All-new for 2016, the Ducati Hypermotard 939 is the most aggressive Hypermotard in history. Using a new 113-horsepower liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° motor with a muscular 73 ft/lbs of torque at 7500 rpm, the Hypermotard 939 has more ground clearance than ever, handguards with integrated LED turn signal, and a narrower chassis for more agility.Ready for the rough-and-tumble of the urban jungle, the Hypermotard 939 is as a serious canyon carver that weighs just 450 pounds and features the stopping power of 320mm discs and Brembo Monoblock calipers (with Bosch ABS standard).
A generous 4.2-gallon tank means you can shred in the twisties for much of the day without needing refueling. Traction control is there for those who want a more sedate ride than the Hypermotard 939 is capable of delivering.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Ducati Hypermotard 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: 113 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
Front suspension: 43mm inverted forks; 6.7 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted Sachs shock w/ adjustable spring-preload and rebound damping; 5.9 inches of travel
Front wheel: Alloy 10-spoke; 3.50″ x 17″
Rear wheel : Alloy 10-spoke; 5.50″ x 17″
Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 180/55 ZR17
Front brakes: Twin 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monoblock calipers, 4-piston/2-pad, axial pump with adjustable lever
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!