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VIDEO: Youtuber ‘Cars With Luke’ Dailies Ducati A Hypermotard 950 SP Now!

Cars with Luke‘ a very popular supercar content-driven youtube channel breaks the proverbial motorcycle ice with this new video informing viewers that he has come back to his passion of riding motorcycles and is currently daily-driving this Ducati Hypermotard Demo bike.

He recently sold his Porsche 718 GT4, and is now left without a vehicle to commute on for the following few months until the weather in his area worsens. Moto77 hooked him up with this demo unit Hypermotard 950 SP after he spent a while on a Scrambler to get his riding chops back up as he hasn’t ridden a motorcycle in over five years.

The Ducati HM 950 SP is the crowned jewel of the motard world with its 937cc Testastretta L-twin engine producing 114 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque. Although you may think 114 ponies isn’t a lot in 2020 (where bikes frequent the 200hp range) when you pair that with the short wheelbase of the Hypermotard and take into account the extremely high riding position due to the saddle design you’re in a whole world of trouble. I would get a ticket twenty times faster on a bike like this than something like a Panigale. It’s built to have fun and wheelie, and that’s what I’m all about.

It’s great to see Luke getting back into motorcycles. He produces some of the highest quality car-content on the entire platform, so if he does intend to bring us some frequent motorcycle content in the future it would be much appreciated.

If you have some time, go over to this video and let him know how excited you are about seeing some motorcycle content on the channel and perhaps we can collectively shift his regular content outlook and get some new motorcycle content in the future. 

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE | First Look Review

Ducati has just pulled the covers off the latest addition to the Hypermotard family, the 2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE. Equipped with an up/down quickshifter and brash graffiti-styled livery that is directly inspired by the Hypermotard 950 Concept, the 950 RVE was first shown at the illustrious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, in 2019. 

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The 2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE is nestled neatly between the standard Hyper 950 and the top-tier Hyper 950 SP models. Powered by the lively twin-cylinder 937cc Testastretta engine, the Hypermotard 950 RVE produces a claimed 114 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 71 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. With tractable, controllable power delivery being a standout characteristic, the Hypermotard 950 is more than at home on the street or running wide-open on the track. 

Beyond the up/down quickshifter, the Hyper 950 RVE also comes standard with a commendable electronics package including Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

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In 2019, the Borgo Panigale-based brand redesigned the Hypermotard lineup, retaining its intense spirit, while softening hard-edges through engine, ergonomic, chassis and electronic improvements. Together, those changes have proven to make these Supermoto-inspired motorcycles more approachable for the common rider. Yet the Hypermotard line is still on the short list of any rider who has a penchant for hooligan behavior and a steady diet of wheelies, backing-it-in or, in other words, many of the fun things about motorcycling. 

Ducati will offer the Hypermotard 950 RVE as a limited edition, with only 100 units allocated for the North American market. A numbered badge will be included on each machine. Deliveries are expected to arrive in the United States beginning in July, with a starting MSRP of $14,195 ($16,195 CAD).

For more information about the 2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE, visit Ducati.

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Ducati gives Hypermotard airbrush look

Ducati has a launched the new Hypermotard 950 RVE with a “Graffiti” livery that includes an airbrush style of paintwork and required specially skilled labour.

It will be available in Australia and New Zealand in “very limited numbers” in September 2020 with pricing confirmed closer to the date of release.Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE

RVE price

As an indication of price, the RVE sits between the entry model Hypermotard 950 at $21,200 (ride away)and the flagship SP at $26,600.

The bike is based on the Hypermotard 950 Concept, customised by the company’s styling shop, Centro Stile Ducati.

It won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents category at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held at Cernobbio on Lake Como, Italy, in May 2019.

Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 ConceptDucati Hypermotard 950 Concept Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 ConceptConcept red-and-black wheels

The concept featured a compact full LED projector plus styling and technology inspired by the MotoGP bike plus those gaudy red-and-black wheels which made it through to the limited-edition production model.

Airbrush paintwork

Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE airbrushAirbrush style paintwork

The most interesting facet of the RVE is the “Graffiti” airbrush style of paintwork which carries over from the concept bike.

Ducati describes the process:

It was necessary, in the painting phases, to employ highly skilled labour, use very low thickness decals and adopt a particularly long and complex process. The result is comparable to that of an airbrushed bodywork.

While it is difficult to see in the photos, we imagine the effect6 is t make it look like it was all the work of a talented airbrush painter.

Hopefully, this process will flow through to the rest of the models in future.

Extra kitDucati Hypermotard 950 RVE

Apart from airbrush style paint, the RVE also gets extra standard equipment.

The electronic package adds the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO,  to the standard version which has Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

Hypermotard was introduced as a new Ducati family member in 2005 and has been through many iterations.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati recalls Hypermotard over engine cutout

A broken battery cable could cause a sudden engine cutout in 2019/20 Ducati Hypermotard models, promoting a safety recall.

Ducati Australia has issued a safety recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for 34 Hypermotard 950 and 40 Hypermotard 950 SP models.

The vehicle identification numbers of the affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

The official ACCC notice says:

Due to improper assembly, the battery’s negative cable terminal may break. If the battery’s negative cable terminal breaks, the engine may cut off while riding, increasing the risk of injury to the rider and passenger(s), and other road users.

Owners will be sent a letter asking them to contact their Ducati dealer or service agent “as soon as possible” to make an appointment for an inspection, free of charge.

Ducati Hypermotard SP
Ducati Hypermotard SP

2019 recalls

This is the fourth recall in 2019 for Ducati following an issue with faulty gearshifts in Monster and Super Sport models, and fuel fires and oil leaks in various Panigale V4 models.

With just a few weeks to go in 2019, there have been 25 recalls of motorcycles plus two accessories (Harley bags and a Honda Monkey bike rack).

That compares with last year’s 37 motorcycle recalls, the second highest number of recalls in the previous 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, 14 in 2010 and 23 in 2009.

The most recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by 4 for BMW and Ducati; Harley, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph on three (if you count the aftermarket accessories for Harley and Honda); and one each for Kawasaki, Indian, Piaggio and KTM.

That compares with the previous year where Ducati had 6;  Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Triumph 3; BMW, Harley, Husqvarna and Moto Guzzi 2, Aprilia and MV Augusta one each.

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia


• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected Hypermotard models


Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Is Ducati planning new naked models?

Ducati looks like it is planning a GP-inspired Hypermotard 950 and a naked “streetfighter” version of its V4 Panigale.

A Hypermotard 950, customised by the company’s styling shop, Centro Stile Ducati, has won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents category at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held at Cernobbio on Lake Como, Italy, at the weekend.Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 Concept

The concept features a compact full LED projector plus styling and technology inspired by the MotoGP bike.Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 Concept

The Hypermotard was introduced in 2005 and has been through many iterations.

Now it could have a GP-inspired version.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t have those ridiculous partially red tyres and rims!

Naked V4

There has been talk for some time of a naked version of its V4 Panigale for some time.

In February, a custom V4 Penta by Italian design company Officine GP Design was unveiled.

Ducati V4 Penta naked
Ducati V4 Penta

Now, Drop Dead Gorgeous magazine has released spy photos of a naked V4 being track tested.

Ducati naked V4
Image: Drop Dead Gorgeous magazine

The blurry images show it has the V4 headlight, but only a lower fairing and bellypan like an Aprilia Tuono.

As a street fighter it gets MX-style bars rather than clip-ons.

Since the famous Pikes Peak Hillclimb in Colorado does not allow bikes with clip-ons, this could just be a prototype to run in the event which Ducati has won on several occasions.

The hillclimb is on June 24, so the track testing seems relevant.

But surely Ducati wouldn’t go to so much effort just for one race. We think a production version will not be far away.

Ducati naked V4
Image: Drop Dead Gorgeous magazine

However, don’t expect the 1103cc engine to have the same 213 horsepower (158kW) as the V4.

No doubt they will tune it down for a street fighter version, probably just a little more than the Tuono’s 173hp (129kW).

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com