EICMA 2018: Ducati Hypermotard 950 Unveiled

Ducati has unveiled the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950, a successor to the Hypermotard 939, which now comes with a number of updates, together with extra energy, extra torque and a very upgraded electronics suite. The Hypermotard 950 will likely be accessible as a 2019 mannequin in two variants - a normal mannequin, in addition to a higher-spec Hypermotard 950 SP variant. Ducati has revised the 937 cc, 11-degree Testastretta V-twin engine, giving it new pistons and a better compression ratio. Energy output is now bumped as much as 114 bhp at 9,000 rpm and peak torque is a wholesome 96 Nm. Ducati says the engine produces 80 per cent of the torque at three,000 rpm, whereas 88 per cent of the torque is obtainable at between 5,000 and 9,000 rpm.

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The 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 is lighter by four kg and will get a brand new suite of electronics

The brand new Hypermotard 950 has misplaced virtually four kg, due to the brand new trellis body, and the engine alone saves 1.5 kg weight, in comparison with the earlier mannequin. The burden financial savings are with the brand new rims, new metal trellis body, new brake discs, light-weight Marzocchi forks with aluminium tubes. The 45 mm entrance fork is rather a lot lighter than the earlier mannequin, and the higher-spec SP model swaps out the Marzocchi suspension with Ohlins models, which provide extra suspension journey and a fatter 48 mm diameter. The Ohlins suspension has extra 15 mm journey on the entrance, and 25 mm extra journey on the rear. The SP variant additionally will get the Ducati Fast Shift (Up and Down) as customary.

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The 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 is lighter and will get an up to date engine, new chassis and electronics

The 2019 Ducati Hypermotard will get an up to date electronics system, with a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) from Bosch, which aids the Bosch cornering ABS with Slide by Brake perform on the primary setting, Ducati Traction Management EVO, Ducati Wheelie Management. The Ducati Fast Shift is obtainable as an adjunct on the bottom mannequin, however customary on the SP variant. Each variants use the identical Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial-mount entrance brake calipers, with twin 320 mm discs. The usual Hypermotard 950 comes with 17-inch aluminium wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, whereas the SP model comes with cast Marchesini wheels and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.

Further options embrace a full-colour TFT show, smartphone-connected multimedia system, detachable passenger pegs, and switch alerts integrated into the handlebar. The ride-by-wire system gives three driving modes - Sport, City and Touring, with Sport being probably the most aggressive and full energy, Touring with full energy however with a barely muted throttle response, and City with energy restricted to 75 bhp and a gentle throttle response and ABS, traction management and different electronics dialled up at their highest settings to be most intrusive.