Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati Super Sport TFT  Instrument Cluster

Ducati sprinkles some Superleggara magic on new track-focused Panigale V4 SP

The introduction of the Ducati Panigale V4 SP - which will go on sale in March 2021 - coincides with the entire Panigale V4 range being updated to meet Euro5 compliance.

Powering the 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 and 950S is the same 937cc L-twin engine which now complies with the stringent Euro 5 emission regulations. The latest addition features are borrowed from the top-of-the-line Ducati Superleggera V4 "hyperbike". The bike has a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster and twin-can exhausts mounted on the side.

The Supersport 950 could be launched in the Indian market sometime next year. While the standard motorcycle gets 43mm Marzocchi USD forks at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear, the 950S variant comes equipped with superior 48mm Ohlins USD front forks and an Ohlins rear monoshock. The S variant gets Ohlins suspension. The braking duties on both the bikes are handled by 320mm front discs with Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers and 245mm rear disc. The new Panigale V4 SP (limited edition), visually set apart by its new and bespoke Matte Black "Winter Test" livery, borrows heavily from the Superleggera V4 to be a cut above the 2021 Panigale V4 S. Further weight-saving has been achieved by using carbon fibre wings and front mudguard.

The mill comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an STM EVO-SBK dry clutch, which gets a open carbon fiber cover. Another nod to the Panigale V4's gorgeous styling is found on the side panels in the form of the fairing's rear edge to give a gill-style appearance.

2021 Ducati Super Sport 950 breaks cover

The Panigale V4 SP is powered by a Euro 5-compliant 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 motor that develops 211bhp and 124Nm of torque.

The Riding mode has also been split into two different mappings giving the rider more flexibility when chasing a quick lap time on track. This controls the bike's rider assist features such as cornering ABS, traction control and wheelie control.

Ducati is offering a full racing tool kit with the Panigale V4 SP.

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