Ducati updates 2021 lineup - SuperSport 950, Panigale and e-MTBs in the mix

By CARSIFU | 20 November 2020

BOLOGNA: Ducati has unveiled its new 2021 models starting with its electric mountain bikes before moving on to its SuperSport and its flagship Panigale V4.

The SuperSport 950, for 2021, has been revised in design, enriched with electronic equipment and gear, as well as becoming compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation.

The aesthetic link between SuperSport 950 and Panigale V4 is now even stronger.

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The front view is defined by the new full-LED headlight supported by two fins and flanked by two air intakes that widen the view.

The DRL clearly recalls the sharp luminous signature of the Panigale V4 and is made thanks to a refined opal that diffuses the light evenly.

The fairings have been redesigned to accentuate the sportiness of the bike and the fluidity of the shapes.

The air vents coming from the water radiator are inspired by the double extractor of the Panigale V4 models.

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The SuperSport 950 also features a single-sided swingarm, a trellis frame fixed to the engine that acts as a stressed element to reduce weight and bulk, ergonomics with raised handlebars for greater control even with the passenger.

The seat has been revised to maximize rider comfort through greater longitudinal usability, multi-adjustable suspension, three-spoke "Y" aluminium wheels and Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres, radial master cylinders for brake and clutch and high-performance Brembo braking system with double 320mm disc for a dry weight of 184kg.

Electronics for the new SuperSport 950 sees it getting equipped with electronic controls based on information from its Bosch six-axis inertial platform that's capable of instantly detecting roll, yaw and pitch angle of the motorcycle.

The electronic package consists of Cornering ABS, Traction Control, Wheelie Control and Electronic Shifting.

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The adjustment of the electronic settings, as well as the Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban), is done through the menu of the new 4.3-inch full-TFT display with graphics and interface inspired by the Panigale family.

For colours, it is available in red and, for those who want a more refined chassis, the S version is available in “Ducati Red” and “Arctic White Silk”.

The SuperSport 950 S is equipped with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and passenger seat cover.

Both will be available in Ducati dealers from February 2021 while a detuned version is also available.

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In 2021, the flagship Panigale V4 and V4 S models will become compliant with the Euro 5 homologation regulations for the countries that require them with its weight, maximum power and torque levels remaining unchanged.

The electronic package that equips the Panigale V4 evolves and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is said to be even more predictive - DTC EVO 3 with a strategy derived from Ducati Corse.

The Riding Mode strategy is also new, specifically, the Race Riding Mode has been split into two distinct mappings, allowing the rider to have two different configurations to define the best set-up based on the track and his riding style.

For 2021 Ducati is expanding the Panigale family by introducing the Panigale V4 SP version, which marks the return of the historic “SP” (Sport Production) acronym.

The Panigale V4 SP is numbered, and the number is engraved on the machined steering head.

The Panigale V4 SP - with 214 hp and 126Nm of torque and a dry weight of 173kg, has a dedicated livery and is equipped with all the technical features to enhance its qualities in track use.

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This includes carbon rims, brake callipers and master cylinders, dry clutch and the same chain size (520) - all derived from the Superleggera V4.

The most important component for the improvement of the dynamic qualities is its five split-spoke carbon rims that are 1.4kg lighter than the forged aluminium ones of the Panigale V4 S to help reduce rolling inertia. This helps make the bike significantly more agile when changing directions.

The exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake callipers ensure high braking power, as well as exceptional consistency of performance even during a long timed session without changes to the brake lever stroke.

The callipers are activated by a Brembo MCS radial-pump, which allows for rapid adjustment of brake-feel to suit the rider’s needs.

The Desmosedici Stradale of the "SP" mounts a dry clutch, which allows it to be even more effective on the track when riding to the limit, and is coupled to a final drive with 520-chain that's narrower and lighter than the one fitted to the Panigale V4 S.

The Rizoma anodized aluminium footpegs mounted on the Panigale V4 SP are fully adjustable to adapt to the ergonomics of each rider and maximize ground clearance for use on the track.

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The bike is also equipped with a racing kit for track use that allows the removal of the rear-view mirrors, license plate holder and open clutch cover.

The livery of the Panigale V4 SP is inspired by the one used in the winter tests by the official MotoGP and Superbike teams, reworked by the Ducati Style Centre.

The fuel tank is in exposed aluminium, the fairings are matt black enriched with fluorescent red details and carbon components, such as the front mudguard and wings. A racing kit is also available for track use.


This includes machined from solid aluminium caps for the removal of the rearview mirrors, kit for the removal of the license plate holder, open clutch cover and includes the Ducati Data Analyzer + with GPS module.

The Panigale V4 and V4 S will be available in Ducati dealers starting from December, with the Panigale V4 SP from March 2021.

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Moving into electric mountain bikes (e-MTBs) Ducati also took the opportunity to introduce its new TK-01RR e-enduro as well as show off its significant technical updates for its All-Mountain Ducati MIG-S.

The Ducati MIG-S All Mountain bike, for 2021, adopts a new 630Wh Shimano battery which guarantees an increase in autonomy of about 26%.

The MIG-S has also been revised in the geometry of the frame, with an elongated top tube and a vertical seat tube (74.7-degrees), for greater riding comfort, traction and control in the more technical passages.

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The TK-01RR enduro bike here is completely new with a 630Wh EP8 Shimano battery that weighs just 2.6kg - making it one of the lightest and most compact engines in the segment while providing a maximum torque of 85Nm with a maximum servo assistance ratio of 400%.

Combined with the new Shimano E-tube Project App, the EP8 system allows advanced degrees of customization to adapt the character of the engine to its rider's needs.

The TK-01RR also features a 12-speed transmission and Shimano XT brakes along with the brand new 180mm Öhlins RXF 38 fork, fully-adjustable rear Öhlins TTX shock absorber with 170mm travel and Pirelli Scorpion S tyres that's been specifically developed for e-MTBs.

The Ducati e-MTB range can already be ordered in Ducati dealers and on Ducati.com with deliveries commencing from February 2021.

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