Ducati’s new Hypermotard 950 takes its inspiration directly from the early days of motard racing, keeping things simple, streamlined, and sporty. Designed for aggressive handling and supreme agility, the Ducati Hypermotard 950 is all about lightweight fun and non-stop excitement.
The latest iteration of the Hypermotard has had something of a redesign, with a number of interesting upgrades that haven’t watered down the motorcycle’s personality or performance. The most significant change has been the riding position, which now offers more control and presence than ever before.
Wider handlebars, a narrower and slim line side profile, and a revised seat have all been added to the mix to create a more commanding riding position, boosting rider comfort.
Underneath, the Hypermotard is powered by Ducati’s famous 11-degree Testastretta v-twin engine—but even that has seen some improvement. Thanks to some mechanical changes, the Testastretta unit now weighs in 3.3 lbs lighter than the previous version, with even more horsepower than before. Now, the Hypermotard 950 & 950 SP both boast 114 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of peak torque.
All of that power is kept in line using selectable riding modes, traction control, wheelie control, and Bosch cornering ABS. These features are standard on both models. The major difference between the 950 and 950 SP is that the SP features carbon fiber components, forged wheels, and Öhlins suspension rather than Marzocchi.
For 2020, the Hypermotard is available in Ducati Red with prices starting from $13,395. The Hypermotard 950 SP is available in a white and red SP livery, with prices starting from $16,995.
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937 cc, Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled, magnesium head covers.
Bore x Stroke
94 mm x 67.5 mm
Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire system.
Double under-tail aluminum muffler; catalytic converter and two lambda probes.
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch, hydraulic control.
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Marzocchi aluminum fully adjustable, upside-down Ø 45 mm.
Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.
2 x 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston 2-pad, radial pump with adjustable lever, with Bosch Cornering ABS.
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 120/70 ZR17
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 l (3,8 US gallons)
1493 mm (58,8 in)
104 mm (4.1 in)
870 mm (34.2 in)
178 kg (392 lb)
24 months unlimited mileage
2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 Features
The new Hypermotard perfectly combines such distinctive features of the Hypermotard 1100 as minimalism, aggressiveness, lightweight look and a “fun-bike” image with the innovation and technology of Ducati’s latest generation models.
Fun to the Nth degree
The riding position has been thoroughly revised for the utmost riding fun and control. The new Hypermotard 950 sports a new, more open handlebar, narrower side profile and a new Hypermotard 950 seat, featuring a flat, extended profile and a moderate bulge in the passenger area for improved comfort. The SP version seat is flat, in line with the motard style, to facilitate shifting forward and backward on the seat while riding.
Ducati Testastretta 11°
The Hypermotard 950 family is equipped with a revised version of the 937cc twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11°. The twin-cylinder engine has been radically revised (and lightened by 1.5 kg). It outputs 4 more horsepower than its predecessor, achieving 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and a flat torque curve peaking at 9.8 kgm at 7,250 rpm.
Thanks to Ducati’s constant attention to quality, the 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine allows optimal maintenance management: valve adjustment is scheduled every 18,000 mi (30,000 km).