The all-new Ducati SuperSport 950 has been launched in India and it is available in two variants: the SuperSport 950 and the SuperSport 950 S. The former costs Rs 13.49 lakh, while the latter starts from Rs 15.49 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India). On the standard SuperSport 950, you can only opt for the Ducati Red colour, whereas the SuperSport 950 S gets an additional Arctic White Silk colour. But, you’ll have to shell another Rs 20,000 for it.
A more contoured tank, dual exhaust tips, a step-up seat, new LED headlights and intakes, a re-styled fairing and windscreen, and indicators integrated into the rear-view mirrors are among the visual modifications. Furthermore, features like the 4.3-inch TFT screen, single-sided swingarm, 3-spoke wheels, Diablo Rosso 3 tyres, LED lights and a revised seat are all standard on both models. In addition to all this, the S variant gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension (the standard variant gets Marzochhi front forks and a Sachs monoshock at the back) and a pillion seat cover.
The technical specs of both variants include a BS6-compliant 937cc liquid-cooled L-twin cylinder engine that produces 109 bhp@9000rpm and 9.48 kgm@6500rpm and is BS6-compliant. A 6-speed gearbox is connected to the motor.
Now, in this price segment, the Ducati SuperSport 950 faces competition from the Ninja 1000SX and another Italian motorcycle that was recently launched, the Aprilia RS 660. Here, the RS 660 isn’t in the same category as the SuperSport and the Ninja, but it falls in the same price range. However, it is the Ninja that has an edge over the Ducatis as it is cheaper and powerful. Let us know which one among these would you pick?