2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP - 1

Shown at the EICMA show last year, Ducati has officially launched the 2016 Hypermotard in 939 and 939 S variants. Boasting of a 10% increase in torque, the trio of Hypermotards now come with 113.5 hp and 97.9 Nm of torque, courtesy of a new 937 cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta V-twin.

While the 2016 939 and 939 SP Hypermotards retain the quintessential dirt-bike derived styling, the Hyperstrada is rather more toned down, and biased towards road use and highway cruising with the inclusion of a pair of soft-shell cases and a windshield.

High-speed lunacy has alway been a trademark of the Hypermotard series, and to that end, Ducati has included its Ducati Safety Pack, which comprises of three-level ABS, eight-level traction control and three-riding modes, as well as ride-by-wire, in order to afford the rider a measure of control over the bike.

The familiar Ducati trellis is front-and-center on the 2016 Hypermotard, and ties the 43 mm up-side down forks and progressive linkage rear suspension with Sachs monoshock together. The 939 SP gets Ohlins suspension, replacing the Sachs unit.

Rolling on 17-inch, 10-spoke, light alloy wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II rubber, this year’s Hypermotard promises fun for all. At least until the police take your license away. Personalisation options for the 2016 Hypermotard includes three packages – Sport, Touring and Urban – which are available from Ducati.

The 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 comes in Star White Silk or Ducati Red, as does the Hyperstrada 939. A special livery has been created for the Hypermotard 939 SP. No word on pricing from Naza, importer for Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia, but paultan.org was told by a source to expect the arrival of the Hypermotard in Malaysia sometime in the third quarter.

GALLERY: 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939

GALLERY: 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP

GALLERY: 2016 Ducati Hyperstrada