Ducati Hypermotard 950 Launched At Rs 11.99 Lakh
The new Hypermotard is lighter, faster and packs more features than the outgoing model
- The new Hypermotard 950 replaces the previous Hypermotard 939.
- It is 4kg lighter and delivers 4PS more than its predecessor.
- Gets a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument console among other updates.
Ducati has launched the Hypermotard 950 in India at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The new Hypermotard 950 replaces the Hypermotard 939 sold previously. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Hypermotard is lighter, delivers more power and gets more features. Along with the standard Hypermotard 950, you also have the hotter Hypermotard 950 SP. This, though, will not come to India as Ducati does not see a demand for such an exotic motorcycle in India.
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While the bike retains Ducati’s signature Hypermotard design, the 950 gets subtle design tweaks. Chief among them is the return of the twin underseat exhausts that seen on the first-generation Hypermotard. It gets a new headlamp with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps and mirror mounted LED turn indicators. Also new is a 4.3-inch TFT-instrument console. Overall, the new bike looks meaner and is 4kg lighter than its predecessor.
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Powering the bike is an updated 937cc Testastretta L-twin liquid-cooled engine which delivers 113.5PS of power and 96Nm of torque. That's 3.5PS and 1Nm more than its predecessor. It gets a six-speed gearbox with a hydraulically actuated clutch for lighter clutch action. Electronics include three riding modes, a 6-axis IMU-based traction control, wheelie control and a three-level Bosch cornering ABS.
The bike gets a trellis frame suspended on fully-adjustable 45mm Marzocchi front fork and a fully-adjustable Sachs rear monoshock. Braking is via twin 320mm front discs with Brembo radially mounted calipers and a 245mm rear disc. It gets trick Pirelli Diablo Rosso III radial tyres.
The new Hypermotard 950 is being brought to India via the CBU route. It competes with the Aprilia Dorsuduro 900 (Rs 12.5 lakh ex-showroom, India) here.