2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 / 950 SP
Ducati revamped its Hypermotard range ahead of MY2019 with the 950 and 950 SP to replace its outgoing Hypermotard 939 models. The new 950 borrows from the supermotard world for general design and rocks sharper angles for a more aggressive look. The 950 dropped some weight compared to its predecessor and replaced it with ponies for greater performance across the board, and the “SP” comes with top-shelf suspension and wheels, plus an expanded electronics suite and carbon fiber components to sweeten the deal. The hooligan-bike sector isn’t what you’d call the most populated by any means, but I’ve already got some potential competitors in mind so let’s go ahead and dive right into Ducati’s newest jackass bikes.
2016 - 2018 Ducati Hypermotard 939
Ducati updated its Hypermotard for the 2016 model year and carried that forward to 2018. Fairly fresh off a revamp in ’13, the new Hypermotard variant brings Ducati’s EURO 4-emissions compliant Testastretta to the range along with its increased, 937 cc displacement and 113-pony output. The factory also padded the range with a MotoGP-liveried, 939 SP that sports top-shelf racing suspension and is generally skewed toward track work, or riders who wish they were doing track work. Both rides benefit from Ducati’s rider-safety technology with onboard traction control, ABS and the like. Good thing too, since this is exactly the kind of bike that will allow you to get in trouble all three ways: quick, fast, and in-a-hurry.
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It takes a certain kind of chutzpah to call yourself a motard, let alone a hypermotard. But since 2007, that’s what Ducati has called this high-riding, lightweight, powerful, and dirtbike-like machine. It’s the Ducati Hypermotard, and yes, it still evokes the same childlike enthusiasm out of me now as it did eight years ago.
Since first breaking into the market in 2007, the Hypermotard has wrestled a specific niche motorcycle segment and has called it its own. It’s an impressive achievement for a bike considered to be young by Ducati standards, but the Hypermotard and its fellow offsprings - the Hypermotard SP and the Hyperstrada - have become fan favorites in their own right, thanks in large part to their seamless integration of a dirtbike’s elusive agility with the refined power and sporty characteristics of a sports bike.
It’s no wonder that the Hypermotard is still going strong to this day. Whether you’re a young rider looking to gain some experience on two wheels or you’re a grizzled vet looking for something fun and enjoyable, the Hypermotard has extended its reach far beyond Ducati’s original plans for the bike.
Then again, that’s what happens when you appeal across a broad spectrum of riders.
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The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is a modern motorcycle that deals great with the requirements of city riding, but also feels pretty comfortable on the open road.
As far as style is concerned, the Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro features a classy brown seat with a ribbed design, lined with technical fabrics, a big, round headlight protected by an old school grill and aluminum 10 spoke wheels that measure 3’’ x 18’’ up front and 5.5” x 17” at the rear.
The motorcycle is also equipped with a high mudguard made of plastic fibre, LED lights, an LCD dashboard and an off road handlebar with cross bar.
The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is propelled by an 803 cc, L-twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled engine which generates a maximum output of 55 KW (75 Hp) at 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm (50 Lb-Ft) of torque at 5,750 Rpm.
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Fast, good looking and agile, the Ducati Hypermotard SP rewards you with a sporty riding experience every time you jump on its back.
The motorcycle weighs 171 kg (dry) and is built around a 821cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 81 kW (110 Hp) at 9250 rpm and 89 Nm (65.8 Lb-Ft) of torque at 7750 Rpm. The unit is mounted on a modern tubular steel trellis frame.
For enhanced performances, the Ducati Hypermotard SP is equipped with the Ducati Traction Control system, which is adjustable over 8 levels and you also get the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP).
The bike rides on forged Marchesini rims combined with fully adjustable suspensions with an ultralight Marzocchi aluminium yoke and an Öhlins rear shock absorber.
As far as prices are concerned, the Ducati Hypermotard SP can be yours for no less than $14,995.
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The Ducati Hyperstrada delivers ground shaking performances and at the same time, it is also able to reward its rider with a high level of versatility.
Among the features offered by the Ducati Hyperstrada you’ll find ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics and a series of touring features.
At the heart of the Ducati Hyperstrada sits an 821 cc Testastretta 11°, 4 valve engine which develops 110 hp at 9,250 rpm and 89 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.
The motorcycle is also fitted with a modern Ride-by-Wire system, which allows 3 different engine mappings to be used namely High, Medium and Low.
The engine breaths through a 2-1 exhaust system that has been completely redesigned with 50 mm exhaust headers and valves which flow into a new single silencer.
The Ducati Hyperstrada is priced at $13,495.
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Whether we are talking about style, comfort or handling, the Ducati Hyperstrada has it all. And there is no wonder why, as this fascinating motorcycle was created to set new standards in the hypermotard segment.
Its versatility is impressive and you won’t have to worry about technologies either, as the Hyperstrada is packed with all the features expected from a modern motorcycle such as ABS or DTC.
However, the Ducati Hyperstrada’s “technological core” is represented by the fresh Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 110hp (81kW) at 9250rpm and 89 Nm (65.8 lb-ft) of torque at 7750 rpm.
To be able to resist to this massive power generated by the engine the motorcycle received a new trellis frame which is combined with top-of-the range chassis components. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the 2013 Hyperstrada retains its highly maneuverable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, while the wheelbase now increases to 1490mm.
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The 2012 Ducati Hypermotard 796 was created to dominate the road. The bike features an aggressive design which is combined with a host of modern technologies and a fairly capable engine. All these features make it one of the most attractive naked bikes in its segment.
Its engine has na 803cc displacement, is air cooled and delivers a maximum power of 81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm and 55.7lb-ft (7.7kgm) of torque at 6250rpm. This massive power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed gearbox which is combined with the APTC ‘wet’ clutch. This advanced clutch prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever.
The motorcycle is also fitted with a modern 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system which uses an efficient pre-silencer configuration with twin lambda probes which help the bike conform to the Euro 3 emission standards.
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When it comes to the Hypermotard 1100 EVO, Ducati has adhered to a tried-and-tested formula grounded on minimalism and functionality.
The Hypermotard’s unique and innovative design stands out head and shoulders above the competition, highlighted by a distinctive beak that blends into the stylish headlamp fairing, making it an instantly recognizable bike. Couple that with a carefully shaped tank that tapers into a skinny waistline and you have a bike that looks and feels like a proven winner.
When the bike was first shown in concept guise at the 2005 Milan Bike Show, it represented the creation of a new segment that bridged the gap between refined sportbikes and minimalist supermotards. Despite initial reservations on the look of the bike, Ducati signed off on the production of the Hypermotard, driven by the belief in the upright and in-control riding position of a dirtbike, but not the harsh characteristics of its single cylinder engine.
In the end, the Hypermotard has proven to be a popular choice among Ducati aficionados. From the sturdy look of the Marzocchi front forks to the Ducati signature single-sided swingarm and underseat exhausts, the Hypermotard’s design remains unique and pure Ducati.
The result is a bike that’s not only easy to handle, but also offers unbelievable agility, incredibly sure-footed handing, and a flexible engine that can tackle any road.
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From a concept bike that wasn’t initially well received, the Ducati Hypermotard has evolved into a really special machine, spawning the 1100 EVOSP Corse Edition that injects some real racing fervor into the Hypermotard concept. With a higher ground clearance than the standard model, a top-spec suspension, higher bars, and the aggressive Corse colour scheme, the Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP is ready to rip up the racetrack in an instant.
The Hypermotard concept created an innovative segment that bridged the gap between hyper-sports bikes and supermotards. In essence, it took the high speed handling and smooth engine from a hyper-sport bike and combined it with the aggressive styling, lightweight minimalism, and slow corner precision of a supermotard.
Whereas the Hypermotard created a new market unto itself, the 1100 EVO SP has taken that concept and given birth to a true favorite among extreme riders. With those people looking for a bike that provided extra beef and more functionality, especially in extreme conditions, the Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP offers plenty of riding characteristics that extreme riders enjoy.
The combination of a 1100 L-Twin engine with an improved chassis are only two of the most important traits of this bike. It’s no wonder that Ducati has made this bike one of the most important in its roster. Not only has it morphed into a true prized ride, it has also turned the attention of those that had initial skepticism about it. In the end, the Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP has become a true extreme wonder bike, and in so doing, has given Ducati enthusiasts even more reason to love the brand.
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A couple of days ago we presented you Oberdan Bezzi’s Ducati Desmocross concept, but in the meantime the maestro has been occupied tweaking his sketch to transform the motocross bike into a veritable supermoto. Called the Ducati Desmotard concept, the bike only features different wheels, but it looks like a whole different kind of fun both on the track and on the streets.
Also powered by a 450cc single-cylinder engine, this Duck looks just like
what the Bologna-based company would build…if only. Read the designer’s description past the break.
Hypermotards are all about combining the right amount of power with perfect balance and chassis geometry for excellent feedback. It all resumes to upgrading those aggressive riding skills and obtaining better and better lap times. That’s what Ducati concentrates on with their 2010 Hypermotard 1100 EVO and EVO SP models, ensuring that every single owner brags about its ride each time it takes it closer to its limits.