- The Ducati road sports bike renews its aesthetics, electronics and richness of equipment
- The new SuperSport 950 is the perfect choice for young riders looking for their first sports bike
- Available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships starting March 2021
BORGO PANIGALE – (Bologna, Italy) – January 21, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Series production of the SuperSport 950 has begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale. The bike will be available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships starting March 2021.
Presented during the 2021 Ducati World Première, the SuperSport 950 is a motorcycle capable of combining sportiness with everyday road use making it the perfect choice for anyone wishing to approach the world of Borgo Panigale sports bikes. The new model has been revised in design and features better electronics and equipment.
The aesthetic link between the SuperSport 950 and the Panigale V4 is even more accentuated in this new version. The full-LED headlamp, equipped with DRL, immediately recalls the sharp light signature of the Panigale V4, while the fairings have been specially redesigned to highlight the sportiness of the bike and the fluidity of its shape.
The SuperSport 950 features a true sports bike equipment package with a single-sided swingarm and trellis frame fixed to the engine that acts as a stressed/load-bearing element to reduce weight and bulk. The SuperSport 950 has a dry weight of 407.7 lb (184 kg). The electronic package consists of ABS Cornering, traction control, wheelie control, quickshifter and three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban).
Thanks to the updates introduced, the SuperSport 950 is now more comfortable. The seat has new padding and a flatter shape that together offer better comfort and greater freedom of longitudinal movement, as well as allowing maximum control for the rider and plenty of room for the passenger. The height of the handlebars allows the rider to assume a sporty riding position without too much strain on their wrists, while the footrests are positioned to not fatigue the knees.
To improve the riding experience, both in town and out of town or on the track, the standard version of the SuperSport 950 is equipped with the Quick Shift Up & Down. The new clutch control is now hydraulic, with an adjustable lever, while the gearbox has been modified to facilitate an easier engagement of neutral when the bike is stationary and to ensure precise gear engagement.
The instrumentation of the SuperSport 950 family includes a new 4.3” full-TFT display. The graphics are characterized by a large round rev counter that shows the gear engaged in the center and allows the rider to keep the most important information under control during sporty riding. The interface, inspired by that of the Panigale family, makes it easy to navigate the menu, adjust the settings and allows for more immediate identification of the selected Riding Mode.
The twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta engine maintaining maximum power and torque values of 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and 68.6 ft-lb (93 Nm) at 6,500 rpm respectively. The very fluid torque delivery makes the SuperSport 950 a bike capable of giving fun to experienced riders, but at the same time it is not intimidating for novice motorcyclists, making it the perfect choice for those wishing to enter the world of Borgo Panigale sports bikes.
The new SuperSport 950 is available in “Ducati Red” color, while the S version is on sale in “Ducati Red” and “Arctic White Silk” and is enriched by sportier fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension with dedicated set-up and a passenger seat cover.
Source: Ducati Motor Holding SpA