Pure fun, endless adrenaline
Aggressive look, sporty and fearless character: the new Hypermotard 950 SP goes back to the roots of competition motard style without sacrificing the sporty essence. Wide handlebar, narrow sides, low weight for greater agility when changing directions and a 114 HP Testastretta 11° engine, the new Hypermotard 950 SP offers unlimited excitement and fun
◾BOSCH EVO ABS CORNERING: Level 3 is suitable for everyday use on the road or for poor grip conditions. It guarantees safe and stable braking under all conditions, as rear wheel lift is kept under control under harsh braking. Level 2 always manages both the front and rear braking systems but allows for more aggressive braking with softer lift-up control. This level provides greater safety under braking, even in wet conditions. Level 1 introduces a racing-like intervention logic of the cornering system up front, and activates the Slide by Brake function at the rear that allows for sliding into corners using the rear brake safely for better performance in sports riding. In level 1, the rear lift-up control is disabled.
◾DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL EVO (DTC EVO): The DTC EVO interfaces with the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by constantly measuring the bike’s angle and using this information to better judge the actions necessary to ensure ideal slipping of the rear tyre (depending on the DTC EVO level set).
◾DUCATI WHEELIE CONTROL EVO (DWC EVO): The DWC EVO detects the occurrence and severity of wheelies more accurately, kicks in and controls them with a higher level of precision, so as to respond to rider inputs even more accurately.
◾DUCATI MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM (DMS): As the rider gets on the motorcycle, the smartphone connects automatically to the motorcycle via the Bluetooth module (available as an accessory on all range models), enabling the rider to control the main multimedia functions. The TFT display shows the track being played, an icon notifying of new incoming text messages or caller name. Call and music audio is transmitted to the earpads of the rider’s helmet. The DMS is available as an accessory for all models of the Hypermotard 950 range
◾Riding Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS , Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
◾Power Modes, Day Time Running Light (DRL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, Marchesini forged wheels, Tapered aluminum handlebars, Removable passenger footpegs, USB power socket, Carbon fibre components: front mudguard, timing belt covers.
- LED Headlight
- LED Taillight
- Traction Control
◾FRAME: 25° steering head angle, 104 mm trail and 30 mm offset allow for stable and safe control without compromising the agility typical of this motorcycle. The frame is connected to the rear subframe, also a steel trellis frame, derived from that of the first Hypermotard. A wide steering angle of 70° allows great handling, while the 1,493 mm (1,498 mm for the SP version) wheelbase allows maximising stability at high speeds. The fuel tank, with 14.5 litre fuel capacity, lends the Hypermotard 950 excellent overall range without spoiling its essential, curvy lines. The Hypermotard 950 sports a single-sided aluminium swinging arm.
◾SUSPENSIONS: At the rear, the 950 sports an adjustable Sachs shock absorber, with 150 mm wheel travel. The Hypermotard 950 SP, on the other hand, is equipped with a fully adjustable 48 mm Öhlins fork with 185 mm wheel travel and a fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber with 175 mm wheel travel.
◾BRAKES: On the front end the discs measure 320 mm and feature aluminium flanges (for a total weight reduction of 600 grams), while at the back there is a single 245 mm diameter disc gripped by a single Brembo calliper. These components ensure a braking performance that sets the standard for the industry, a characteristic that has always been common to all Ducati bikes.
◾WHEELS AND TIRES: These new wheels enabled a weight saving of 800 grams compared to those fitted on the previous model. The Hypermotard 950 SP, on the other hand, is fitted with lightweight Marchesini forged rims with 3 Y-spokes, 3.5" section up front and 5.5" at the rear, and the latest evolution of the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP racing tyres, namely 120/70 ZR7 up front and 180/55 ZR177 at the rear.
◾TESTASTRETTA 11°: The twin-cylinder engine has been radically revised and lightened (-1.5 kg). It outputs 4 more horsepower than its predecessor (114 hp at 9,000 rpm) and a flat torque curve peaking at 9.8 kgm at 7,250 rpm. 80% of the Hypermotard 950’s torque available at as low as 3,000 rpm, whereas torque output never drops below 88% between 5,000 and 9,000 rpm.
◾COMPRESSION RATIO: The Testastretta 11° engine features a new throttle body with 53 mm bore, and is controlled by a new engine control unit and a new Ride-by-Wire throttle control system. The twin-cylinder engine also sports new, lighter clutch and generator covers, a new lighter selector drum, aluminium rather than steel belt tensioners and magnesium head covers.
◾GEARBOX AND CLUTCH: The gearbox sports the Ducati Quick Shift EVO system (DQS EVO) with up/down function. Fine tuned for the Hypermotard 950 and available as an option (from standard on the SP version), it uses the lean angle information to maximise the motorcycle stability during shift changes in corners. Besides minimising shift times, the DQS EVO allows downshifts without using the clutch thereby ensuring even more effective braking into corners. The system acts in a different way for upshifts and downshifts, supplementing the advance firing and injection action during upshifts with the controlled opening of the throttle for downshifts, thanks to the full Ride-by-Wire system.
◾6-AXIS INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (6D IMU): The electronic package of the Hypermotard 950 includes: Bosch Cornering ABS EVO (with Slide by Brake function) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, which together form the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down EVO, standard on the 950 SP version and available as an option on the 950
◾RIDING MODE: The Sport Riding Mode is suitable for sports-style riding on winding roads or on the track, and delivers the full 114 hp power delivery of the Ducati twin-cylinder engine according to the performance-oriented electronic setup. The Touring Riding Mode is ideal for in-town and out-of-town outings and for those who prefer a neat, smooth ride. The 114 hp of the Ducati twin are delivered according to a more safety-oriented electronic setup. The Urban Riding Mode is designed for everyday use in city traffic and under poor grip conditions, e.g. in the rain. That is why for twin-cylinder Testastretta this mode uses a XX hp power limit and its electronic settings are all oriented towards maximum safety.
◾INSTRUMENTATION: Graphics are reminiscent of the Panigale V4, and offer user-friendly menu navigation and setting adjustments. Each Riding Mode is assigned a specific colour for ease of reference. The Riding Mode setting interface provides a clear-cut, comprehensible overview of current changes to the settings with explanatory drawings of the system being set up and a graduated scale that indicates whether a change is more performance or safety/stability-oriented.
◾HEADLIGHTS AND INDICATORS: At the rear end, a LED strip doubles as rear and stop light. The front LED turn indicators are integrated in the hand guards to keep the Hypermotard 950’s neat lines uncluttered.