The Supersport 950 gets updated styling as well. The bike is powered by a 937cc L-twin engine that has been updated to comply with Euro 5 regulations.
Revealed through the latest of Ducati's web presentations through which the marque will unveil its full 2021 lineup, the bike now has the familiar sunken headlights and the LED "brow" upfront.
The new bike will be available in Ducati dealers from February 2021 in red for the base model priced at £12,295 and in red or white in the Öhlins equipped S version costing £13,895. The bike has a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster and twin-can exhausts mounted on the side.
The 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 models also come with a new 4.3-inch TFT dash
The aim of the Italian firm, in the looks department, has been to bring the Super Sport 950 in-line with its larger siblings, much like what it did with the V2 past year. The braking duties on both the bikes are handled by 320mm front discs with Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers and 245mm rear disc.
First introduced on the Ducati 851, the "SP" moniker add-on has been revived for the 2021 Panigale range. The SP then gets carbon fiber rims and other carbon fiber bits, which aids in dropping unsprung mass, and also aids in decreasing the moment of inertia for quicker handling. Further weight-saving has been achieved by using carbon fibre wings and front mudguard. Another nod to the Panigale V4's gorgeous styling is found on the side panels in the form of the fairing's rear edge to give a gill-style appearance.
Under the hood, it packs a Euro 5-compliant 1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale engine that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Like the Panigale V4 S, the SP version also gets Ohlins NIX-30 forks at the front and an Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber.
Further, the "Race" riding mode on the V4 SP offers two distinct mappings, allowing the rider to have two different configurations to define the best set-up.