Updated Euro 5 (BS6) Compliant Ducati Hypermotard 950 Unveiled
Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has unveiled the 2022 Hypermotard 950 range, updated with stricter Euro 5 (BS6) emission standards. The updated Hypermotard 950 will be available in the international markets from June 2021 onwards. The bike maker has also introduced the new livery for the Hypermotard 950 SP model.
Despite this, the 937cc, Ducati Testastretta 11° L-twin unit continues to make 114bhp at 9000 rpm and 96.1Nm at 7250 rpm, these power and torque figures remain unchanged from the previous year model. All three models – Hypermotard 950, Hypermotard 950 RVE and Hypermotard 950 SP use the same engine and gearbox.
2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950: Other Updates
Speaking of the gearbox, it has now been tweaked to make it easier to engage neutral when the bike is stationary, similar to updates made to the Ducati Monster and Supersport 950 with the gearbox drum using reduced friction bearings. Ducati has also added load to the gear level spring which is said to help prevent the system from remaining idle in the intermediate positions.
The top-spec Hypermotard 950 SP now features a new color scheme inspired by the company’s MotoGP race machines. Hypermotard 950 SP is distinguished from the other two models by the Ohlins suspension with increased travel, Marchesini forged wheels and standard DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) EVO.
2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950: Features
The Hypermotard 950 family comes with features like all LED lights, Daytime Running Lights at the front, 4.3-inch TFT dash, 3 riding modes -Touring, Urban, and Sport, Anti-lock braking system, Ducati traction control (DTC) EVO, DQS EVO system with an up/down function, wheelie control, tapered handlebars, USB power socket and carbon fibre components.
2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950: Launch details
The 2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 family is expected to go on sale in the European market next month. Earlier this year, Italian bike maker Ducati announced that it would be bringing the updated Hypermotard along with eleven other models to our country this year. What remains to be seen is whether the company will bring all three models to India.