Ducati Hypermotard 950 landed on the Indian shores for Rs 11.99 lakh ex-showroom pan India. Gets more power and iconic underseat exhaust mufflers
The Italian exotic motorcycle maker, Ducati has launched their latest dual-purpose bike in India. The Ducati Hypermotard 950 is now available for an amount of Rs 11.99 lakh ex-showroom pan India. Hypermotard 950 is an updated version of Hypermotard 939 which is now lifted off the market.
Major updates include a revised 937cc, Testasretta 11 degree twin-cylinder engine. The powerplant gets new pistons which increased the compression ratio to 13.3:1 while the previous bike had 12.6:1. This resulted in a gain in power output by 4bhp to a total of 114bhp at 9000rpm. There is a minute increase in torque as new number stands at 96Nm at 7250rpm from previous 95. That said, the engine makes around 76Nm of twisting force (about 80%) at meager 3000rpm.
2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 is all you need to play
Speaking about the electronics, new Hypermotard 950 gets nearly all of them. It gets 6-axis IMU, Bosch EVO Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO. The 950 gets an option to include two-way Ducati Quick Shifter (DQS).
There are three riding modes – Sport, Touring, and Urban. Sport mode utilizes all 114 horses with race optimized electronics. The touring mode also uses full engine power but sanely and electronics are focused towards more safety. However, the Urban mode reduces the engine power to 75bhp with complete focus on safety electronics.
Ducati Hypermotard 950 is packed in with a steel trellis frame which is lighter than before. The bike is suspended on fully adjustable 45 mm Marzocchi USD forks with 170 mm travel up front. The rear one utilizes adjustable Sachs monoshock with 150 mm travel. Braking duties are performed by twin radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monoblock calipers at front gripping two 320 mm rotors. The rear end is taken care of by 245 mm disc with a floating Brembo caliper.
The dry weight of Hypermotard 950 is 178 kg while the wet weight stands at 200 kg. The seat is ruthlessly high at 870 mm. IMO, you need to be at least 6 feet tall to comfortably control the bike on all terrains.
The Hypermotard does not have a direct rival in the Indian market. However, for the sake of it, we have Triumph Tiger 800s and maybe Scrambler 1100 (don’t laugh). Ducati India has started the deliveries of new Hypermotard 950. The bike is available for Rs 11.99 lakh ex-showroom Pan India.
Ducati Hypermotard 950 Specifications
|Bore X Stroke||94 mm X 67.5 mm|
|Max Power||114 bhp @9,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||96 Nm @7250 RPM|
|Fuel Tank||14.5 Liters|
|Weight||200 Kg (wet)/ 178 kg (dry)|
|Seat Height||870 mm|
|Ground Clearance||195 mm|
|Front Suspension||45 mm Marzocchi USD forks, 170 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Sachs monoshock, 150 mm travel|
|Front Tyre||120/70-ZR17 Diablo Rosso III|
|Rear Tyre||180/55-ZR17 Diablo Rosso III|
|Front Brake||Twin 320 mm Disc, 4-piston Brembo M4.32 monoblock calipers|
|Rear Brake||245 mm Disc, Brembo caliper|
|Safety||Riding Modes, Cornering ABS, DTC, DWC|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs 11.99 Lakh|
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