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Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP new features announced

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by Daniel Patrascu from

Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP Goes for MotoGP Look, Cuts Back on Emissions.

It seems to have been a busy week for motorcycle makers, as a number of them have released versions of some of their most sought-after products revised for the 2022 model year. The latest name to join the party is Ducati, which has just announced some changes for the Hypermotard line.

These changes are not all that extensive. First of all, the family continues to have three members, namely the 950, 950 RVE, and 950 SP. All continue to be powered by the same 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine as before, rated at 114 hp. All three models in the range now comply with the Euro 5 emissions standard, without that change taking its toll on output levels.

The difference is how the engine is worked through a revised gearbox that allows for easier shifts to neutral when the bikes are standing still. Ducati says the solution chosen for the gearbox is the same one already deployed on the Monster and SuperSport 950.

Just one member of the small family received a more comprehensive upgrade. Already at the head of the Hypermotard table, the SP is now gifted with a special livery meant to be reminiscent of the Italian bike maker’s involvement in MotoGP.

The elements that set it apart from the other two, Öhlins suspension with increased travel, Marchesini forged wheels and standard Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, continue to be offered for the SP.

As for the other two, the 950 RVE continues to be offered in Graffiti livery, while the 950 comes in the usual Ducati Red.

Ducati says it has already begun producing the new Hypermotard motorcycles, and they should hit dealerships’ shelves next month. Pricing for the new models has not been announced yet.

This Custom 2009 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 By Cowboy’s Chopper Is Delicious

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by Silvian Secara from

Despite the name, Cowboy’s Chopper will happily modify any type of motorcycle.

Ducati is a manufacturer with no shortage of splendid works of mechanical art, including their monstrous Diavel, the glorious Panigale and a stunning display of innovative engineering, by the name of Multistrada 1200.

Among their masterpieces, we’ll also come across the stunning 2009 Hypermotard 1100. This mean machine was provided with a mighty four-stroke V-twin, capable of delivering as much as 90 hp at 7,750 rpm and 76 pound-feet (103 Nm) of torque output at 4,750 rpm. The air-cooled beast was equipped with a six-speed transmission and had an enormous displacement of 1078cc.

It sits inside a tubular steel trellis frame, which is then supported by Marzocchi 50 mm (1.97 inches) upside-down forks with 165 mm (6.5 inches) of travel at the front and a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock with 141 mm (5.6 inches) of travel at the rear, joined by an aluminum single-sided swingarm.

The front wheel is wrapped in 120/70-ZR17 tires and has been provided with two 305 mm (12.0 inches) brake discs, while this baby’s rear wheel wears 180/55-ZR17 rubber and a single 245 mm (9.6 inches) disc.

Ducati’s 2009 model of the ferocious Hypermotard 1100 weighed as little as 395 lbs (180 kg), meaning that this bad boy would be more than happy to reach a top speed of 123 mph (198 kph) and run the quarter mile in just 12.4 seconds!

Cowboy’s Chopper is a Taiwanese workshop owned by Alex Gao. Although the name might mislead you into thinking he only deals with choppers, Gao specializes in customizing just about anything that sits on two wheels and has an engine. He never ceases to amaze us with some truly sensational builds, which can all be seen on his Facebook and Instagram pages.

While scrolling through his portfolio, I discovered a gorgeous transformation of Ducati’s 2009 Hypermotard 1100 into a muscular café racer. This project was completed over the course of three months and its roots as a Hypermotard are almost unrecognizable.

Whereas the stock model was a collection of triangles and edges, Gao’s reinterpretation is surprisingly curvy. The bike’s bodywork received a complete makeover, giving it a more muscular, yet much smoother appearance.

Its hard-crafted fuel tank vaguely resembles that of a Norton Manx and blends surprisingly well with the triangular frame. At the rear, you will notice a new tail that rests on a custom subframe.

To increase its range, an auxiliary fuel tank and electric fuel pump have been attached on the left side of the engine. For a considerable performance boost, the exhaust system features Zard headers and mid-pipes, as well as a custom-built muffler.

Furthermore, we notice a classic 7” (17.8 cm) headlight, new clip-on handlebars and even aftermarket pegs. All things considered, Alex Gao’s reimagined ‘09 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is a spectacular machine, somehow managing to look seriously aggressive and unbelievably elegant at the same time.

The man behind this project is said to be pretty accustomed to thinking outside the box when customizing his customers’ motorcycles. This Hypermotard, by the name of Hyper Café, definitely accounts for that solid reputation.

We are excited to find out what the creative mastermind at Cowboy’s Chopper will come up with in the future!

2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Concept unveiled with unique ‘Graffiti livery

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by Abhilasha Singh from

Positioned between the entry model Hypermotard 950 and the range-topping Hypermotard 950 SP, the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE will boast an aggressive design inspired by the motard look.

Ducati has taken the wraps off the new Hypermotard 950 RVE, which will be positioned between the entry model Hypermotard 950 and the range-topping Hypermotard 950 SP. Presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Hypermotard 950 RVE boasts a distinctive ‘Graffiti’ livery inspired by street art. Besides the new wacky graphics, this version also gets a standard equipment upgrade. The electronic package of the Hypermotard 950 RVE has been improved with the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, which is added to the features already available in the standard version – Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO), and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

The aggressive design of the bike, inspired by the motard look, revolves around the twin exhausts under the seat and the smaller superstructures that leave the mechanical components visible, including the trellis rear frame that communicates lightness and essentiality.

The Hypermotard 950 RVE is powered by the twin-cylinder 937cc Testastretta 11° engine that makes 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque, of which over 80% is available at 3,000 rpm.

At the top of the Hypermotard 950 range is the Hypermotard 950 SP with racing graphics and Öhlins suspension with increased travel, Marchesini forged rims and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO. It will be launched in July SRP of £11,750 (approximately Rs 11.23 lakh) in international markets.

In related news, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali recently confirmed that the Panigale V4 Superleggera, which will be the company’s most powerful production motorcycle, is all set to hit the production line. He also confirmed that the last pre-production model of the upcoming Panigale V4 Superleggera will be reaching Nardo soon to go through the final quality check.

The Panigale V4 Superleggera will come powered by a 998cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine that makes a whopping 224 hp and 115 Nm of torque, along with the option of fitting an Akrapovic exhaust (track only) and bumping up the power to 234 hp.

The 2019 Ducati Model lineup arriving to American Dealerships

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Season Opening Events Taking Place March 22 – 24 at Showrooms Nationwide

Mountain View, Calif. (February 22, 2019) – Ducati North America is celebrating the warm riding weather just around the bend by bringing its national Season Opening to participating dealerships March 22 – 24. The annual event offers Ducati owners and new fans their first opportunity to experience the Italian brand’s new line of motorcycles in person, which includes 10 new models for 2019, built for every riding level and encompassing all the Ducati worlds, ranging from Racetrack, Travel, Lifestyle and Scrambler, to Sport & Fun.

For details, motorcyclists – or anyone interested in learning how to ride – can sign up here to learn more about the 2019 bikes or can locate their nearest Ducati dealership online at:

One relevant addition to the 2019 Ducati stable is the all-new Diavel 1260, the first significantly new Diavel since its debut in 2010, with a new 1262 cc engine and muscular styling – making it a completely new motorcycle. It’s perfect for experiencing summer winds along the coast, refreshing spring breezes down winding mountain roads or cruising with style down the backroads of America. Power and technology mix in the new Diavel 1260 to create the most advanced Diavel to date and, with low monthly payments, financing for the Diavel 1260 can be priced starting as low as $265.95 per month.

Sign up here to learn more about the new Diavel 1260:

Also, existing 2018 models can be available with APR as low as 0% through Ducati Premier Financing, or with special offers on Ducati Apparel and Ducati Accessories. For more information, clients should contact their nearest Ducati dealership.

Ducati 2019 Season Opening Motorcycles

Scrambler Icon [As Low As $118.17 Per Month] – The Scrambler brand was launched in 2014 and has become Ducati’s best-selling model by volume. For 2019, the new Scrambler Icon continues this vintage-inspired-joy of a motorcycle with important technological updates in the world of safety, including Bosch Cornering ABS. Visually, the new motorcycle continues retro-inspired style with new, beefier side panels to match the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight. A black-painted engine, brushed cylinder head fins and machine-finished rims give the new Ducati Scrambler Icon even more eye-catching panache.

Scrambler Full Throttle [As Low As $136.73 Per Month] – The new 2019 Full Throttle takes its cue from the flat track Scrambler ridden by Californian racer Frankie Garcia in the 2018 American Super Hooligan Championship. With its two-tone black-yellow, white-striped tank, all-new rear end with dedicated seat and white-rimmed yellow number holders, this bike has a real dirt track competition feel. A low-slung tapered handlebar – light and ergonomic – stubby front mudguard and dual-silencer exhaust add to the distinctiveness of the Scrambler Full Throttle.

Scrambler Desert Sled [As Low As $148.33 Per Month] – For 2019, the Scrambler Desert Sled rekindles the spirit of classic American off-road bikes without compromising the Ducati Scrambler lifestyle. With its red frame, new seat with color-coordinated stitching and spoked wheels with black rims, it exudes off-road fun. The new Desert Sled also features an Off-Road Riding Mode that allows ABS disengagement for down-in-the-dirt joy. A dedicated riding position and adjustable Kayaba suspension also ramp up the fun factor. Rugged off-road character oozes from the type-approved headlight mesh guard, high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and engine skid pan.

Scrambler Café Racer [As Low As $148.33 Per Month] – The new 2019 Scrambler Café Racer draws its inspiration, and its Silver Ice Matte graphics with blue frame, from the legendary Ducati 125GP Desmo. The new 17″ spoked wheels and aluminum bar-end mirrors give the bike a cool 1960s race look, while a modern radial front brake pump provides braking performance on a par with that of a sport bike. It’s a rare Ducati in blue – one surely to catch the eyes of everyone on the streets.

Hypermotard 950 [As Low As $180.24 Per Month] – With new sharper angles and a lighter weight, the adrenaline-packed Hypermotard takes its look from the supermotard race world and for 2019 comes with completely overhauled ergonomics and an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package. A full 8 lbs. lighter than the previous model, the Hypermotard mounts a renewed 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine with a more muscular 114 hp.

Hypermotard 950 SP [As Low As $223.73 Per Month] – The spirited and higher-performing Hypermotard SP also on display is Ducati’s offer for those looking for Hooligan-style excitement, featuring a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension, Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, as well as Carbon Fiber components such as front mud guard and timing belt covers.

Diavel 1260 [As Low As $265.95 Per Month] – Unconventional, unique and unmistakable, the second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of this incredibly special bike, drawing on its key styling elements and putting a decidedly more contemporary slant on it. Its Testastretta DVT 1262 engine is capable of delivering 159 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. The bike also includes an upgraded chassis to make it more responsive on mixed-road routes. The S version on display also features fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, dedicated wheels, and an even higher-performance braking system, with Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow clutchless shifting.

XDiavel (Matte Liquid Concrete Grey) [As Low As $276.18 Per Month] – New for 2019, the XDiavel – famous for representing the best parts of the Ducati performance world and the relaxed cruiser world – now comes available in an uncompromising new color palette, the stunning Matte Liquid Concrete Grey. The finish and style express the motorcycle’s edgy spirit and take the XDiavel’s strong look to new levels.

Multistrada 1260 Enduro [As Low As $322.23 Per Month] – The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is the new generation of the off-road member of the Multistrada family. It has an increased engine size with the 1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine pushing out 158 horsepower, which is an increase from 152 horsepower from the previous Multistrada 1200 Enduro.

Panigale V4 R [As Low As $521.85 Per Month] – The Panigale V4 R features technology taken from MotoGP racing and is a racing bike that can be enjoyed on the streets. Following Ducati’s first mass-production four-cylinder engine, the V4, debut in 2017, the V4 R is now the pinnacle of the new Panigale V4 family and can claim the title as the ultimate road-legal Ducati competition bike. This is the most powerful, high-performance factory bike ever built by Ducati, with new technology like carbon fiber aerofoils that increase stability and allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls.

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Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.