We’ve all heard of sport-touring, but Ducati does the idea with supermoto-touring. The all-new Ducati Hyperstrada 939 takes the standard Hypermotard 939 and makes some minor modifications to make it a highly aggressive weekend touring machine.First, Ducati shortens the suspension to a still-generous 5.1 inches of travel both end, which also lowers the seat height to a more-friendly 33.5 inches. Second, longer wearing and more versatile Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires are mounted on the 10-spoke alloy rims.
Also, the Hyperstrada 939 gets semi-rigid panniers, a touring windshield, touring seat, centerstand, larger fenders, and a engine sump guard. The various riding and power modes, plus the Ducati Safety Pack (traction control and ABS) will be welcome on this one-of-a-kind tourer.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Ducati Hyperstrada 939 Specs:
Engine: Testastretta 11°, L-twin, 4-valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x stroke: 94 x 67.5mm
Compression ratio: 13.1:1
Maximum power: 114 horsepower @ 9000 rpm
Maximum torque: 73 ft/lbs @ 7500 rpm
Fuel injection: Magneti Marelli electronic fuel injection system; throttle bodies w/ full ride by wire system
Exhaust: Single stainless steel muffler w/ catalytic converter and two lambda probes
Transmission: 6-speed w/ straight cut gears
Final drive: Chain; 15/43
Clutch: Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Suspension Front: 43mm inverted forks; 5.1 inches of travel
Suspension Rear: Linkage-assisted Sachs shock w/ adjustable spring-preload and rebound damping; 5.1 inches of travel
Front Wheel: Alloy 10-spoke; 3.50″ x 17″
Rear Wheel: Alloy 10-spoke; 5.50″ x 17″
Front Tire: Pirelli Scorpion Trail; 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Scorpion Trail; 180/55 ZR17
Front Brakes: Twin 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monoblock calipers, 4-piston/2-pad, axial pump with adjustable lever
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!