2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle Review Specs Price

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle

The road-ready Ducati sports bike, formerly the 959, has been rebranded as the 2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle, with an updated look, modernized electronics, and an expanded set of amenities. The redesigned full-LED headlight with integrated daytime running lights (DRL), as well as the updated fairings developed by the Ducati Style Centre, has given the SuperSport 950 a more modern and aggressive appearance.

To better reflect its newfound compliance with Euro 5 anti-pollution rules (in areas where the legislation applies), the Ducati Road sports bike has been rebranded as the SuperSport 950. It has updated looks, technological technology, and a wealth of standard features.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Sport and Comfort

More fun to ride, simpler to operate, and safer and more comfortable overall, owing to upgraded standard features.

Ducati’s 937 cc Testa stretta 11° twin-cylinder engine powers the SuperSport 950, and the bike’s electrical controls are informed by data from Bosch’s 6-axis inertial platform, which can instantaneously identify the bike’s roll, yaw, and pitch angles in space.

The SuperSport 950 is built on the most recent iteration of Ducati’s trellis frame, which incorporates the engine as a load-bearing member and a sleek, single-sided aluminum swingarm.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle


Since its release, the SuperSport has been well-received across the world. In 2016, it even won the prize for “most beautiful bike” at the EICMA motorcycle show. Ducati road sports bikes have always excelled thanks to their dynamic design, visually small volumes, and elegant lines, all of which are hallmarks of the Panigale range of high-performance motorcycles. After waiting for four years, the Ducati Style Centre finally stepped in and refined the look without altering the overall idea. The new full-LED headlamp and side air vents give the new SuperSport 950 a firm and definitive reference to the Panigale V4. The revised fairings also give the bike a sportier and more fluid appearance.

The revised and improved fairings primarily contribute to the SuperSport 950’s increased responsiveness. Elegant vents for the hot air from the water radiator, reminiscent of the double extractor of the Panigale V4 models, enhance the profile look. The rear extractors not only function as a functional cover, but they also snugly encircle the frame, emphasizing the bike’s slim profile. The mechanical parts are hidden by a lower fairing that now reaches the side silencer, creating an appearance reminiscent of track motorcycles.

The fairings connect to the sculpted tank at the sides via muscular shoulders that encircle the trellis frame and at the front via fins that support the headlight and direct cool air through two side openings to the rider’s legs.

The new full-LED headlamp includes a Daytime Running Light (DRL), which dominates the front end and is reminiscent of the Panigale V4’s distinctive sharpness and brightness. The DRL is exquisitely made, and its opal diffuser contributes to its even illumination. Two LED modules in the headlamp serve dual purposes (one for low beam and one for high beam), creating a balanced “look” for the bike when the lights are on. The brilliantly finished frame that houses the two modules sets this technical component apart.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle

The SuperSport 950’s windscreen is current in form and connects in the middle to the tank, bringing the body colors into the cockpit and highlighting the new full-TFT color dashboard. A sporty-shaped, height-adjustable Plexiglas provides aerodynamic protection in either of the two settings.

The rider and passenger share a single seat separated by contrasting stitching; this version of the seat has been updated for greater comfort.

The compact side silencer has two overlapping outlets; its form and low location boost the tail’s dynamic quality, and it exposes the “Y” pattern of the spokes on the back wheel, which is adorned in the same way as the front wheel.

Testa Stretta 11° Engine

The 937 cc Ducati Testa stretta 11° twin-cylinder unit that propels the SuperSport 950 is widely regarded as the ideal engine for a road sports bike due to its power output and responsiveness to throttle input.

The SuperSport 950’s Testa stretta 11° unit has been updated to meet Euro 5 homologation standards (in areas where these requirements are in effect). The modifications to the exhaust and engine control systems did not alter the vehicle’s personality or its highest power and torque figures, which remain unchanged at 110 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm, respectively.

Engine airflow is controlled by complete Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies measuring 53 mm in diameter. It features a compression ratio of 12.6:1, a bore size of 94 mm and a stroke length of 67.5 mm, a secondary air system, liquid cooling, and four valves per cylinder.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle

The exhaust system is a 2-1-2 configuration with a lower pre-silencer coupled to a side silencer with two exceptionally tiny superimposed outputs, and the ducts have an exterior diameter of 54 mm.

Two Abramovic® titanium systems are offered as optional extras, one of which is an authorized exhaust with a carbon fiber heat shield, while the other is a race exhaust that cuts weight by -4.6 kilograms and boosts mid-range power by +5%.

The sophisticated Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down EVO is standard on the SuperSport 950 series because of the six-speed gearbox with a dedicated gear sensor. The clutch is handled by a novel hydraulic control system that uses a self-bleeding radial pump and an adjustable lever to regulate the clutch’s engagement and disengagement. Maintaining control of the vehicle during the rapid downshifts characteristic of sporty riding is made possible by the anti-hopping feature, which kicks in when the torque at the wheel has the opposite effect and relieves pressure on the discs.

Checking the valve clearance once every 30,000 km is recommended for the Ducati twin. The recommended service frequency is 15,000 kilometers or 12 months.

The chassis of the SuperSport 950 is a trellis design that incorporates the engine itself. The vertical cylinder is attached to the central steel trellis, and the rear seat post subframe is attached to the cylinder heads. This setup permits a small, light frame with incredible torsional stiffness, which is ideal for improving the SuperSport 950’s impressive dynamic capabilities. The kern weight of 210 kg is 1 kg less than the original SuperSport due to the arrangement of the frame with a supporting engine. Both the rear turn signals and the injection-molded front subframe have been updated.

The SuperSport 950’s 1,478-millimeter wheelbase, 24-degree head angle and 91-millimeter trail ensures the rider of optimal control and agility in turns and at high speeds. These features of the SuperSport are readily apparent at first glance, thanks in no little part to the combination of handling and footprint afforded by the SuperSport’s choice of rear tire size: 180/55. A lean angle of 48 degrees backs up the chassis performance, so there are no restrictions on how much fun you can have on the road or the track.

Elegant forged aluminum handlebars are positioned above the steering head on the SuperSport’s bridge, exposing the fork adjustments. The new radial self-bleeding front brake and clutch master cylinders, each with its oil tank, contribute much to the vehicle’s stylish appearance.

Die-cast aluminum is used for the footrest mounts, which secure foot-pegs with a profile designed for optimum footing when riding. The footrests may be swapped out with rubberized versions that are more suited for usage in the city if requested. Passenger footrests are permanently attached to the rear subframe and cannot be removed, while rider footrests have aluminum heel pads.

There is a toolkit and a convenient waterproof USB outlet for charging a mobile device under the seat.


The SuperSport 950 is a real Ducati sports bike with excellent stiffness and a low weight thanks to its adjustable suspension and single-sided swingarm in gravity-cast aluminum.

A Marzocchi fork with a diameter of 43 mm and fully adjustable hydraulics and preload is mounted up front. The Sachs shock absorber in the back may be adjusted for spring preload and has a hydraulic brake that works in extension. It is attached to the vertical cylinder on one side and the single arm on the other.

The SuperSport 950 S has a sophisticated Ohlins suspension with many settings. There is a fully adjustable hlins monoshock with a built-in gas tank in the back and a fork up front with 48 mm stanchions treated with TiN for optimal smoothness.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle

Both variants support the addition of a hlins steering damper to their chassis’ existing hardware.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle – Price

The new 2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle is available at $17,695 only.

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Testastretta 11°, liquid-cooled, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve-per-cylinder, Desmodromic.
Displacement 937cc
Bore X stroke 94 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression ratio 12,6± 0.5 :1
Power 110 hp (81 kW) @ 9.000 rpm
Torque 69 lb-ft (93 Nm) @ 6.500 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, Æ 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride-by-Wire.
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers.
Gearbox Six speed including Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO.
Primary drive Straight-cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15 & Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Slipper & self-servo wet multi-plate clutch including hydraulic control. Self-bleeding master cylinder


Frame A tubular steel Trellis frame is fixed to the cylinder head.
Front Suspension Fully adjustable Æ 48 mm usd Öhlins fork featuring TiN treatment.
Front-wheel Y-shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins mono-shock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.
Rear Wheel Y-shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy 5.50″ x 17″
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 130 mm (5.1 in)/144 mm (5.7 in)
Front brake 3 x 320 mm of semi-floating discs, radially fixed Monobloc Brembo M4-32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch Cornering ABS. Self-bleeding master cylinder.
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, BoschCornering ABS.
Instrumentation Full-TFT color display

2023 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Sports Motorcycle


Dry weight 184 kg (405 lb)
Curb weight 210 kg (463 lb)
Seat height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Wheelbase 1.478 mm (58.3 in)
Rake 24°
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.2 gallon (US)
Number of seats 2


Safety equipment Riding Modes, ABS Bosch Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
Standard equipment Power Modes, Full-TFT color display, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, Adjustable windscreen, Öhlins suspension, Day Time Running Light (DRL), Passenger seat cowl.
Ready for An anti-theft system, Heated grips, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS).


Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 15.000 km – 9.000 mi/12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (desmo service) 30.000 km – 18.000 mi
Standard Euro 5 (only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies)

Emission Standards

CO2 Emissions CO2 = 134 g/km
Consumption 5,6 l/100 km
Color range Ducati Red
Arctic White Silk