The India-bound Ducati Supersport 950 and Panigale V4 are expected to launch in the country by mid-2021.
Ducati, the leading superbike manufacturer has showcased the 2021 Supersport 950 and 2021 Panigale V4 superbikes via its World Premiere web series. The 2020 Supersport 950 gets an all-new front fascia that resembles much with the Panigale V4. Besides the looks, the electronics have also been improved. The Supersport 950 is offered in two trims – a red-painted standard trim and another top-end trim ‘S’, painted in white.
The unveiled 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 looks sportier and sharper from the front and its extended rear with attractive exhaust also enhances its sporty character. The LED headlamp that looks similar to Panigale V4 is another worth-mentioning feature of this superbike.
The Ducati Supersport 950 also gets a new 4.3-inches TFT dashboard that offers the rider various useful controls, including riding modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), traction and wheelie control, cornering ABS, bi-directional quickshifter and a six-axis IMU which monitors the motorcycle’s pitch, yaw and lean angle.
Although, the Supersport 950 is made Euro 5 emission norm compliant but doesn’t compromise on the performance part. It is powered by a 937cc Ducati Testastretta 2-cylinder engine that produces maximum power of 111.5 PS at 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 93 Nm at 6500 rpm.
Now let’s talk about another breathtaking superbike that was showcased – the 2021 Panigale V4. It is offered in a new track-focused SP (Sport Production) variant. It is a limited-edition trim of Panigale V4 and will be offered in an all-new paint scheme, inspired by the brand’s MotoGP and SBK winter test liveries.
What you see as the outfit of Panigale V4 is the matte black paint scheme that is characterized by bright red accents. For further appeal, the superbike is offered with a stylish looking brushed aluminium fuel tank. The company calls the Panigale V4 SP a ‘made for the track’ superbike, hence it is also offered with race-oriented kit such as telemetry kit with GPS module, Ducati Data Analyzer, fully adjustable Rizoma anodized aluminium footpegs, etc.
This special edition Panigale V4 distinct itself from the regular Panigale V4 lineup by incorporating some highly-advanced features such as MCS (Multiple Click System) master cylinder complete with a remote adjuster to allow the rider to fine-tune the levers as per his convenience and Brembo Stylema R calipers. In addition, for improved track performance and superior downshifts, there’s also a dry clutch on offer. To shed the bike’s weight by 1.4 kilograms, a pair of carbon-fiber wheels have been installed. There has been a drastic improvement in the electronics as well in order to remarkably improve its performance on the race tracks.
While the prices have not been disclosed, there are speculations that the Panigale V4 and V4 S trims will be sold at the global dealerships December onwards, however, the Panigale V4 SP models are likely to go on sale in March 2021.
On the other hand, the 2021 SuperSport 950 will be launched in the global markets in February 2021. The India launch of these two superbikes is anticipated to happen around mid-2021.
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