Ducati’s middle-weight fully-faired motorcycle is all set to make a comeback in the BS6 era. Along with the standard motorcycle, Ducati India is likely to introduce the Supersport 950 S.
Ducati India has officially confirmed the launch of its BS6 Supersport 950. Alongside the BS6 compliant Supersport 950, the Italian motorcycle maker is also likely to bring the Supersport 950 S in the Indian market.
The 2021 Supersport 950 is expected to be identical to its predecessor – the BS4 model – in terms of styling and mechanicals and will be equipped with the same 937cc L-twin liquid-cooled engine. The power output will be close to 108bhp and 93Nm. Both the standard Supersport 950 and Supersport 950 S will have the same engine in the same state of tune. A six-speed gearbox, with a two-way quick-shifter, will be a standard offering.
The suspension setup on the standard motorcycle will include fully adjustable Marzocchi forks at the front, along with a Sachs rear mono-shock. The motorcycle will continue with its single-sided aluminium swingarm. Expect the 2021 Supersport 950 with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres on lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Ducati Supersport 950 S, on the other hand, will debut with uprated hardware, such as 48mm Ohlins Forks upfront. The rear mono-shock will be a gas-charged Ohlins unit. Braking hardware will include a dual 320mm disc brake – with Brembo callipers M4-32 – setup at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear on both the motorcycles.
Electronics on the bike will include IMU-based traction control, wheelie control, and cornering ABS. The motorcycle will come with different riding modes. There will also be an adjustable visor up front, heated grips, and Ducati’s onboard multimedia system. The motorcycle's seat height will be 810mm, and it will come with a seat-lowering kit.
The 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 is likely to be priced at around the Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom) mark, whereas the Supersport 950 S could ask for a premium of Rs 1.25 lakh over the price of the standard motorcycle.