2021 Ducati Supersport 950 rivals the Ninja 1000 and the Aprilia RS660 in terms of price. It gets updated electronics in this BS6 update…
The Ducati Supersport 950 has been brought back in India. The Italian sports tourer is now available as a BS6-compliant model.
The premium, near liter-class machine is being offered in two variants. The regular model costs INR 13.49 Lac whereas the Supersport S costs INR 15.49 Lac and 15.69 Lac (all prices ex-showroom) depending upon the paint scheme a customer prefers.
The 2021 Supersport is one of the promised 12 product launches this year that the Italian automaker has planned for our market.
The aesthetics of the Ducati Supersport 950 have changed. The current design aims to align with its other liter-class cousin the Ducati Panigale.
On the 2021 Supersport we get to see new fairings, new headlights, a chiseled frontier with smaller air-intakes along with all-new LED headlamp section. Ducati claims that the Supersport 950 is more aerodynamic than the previous generation bike.
The sports tourer from Ducati packs 937 cc liquid-cooled L-twin engine delivering 110 hp of power and 93 Nm of peak torque. The output hasn’t changed.
As usual, the Italian maker has baked in fancy electronics on the Supersport 950 series. These include cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control, wheelie control, and a bi-directional quick-shifter. All these features are based on the latest Bosch 6-axis IMU platform.
You also get a 4.3-inch colored TFT instrument console and the sports bike sits on the same old trellis frame as its precursor.
Along with all this, the Supersport also comes with 43mm Marzoochi USD forks, Sachs fully-adjustable monoshock, twin 320mm discs with Brembo M4-32 monobloc calipers.
Most of the above specs are also available on the premium Supersport S variant, except for the suspension which it gets from Ohlins.
At this price point and segment, the 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX.