Ducati SuperSport 2017 vs. Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

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Overview - Ducati SuperSport 2017 vs Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

The Ducati SuperSport 2017 and the Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021 are both sporty motorcycles that offer a thrilling riding experience. However, there are some notable differences between the two models.

In terms of engine specifications, both models have the same V-twin engine type with a bore of 94 mm and a stroke of 67.5 mm. They also have the same engine power of 110 HP. However, there is a difference in torque, with the SuperSport 2017 having 96.7 Nm compared to the SuperSport 950 S 2021's 93 Nm. Both models have a compression ratio of 12.6 and a throttle bore of 53 mm. They also have the same number of cylinders (2) and valves per cylinder (4), as well as desmodromic valve technology. The displacement of both models is 937 ccm.

In terms of suspension, the SuperSport 2017 features an upside-down telescopic fork from Marzocchi with a diameter of 43 mm, while the SuperSport 950 S 2021 has an Öhlins upside-down telescopic fork with a larger diameter of 48 mm. Both models have a single swing arm rear suspension with a monoshock, but the SuperSport 950 S 2021 has an Öhlins shock absorber. The material of the rear suspension is aluminum for both models.

Both models have a steel tubular frame with a rake of 66 degrees and a trail of 91 mm. They also have the same front and rear brake specifications, with double disk brakes with a diameter of 320 mm and hydraulic actuation. The brakes use radial, monoblock technology from Brembo.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both models have ABS, riding modes, and ride by wire. However, the SuperSport 950 S 2021 offers additional features such as cornering ABS, a quickshifter, and traction control.

Both models have the same front and rear tire specifications, with a width of 120 mm and a diameter of 17 inches for the front tire, and a width of 180 mm and a diameter of 17 inches for the rear tire. They also have the same wheelbase of 1478 mm, seat height of 810 mm, dry weight (with ABS) of 184 kg, and kerb weight (with ABS) of 210 kg. The fuel tank capacity is also the same at 16 liters.

In terms of strengths, the SuperSport 2017 is praised for its Testastretta engine, which provides lots of torque. It also offers comfortable ergonomics and nimble handling, making it suitable for a wide range of uses. Additionally, it comes with a wide range of electronics as standard and has the iconic Ducati look.

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

On the other hand, the SuperSport 950 S 2021 is praised for its powerful engine and high-quality chassis components. It also offers an advanced electronics package and a sporty design. Despite its sporty nature, it is also considered suitable for everyday use. Another advantage is its stationary noise level, which is less than 95 dB(A).

In terms of weaknesses, the SuperSport 2017 is noted for noticeable vibrations in the handlebar and a higher price compared to its competitors. It also lacks a quickshifter with a blipper, which can be found on some other models.

For the SuperSport 950 S 2021, a weakness mentioned is load vibrations in the lower speed range.

Overall, both the Ducati SuperSport 2017 and the Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021 offer exciting performance and a range of features. The SuperSport 950 S 2021 brings some improvements in terms of engine power, chassis components, and electronics package, making it a more advanced and refined version of the SuperSport.

Technical Specifications Ducati SuperSport 2017 compared to Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore94 mmBore94 mm
StrokeStroke67.5 mmStroke67.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power110 HPEngine power110 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power9000 rpmRpm at Max. Power9000 rpm
TorqueTorque96.7 NmTorque93 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6500 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.6 Compression Ratio12.6
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore53 mmThrottle Bore53 mm
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, AntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDesmodromicValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement937 ccmDisplacement937 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
BrandBrandMarzocchiBrandÖhlins
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter48 mm
TravelTravel130 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
BrandBrandSachsBrandÖhlins
TravelTravel144 mmTravel144 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular
RakeRake66 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail91 mmTrail91 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
ActuationActuationHydraulicActuationHydraulic
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1478 mmWheelbase1478 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height810 mmSeat Height810 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)184 kgDry Weight (with ABS)184 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)210 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)210 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

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Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

With the Supersport, Ducati has succeeded in creating a very attractive package that will appeal to every sporty, ambitious rider. It offers the looks of a racing machine, but has pleasant ergonomics, which means that distances of over 200km are no problem. The Testastretta engine has plenty of temperament and even more torque. Coupled with the sporty chassis, winding roads are a joy and it also does very well on the racetrack. For frequent use on circuits, however, the upgrade to the Supersport S with Öhlins suspension is recommended.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

lots of electronics as standard

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar

price

quickshifter with blipper missing

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021

Despite its sportiness, Ducati's redesigned and equipped Supersport 950 /S offers a good degree of suitability for everyday use and sufficient power for the country road or occasional trackdays. If you want to remedy the last remaining shortcoming, the throttle response in the lower rev range, which is characterised by load changes, you could consider changing the secondary gear ratio from 15/43 to 14/43. The one-tooth smaller drive pinion costs only a few euros, improves throttle response at low revs and also keeps handlebar and mirror vibrations within acceptable limits.

powerful engine

high-quality chassis components

electronics package

sporty design

suitable for everyday use

stationary noise of less than 95 dB(A)

Load vibrations in the lower speed range

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati SuperSport vs Ducati SuperSport 950 S

There are a few key differences between a Ducati SuperSport 2017 and a Ducati SuperSport 950 S 2021. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 4. It takes less time to sell a Ducati SuperSport 950 S with 93 days compared to 127 days for the Ducati SuperSport. Since model year 2017 1000PS.de editors have written 6 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport and 5 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport 950 S since model year 2021. The first review for the Ducati SuperSport was published on 10/4/2016 and now has more than 105,100 views. This compares to more than 45,900 views for the first review on Ducati SuperSport 950 S published on 11/13/2020.

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