Ducati has launched the all-new Hypermotard 950 in India. The 2019 all-new Ducati Hypermotard 950 is priced from Rs. 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, PAN India) with bookings open across all Ducati dealerships in India.
The all-new Ducati Hypermotard 950 draws its inspiration from its elder Hypermotard 1100 and trickles it down its characteristics to the 950. It gets an aggressive styling and sporty looking character. On the front, it gets the trademark Hypermotard beak below the headlight giving it the supermoto look. The compact headlamp setup is now integrated with a DRL and the 4.3-inch TFT instrument console takes its inspiration from the Panigale V4.
The 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 is powered by a 937cc twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° engine. Ducati claims that the engine now pulls even more and the new line of electronics ensure a smooth control while riding. The engine has also been reworked which allowed it to shed 1.5 kilograms from the engine. Additionally, the engine now makes 4 HP more which now stands at 114 HP at 9000 RPM and a peak torque of 96.04 Nm at 7250 RPM.
Moving on, the all-new Hypermotard 950 is now lighter by 4 kilograms, thanks to the light-weight trellis sub-frame. The motorcycle is also more compact visually. The overall weight reduction is aided by the lightweight frame, new rims, brake rotors and aluminium flanges along with lightweight Marzocchi forks which feature aluminium fork tubes.
The suspension department on the Hypermotard 950 is taken care of by new Marzocchi forks which have fully adjustable 45mm aluminium tubes and stanchions with a total travel of 170mm. Braking force is applied with the help of two Brembo M4.32, 4-piston monobloc radially mounted callipers which is operated via a radial brake master cylinder. The levers also get a 5-position adjustment feature. Ducati has also worked on the riding position on the all-new Hypermotard 950 with a new handlebar, a narrower side profile and a new seat with an extended profile for improved comfort.
Ducati has stuffed a lot of electronics into the Hypermotard 950. It gets a Bosch 6-axis IMU, Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO. One can also opt for the Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down EVO as an accessory. There are three riding modes which also change the different riding parameters. Riders can also tweak settings as well as reset them back to default. The clutch is now hydraulically operated and gets a radial master cylinder for better feel. Moreover, Ducati has enabled the motorcycles with Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) which allows the rider to connect his smartphone and manage functions like calls, messages and multimedia. It also displays the relative information on the TFT screen via Bluetooth.