Ducati Australia will launch an updated version of its SuperSport 950 for the 2021 model year, with rideaway prices of $19,390 for the base grade, and $21,850 for the higher-spec S variant.
The new Ducati SuperSport range features cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a new look, which borrows heavily from the brand’s sports hero, the Panigale.
The suite of new electronic rider aids are delivered via an all-new, six-axis inertial platform that monitors lean angle, pitch and yaw to precisely and instantly calculate maximum acceleration and braking power available to the rider to optimise performance and safety.
Bodywork has undergone significant updating, delivering the bike with a more sporting stance and claimed improved air flow. A new LED headlight again harks to the Panigale, the same DRL setup getting the nod.
Also getting significant revision is the extended fairing which is now lengthened to reach the exhaust muffler, enclosing the underside of the bike.
A new 4.3-inch TFT dash is housed in tidy plastic surrounds and allow control and access to the bike’s new electronics package. There’s three riding modes; Sport, Touring and Urban, plus an electronic up/down quickshifter.
The SuperSport 950 is powered by the 937cc Testastretta twin and meets Euro 5 standard. Maximum power and torque numbers are 82kW at 9000rpm and 93Nm at 6500rpm.
Alongside the new base model, an up-spec S variant gets Öhlins suspension and passenger seat cover.
The new bike will be available in Ducati dealers from May 2021 in red for the base model and in red or white in the Öhlins equipped S version.
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