Updated Ducati Hypermotard 950 launched, prices start at Rs 12.99 lakh
Ducati has launched the updated BS-VI compliant Hypermotard 950 in India. The Hypermotard 950 will now be available in two variants - the Hypermotard 950 RVE, priced at Rs 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and the Hypermotard 950 SP priced at Rs 16.24 lakh. Strangely, the most affordable 'standard' variant of the bike which is available in markets abroad isn't on the menu for India.
Both variants employ the Testastretta V-twin engine in the same state of tune and a six-speed gearbox. While the Hypermotard 950 range now adheres to stricter BS-VI emission norms, the bike's 937cc motor continues to produce a manic 115.5PS at 9,000rpm and 98Nm at 7,250rpm - which is the same as the older Hypermotard 950 model. The gearbox has been revised to make it easier to engage neutral when the bike is stationary and to improve gear shifts. Both models also get a bi-directional quickshifter as standard equipment.
The lower-spec Hypermotard 950 RVE is suspended by a Marzocchi fork and Sachs monoshock while its aluminium wheels come dressed in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. The higher-spec Hypermotard 950 SP on the other hand, comes with a MotoGP-inspired graphics, additional carbon fibre components, a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension setup and lighter Marchesini wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP treads.
In terms of tech, both models get the six-axis IMU, a 4.3TFT display screen with smartphone connectivity and three ride modes. In terms of riding aids, feature cornering ABS, traction control and wheelie control.
Starts Rs 12,99,000
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