Here’s good news for all Ducati Superbike fans. Ducati has finally launched its all-new superbike, Hypermotard 950 for the Indian bike enthusiasts. The new model will replace Hypermotard 939. The all-new Hypermotard is more powerful than other rivals as it comes with a new engine, frameworks, suspension and fly-by-wire technology. The bike was debuted at 2018 EICMA earlier and now its finally here. The bike maker has revealed the bike in two variants: Hypermotard 950 and Hypermotard 950 SP.
At the front, we notice the traditional Hypermotard ‘beak’ highlighting a snug headlight with a Daytime Running Light (DRL). It comes with an aggressive scheme that has pivots encompassing the dual under-seat tailpipes. It has been developed at a light-weight platform which makes it lighter by 4kg thanks to the steel trellis structure with variable-section tubes, strips, brake discs with aluminium flanges and Marzocchi forks with aluminium fork bodies.
In terms of suspension, the all-new Hypermotard 950 comes with Marzocchi fork including fully adjustable 45 mm aluminium tubes and stanchions, and 170mm wheel travel. The braking duties are handled by two monoblocs radially mounted 4-piston Brembo M4.32 callipers highlighting radial brake master cylinder along with an adjustable 5-position lever at the front. The standard variant features Sachs monoshock at the rear, while top-specs variant comes with Ohlins monoshock.
Hypermotard 950 has received a new handlebar, slimmer side portion and a new seat with enhanced comfort. It is integrated with 3-spoke Y-shaped aluminium rims. It sits Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires: 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/55/55 ZR17 at the rear. Some other features include a full-TFT colour display with manage key multimedia functions (calls, texts, music), USB power socket, power modes, and demountable passenger footpegs. The top-specs SP variant has some advanced features like Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), carbon fibre mudguard at the front, and timing belt covers.
In terms of safety features, it comes with Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO as standard. The bikes are powered by a 937cc, fuel-injected unit that is capable of making 114 hp of max power at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm. The engine is combined with a 6-speed transmission. The new Hypermotard 950 makes the riding comfortable with 3 Riding Modes: Sport, Touring and Urban, suitable for all road conditions. It is available at a price tag of Rs 11.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom India). You can book the bike at nearby Ducati dealerships.
Commenting on the launch, Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “Hypermotard range has been loved and appreciated by riders who look for a fun and adrenalin-packed motorcycle. The new Hypermotard 950 inherits the sport and fearless characteristics which aligns to the personality of a rider who wants pure fun. It does not confine itself to a supermoto bike alone but rather comes with the performance of a dirt bike and soul of a sports bike. It’s a perfect choice for riders who’re looking for a thrilling yet sophisticated motorcycle.”
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