Your way to sport
The Ducati road sports bike changes its name and becomes SuperSport 950, also renewing its aesthetics, electronic equipment and richness of equipment, as well as becoming compliant with Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations.
The design of the SuperSport 950 evolves thanks to the new fairings designed by the Ducati Style Centre which give the bike more sportiness, dynamism, fluidity in shapes and a strong and decisive resemblance to the Panigale V4, together with the full-LED headlamp equipped with DRL.
|POWER||110 hp (81 kW) @ 9.000 rpm|
|TORQUE||69 lb-ft (93 Nm) @ 6.500 rpm|
|DRY WEIGHT||184 kg (405 lb)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||810 mm (31.9 in)|
|SAFETY EQUIPMENT||Riding Modes, ABS Bosch Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO|
|VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK (DESMOSERVICE)||30,000 km (18,000 miles)|
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With the new updates the SuperSport 950 becomes sportier in appearance, more fun to ride and even easier, safer, and more comfortable thanks to a richer standard equipment.
The new SuperSport 950, thanks to the new fairings, acquires more sportiness and fluidity of shapes, as well as a strong and decisive reference to the Panigale V4 sharp light signature thanks to the new full-LED headlight and the new side air vents.
The side view is enriched by elegant vents for the hot air coming from the water radiator that are reminiscent of the double extractor of the Panigale V4 models.
The lower fairing now extends to the side silencer, hiding the mechanical components and visually evoking track bikes.
New full-LED headlamp
The DRL has a refined construction with an opal that diffuses the light evenly. The headlamp is completed by two twin-function LED modules for low beam and high beam that allow the bike to have a symmetrical “look” with the lights on that recalls the sharp light signature of the Panigale V4.
- New windshield
The windshield islow to create a streamlined and dynamic line, is centrally connected to the tank bringing the body colour into the cockpit, with a modern design that houses the new full-TFT colour dashboard. Aerodynamic protection is guaranteed by a sporty cut Plexiglas, height adjustable in two positions.
- New single seat
The single seat for rider and passenger with the two portions delimited by contrasting stitching has been revised to increase seating comfort, and this modification is marked by a new sporty covering.
- New side silencer
The side silencer is compact, with two overlapping outlets, and its shape and low position enhance the dynamism of the tail, leaving the “Y” design of the spokes on the rear rim completely exposed, embellished as the front one.
The completely redesigned fairings are the new elements that most of all increase the dynamism of the SuperSport 950.
The side view is enriched by elegant vents for the hot air coming from the water radiator that are reminiscent of the double extractor of the Panigale V4 models. The rear extractors also act as an aesthetic cover and close around the frame remaining snug to accentuate the sensation of a narrow bike on the sides. The lower fairing now extends to the side silencer, hiding the mechanical components and visually evoking track bikes.
The fairings join up with the sculpted tank through muscular shoulders that surround the trellis frame, while they are frontally integrated with the headlight through a pair of fins that support it and which at the same time channel fresh air towards two side openings, which vent on the rider's legs, improving thermal comfort.
Always ready for excitement
With the arrival of 2021 the 937 cm3 Testastretta 11° engine becomes compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations. (Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies.)
The interventions on the exhaust system and the engine control system have not changed its character from the full-bodied delivery at all revs, and the maximum power and torque values, which are confirmed respectively as 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
The engine breathes thanks to throttle bodies with a diameter of 53 mm controlled by a full Ride-by-Wire system. It has four valves per cylinder, secondary air system, liquid cooling, compression ratio of 12.6:1, bore and stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm, respectively.
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
To increase engine performance, or simply for a sportier look, two Akrapovic® titanium systems are available as accessories: an approved exhaust with carbon fibre heat shield and a racing exhaust that reduces weight by - 4.6 kg and increases power at mid-range by + 5%. The gearbox is six-speed with a specific gear sensor, which allows the SuperSport 950 range to be fitted as standard with the advanced Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down EVO.
The Ducati twin has maintenance intervals every 15,000 km, or 12 months, with valve clearance checks every 30,000 km.
Power and torque curves
The twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° engine develops a full and full-bodied torque curve over the entire range of use, for an always prompt response to any touch of the throttle, a fundamental feature for a motorcycle with a mainly road use.
At 3,500 rpm, 80% of maximum torque is already available, and as the rpm increases the torque value grows decisively and linearly, reaching a peak of 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. After this threshold, the torque curve gradually decreases, remaining at a value above 90% up to 9,000 rpm, the speed at which the maximum power of 110 hp is delivered.
In road use this translates into a high reserve of power at all speeds, with rapid acceleration out of corners and reduced use of the gearbox.
The maximum power of 110 hp is fully usable on the road without great commitment on the part of the rider who will experience the pleasant sensation of always having full control of the bike.
The engine management and injection systems have been developed to enhance the characteristics of the twin-cylinder unit, considering the type of use of the SuperSport. The electronic throttle control is precise in transmitting the rider's requests to the engine, followed by a soft and always predictable response, which perfectly complies with the versatility of use of the SuperSport.
The Supersport technology
The electronic package of the SuperSport 950 consists of:
- ABS Cornering Bosch
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO
- Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO
- Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, standard on all versions
The SuperSport 950 is equipped with modern and refined dynamics control electronics, based on the use of Bosch's 6-axis inertial platform capable of instantly detecting roll, yaw, and pitch angles of the bike in space.
The operating parameters of each control are associated by default to the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban). The rider is given the opportunity to customize his own riding styles and to restore the parameters set by Ducati.
ABS Cornering Bosch
The 3-level adjustment allows you to switch from one level to another by selecting the desired Riding Mode to have the optimal setting in any riding conditions.
Level 1 is recommended for high-grip surfaces, in this configuration the Bosch ABS offers track performance, intervenes only on the front with non-active cornering function and does not include the activation of the rear anti-lift function; level 1 by default is not linked to any Riding Mode, if the rider wishes he can associate it to the Riding Mode he prefers by entering the specific menu.
With level 2, Bosch ABS is also active on the rear wheel and the anti-lift control is enabled.
Level 3 corresponds to the maximum degree of intervention on braking and lifting the rear.
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO
The DTC EVO that equips the SuperSport 950 interfaces with Bosch's 6-axis inertial platform, measuring the lean angle of the motorcycle at any time and using it to manage with greater accuracy, compared to a traditional traction control, the required intervention to ensure the ideal slip of the rear tyre (based on the level of DTC EVO inserted).
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
The Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO added to the standard equipment of the SuperSport 950 enhances its sporty soul. This control manages the wheelie and allows you to obtain maximum acceleration performance with ease and safety. Thanks to the information provided by Bosch's 6-axis inertial platform, the DWC EVO more accurately detects the presence and extent of wheelies and intervenes to control them with a greater level of precision, so as to satisfy the rider's requests even more precisely.
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO
The DQS EVO with up / down function, in addition to minimizing shift times, allows you to downshift without using the clutch, ensuring even more effective braking. The system acts separately for upshifting and downshifting: in upshift the system intervenes on ignition and injection advance, in downshift it also manages the controlled opening of the throttle valve, thanks to the integration with the full Ride-by-Wire system. The DQS EVO also exploits information on the lean angle to maximize the stability of the bike during the shifting phase when cornering.
- Ducati Riding Mode
The Riding Mode change can be easily carried out while riding by pressing the appropriate button, while the customization of the parameters originally associated by Ducati with each Riding Mode can only take place when the motorcycle is stationary for safety reasons. You can always easily restore the initial settings through the "default" option.
Sport The Sport Riding Mode allows the SuperSport 950 to express its full potential on the road. The engine delivers 110 hp with a direct Ride-by-Wire response when the throttle is opened, low intervention by the DTC system, level 3, Bosch ABS at level 2, with medium rear lift control.
Touring The Touring Riding Mode guarantees the best balance between performance and comfort. The engine provides full power (110 hp), with a progressive response of the Ride-by-Wire when the throttle is opened, medium intervention of the DTC system (level 4) and the Bosch ABS at level 3 to guarantee maximum control and braking stability.
- Urban The Urban Riding Mode is designed for low-grip surfaces. Power is limited to 75 hp with a progressive response of the Ride-by-Wire when the throttle is opened, the DTC has an even more consistent intervention (level 6) while the Bosch ABS maintains the setting at level 3.
Full-TFT colour instrumentation
The instrumentation of the SuperSport 950 family includes a 4.3'' full-TFT display. The graphics and interface, inspired by those of the Panigale family, make it easy to navigate the menu, adjust settings and more immediately identify the selected Riding Mode. The Riding Mode adjustment interface immediately and clearly displays how the settings are being made, thanks to an explanatory graphic of the system being worked on and a graduated scale that indicates whether the change is more oriented towards performance or vehicle safety/stability.
Full-LED floodlight with bi-function modules
The headlamp is completed by two bi-function LED modules for low beam and high beam that allow the bike to have a symmetrical "look" when the lights are on. The two modules are embedded in a frame with a brilliant finish which gives this technological component the preciousness of a jewel. The taillight, the license plate lights and the front turn signals, integrated in the rear-view mirrors, are LED, while the rear ones are lamp-based, replaceable with LED lights available as an accessory.
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
The TFT dashboard is designed to display information from the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) which, after connecting your smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth technology, allows you to manage certain functions by means of buttons on the handlebar. The display shows the commands of the “music player”, and icons for headset connection status and incoming call and received message alerts. The DMS is available for the entire SuperSport 950 range as a Ducati Performance accessory.
The SuperSport 950's genetic background is a true Ducati sport bike and its features openly declare it: a single sided swingarm and trellis frame fixed to the engine that acts as a stressed element to reduce weight and overall dimensions.
The new SuperSport 950 is equipped with a trellis frame that uses the engine as a structural element of the chassis. The main steel trellis is connected to the cylinder heads, while the rear seat post subframe, also in steel, is fixed to that of the vertical cylinder.
This configuration allows for a very compact, light frame with high torsional rigidity, a perfect feature to enhance the dynamic qualities of the SuperSport 950. The configuration of the frame with supporting engine contributes to having a curb weight of 210 kg, 1 kg. less than the first SuperSport.
Single sided swingarm
As a true Ducati sports bike, the SuperSport 950 is equipped with adjustable suspension and single-sided swingarm in gravity cast aluminium, which has characteristics of high rigidity and low weight, giving the bike a technical and professional look.
The front is equipped with a 43 mm diameter Marzocchi fork, fully adjustable in hydraulics and preload. The rear has a Sachs shock absorber, fixed to the vertical cylinder on one side and to the single arm on the other, with adjustment of spring preload and hydraulic brake in extension.
The SuperSport 950 S is equipped with refined, multi-adjustable Öhlins suspension. At the front there is a fork with 48 mm diameter stanchions, with TiN treatment for maximum smoothness, and at the rear an Öhlins monoshock, fully adjustable, with integrated gas tank.
The chassis equipment of both versions can be completed with an adjustable Öhlins steering damper.
Tyres and rims
The SuperSport 950 is fitted with three-spoke alloy wheels with a sporty “Y” design in sizes 3.50 x 17 at the front and 5.50 x 17 at the rear. The rims fit the 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso® III at the front and 180/55 ZR 17 at the rear. Pirelli Diablo Rosso® III maximizes the performance offered by a road tyre
The Brembo braking system of the SuperSport 950 is typical of sports models in terms of technical content and visual impact. At the front there are Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers that act on two 320 mm diameter discs, driven by a Brembo self-bleeding radial pump with separate tank and adjustable lever.
Comfort and versatility
On the new SuperSport 950, to combine comfort and versatility, while at the same time ensuring sporty riding, major attention has been paid to the triangle of ergonomics, aerodynamic protection and freedom of movement of the rider.
The seat, revised in the padding, improves comfort in road use. The improvement in comfort also passes through the new more effective heat guards, which shield the exhaust manifolds and the fresh air vents for the rider's legs obtained in the fairings.
The portion of the seat reserved for the passenger is well spaced from the footrests and is adequately padded. To increase comfort, it is possible to choose from the Ducati Performance accessories range a seat with greater padding (+25 mm) for rider and passenger, suitable for longer journeys, and external passenger handles, which offer a more ergonomic grip than the standard ones integrated into the under-seat.
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