Tuesday, 24 November, 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 SP Unveils Iconic Sport Production

2021 Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine 20 Nov 2020 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine Written by Dwaipayan Roy Auto
Ginger Lawrence | 22 November, 2020, 18:27

Ducati has revealed the 2021 Supersport 950.

Akin to the Ducati Panigale V4, the 2021 Panigale V4 SP draws power from a Euro 5-compliant 1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale engine that generates 113hp of power at 13,000rpm and a peak torque of 124Nm at 9,500rpm.

Ducati has dusted off the familiar "SP" (Sport Production) suffix for the latest addition to its Panigale V4 sportsbike range, complete with features handed down from the top-of-the-line Superleggara V4 "hyperbike". It gets triangular headlamp pods with LED daytime running lights and tiny vents on either side. The Ducati Supersport 950 is available in two variants: As before, the base model uses 43mm Marzocchi forks and a Sachs shock while the higher-spec "S" version features Ohlins kit at both ends.

Apart from the DQS, the electronics suite on the 2021 SuperSport 950 also consists of the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Bosch Cornering ABS, and for the first time, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

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Another inclusion is the Panigale V2 derived 4.3-inch TFT screen which is a significant upgrade over the unit found on the outgoing model.

We can expect Ducati to introduce the 2021 SuperSport in India sometime in the second quarter of next year. Further weight-saving has been achieved by using carbon fibre wings and front mudguard.

Under the hood, it packs a Euro 5-compliant 1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale engine that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. As a result, the Panigale V4 SP weighs 1kg less (173kg) than the V4 S. Also, unlike the V4 S, the Panigale V4 SP is equipped with an STM-EVO SBK dry clutch. Like the Panigale V4 S, the SP version also gets Ohlins NIX-30 forks at the front and an Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber.

You'll also get a full racing kit for track use, including solid aluminium caps for the removal of the rear view mirrors, kit for the removal of the license plate holder, open clutch cover and includes the Ducati Data Analyzer + with Global Positioning System module.