Ducati 939 HyperStrada and 939 HyperMotrad are here with new engines and cosmetic changes
Out of the nine models that Ducati was set to introduce were new versions of the HyperStrada and HyperMotorad. Ducati 939 HyperStrada and 939 HyperMotrad 939 SP are here with new engines, many mechanical and cosmetic changes along with cosmetic tweaks to make it look better.
More changes on the outside make sure the motorcycles are focused towards what they are meant to do.
We will discuss the similarities first. New Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled equipped all three bikes create 113 BHP and 97.9 Nm of torque from its engine.
Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run are done to make sure a smooth ride is attained.
Chassis with the steel trellis frame is here as always along with 43mm USD forks at the for 939 HyperStrada and 939 HyperMotrad 939. HyperMotrad 939 Sp gets 50mm ohlins suspension at the front. Ducati 939 HyperStrada and 939 HyperMotrad get Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Sachs monoshock.
Aluminium single-sided swingarm. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment is available with HyperStrada. HyperMotrad gets ohlins shock at the rear.
Dual 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc calipers, 4-piston at the front and 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper at the rear. ABS as standard on all three bikes. HyperStrada weighs at 210 kg meanwhile the HyperMotrad weighs at 204 and SP variant weighs at 201 kg.
Electronics on the HyperMotrad include Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav. SP variants gets Marchesini forged rims, tapered aluminium handlebars, carbon fibre components such as front mudguard and cam belt covers. HyperStrada on the other hand has touring bits such as Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC).
Panniers with incorporated supports, touring windshield, touring seat, passenger grab handle, centre stand. HyperStrada standard equipment also offers larger front and rear mudguards, engine sump guard,two 12 V power outlets.
Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav. Looks like Ducati has thrown in the kitchen sink as the competition from Japanese is also set to intensify in this category. Let’s see how the fight turns out to be.