New Delhi : Ducati has launched its all new SuperSport 950 in the Indian market. The lauxury bike is available in two variants; SuperSport 950 and SuperSport 950 S.
While, the SuperSport 950 is priced at INR 13.49 Lacs, while prices for the SuperSport 950 S start at INR 15.49 Lacs for Ducati Red and INR 15.69 Lacs for Arctic White Silk color (All prices are Ex-Showroom India).
The SuperSport 950 will come in a ’Ducati Red fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims’, while the SuperSport 950 S will be available in either ‘Arctic White Silk fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims with Ducati Red tag’ or ‘Ducati Red fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims with Ducati Red tag’ color options.
With this new iteration, the Ducati road sports bike changes its name and becomes SuperSport 950, renewing its design aesthetics, electronic equipment and becoming compliant with the BS6 emission standards. Thanks to a richer standard equipment, the updates make the SuperSport 950 sportier in appearance, more fun to ride every day, and even more safer and comfortable.
“The all new SuperSport 950 is here to bring the racing DNA of the Panigale series packed into a much more accessible package, with a promise of a true every day Superbike. With the SuperSport 950, we wanted to introduce a sports bike that isn’t as committed as the Panigale and could be the everyday sports machine for many riders in India. It aims to offer a similar racing dynamic as its elder siblings to a more evolved rider and also appeal to riders who are beginning their sport bike journey. This new SuperSport 950 is the only sport-road bike in the market designed to deliver exciting yet accessible sporty ride on racetrack and on the road. I am confident that this package will appeal to a lot of riders in India!” Mr. Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India, said.
The SuperSport 950 is powered by the 937 cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine, revised to meet the BS6 emission standards. The exhaust system and the engine control system interventions have not changed their character from the complete delivery at all revs. The maximum power and torque values are confirmed as 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It has four valves per cylinder, secondary air system, liquid cooling, compression ratio of 12.6:1 and bore & stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm, respectively.
Differences between the SuperSport 950 and SuperSport 950 S
The SuperSport 950 features 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 the single-arm on the other, with spring preload adjustment and hydraulic brake in extension. The SuperSport 950 is available in a single shade of ‘Ducati Red fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims.’
The SuperSport 950 S, on the other hand, gets a 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 mono-shock, fully adjustable, with an integrated gas tank. The ideal suspension setup also gets a passenger seat cover and Ducati Red “Tag” on wheel rims. Moreover, the SuperSport 950 S also gets two colors instead of one, namely ‘Arctic White Silk fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims with Ducati Red tag’ and ‘Ducati Red fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims with Ducati Red tag.