Ducati has launched the new Ducati Hypermotard 950 in India, with the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE priced at ₹ 12.99 lakh (Ex-showroom) and the Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP priced at ₹ 16.24 lakh (Ex-showroom). According to Ducati, the third-generation Hypermotard draws inspiration and strengthens its ties with the world of Supermotard racing world, possessing aggressive streaks and an upright riding position, offering ergonomics derived from the motard world.
The RVE variant comes with fully adjustable 45mm Marzocchi forks and adjustable Sachs mono-shock and has a kerb weight of 200 kg. The Hypermotard 950 SP has 48mm fully adjustable Ohlins forks, as well as Ohlins rear suspension, with more suspension travel and weighs 198kg. The SP variant also has carbon fiber bits, forged Marchesini wheels, and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
"After witnessing the ongoing success of the new Hypermotard 950 in the global market, we are very excited to introduce the Hypermotard 950 range in India in two unique flavors: the Hypermotard 950 RVE and the Hypermotard 950 SP," said Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India. The Hypermotard 950 is the fun bike of the Ducati range and is designed to ensure a high level of excitement and control while riding. The Hypermotard is a very special Ducati experience and it is exciting to know that a bike like the Hypermotard SP is now available for the true motard enthusiasts in India."
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 family uses the Testastretta 937cc 11-degree twin-cylinder engine, which has been significantly modernized. It has shed 1.5 kg, generates almost 4 hp more than its predecessor, delivering a maximum power of 113 hp at 9000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm. 80 percent of the engine's torque is already available at 3,000 rpm, with at least 88 percent available between 5,000 and 9,000 rpm. The revised performance is courtesy of the new pistons with a compression ratio of 13.3: 1 (as opposed to 12.6:1 on the previous version).
A new 53mm throttle body feeds fuel to the Testastretta 11-degree L-twin engine, while a new engine control unit and new Ride-by-Wire throttle manage power delivery. The Hypermotard 950 RVE and SP versions also benefit from new, lighter alternator and clutch covers, lighter drive cylinders, aluminum chain tensioners (rather than steel), chain tensioners, and magnesium cam covers. The self-servo wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less effort on the winch thanks to the new hydraulic control system.
The new Ducati Hypermotard 950 also features a new steel trellis frame that is lighter than before, and the bike also features a single-sided aluminum swingarm. The new electronic package of the Hypermotard 950 is based on a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that powers Bosch's ABS EVO with Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO, with Ducati Wheelie Control and Ducati Quick Shift, which is an up/down quickshifter.