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Ducati launches Hypermotard 950 in India at INR 11.99 lakh

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Italian premium motorcycle brand Ducati has launched the Hypermotard 950 in India at a price of INR 11.99 lakh ex-showroom. The bookings for Ducati Hypermotard 950 have now been opened across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.

The motorcycle follows a minimalist design language and the Supermoto features the characteristic Hypermotard beak with a compact headlight and daytime running lights above it. The motorcycle gets a sculpted fuel tank with sharp tank shrouds and exposed trellis frame with a contrast coloured subframe. The motorcycle gets twin under-seat exhausts and an aluminium single-sided swing-arm. The Ducati Hypermotard 950 is not only compact, but it is also 4 kg lighter, than the previous model.

The engine powering the Ducati Hypermotard 950 is a 937cc Testastretta 11-degrees, L-Twin cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine that delivers 114 HP of power and 96 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The fuel delivery system is through an Electronic fuel injection system with 53 mm diameter throttle bodies with full ride by wire system. The motorcycle also gets a slipper assist clutch which is now a hydraulically operated unit, as opposed to the cable operated one on the previous motorcycle.

The chassis on the Hypermotard 950 is a tubular steel trellis frame equipped with a 45mm Marzocchi aluminium, upside-down, fully adjustable front suspension and a progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping, Sachs monoshock along with ‘Y’ shaped 17-inch, 3-spoke light alloy wheels shod in 120/70 front and 180/55 rear, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tubeless tyres.

The braking duties are performed by twin 320 mm semi-floating aluminium flange discs with radially mounted 4-piston Monobloc Brembo callipers on the front and 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper on the rear equipped with Bosch cornering ABS.

The electronics package includes three riding modes and a 4.3-inch TFT instruments display, a Bosch 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU), Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control and an optional Ducati Quick Shift-Up/Down EVO. The motorcycle also comes with a Ducati Multimedia System which enables the rider to connect their smartphones via Bluetooth technology and see relative information on the digital instruments console.