Published: Sun, November 22, 2020
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Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine

Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine

The Ducati Supersport is an interesting proposition in the bikemaker's lineup.

The motorcycle manufacturing division, Ducati has improved the familiar "SP" suffix for the latest addition to the Ducati Panigale V4 range.

Ducati's updated Euro 5-compliant range now also includes the new SuperSport 950 as well as the Panigale V4 SP.

The chassis and frame of the 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 models remain unchanged. This includes the aggressive headlight design with the brow-like DRLs and updated bodywork that now includes new fins on either side of the headlight. Another nod to the Panigale V4's gorgeous styling is found on the side panels in the form of the fairing's rear edge to give a gill-style appearance. That theme of greater comfort continues with a redesigned seat with different padding, a new material for the cover and more longitudinal space for the rider. There are three riding modes - Sport, Touring and Urban - now, while an electronic bi-directional quickshifter is also present.

2021 Ducati Super Sport 950 S Instrument Cluster
The full-colour TFT display is 4.3-inches in size

Coming to the engine front now, the 937cc Testastretta 11° engine has already been updated to meet the Euro5 norms, because the same engine is found on other Ducatis as well, like the Hypermotard 950 and Multistrada 950.

Apart from the new styling updates, the bike has also received a set of updated features including a six-axis IMU that's used to gauge the motorcycle's lean, pitch, and yaw measurements. The company has also added a new 4.3-inch TFT dash. The suspension setup (fully-adjustable) on the 2021 SuperSport 950 consists of 43mm Marzocchi forks at the front and a Sachs rear shock absorber. It has been given premium Ohlins suspension as standard.

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 past year. This controls the bike's rider assist features such as cornering ABS, traction control and wheelie control.

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