2023 Ducati Supersport 950
The Ducati Supersport 950 2023 is a versatile sport motorcycle that blends thrilling performance, everyday comfort, and Italian style in a beautiful package. With its aerodynamic shape and bold lines, the Supersport 950 gives off an energetic vibe that hints at how fast it can go. The Supersport 950 has a powerful 937cc Testastretta engine that gives it quick acceleration and fast power, making every ride an exciting adventure. Its agile chassis, advanced suspension, and Brembo brakes give it great handling and control, making it easy to drive on both city streets and twisting roads. The Supersport 950 also has a comfortable seating position, an adjustable windscreen, and a number of riding modes that let the person change the bike’s performance to their liking. The Supersport 950 is both fast and safe because it has current technology like a full-color TFT display and advanced electronics like Ducati Quick Shift and cornering ABS. The Ducati Supersport 950 2023 is a sport motorcycle that is both exciting and easy to ride. It is a good choice for both experienced riders and people who have never been on a sport motorcycle before.
Some components of the motorbike are operated by or involve the use of the software. Such software may be subject to or require updates.
- Any updates that may be necessary to ensure the safety of the motorbike will be communicated by Ducati and made available for installation at the Ducati Service network.
- Information on updates that may be necessary to maintain the conformity of the motorbike is published on the Ducati website and the updates are made available, for two years from the date of purchase of the motorbike or for the longer term of the conventional warranty (if active for the motorbike), for installation at the Ducati Service network.
- Further updates and new versions of the software will be made available, in compliance with the motorbike maintenance schedule indicated in this Owner’s Manual, for installation at the Ducati Service network when the motorbike is serviced.
We invite you to periodically consult the section of the Ducati website dedicated to updates and to download and install the My Ducati App to keep informed of available updates.
In order to maintain the motorbike’s legal and, if applicable, conventional warranty of conformity (if applicable), you are required to install the updates made available as soon as possible and, in any case, within a reasonable period of time, also taking into account the importance of the update.
If the updates are not installed within a reasonable period of time, Ducati shall not be liable for any conformity or safety defects deriving from the failure to install the update.
A reference to ‘you’ is a reference to the Customer.
If you purchased your motorbike in Australia:
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
If you purchased your motorbike in New Zealand:
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a failure of substantial character and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a failure of substantial character.
The benefits given to you by the warranty set out in this Owner’s manual are in addition to any other rights and remedies you have under a law in relation to the motorcycle. If any provision of the general warranty conditions set out in this booklet should exclude or limit any rights under the Australian Consumer Law or the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (National Law), such provision is null and void. In circumstances where your rights under the National Law are greater than your rights under the Warranty, Ducati will honour your rights under the National Law.
To make a claim under the Warranty you must notify one of the Ducati Authorised Dealers and/or Work‐shops listed in the “Dealer Locator” (available at www.ducati.com) of any defects of the motorcycle within two (2) months of becoming aware of the defect. If you have any questions, you may contact Ducati ANZ Pty Ltd ACN 636 589 430 at Level 6, 895 South Dowling Street, Zetland NSW 2017 or by email at contac‐email@example.com or by phone on 1300 11 26 06 (AU) / 0800 382 284 (NZ).
You must bear the expense of claiming under the Warranty.
Dangerous products – warnings Used engine oil
- Prolonged or repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer. If working with engine oil on a daily basis, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly with soap immediately afterward. Keep away from children.
Never clean the brake assembly using compressed air or a dry brush.
- Spilling brake fluid onto plastic, rubber or painted parts of the motorcycle may cause damages. Protect these parts with a clean shop cloth before proceeding to service the system. Keep away from children.
- The fluid used in the brake system is corrosive. In the event of accidental contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area with abundant running water.
Engine coolant contains ethylene glycol, which may ignite under particular conditions, producing invisible flames. Although the flames from burning ethylene glycol are not visible, they are still capable of causing severe burns.
- Take care not to spill engine coolant on the exhaust system or engine parts.
These parts may be hot and ignite the coolant, which will subsequently burn with invisible flames.
- Coolant (ethylene glycol) is irritant and poisonous when ingested. Keep away from children. Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The coolant is under pressure and will cause severe burns.
The cooling fan operates automatically: keep hands well clear and make sure your clothing does not snag on the fan.
- The battery gives off explosive gases; never cause sparks or allow naked flames and cigarettes near the battery. When charging the battery, ensure that the working area is properly ventilated.
Vehicle identification number
These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts.
Engine identification number
These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts.
Main components and devices
Position on the vehicle
- Tank filler plug.
- Seat lock.
- Helmet cable fastening pin.
- Side stand.
- Rear-view mirrors.
- USB connection.
- Front fork adjusters.
- Rear shock absorber adjusters.
- Catalytic converter.
- Exhaust silencer.
Tank filler plug
Lift flap (1) and insert the key in the lock. Turn the key clockwise by 1/4 of a turn to release the lock.
Close the plug with key inserted and press to fit in place. Turn the key counter clockwise to the original position and remove it. Close flap (1).
The plug can only be closed when key is inserted.
After refueling, always make sure that the plug is perfectly in place and closed.
Removing the seat
Insert the key in lock (1), turn clockwise while pressing down at the latch (3) to help release the pin. Slide the seat (2) to the rear after removing the front retaining tabs (A) from the tank support bracket (B).
After removing the seat, you can reach the battery maintainer connector (C).
To use it, remove the cover and connect the connector (C) to the maintainer (4), as described in the chapter “Maintaining the battery charge”.
Refitting the seat
Make sure that all elements are correctly positioned and fastened to the compartment under the seat (2). Insert the retaining tabs (A), at the front end of the seat, into the tank support bracket (B) fixed to the rear subframe.
By keeping the rear part of the seat raised, insert the latch (3) into the lock (4), by pressing on the seat: push the seat rear end until you hear the lock (4) click into place.
Make sure the seat is safely secured to the frame and remove the key from the lock.
Maintaining the battery charge
Your motorcycle is equipped with a connector (1), under the seat, to which you can connect a special battery charger (2) (Battery charge maintenance kit part no. 69928471A (Europe), part no. 69928471AW (Japan), 69928471AX (Australia), 69928471AY (UK), 69928471AZ (USA), available from our sales network.
The electric system of this model is designed to ensure there is a very low power drain when the motorcycle is OFF. Nevertheless, the battery features a certain self-discharge rate that is normal and depends on ambient conditions as well as on “non-use” time.
If the battery is not kept at a minimum charge level by a suitable battery charge maintainer, sulphation may occur and this is an irreversible phenomenon causing decreasing battery performance.
When the motorcycle is left unused (approximately for more than 30 days). We recommend owners to use the Ducati battery charge maintainer (Battery maintenance kit) since its electronics monitor the battery voltage and feature a maximum charge current of 1.5 Ah. Connect the battery maintainer to the diagnostic socket.
The Ducati Supersport 950 is a sport-touring motorcycle known for its blend of sporty performance and comfortable ergonomics, making it suitable for both spirited riding and long-distance touring.
The engine specifications can vary, but generally, the Supersport 950 might be equipped with a V-twin engine with Ducati’s signature performance characteristics.
Engine power output can vary by model and configuration. Refer to Ducati’s official resources for the specific power figures of the 2023 Supersport 950.
The Supersport 950 might offer multiple riding modes like Sport, Touring, and Urban, each with different performance characteristics suited to various riding conditions.
Yes, the Supersport 950 is designed with touring in mind, offering a more comfortable riding position compared to aggressive sport bikes.
The Supersport 950 might be equipped with adjustable suspension components to provide a balance between comfort and sportiness.
Yes, modern Ducati motorcycles often come equipped with advanced electronics such as traction control, ABS, quick-shifter, and riding modes.
The Supersport 950 might feature high-performance braking systems with options like Brembo calipers and ABS for enhanced safety.
While the Supersport 950 has sporty characteristics, it’s primarily designed for road and sport-touring rather than track-focused riding.
Motorcycle weight can vary by model and configuration. Refer to Ducati’s official resources for the specific weight figures of the 2023 Supersport 950.
Many modern motorcycles, including the Supersport 950, often feature full-color TFT displays that provide essential information to the rider.
Ducati often offers a range of official accessories to personalize and enhance the Supersport 950, such as different seat options, luggage, and more.
Fuel tank capacity can vary by model. Refer to Ducati’s official resources for the specific fuel tank capacity of the 2023 Supersport 950.
Motorcycles like the Supersport 950 might offer various color schemes and graphic options. Check with Ducati for information about available colors.
Some modern motorcycles are equipped with smartphone connectivity options for navigation and media. Verify this feature with Ducati’s official documentation.