After a long hiatus from the Indian market since the commencement of BS6 era, the Ducati Supersport 950 has been reintroduced in India. The more road-friendly fully faired motorcycle from Ducati now comes with a range visual updates and tweaks to its powertrain to meet with BS6 emission norms. Like before, the Ducati Supersport 950 is being offered in two variants, with the prices of the lineup starting at Rs. 13.49 lakh
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Price and Variants
The new Ducati Supersport 950 has been made available in two variants – Standard and S. The Standard variant has been priced at Rs 13.49 lakh and is available in only one paint shade of Ducati Red. The more premium S variant has been priced at Rs 15.49 lakh, and is available in two color options of Ducati Red and Arctic White.
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Design
This newly launched Ducati Supersport 950 now comes with a range of visual updates to make sure it looks different from its predecessor which was on sale in India before. The overall design now seeks even more inspiration with the Panigale, with a revised front fascia comprising of new sharper looking daytime running LEDs and sleeker looking LED headlamps. The headlamps are flanked with small air scoops on their outer edges. The side parts of the full fairing have also been redesigned with new air scoops for better aerodynamics.
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Features
The new Ducati Supersport 950 gets a new whole range of electronic riding aids, which can be controlled by the new 4.3-inch full TFT instrument console. This replaces the old monochrome LCD unit. The revised list of electronics in the Ducati Supersport 950 includes a 6-axis IMU, cornering ABS, traction control with lean angle sensor, wheelie control and bi-directional quick-shifter. The more premium S variant also comes with a body colored pillion seat cover.
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Powertrain
The four-stroke, liquid cooled, L-twin, 937cc engine of the Ducati Supersport 950 has become compliant to BS6 emission norms. The engine continues to make similar power and torque outputs as that of the previous model – 110 bhp of maximum power and 93 Nm of maximum torque output. The transmission unit too is same as before in the form of 6-speed gearbox.
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Chassis
The Ducait Supersport 950, in its Standard variant, gets a suspension combination of 43mm Marzocchi upside down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and Sachs monoshock with single sided swingarm at the rear. The more premium S variant, on the other hand, gets 48mm upside down front forks from Ohlins and an Ohlins monoshock at the rear. The braking combination in both the variants is common, with dual 32mm discs with Brembo M4-32 calipers at the front and a single 245mm disc at the rear.
2021 Ducati Supersport 950: Rivals
At its price, the more touring friendly Ducati Supersport 950 takes on the Kawasaki Versys 1000, which offers a more powerful and bigger engine at a lower cost. There is also the Aprilia RS 660 on offer, which though with a smaller engine, offers similar levels of performance and additional track-oriented appeal.