cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a Panigale-esque facelift.

Created to trim "the fat", the Panigale V4 SP whittles the weight down to 173kg with the use of split-spoke carbon rims - 1.4kg lighter than the forged aluminium variants - while it also gets use of parts showcased on the Superleggara V4, including the same brake calipers and master cylinders, dry clutch and same chain size (520). But the new LED headlight is the most obvious nod to the bike's more focused Panigale siblings with the same aggressive frown and familiar DRL set-up.

New side fairings offer a clean, typical Ducati look and then, there is the new single-sided dual exhaust outlet and a short tail at the back.

Apart from the new styling updates, the bike has also received a set of updated features including a six-axis IMU that's used to gauge the motorcycle's lean, pitch, and yaw measurements.

Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2021
Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2021

Under the surface, Supersport 950 remains largely unchanged.

As for the engine, the 2021 Ducati SuperSport 950's 937cc, Testatstretta L-twin is now Euro 5-compliant. It gets riding modes which include Sport, Touring and Urban. One of the major updates the bike has received include its new 4.3-inch TFT display unit. But it still continues with the same 110bhp power output and is also available in an A2 license variant.

As for the suspension, the S version is fitted with Ohlins suspension as standard to make it more dynamic, while the standard version has Marzocchi front forks and Sachs rear shock.

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