Ducati has just launched the refreshed Hypermotard in India at a starting price of Rs. 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). Even though the Hypermotard is available internationally in three variants (950, 950 RVE and 950 SP), only two have made it to India. Ducati had launched the Hypermotard 950 back in 2019, which was the successor to the Hypermotard 939. The Hypermotard 950 was 4 kgs lighter than its predecessor thanks to its new frame, new wheels, lightweight Marzocchi forks and new brake discs with aluminium flanges.
It also made 4 hp over its predecessor, for a total of 114 hp and 95 nm of torque. That being said, power remains the same for the 2021 Hypermotard. Additionally, Ducati India has decided to skip the base variant, only launching the 950 RVE and the 950 SP. With its 14.5-litre fuel tank, range on the track or on the streets shouldn’t be much of a concern.
The 2021 Hypermotard does see slight tweaks to the gearbox; Ducati has made an effort to prevent false neutrals and increase overall smoothness by using reduced friction bearings and by adding some load to the gear level spring. It also features new alternator covers, an aluminium chain tensioner and magnesium cam covers. Ducati has added a 53 mm throttle body, new Ride-by-Wire throttle and a new engine control unit (ECU) for comparatively better rideability over its predecessor.
The Hypermotard 950 RVE features a Sachs monoshock at the rear and Marzocchi forks at the front, and it also gets Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres as standard. The 950 RVE also features a graffiti style livery inspired by the Hypermotard concept showcased back in 2019. The 950 RVE also gets aluminium wheels with three Y-spokes and have managed to reduce 800 grams of overall weight. As before, the Hypermotard 950 SP gets all the bells and whistles from Ducati’s top shelf and now features a new colour scheme inspired by Ducati’s MotoGP bikes. Compared to the 950 RVE, the 950 SP gets lighter Marchesini wheels and the Pirelli Diablo Supercosa SP tyres as standard. The suspension sees an upgrade over the 950 RVE with fully adjustable 48 mm Ohlins forks with 185 mm of travel at the front and a fully adjustable Ohlins shock absorber at the rear with 175 mm of travel.
The suspension sees an upgrade over the 950 RVE with fully adjustable 48 mm Ohlins forks with 185 mm of travel at the front and a fully adjustable Ohlins shock absorber at the rear with 175 mm of travel. The 2021 Hypermotard has a service interval of 15,000 kms for oil changes and 30,000 kms for a Desmo service. Both variants feature a Bosch 6-axis inertial platform that can detect the roll, yaw and pitch angles. You also get electronic aids such as Bosch Cornering ABS, Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and an up/down quickshifter. Customers can also opt for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) that’ll allow riders to select and browse through music, receive text messages or take incoming calls via Bluetooth.
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE has launched at Rs. 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) while the Hypermotard 950 SP at Rs. 16.24 lakh (ex-showroom India)