From the moment it was first presented as a concept bike at the Milan show in late 2005, the Hypermotard prototype was an immediate success.
Production began in 2007 with the 1100 and 1100 S models and in 2013 the Hypermotard underwent great changes. A whole family was born from the one bike, powered by the 821cc Testastretta twin-cylinder which has now grown to 937cc.
The new 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11° engine guarantees a maximum power of 113 hp and most of all a 10% increase in torque.
This twin-cylinder engine, which has an oil-cooling radiator, is attached to the steel tube Trellis frame that made the Hypermotard famous. The whole range is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack which includes a 3-level ABS, 8 levels of Ducati Traction Control and 3 Riding Modes. Each Riding Mode has different electronic settings in order to provide the Hypermotard with three different personalities.
The Hypermotard 939 is available in the typical Ducati Red colouring as well as the elegant “Star White Silk”, both paired with a red frame. The Hypermotard 939 suspensions have a 43 mm diameter upside-down Kayaba fork with 170 mm travel and a Sachs shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping, providing 150 mm wheel travel. The Hypermotard 939 has a dry weight of 181 kg and a ride height of 850 mm. A raised comfort saddle with 20 mm of extra padding is also available as a Ducati Performance accessory. The Hypermotard 939 uses Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres.
The Hypermotard 939 SP has a livery inspired by the MotoGP, a weight of 178 kg and at the front a fully adjustable 50 mm diameter upside-down Öhlins fork with 185 mm travel. The rear suspension uses a fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber which allows for 175 mm rear wheel travel. The raised ride height of the SP version allows for a 47.5° lean angle, essential for extreme race-track riding. These specifications take the ride height of the Hypermotard 939 SP to 890 mm. A 20 mm lower saddle is available as a Ducati accessory on request. The Hypermotard 939 SP uses Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
The Hyperstrada 939 is sold only in the Ducati Red tone but with an elegant grey coloured frame. Designed for riding in non-urban contexts, it comes equipped with 50 litre semi-rigid removable bags and a centre stand. For increased comfort, the Hyperstrada 939 has handlebars raised by 20 mm and a touring windshield. There are also two 12 V power sockets, designed to power navigation instruments or thermal clothing.
The Hyperstrada 939 is equipped with a wider saddle for increased comfort. In addition there are passenger grab handles designed for safe and comfortable use. The saddle, at a height of just 810 mm, allows for optimum footing even with a full load and a passenger. Another saddle that’s even more comfortable with 20 mm of extra foam can be ordered. The Hyperstrada 939 suspensions rely on a 43 mm upside-down Kayaba with 130 mm travel while at the rear there’s a Sachs shock absorber with easily adjustable rebound damping and remote spring pre-load which allows for 133 mm travel of the rear wheel. The Hyperstrada 939 has a dry weight of 187 kg and uses Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres.
Complied by Philip Chong