Ducati’s hyper Hyper
Even more radical Hypermotards for 2019
Ducati have unveiled two new lighter, more powerful and restyled versions of its Hypermotard supermotos.
The updated 937cc Testastretta motor has almost 4bhp extra with more torque on tap, too. The engine is also 1.5kg lighter; the tubular steel trellis frame 1kg lighter and the cast rims 800g lighter; all contributing to an overall 4kg weight loss.
The styling is more aggressive, too, with a new DRL-enabled headlamp, seat, slimmer flanks, exposed subframe and wider bars. Gone is the large side-mounted silencer in favour of a pair of stubby, slash-cut underseat pipes. The electronics get a boost, too, with cornering ABS, slide control, traction control and anti-wheelie, plus the option of a bi-directional quickshifter all controlled via the full-colour 4.3in TFT dash. The SP version gets longer Öhlins suspension, lightweight forged aluminium Marchesini rims, a flatter seat and the EVO quickshifter/blipper – all at a £3300 premium over standard.
New twin underseat pipes are the most immediately obvious change