There has been an update in the Ducati range, and this time it’s that dashing Italian rascal. But, aren’t they all? However, we’re talking about the updated Hypermotard 950, which is now Euro 5-compliant and has a few updates besides. The most important of which is a tweak to the gearbox, which now makes it easier to engage neutral at standstill. Neat. The other important update is the top-of-the-line spec which wears its racing credentials quite literally on its shoulders.

2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP. (Image: Ducati)

The Hypermotard 950 SP sports (light chuckle) a MotoGP-inspired paint job and gets Ohlins suspension along with Marchesini forged wheels. Those, by the way, are not found on the other two trims of the Hypermotard 950 which includes the (also quite handsome) 950 RVE. Other than that, this supermoto hooligan with a penchant for everything red pretty much remains the same. That includes the 937cc, Testastretta L-twin engine which still churns out 112-bhp and 98-Nm.

2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP. (Image: Ducati)

It’s still mated to a six-speed gearbox and, thankfully, will find its way to our shores once again, pretty soon. What’s even better is that this just one of the 12 models Ducati will bring to India this year. What would be your pick from the Ducati range though? The Monster, Multistrada, Panigale or maybe the Streetfighter, Diavel, Scrambler or Superleggera? I’m pretty sure you already my pick of the litter.