- Lighter and more powerful than its predecessor
- Receives a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument console
- Will replace the Hypermotard 939 currently on sale in the country
If you have a liking for Supermotos, then you ought to know that Ducati India will be launching the Hypermotard 950 in India tomorrow. It will replace the out-going Hypermotard 939 that is currently on sale in India.
Now, if you are unaware as to what Supermotos are, then just imagine a powerful dirt bike shod with high-spec suspension and sticky road-biased tyres and voila, you have an instant hooligan to terrorize the street. Now, since you’ve got the drift, here's what the new Ducati Hypermotard 950 has to offer over the already menacing Hypermotard 939. First up, while the overall design remains more or less the same, the latter gets a few cosmetic updates to give it a fresh look. The front tall mudguard is sharper and is paired with an aggressively styles headlamp with LED DRLs. It also receives a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument console. The red painted trellis frame is more exposed while it now sports a twin under-seat exhaust system that looks a lot more appealing.
In terms of mechanicals, the Hypermotard 950 continues to be powered by the same 937cc, L-twin liquid-cooled motor but it has been re-tuned to produce 4bhp more. The power output figures stand at 112.6bhp of max power and 96Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox that is assisted by a slipper clutch.
For cycle parts, the Hypermotard 950 is equipped with 45mm Marzocchi front forks and Sachs rear monoshock, both fully adjustable. Braking is done by 320mm twin disc up front and 245mm single disc at the rear. With the Hypermotard 950, Ducati has managed to shave off 4kgs overall compared to the out-going Hypermotard 939.
Expect Ducati to price the Hypermotard 950 at a higher premium over the Hypermotorad 939 which currently retails at Rs 11.17 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). In terms of rivalry, the Ducati Hypermotard 950 will lock horns with the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 in India.