- The 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 is powered by an updated L-Twin 937cc motor
- The updated Supermoto was first showcased at the EICMA 2018
- Ducati also has an SP variant of the Hypermotard 950 in the international market
- The 2019 Hypermotard 950 has become more powerful and shed around 4 kg
Ducati India - a subsidiary of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has announced to launch the updated 2019 edition of the Hypermotard 950 on June 12. The updated edition of the Supermoto was first showcased at the EICMA 2018. It gets a more powerful motor, lighter chassis, revised styling and a more premium electronics kit as compared to the standard Hypermotard 939.
Mechanically, the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard gets its propulsion from an updated L-Twin, 937 cc Testastretta motor which makes 4 bhp and 1 Nm more than the outgoing model. Specifically, 114 bhp of peak power and 96 Nm of peak torque, all thanks to the increased compression ratio. The brand also claims that the 80 per cent of the peak torque is available at 3,000 rpm. For the update, Ducati also has an SP variant of the Hypermotard 950 in the international market which is equipped with a bi-directional (up and down) quick-shifter. One can get it on the standard model as an accessory.
The Supermoto is not only compact but lightweight also, a total of 4 kg lighter than the outgoing model. This has been achieved by a revised steel trellis frame, lightweight Marzocchi front USD fork and new rims. The rear suspension on the Hypermotard 950 is sourced from Sachs while the SP variant gets fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension setup at both the ends.
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 is equipped with a comprehensive electronics kit that includes - Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Quick Shift (accessory). The supermoto also features Ducati Multimedia System which allows the rider to control information like calls, messages and music control via Bluetooth Connectivity. The 2019 Hypermotard 950 will be priced a bit higher than the outgoing Hypermotard 939 which currently retails at Rs 11.17 lakh (ex-showroom).