News Ducati 959 Panigale & Hypermotard 939 | Officially Leaked!

Ducati 959 Panigale & Hypermotard 939 | Officially Leaked!

Ducati 959 Panigale, Hypermotard 939, Hyperstrada 939 Leaked

Ducati 959 Panigale leaked
Ducati 899 Panigale, which will be replaced by the Ducati 959 Panigale

Ahead of 2015 EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show) – the mecca for new motorcycle releases – Ducati reported it would unveil nine new models for 2016.

Ducati wasted no time teasing the 2016 Monster 1200 R, which was followed by unveiling of the 2016 Diavel Carbon. Now, thanks to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), we know four more – the Ducati 959 Panigale, which replaces the former 899 mid-weight superbike, and the Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP, and the Hyperstrada 939.

As for the Panigale 959, it will arrive with an 955cc L-Twin engine – a 57cc-increase over the former 898cc powerplant offered in the 899 Panigale. The 899 Panigale, which replaced 848EVO in 2014 – the last of the trellis-frame superbikes, produced 148 horsepower at 9,000 rpm, and 73 ft/lbs of torque. We expect the new larger engine to produce around 160 horsepower.

Ducati Hypermotard 939 | Officially Leaked!
Ducati Hypermotard 821, which will be replaced by the Hypermotard 939

The other new bikes mentioned in the CARB document are three models in the 2016 Hypermotard lineup. The new Hypermotard 939 models have their previous 821cc engines replaced with all-new 937cc motors. Ducati will follow its typical Hypermotard lineup protocall, the SP featuring updated suspension and carbon fiber, and the Hyperstrada, aka the Mini Multi, featuring some touring amenities.

Besides the names and new engine capacities, that’s all that we know about the new 2016 Ducati motorcycles. We now have six of the nine models that will be unveiled at EICMA – the Monster 1200 R, Diavel Carbon, 959 Panigale, Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP and the Hyperstrada 939.

Wonder what the three others will be? A Monster 939? Another Scrambler? We now have to wait until EICMA, which runs November 17-22.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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