Ducati Hypermotard 939 revealed

Ducati-Hypermotard 939 (700px)

Specifications for the 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 have been revealed.

The 939 was debuted by the Italian manufacturer at the EICMA show in Milan last year and now full details have been released.

In total there are three versions of the 939 available from Ducati. At the start of the range is the standard Hypermotard 939, a model aimed for every day use, followed by the Hypermotard 939 SP, a sports version, and then the Hyperstrada 939 Tourer.

Shared powertrain and safety

All versions of the 939 share a new Ducati Testastretta twin-cylinder engine, boosting power over older Hypermotard models that used an 821cc engine.

That translates to a ten per cent increase in torque compared to its predecessor, with maximum power set at 113hp.

As well as sharing an engine, the 939 Hypermotard range also uses a Ducati Safety Pack across all models, including ABS, Traction Control and different Riding Modes.

Riding Modes

The standard 939 and Hyperstrada models come with three riding modes, comprised of Sport, Touring and Urban.

As the names suggest, the Sport mode aids more dynamic riding with ABS limited under braking in this mode, along with a more sensitive throttle response.

In Touring mode, safety features are cranked up to with maximum braking stability and high level ABS.

In Urban, power is limited to 75hp and there’s a low throttle response.

The Hypermotard 939 SP has three separate modes befitting its performance focus, made up if Race, Sport and Wet modes.

The Race mode delivers maximum power and high throttle response while limiting ABS. Sport does the same but with slightly more ABS intervention and medium throttle response, while the Wet mode has a low throttle response, high-level ABS and maximum braking stability.

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