The act of taking off-road dirtbikes and equipping them with road-centric parts like slick street tires and big brakes has been a big part of motorcycle culture for as long as we can remember. Ducati’s Hypermotard has also been a big part of motorcycle culture for the exact reasons listed above. What happens when you take an entire wild riding style and hand it over to the Italian designers? The 2022 Ducati Hypermotard is what happens.
The Hypermotard has been carefully designed to find the perfect balance between fun and performance. The 937cc Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder motor throws down a capable 114 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque wrapped around a lightweight formfactor with a short wheelbase and even shorter fuse for explosive fun. A 25 degree rake and wheelbase of just under 58 inches make this motorcycle quick and agile.
Ducati’s 2022 model range brings updates to the Hypermotard in the form of large revisions to the gearbox to aid in accurate gear selection and decrease the chances of grinding gears as the 937cc Testastrettas have had a long historic problem with.
An ‘SP’ edition of the Hypermotard is available and comes standard with Ducati’s IMU-based quickshifter, special livery, upgraded Öhlins suspension and forged rims. Unlike a traditional supermoto from other manufacturers, in typical Ducati fashion the Hypermotard comes ready with Bosch six-axis IMU to aid in wheelie control, TC, and even cornering ABS.
The 2022 Ducati Hypermotard starts at $13,395 USD / $15,495 CAD.
The 2022 Ducati Hypermotard SP starts at $17,495 USD / $19,895 CAD.
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Ducati Hypermotard in one place.
2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 & Hypermotard SP Features
6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU)
The Hypermotard 950 is equipped with modern, sophisticated electronics based on Bosch 6-axis inertial platform, which instantly detects the motorcycle roll, yaw and pitch angle in space.
The operating parameters of each control system are associated by default with the three electronic setups, or Riding Modes, available on the Hypermotard 950. Riders have the ability to customize their riding styles and restore the parameters set by Ducati.
The instrumentation of the Hypermotard 950 family includes a 4.3″ TFT display.
Headlights and indicators
The front light unit features a lightweight, very compact design and uses a headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL), ensuring high visibility even during the day.
The Hypermotard 950 family is equipped with a revised version of the 937 cu cm twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° compliant with Euro 5 emissions standard regulations (in countries countries where Euro 5 standard applies).
New engine specifications
The Testastretta 11° engine has pistons with a compression ratio increased to 13.3:1 (compared to 12.6:1 of the predecessor), an exhaust cam profile and an exhaust system with the silencers located under the seat.
Gearbox and clutch
The engine is equipped with a wet clutch with self-servo action and anti-hop function. Its hydraulic control system with adjustable lever help reduce lever effort.
The gearbox has been revised to make it easier to engage neutral when the bike is stationary and to ensure maximum precision in gear selection.
ABS Bosch Cornering
To ensure high braking performance, combined with excellent safety, the Hypermotard 950 has been equipped with ABS Bosch Cornering system with three-level adjustment.
Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
The DTC EVO on the Hypermotard 950 is based on an algorithm that makes its interventions more precise and quick.
Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
The Hypermotard 950 comes with the latest version of the Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO). This system uses the information provided by Bosch IMU 6D to prevent wheelies and enables the rider to achieve maximum performance under acceleration with ease and safely.
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
The Hypermotard 950 comes with provisions for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables user to answer phone calls, select and play music tracks, and receive text notifications via Bluetooth technology.
The Hypermotard 950 family features a steel trellis frame with variable-section tubes that weighs 2.2 lbs less than the previous model.
The Hypermotard 950 is equipped with a Marzocchi fork with fully adjustable 45 mm aluminum tubes and stanchions, and 170 mm wheel travel that shaved off 500 grams compared to the unit installed on the previous version.
The front braking system features two monobloc radially-mounted 4-piston Brembo M4.32 callipers operated by a radial brake master cylinder with adjustable 5-position lever.
Wheels and tires
The Hypermotard 950 is equipped with 3-spoke Y-shaped aluminum rims with 3.5″ section up front and 5.5″ section at the rear, and is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, namely 120/70 ZR17 up front and 180/55/55 ZR17 at the rear.