Ducati’s Hypermotard lineup moves forward once again for 2016, with a new engine and other tweaks.
Going forward, the entire Hyper lineup (the Hypermotard, the Hypermotard SP, and the Hyperstrada) all get a 937 cc motor with Euro 4 certification. The motor puts out 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 72 ft-lb of torque @ 7,500 rpm.
The motor’s increased displacement is due to a bigger bore (from 88 mm to 94 mm) as well as increased compression (13:1:1). There’s an oil-bath slipper clutch, and of course, new pistons, cylinders and cylinder heads. Maintenance intervals remain unchanged at 30,000 km.
The rest of the story is the usual from Ducati: The Hypermotard is your basic hooligan bike, with the Ducati Safety Pack (three-level ABS, eight-level traction control, three riding modes). It has 43 mm Kayaba USD forks and a Sachs rear shock with adjustable rebound damping. It weighs 181 kg dry. It ships with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires.
The SP edition adds better suspension to that package (50 mm Ohlins USD forks and an Ohlins shock, all fully adjustable), as well as “livery inspired by the Moto GP.” It weighs 178 kg dry, and will come with Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires and some carbon-fibre bodywork.
The Hyperstrada is the touring version, with luggage. We haven’t seen a weight figure for this machine yet, but we do know it has an upgraded charging system to handle the extra pieces of touring equipment — think heated vests and accessory lights. It also gets a sump guard, centre stand, touring screen and seat, and extended mudguards. The rear suspension features remote preload adjustability. It rides on Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires.
Canadian pricing and availability has not been announced for these models yet.
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