2015 EICMA: Ducati Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and Hyperstrada 939 + Video

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Confirming news we first broke in September, Ducati announced an updated Hypermotard lineup featuring a larger 937cc engine. Replacing the previous 821cc line will be the new Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard SP 939 and Hyperstrada 939.

The new oil-cooled 937cc Testastretta 11° engine is Euro4 compliant while boasting more horsepower and torque than the previous engine. To reach this new displacement, Ducati increased the cylinder bore to 94 mm from 88 mm while keeping the stroke at 67.2 mm. The engine has new pistons, cylinders and cylinder heads while the compression ratio increased to 13.1:1 from 12.8:1.

According to Ducati, the engine claims a peak output of 113 hp at 9000 rpm, an extra 3 hp on the 821cc engine. The real gains come in torque output, with Ducati claiming a 10% increase to 72.2 lb-ft. at 7500 rpm.

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The ride-by-wire throttle control system allows for three power modes. Each mode has preset traction control, ABS and rear-wheel lift control settings, but riders can override them with their own custom settings.

The Hypermotard and Hyperstrada gets Sport, Touring and Enduro. The Sport mode enables the full power with a high RbW throttle response, level-3 traction control and a sport-oriented level-1 ABS with low rear-end lift-up prevention. Touring mode also allows full access to the 113 hp but with a milder throttle response, level-4 traction control, level-2 ABS and increased rear-end lift mitigation. Urban mode cuts off power output at 75 hp with the lowest throttle response setting, level-6 traction control and level-2 ABS increased rear-end lift prevention.

The more up-spec Hypermotard SP gets Race, Sport and Wet modes. Race offers full power delivery and high throttle response, level-2 traction control and level-1 front-wheel-only ABS with no lift prevention. The SP’s Sport mode offers full power at medium throttle response, level-3 traction and level-2 ABS with low rear-end lift prevention. Wet mode restricts power to 75 hp with a low throttle response while dialing up traction control to level-7 and ABS to level-3 with maximum rear-end lift mitigation.

Hypermotard 939

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The standard Hypermotard comes equipped with a non-adjustable 43 mm Kayaba upside-down fork with 170 mm of travel and a Sachs rear shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping and 150mm travel. Ducati claims a wet weight of 450 pounds. The saddle is 33.5 inches from the ground, though Ducati will offer an accessory comfort seat with an extra 20 mm of padding. Pirelli supplies the Diablo Rosso II tires.

The Hypermotard 939 will be offered in two color combinations: Ducati Red or Star White Silk, both with red frames and black wheels.

Hypermotard SP 939

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The SP model will be clad in Ducati Corse red and white inspired by the factory MotoGP team’s livery combined with a red trellis frame and black wheels.

Öhlins supplies the fully-adjustable 50 mm fork (offering 185 mm of travel) and rear shock (with 175 mm of give). Ducati raised the seat height to 35 inches to increase lean angle to 47.5° for better track performance. If that’s too tall, Ducati will also offer an accessory seat that lowers it to 34.2 inches.

Forged three-spoke wheels from Marchesini and carbon fiber front fender and cam-belt covers contribute to lowering the SP’s wet weight to a claimed 443 pounds. Other features include a radial front brake pump with a five-position adjustable brake lever, aluminum tapered handlebars, and Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires.

Hyperstrada 939

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The Hyperstrada 939 comes standard with a touring screen, touring seat, passenger grab handles, side bags and an engine sump guard (all available as add-on accessories for the Hypermotards). The removable semi-rigid bags each have a capacity of 13.2 gallons.

For long-distance comfort, the seat is wider than the Hypermotard’s sportier seats, and sits lower at just 31.9 inches. Ducati will also offer an accessory seat with extra padding. The handlebars are 0.8 inches higher for a more relaxed reach. A pair of 12V power outlets can power navigation systems or thermal clothing.

The 43 mm Kayaba upside-down fork offers and Sachs rear spring each offer 130 mm of travel. The fork is non-adjustable but the rear shock offers rebound damping adjustment and remotely adjustable spring preload.

Other highlights include a (claimed) wet weight of 453 pounds, passenger grab handles, extended fenders and Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires.

The Hyperstrada 939 will have just one color option: Ducati Red with a gray frame and black wheels.

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