2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 & Hyperstrada 939 First Look

Byron Wilson | November 16, 2015

A revised Hypermotard range is among the collection of new motorcycles Ducati revealed on the eve of this year’s EICMA show. Models include the 2016 Hypermotard 939, 2016 Hypermotard 939 SP and the touring-ready 2016 Hyperstrada 939. The notable update for the range is a new 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11° engine, the latest powerplant evolution since the machine’s production debut in 2007 when it was powered by an air-cooled 1100cc mill. In 2013 Ducati changed the line to a water-cooled 821cc Testastretta 11°, where it was able to exceed the horsepower available from the larger engine. Torque, however, was sacrificed in the change. With the EURO 4 certified 939 engine Ducati has found the best of both worlds, improving claimed horsepower over the 821 to a peak 113 ponies at 9000 rpm and achieving a 10% increase in pulling power.

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939

Ducati accomplished the engine improvement by taking the previous Testastretta 11° mill and increasing bore from 88mm to 94mm. Stroke remains the same at 67.2mm. These aren’t the only changes though; there’s also a new crankshaft with 42mm diameter crank pin along with new pistons, cylinders, cylinder heads and an updated core for water to flow through. The compression ratio was changed to 13.1:1 as well. The 52mm throttle bodies and Ride-by-Wire system are unchanged. Ducati sets valve clearance service intervals for the new mill at 18,000 miles.

The 2-into-1 exhaust system was revised as well, now featuring 50mm diameter tubes and a new compact mono-silencer.

A number of mechanical elements are shared across the range, including Magnetti Marelli EFI, a six-speed gearbox with straight cut gears, a 15-tooth front sprocket, 43 rear sprocket, and wet, multi-plate clutch. Braking components are also the same for the three models, with dual 320mm discs gripped by four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers at the front and a 245mm disc pinched by a two-piston caliper out back.

All three models are equipped with handguards with integrated LED indicators, providing for a tidier look out front. There’s also an LCD instrumentation screen and LED head and taillights.

Structural features shared across the range include the 34mm diameter tubular steel trellis frame and die-cast subframe as well as an aluminum single-sided swingarm. Fuel capacity is 4.2 gallons, and each comes with a 24-month unlimited mileage warranty. Each model also has the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes three-level Bosch ABS, eight-level Ducati traction control and three riding modes. The available riding modes are different between the standard 939/Hyperstrada and Hypermotard SP version, however, with Sport, Touring and Urban modes included on the 939 and Hyperstrada. The Hypermotard 939 SP comes with Race, Sport and Wet modes.

2016 Ducati Hyperstrada 939

Hypermotard 939 and Hyperstrada 939

The Hypermotard 939 and Hyperstrata 939 share the most in common besides the above mentioned features which occur across the line. Each of these machines is suspended by a 43mm, USD Kayaba fork and Sachs monoshock. The Motard 939 offers 6.7 inches travel front and 5.9 inches travel rear while the Strada 939 offers 5.1 inches front and 5.2 inches rear travel. The Strada also provides remote rear suspension pre-load adjustment.

The Hypermotard 939 has two colorways available; the first a red body and frame with black wheels and the second a Star White Silk body with red frame and black wheels. The Hyperstrada 939 comes only in Ducati Red body, Racing Grey frame and black wheels. The wheels on each machine are 10-spoke light alloy, 17 inch front and rear. The Motard 939 rolls on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires while the Strada 939 comes with Pirelli Scorpion Trail rubber.

The Strada 939 has a raft of touring amenities included as well, including a touring screen, touring seat, passenger grab handles, center stand, engine sump guard and side luggage. Each of these items are also available as upgrades on the Motard 939 and Motard 939 SP. Other elements which make the 2016 Ducati Hyperstrada 939 ready for the long haul are extended front and rear mudguards, two 12 v power outlets and an enhanced generator to ensure plenty of electrical power is on tap. The Strada’s touring seat is slightly wider than the stock Motard seat and the handlebars are raised 20mm compared to its more sporty siblings to improve comfort. The Hyperstrada 939 is the heaviest of the three machines, weighing in at 463 pounds ready to ride. The Hypermotard 939 tips the scales at 450 pounds.

There are slight differences in dimension as well, the Strada 939 featuring a 31.9 inch seat height and 58.5 inch wheelbase. On the standard Hypermotard 939 seat height measures 34.2 inches and a wheelbase of 58.8 inches.

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP

Hypermotard 939 SP

The 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP has a number of premium products to give it top-tier status among the three machines in the line. Starting with magnesium head covers, the SP version also has up-spec suspension components from Ohlins, a 50mm USD fully adjustable fork and fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock. It also comes with three-spoke, forged Marchesini wheels and aluminum tapered handlebars. The front brake lever is five-position adjustable, while on the standard Hypermotard 939 and Hyperstrada 939 there are four positions available.

The SP also has a sport saddle and carbon fiber mudguard and cam belt covers. It rolls on Pirelli Supercorsa SP tires and has a 59-inch wheelbase. Seat height is 35 inches and ride weight is 443 pounds. The SP comes in a Red/White Ducati Corse body, red frame and black wheel colorway.

Pricing and availability are not listed currently, so we will update with that information as soon as it’s made public.

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 Specs
Engine: 937cc Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke: 94mm x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 13.1:1
Fuel Injection: Magnetti Marelli EFI. Throttle bodies with full RbW system
Exhaust: Single stainless steel muffler with catlytic converter and two lambda probes
Transmission: Six-speed, straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive: Chain; 15-tooth front sprocket, 43-tooth rear
Clutch: Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: Kayaba 43mm UDS forks
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Sachs monoshock
Front Brake: Dual 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers. Bosch ABS standard
Rear Brake: 245mm disc, two-piston caliper, Bosch ABS standard
Front Wheel: 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50 x 17 inches
Rear Wheel: 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50 x 17 inches
Front Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 180/55 ZR17
Instrumentation: LCD Display with Dot Matrix area
Seat Height: 34.2 inches
Wheelbase: 58.8 inches
Rake: 25.5°
Trail: 4.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons
Weight: 450 pounds
Standard Equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav
Warranty: 24 months unlimited mileage
MSRP: TBD

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP Specs
Engine: 937cc Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled, magnesium valve covers
Bore x Stroke: 94mm x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 13.1:1
Fuel Injection: Magnetti Marelli EFI. Throttle bodies with full RbW system
Exhaust: Single stainless steel muffler with catlytic converter and two lambda probes
Transmission: Six-speed, straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive: Chain; 15-tooth front sprocket, 43-tooth rear
Clutch: Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: Ohlins fully adjusable 50mm USD forks
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock
Front Brake: Dual 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers. Bosch ABS standard
Rear Brake: 245mm disc, two-piston caliper, Bosch ABS standard
Front Wheel: Three spoke forged light alloy, 3.50 x 17 inches
Rear Wheel: Three spoke forged light alloy, 5.50 x 17 inches
Front Tire: Pirelli Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17
Instrumentation: LCD Display with Dot Matrix area
Seat Height: 35 inches
Wheelbase: 59 inches
Rake: 25.5°
Trail: 4.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons
Weight: 443 pounds
Standard Equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. Marchesini forged rims, tapered aluminium handlebars, carbon fibre components: front mudguard, cam belt covers. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav
Warranty: 24 months unlimited mileage
MSRP: TBD

2016 Ducati Hyperstrada 939

2016 Ducati Hyperstrada 939 Specs
Engine: 937cc Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke: 94mm x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 13.1:1
Fuel Injection: Magnetti Marelli EFI. Throttle bodies with full RbW system
Exhaust: Single stainless steel muffler with catlytic converter and two lambda probes
Transmission: Six-speed, straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive: Chain; 15-tooth front sprocket, 43-tooth rear
Clutch: Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: Kayaba 43mm UDS forks
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Sachs monoshock. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment.
Front Brake: Dual 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers. Bosch ABS standard
Rear Brake: 245mm disc, two-piston caliper, Bosch ABS standard
Front Wheel: 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50 x 17 inches
Rear Wheel: 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50 x 17 inches
Front Tire: Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 180/55 ZR17
Instrumentation: LCD Display with Dot Matrix area
Seat Height: 31.9 inches
Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
Rake: 25.5°
Trail: 4.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons
Weight: 463 pounds
Standard Equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. 50 l (13.2 gal) semi-rigid side panniers with incorporated supports, touring windshield, touring seat, passenger grab handle, centre stand, larger front and rear mudguards, engine sump guard,two 12 V power outlets. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav
Warranty: 24 months unlimited mileage
MSRP: TBD

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