Ducati Presents the 2021 SuperSport 950 and the New Panigale V4 SP
As Well as Updates for the Panigale V4
New Sportbikes for Ducati
Ducati has revealed more motorcycles. Now it’s the SuperSport 950 and the new Panigale V4 SP. There are also updates for the regular Panigale V4 worth noting.
Let’s start with the SuperSport 950. It features a single-sided swingarm, trellis frame and utilizes the engine as a stressed member.
The bike gets three-spoke Y aluminum wheels Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 Tires, radial master cylinders, and Brembo components. The bike also gets Bosch’s 6-axis inertial platform, cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, and electronic shifting. There are also ride modes: sport, touring, urban. Everything is controlled through the 4.3-inch TFT display.
The engine on the SuperSport is a 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11-degree V-twin. The engine will make 110 hp and 69 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a slipper wet clutch and a new hydraulic control with a self-bleeding radial pump.
The SuperSport 950 S takes things up a notch with fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension, and some unique colors. There’s also a passenger seat cover included with the bike.
As for the Panigale V4 SP, the motorcycle features tons of carbon fiber, including plenty of carbon fiber bodywork and split five-spoke carbon fiber wheels.
The suspension is Ohlins NIX30 fully adjustable fork up front and a TTX36 sock in the rear. Both have electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. The brakes are Brembo Monobloc Stylema R four-piston calipers up front and two-piston calipers in the rear. The bike also offers Bosch cornering ABS EVO at both the front and rear.
The SP also gets power launch, quick sift (up and down) EVO 2, riding modes, power modes, traction control, wheelie control, slide control, and engine brake control. The bike also has full LED lighting with daytime running lights.
SP owners get additional things like carbon fiber clutch cover, Ducati Data Analyzer with GPS module, a license plate removal plug, and machined mirror block-off plates.
The SP features a 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4 engine. It makes 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque. It’s a full 20 hp more than the 2020 Panigale V4 R.
In terms of the Panigale V4, the bike gets new electronics, but the engine doesn’t really change. The new electronics include the latest generation Ducati Traction Control, riding modes (including race riding modes split into two distinct mappings), and a few other small updates. While Ducati is keeping the regular Panigale V4 fresh, the focus for 2021 was on the SP.