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WATCH: Ducati Hypermotard 950 and 950sp video review

Visordown's Al Dowds went full ASBO on the press riding launch of Ducati's new 950 Hypermotard

DUCATI'S Hypermotard has always had a touch of the bonkers about it. Back in its original 1100cc form, the bike was revered as an animal to ride and the machine attracted adrenalin junkies in their droves to Ducati dealerships across the land.

Back in 2019, Visordown's resident hooligan (that's you Mr Dowds) went to the press launch of the new bike,  and he's happy to report it has lost none of its charms!

Ducati Hypermotard 950 & 950 SP (2019) specs

Price

 £10,995/£14,295 [SP]

Engine

 8v desmodromic 90° V-twin, DOHC, liquid cooled, 937cc

Bore x stroke

 94x67.5mm

Compression ratio

 13.3;1

Max power (claimed) 114bhp@9,000rpm

 

Max Torque (claimed) 71ft lb@7,250rpm

 

Transmission

 six speed gearbox, wet slipper assist clutch, chain drive

Frame

 steel tube trellis-type 

Front suspension

 45mm Marzocchi fully adjustable USD fork [SP - 48mm Öhlins fully-adjustable USD fork)

Rear suspension

 single-sided swingarm, fully-adjustable Sachs monoshock [SP - fully-adjustable Öhlins monoshock)

Brakes

 dual 320mm disc, four-piston radial Brembo calipers (front), 245mm disc, twin-piston caliper (rear), Bosch cornering ABS.

Wheels/tyres

 Cast aluminium/Pirelli Diablo Rosso III [SP- forged Marchesini aluminium/Pirelli Super Corsa SP v3] 120/70 17 front, 180/55 17 rear

Rake/trail

 25°/104mm

Wheelbase

 1,493mm [SP - 1,498mm]

Kerb weight (fully fueled)

 200kg [SP - 198kg]

Dry weight

 178kg [SP - 176kg]

Fuel capacity

 14.5 litres

Rider Aids

 six-axis IMU, Ducati wheelie control, traction control, cornering ABS, three customisable rider modes, USB power socket. SP comes with up/down quickshifter as stock.

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