Staying true to their word of launching 12 models in 2021, Ducati has launched their 10th product of the year in India. This time it’s the SuperSport 950, which comes in two variants – SuperSport 950 and SuperSport 950 S. While the former is priced Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the latter gets a starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The 937cc L-twin engine still produces 109 bhp and 93 Nm of torque but is now BS6-compliant. Furthermore, most of the underpinnings also remain the same as the BS4 model. This includes the front & rear suspension setup, trellis frame and disc brakes. The ‘S’ variant comes with Ohlins suspension and a unique paint scheme as well.
However, Ducati has added a lot more riding aids than before, namely the six-axis IMU platform, lean-sensitive traction control, Bosch Cornering ABS, wheelie control – just to name a few. There’s also a new 4.3-inch TFT display, along with some design changes to make it more like its elder sibling – Panigale. Everything from the fairing to the windscreen and the headlights are new. Personally speaking, the design looks a lot more striking than before and the added tech makes the already desirable SuperSport 950 even more appealing. Apart from all, the kerb weight stands at 212 kilograms and the SuperSport 950 comes shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres.
Given the pricing and equipment at hand, the closest rival to the Ducati’s latest launch in India is the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX, which costs a whole lot less than the SuperSport 950 and happens to be more powerful too. Do note that the SuperSport 950 is almost 1.5 to 2 lakh more expensive than the BS4 models. So, do you still fancy this tasty fully-faired superbike? You know you could have a Hayabusa or ZX-10R for that price. Just saying. But, the SuperSport 950 serves more as an everyday choice between the Panigale and Multistrada in the Ducati range.