As usual i-Moto ROAD|test was to review the bike and get good photos, so this time we review the new Ducati Hypermotard 939 last weekend and found out the “Hyper” is an incredibly versatile motorcycle.
The Hyper can be ridden like a supermoto, and can change directions quickly and has nimble handling, but has a motor big enough for the fast stuff like a superbike or just for a fun riding to long distances and packed with Ducati gene, incredibly beautiful and just looking at it makes you wonder why won’t you get one in the garage.
I don’t feel the Hyper big in the power bracket, for me it’s a tamable ride, but in the specification, Ducati gave the Hyper, a little bump in power with a 3hp increase to 113hp @ 9000rpm from the 821. Ducati made some changes like a larger bore (94 mm vs 88 mm), which is paired with new pistons, rods, and a new crankshaft. It also gets a new oil cooler and Euro4 compliant exhaust system. This Testastretta 937cc engine it’s a bit lumpy when at low rpm, but as your throttle above 4k rpm that’s when I start smiling in the helmet.
The lower handlebar and the big handguard will defiantly slow the rider down at traffic but give the Hyper twisty corners and she is like super obedient in and out of corners even on stock Pirelli Rosso II, even on wet road I kept the mode in Sports, switching off the TC and ABS after spending a few minute playing around with the control settings. At the traffic lights the Hyper is definitely an eye catcher.
Only on this test bike hard to find neutral every time I’m at red light, even I adjusted the clutching. Then found our after a few days, that to shift to neutral is a slight gentle flick when on 1st gear, I mean very gently of else its gear 2, another thing is, to put the side stand down, the foot rest is in the way, so if you are not use to it, your shin will get bruised if you are not careful.
The Hyper doesn’t wheelies nearly as aggressively as the previous 821. The front will shoots up in first and will lift the moment I shift in to second after I gave it a good yanking, but I tried clutching up all it does a little lift after wheel spinning on the Rosso II.
Among the equipment are two level ABS brake system, eight-level traction control and integrated modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) and digital multifunction panel.
Hyper 939 will fulfil the rider’s dream of enjoying a nice weekend ride alone or pillion, or go berserk on a narrow twist trunk roads.
Priced at RM70,999, the Hypermotard 939 is available at all Ducati authorised dealer throughout Malaysia, or visit Naza Ducati for a test ride.