Motorcycles 2021 Ducati 950 SuperSport First Look Preview
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Miguel Oliveira took a shock maiden MotoGP victory in a red-flagged Styrian Grand Prix after Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro ran wide at the final turn. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Race winner Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Tech 3 Suzuki’s Joan Mir grabbed the holeshot for the first start, though had to relinquish his lead to Pramac’s Jack Miller for running off at Turn 1 and gaining an advantage. Mir was then demoted by Takaaki Nakagami on lap four, though the Suzuki soon rallied and by the end of the tour was once again in the lead.
The Ducati SuperSport 950 is getting a whole lot prettier and a bunch more capable for 2021, as Borgo Panigale is giving its softer-edged sportbike a face-lift and adding an electronics package to push it closer in aesthetics and capability to the Panigale line of hypersports.
The most obvious change on the SuperSport is the addition of thesharp, snarling LED daytime running light. Moving backward, the fairings have been slimmed down and sharpened to better mimic the big bike’s lines and further telegraph the Supersports intentions.
Barcelona MotoGP: Morbidelli takes pole, Rossi on front row
Franco Morbidelli snatched his maiden MotoGP pole and headed a Yamaha 1-2-3 in qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix, while Andrea Dovizioso was only 17th. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Pole Award winner Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing . Rossi set the early pace on his factory Yamaha with a 1m39.881s, though this was immediately bested by Maverick Vinales with a 1m39.655s.Morbidelli then took over top spot with a 1m39.
Under the new bodywork is a six-axis IMU that feeds lean, pitch, and yaw angles to a suite of electronic wizardry designed to keep you out of trouble. For 2021, the SuperSport 950 gets Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Traction Control, and Electronic Shifting all controlled via the bike’s new 4.3-inch TFT dash.
SuperSport 950 S models get fully adjustable Öhlins suspension bits and a special Arctic White Silk paint scheme. The standard SuperSport 950 comes in Ducati Red and the SuperSport 950 S can also be had in that hue.
The 2021 bike weighs in at just 405 pounds dry according to, an impressive feat for a bike that isn’t strictly a trackday weapon. All of the standard Ducati fare is present here: from the trellis frame and single-sided swingarm to the radial brake and clutch master cylinders and radial Brembo brakes.
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The latest MotoGP triple header concludes this weekend at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona. Here's how you can watch the Catalan Grand Prix on September 27. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT Petronas rider Franco Morbidelli will line up on pole position for the first time in his career on Sunday, with Yamaha stablemates Fabio Quartararo and Valentino Rossi joining him on the front row.Jack Miller qualified a strong fourth for Pramac on a day factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso couldn't even progress to Q2.
Ducati says the bikes will hit showrooms in March of 2021 in the US and Canada at $13,495 USD for the SuperSport 950 and $15,795 USD for the SuperSport 950 S.
2021 Ducati SuperSport 950 Technical Specifications and Price
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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4S Review: No Greater Freedom Than a 208-HP Personal RocketAnd so we continued until we absolutely couldn't. Luckily, though our newest family member came into a colossal shitstorm of a world, he emerged healthy, happy and plague-free. But even after he joined the fray, it's not like things returned to any semblance of last year's normal. Back inside we went. And it's where I stayed until a 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4S showed up at by door late last month, this 208-horsepower, open-air escape pod demanding to be ridden, historic heat wave be damned.
|PRICE||$13,495/$15,795 (S model)|
|ENGINE||937cc, liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.|
|BORE x STROKE||94.0 x 67.5mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY||Electronic fuel injection w/ 53mm throttle bodies|
|CLUTCH||Wet, multiplate slipper and self-servo; hydraulic actuation|
|CLAIMED HORSEPOWER||110 hp @ 9,000 rpm|
|CLAIMED TORQUE||69 lb.-ft. @ 6,500 rpm|
|FRAME||Tubular steel trellis|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||43mm Marzocchi fully adjustable fork; 5.1-in. travel/S: 48mm Öhlins fully adjustable fork; 5.1-in travel|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Sachs adjustable monoshock; 5.7-in. travel/S: Fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock; 5.7-in. travel|
|FRONT BRAKE||Radially mounted Brembo Monoblock 4-piston caliper, 320mm hydraulic discs w/ ABS|
|REAR BRAKE||2-piston caliper, 245mm disc w/ ABS|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR||3-spoke alloy; 3.50 x 17 in. / 5.50 x 17 in.|
|TIRES, FRONT/REAR||Pirelli Diablo Rosso III; 120/70ZR-17 / 180/55ZR-17|
|SEAT HEIGHT||31.9 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY||4.2 gal.|
|CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT||405 lb.|
|WARRANTY||24 months, unlimited mileage|
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New livery for the Italian power cruiser from DucatiAll three machines in the XDiavel family will be Euro 5 compliant in 2021. This was achieved by redesigning the exhaust layout and remapping the 1262 Testastretta V-twin. A nice side effect of these updates is there will be 8 more horsepower available as a result.