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Exploring the Ducati Hypermotard 950: A true Supermoto Experience

Exploring the Ducati Hypermotard 950: A true Supermoto Experience

Real feel, endless performance
The Hypermotard line now has a new rookie: Hypermotard 950 RVE

The Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE as the new wave for the Hypermotard 950 Series, was unveiled at the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este 2019.

The new version of the motorcycle has a lively design, typical of Ducati’s style, highlighting the sophistication and strength in the overall impressive sporty design, inspired by the Supermotard races around the world, bringing to life. irresistible emotions and meticulous care in the production process.

As a motorcycle enthusiast, you’re constantly on the lookout for a bike that can truly excite your senses and bring you closer to the road. And if you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled ride with an attitude, you might want to consider getting your hands on the Ducati Hypermotard 950.

In this blog post, we’ll explore what makes the Hypermotard 950 such a unique and thrilling machine. From its design to performance, handling, and technology features – here’s everything you need to know

about this superbike.

A revised riding position maximizes control in the new Hypermotard 950. Its wider handlebars, slimmer sides, and new seat make movement during riding smooth and ensure that feet can be planted firmly on the ground with an inner leg curve measurement that is now 53mm shorter. The frontal view of the motorcycle is characterized by a “beak” surmounted by a compact headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL) to give the Hypermotard 950 excellent visibility in daylight, highlighting its clear “family feeling” with its predecessor models.

The design of the Hypermotard 950 pivots around the twin under-seat tailpipes and minimalist superstructure, keeping mechanics – including light rear Trellis sub-frame – in clear view. The Hypermotard 950 is also 4kg lighter than its previous model with a new frame made up of tubes of varying diameter, new rims, brake discs with aluminum flanges, lightweight Marzocchi forks with aluminum fork bodies/tubes, and meticulous design details.

The heart of the new Hyper 950 lies a renewed 937cc Testastretta 11° twin engine with more muscle, greater pulling power, and new electronics to ensure smoother control. With 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and a torque of 9.8 kgm – of which 80% is already available at 3,000 rpm – performance is kept under control by modern electronics which uses a Bosch six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) to detect instant roll angle ,yaw angle and pitch angles instantly.

The electronics package on the Hypermotard includes Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (with setting one), Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO (as standard on the 950 SP version and available as an accessory on the 950). The tapered aluminum handlebars mount radial pumps with separate front brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, while a hydraulic clutch replaces the previous cable-operated one. The design and interface of the color TFT display take their cue from the panel on the Panigale V4.

  • 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11° engine
  • Twin under-seat silencers
  • Trellis frame with tapered tubing; rear Trellis sub-frame
  • Marzocchi 45mm forks fully adjustable, 170 mm of wheel travel
  • Adjustable Sachs shock absorber, 150 mm of wheel travel
  • Cast aluminium wheels with three Y-spokes
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres
  • Tapered aluminium handlebars
  • Brake and hydraulic clutch with radial pumps and separate fluid reservoirs
  • Colour TFT instrumentation
  • Six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU)
    • Bosch Cornering ABS EVO with Slide by Brake function
    • Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
    • Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
  • Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban)
  • Headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL)
  • Front and rear LED auto-off indicators
  • Fuel tank capacity 14.5 litres
  • Inner leg curve 1,940 mm (-53 mm vs previous model)
  • Seat height 870mm; Lean angle 44°
  • Kerb weight 200 kg (-4 kg vs previous model)

2019 Hypermotard 950 SP

For those who seek a bike with higher performance, there is the Hypermotard 950 SP. The SP version features dedicated graphics that give it an even sportier look. It also has a flat seat, increased travel Öhlins suspension which gives more wheel travel, +15 mm at the front and +25 mm at the rear respectively, increasing the lean angle by +3°. The bike has Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO.

The Hypermotard 950 is compatible with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders connect their smartphone to manage key multimedia functions like incoming calls, text messaging, music via switchgears and display the relative information on the TFT instrument panel.

Features of 2019 Hypermotard 950 SP are:

SP colour scheme with red frame and black wheel rims -Fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins fork with 185mm of wheel travel -Fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber with 175mm of wheel travel -Forged Marchesini wheels with three Y-spokes -Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO -Flat seat -Carbon fibre components: front mudguard, belt covers -Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres -Inner leg curve of 1,980 mm (-53 mm vs previous model) -Seat height of 890 mm -Lean angle of 47° -Kerb weight of 198 kg (-3 kg vs previous model).

Design Of Ducati Hypermotard 950

The Hypermotard 950 is a beauty to behold. With its sharp lines and aggressive stance, it’s clear that this bike means business. The sleek front-end design features dual LED headlights that give it a menacing look while providing excellent visibility at night.

The bike also has a high tail section that enhances its sporty look while aiding in aerodynamics. The seat height is adjustable from 870mm to 890mm, allowing riders of all heights to find their perfect riding position.

The color scheme options range from basic black or white models to vibrant red or yellow variations. But no matter which colorway you choose, the Hypermotard 950 will turn heads everywhere you go.


The heart of any motorcycle is its engine, and the Hypermotard 950 doesn’t disappoint in this department. It’s powered by a 937cc Testastretta twin-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive output of 114 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm.

This powertrain comes with three Riding Modes – Sport, Touring, and Urban – enabling riders to customize their experience based on road conditions or personal preferences.

But what sets the Hypermotard apart from many other bikes is its Supermoto mode. This feature adjusts the bike’s power delivery and traction control to give you a true off-road feel on paved roads, allowing riders to take corners with confidence.


The Hypermotard 950’s handling is a dream come true for those who love sharp turns and nimble maneuvers. With a lightweight trellis frame and top-notch suspension system, this bike provides excellent feedback and stability in any situation.

The front-end features 45mm Marzocchi inverted forks, while the rear suspension has a Sachs monoshock that can be adjusted for preload and damping. The brakes are equally impressive, featuring Brembo calipers on dual 320mm discs up front and a single 245mm disc in the rear.

The riding position is upright and commanding, giving riders an unparalleled view of the road ahead. And with a curb weight of just over 400 pounds (183 kg), the Hypermotard 950 is easy to maneuver through tight spaces or crowded city streets.


The Hypermotard 950 comes packed with numerous advanced technology features that enhance both safety and convenience. Key among these is Ducati’s Quick Shift EVO system, enabling riders to shift gears without using the clutch lever at high speeds.

Other notable tech features include cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, ride-by-wire throttle response, and a full-color TFT display that shows vital information such as speed, gear selection, fuel level, and more.

And if you’re looking for additional customization options or performance enhancements, Ducati’s extensive catalog of accessories can help you tailor your ride to your exact needs.


As with any high-performance motorcycle, proper maintenance is essential to ensuring longevity and peak performance. Luckily for Hypermotard owners, Ducati’s service intervals are relatively long compared to other bikes in its class.

Routine services such as oil changes, valve adjustments, and belt replacements are required at 15,000-mile intervals. And with a two-year unlimited mile warranty included, you can have peace of mind knowing that any issues will be taken care of.


The Ducati Hypermotard 950 is a superbike like no other. Its unique blend of design, performance, handling, and technology features makes it an excellent choice for riders who crave the ultimate in two-wheel thrills.

So if you’re ready to experience the road from a whole new perspective – one that’s exhilarating, dynamic, and full of possibilities – the Hypermotard 950 is waiting for you.








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