Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

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Ducati have unveiled an updated version of their SuperSport 950 for 2021 including cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a Panigale-esque facelift.

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The new electronic rider aids are made possible by the addition of 6-axis IMU that constantly monitors the bike’s lean angle, pitch and yaw to calculate exactly how much acceleration or braking to give the rider at any moment.

The SuperSport’s plastics have been reshaped with fins and scoops that give a sportier look and also control air flow around the rider better. But the new LED headlight is the most obvious nod to the bike’s more focused Panigale siblings with the same aggressive frown and familiar DRL set-up.

Ducati SuperSport 950 S on track

The fairing now also extends all the way to the exhaust endcan to cover the belly of the bike for a more up-to-date look and clean lines and a new 4.3-inch TFT dash is surrounded by the plastics and is used to control the bike’s new electronics package and three riding modes; Sport, Touring and Urban, plus an electronic up and down quickshifter.

Despite being updated for Euro5, the SuperSport’s Testastretta 11-degree L-twin engine still makes a claimed 110hp and is also available in a restrictable A2 licence version.

The new bike will be available in Ducati dealers from February 2021 in red for the base model priced at £12,295 and in red or white in the Öhlins equipped S version costing £13,895.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max