Bound 2021 Ducati SuperSport 950 Revealed

Darnell Taylor
November 22, 2020

The Supersport 950 gets updated styling as well.

After its debut back in 2016, the Ducati SuperSport 950 has received its first major update for 2021.

Akin to the Ducati Panigale V4, the 2021 Panigale V4 SP draws power from a Euro 5-compliant 1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale engine that generates 113hp of power at 13,000rpm and a peak torque of 124Nm at 9,500rpm.

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.

The fairing now also extends all the way to the exhaust endcan to cover the belly of the bike for a more up-to-date look and clean lines and a new 4.3-inch TFT dash is surrounded by the plastics and is used to control the bike's new electronics package and three riding modes; Sport, Touring and Urban, plus an electronic up and down quickshifter. The braking duties on both the bikes are handled by 320mm front discs with Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers and 245mm rear disc.

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The aim of the Italian firm, in the looks department, has been to bring the Super Sport 950 in-line with its larger siblings, much like what it did with the V2 previous year. The S variant gets Ohlins suspension.

The Panigale V4 SP is basically a Panigale V4 S with details shared with the Panigale V4 R and the Superleggera V4.

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 addition on the Panigale V4 SP comes in the form of adjustable rider footpegs. This engine is now Euro 5 compliant and the transition has seen the bike's weight rise by 1kg to 210kg.

The list of electronic aids on the Panigale V4 SP includes the latest-gen Ducati Traction Control EVO 3 (DTC EVO 3), Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO), Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift up / down EVO 2 (DQS EVO 2), Engine Brake Control EVO (EBC EVO) and Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO (DES EVO).

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

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