Leading Italian sport bike manufacturer Ducati has revealed that it is all set to roll out the Hypermotard 950 motorcycle in India on 12 June. While the company hasn’t officially disclosed the price of the new bike, it’s expected to be pegged at ?12.5 lakh. The Hypermotard 950 was first unveiled at the 2018 Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) at Milan.
The Hypermotard 950 is not a brand new bike. Ducati, instead, has carried out some cosmetic changes to the vehicle. It has redesigned LED lights, new seats, and a revised back. That aside, the motorcycle has a 4.3-inch TFT instrument panel, which looks similar to the Ducati Panigale V4.
The Hypermotard 950 is mounted on a steel trellis frame. The frame is 1kg lighter compared to the earlier version. The new Hypermotard, overall, weighs 4kg lighter than its current model. The bike is supported by fully adjustable, 45mm Marozocchi front forks and Sachs monoshock absorber at the back. Braking duties are handled by 320mm twin disc brakes in the front and a 245mm single disc unit at the back. The Hypermotard 950 has several unique features that include the Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, and three-level Bosch Cornering antilock braking system (ABS). The bike has three—urban, touring, and sports—riding modes.
The Hypermotard 950 is hauled by a liquid-cooled, 937cc Testrastretta engine which outputs 114.2PS maximum power and 96Nm peak torque. The motor is now equipped with a new engine control unit (ECU) offering a better compression ratio of 13.3:1. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission system.
While the Lamborghini-owned company sells the Hypermotard SP version in global markets, the bike will be available only on an order basis in India. The two-wheeler will be brought to India via the completely built up (CBU) route.