Welcome to the world of velocity. The Italian brand Ducati offers bike lovers a paradisiacal experience with its wide array of Ducati Hypermotard bikes that epitomise cutting edge technology and design.
Riding high: Ducati Hypermotard
In 2005 Ducati, the Italian brand dedicated to creating world-class bikes, presented a prototype at the Milan Show. It was an instant hit. This success resulted in the birth of a family of technologically advanced and innovatively designed bikes. That concept bike was the Hypermotard, which has ruled the charts of superior biking experience ever since.
In 2016, Ducati has launched Hypermotard 939 along with its two other versions – Hypermotard 939 SP and Hyperstrada 939 Tourer. These new machines boast a minimalist design style and versatile performance capacity. What’s more, all the three bikes feature the new EURO 4 certified 937 cm3 Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine. Let’s look at the new offerings by Ducati at close quarters.
Apt for the daily commute, this machine is available in the typical Ducati red and ‘Star White Silk’ versions. It’s designed to deal with urban traffic conditions and therefore comes equipped with long-stroke suspension and top-level performance. Its weight stands at 181 kg and its height is 870 mm. one of the accessories of the Ducati Hypermotard 939 is the comfort saddle. The bike has Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres that ensure great style, performance and safety.
Hypermotard 939 SP
This bike comes with three riding modes – Race, Sport and Wet. It has an added height advantage to the Ducati Hypermotard 939 as it stands 890 mm high. Its colour scheme is inspired by the MotoGP, making it one of the most stylish sports bikes. The Hypermotard 939 SP uses Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
The Ducati red colour is juxtaposed with grey frame in this bike. Designed for riding in non-urban contexts, it comes equipped with 50 litre semi-rigid removable bags and a centre stand. It has raised handlebars and a touring windshield for added comfort. For passenger safety, the bike comes equipped with grab handles. Ducati Hyperstrada 939 offers a real comfortable ride as it sits at a height of just 810 mm, allowing for optimum footing even with a full load and a passenger. The bike uses Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres.
Design in a box
Ducati offers a host of accessories for the Hypermotard 939. Some of the key offerings are listed here:
Racing exhaust unit: this unit is designed by Termignoni and includes a titanium silencer and carbon endcap. This unit helps in boosting the bike’s performance.
Sports accessories package: The Sport package includes the aluminium billet, carbon headlight fairing, carbon centre tank cover, under-tank side panels in carbon fibre, adhesive carbon tank protection, etc.
Touring accessories package: The touring accessories make the bike an ideal travel companion. Ducati provides end-to-end solution dedicated to touring needs of the true Ducati Hypermotard lover. The package includes heated grips kit, semi-rigid top case kit and soft tank bag.
Urban accessories package: The Urban package ensure that you can ride the bike pleasurably during the week and then jet-set it away from the city for the weekend. The package includes carbon rear mudguard, carbon and aluminium number plate holder kit, anti-theft kit, water radiator cover kit in carbon, carbon fibre belt covers, carbon tailpipe protector, billet aluminum brake fluid reservoir, standard centre stand, Ducati Zumo 390 satellite navigation kit, etc.
The pop icon
The year 1962 marked the launch of the legendary Scrambler bike by Ducati. It was also the year when pop culture was ruling the thought process in the US. From fashion to lifestyle, everything was inspired by pop culture. Combining these two essential components of 1962, Ducati has launched the Scramble Sixty2. A contemporary vehicle that’s smartly designed to appeal to GenNext, the bike features a slim steel tank with graphics and logos. It comes in three exceptional colours – Atomic Tangerine, Ocean Grey and Shining Black. It is the modern pop icon for the new generation.
Pegged as being user-friendly and affordable, the Scrambler Sixty2 flaunts the uncompromising Ducati style. The comfort of the riders is given prominence as is seen by the long seat and relaxed riding position. The bike is made from top-class materials and state-of-the-art components such as LED lights and LCD instruments.
In a unique Ducati style, the bike can be personalised with the wide range of accessories and apparel that the brand offers. It has as many as 42 accessories that can add panache to the thrilling Scrambler Sixty2 ride. These include Urban Enduro rear bag, handlebar bag, full throttle side bags set, full throttle racing seat, comfort seat, plug & play anti-theft system, sport headlight fairing et al.
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a mode of transport. Ergo, the brand has introduced an apparel line that is in sync with the philosophy of the machine. The collection includes the Quattrotasche jacket from the Urban line, jackets from the Outdoor line and a range of T-shirts, fleeces, trucker caps and belts from the Lifestyle line.
With such an impressive line-up of bikes from Ducati, a true blue bike lover is surely spoilt for choice. Which one of these beauties is going to be the choice of ride for you this season?