Ducati unveiled the first ever Hypermotard at the EICMA trade show in Milan back in 2005. A decade later, the Italian brand has unveiled the 2016 Hypermotard range with a new Euro4 compliant Testastretta engine and improved overall packages.
Ducati, in fact, has fitted the new Euro4 compliant 937cc V-twin engine in the 2016 Hypermotard, the track-focused 2016 Hypermotard SP and the touring-oriented 2016 Hyperstrada. Besides a new engine, all three motorcycles also come with fully adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes with ABS, traction control and multiple riding modes.
Over the old Hypermotard’s engine, the cleaner, more environmentally friendly 937cc V-twin motor features a revised crank with new cylinder and cylinder heads. Putting out 113bhp at 9,000rpm, the new motor only makes around 4bhp more than the old unit but is claimed to pack in a lot more torque.
Like the old model, the 2016 track-focused Hypermotard SP commands a premium positioning with its sportier Ohlins suspension, forged Marchesini wheels, magnesium engine covers, carbon fibre bodywork and sticky Pirelli rubber. Lastly, the 2016 Hyperstrada shows off its touring capabilities with a windscreen, a wider saddle, a 20mm taller handlebar and side bags.
The 2016 Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and Hyperstrad are now on sale in the UK with prices ranging between £9995 (Rs 10.01 lakh) and £12,995 (Rs 13.02 lakh). Besides these three, Ducati has also revealed the new 400cc Scrambler Sixty2, XDiavel and 959 Panigale at the ongoing EICMA trade show.