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 Hypermotard 950

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 Review 2019

Ducati Hypermotard 950 & 950 SP (2019) specs


 £10,995/£14,295 [SP]


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

Bore x stroke


Compression ratio


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

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


 six speed gearbox, wet slipper assist clutch, chain drive


 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)


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


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




 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.