Perhaps the longest tooth in Bologna’s motorcycle lineup, the Ducati Hypermotard 939 is set to get a sizable update for the 2019 model year, spy phots have revealed.
Taking a page from the original Hypermotard 1100 model by Pierre Terblanche, the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard gets a steel trellis subframe, along with an underseat exhaust system with dual cans.
The rest of the Hypermotard looks largely unchanged for the upcoming model year, though we can hope for a substantial electronics package revision.
This is because the Ducati Hypermotard would benefit greatly from a color TFT dash, a better ride-by-wire setup, and an IMU-powered traction control and braking, which could include the new rear-slide control feature that is found on the Ducati Panigale V4 superbike.
From the photos, it would seem that perhaps only some of our wish list will come true – mainly because the Hypermotard’s dash looks unchanged, which doesn’t bode well for a robust electronics upgrade.
We expect that the 937cc v-twin engine will remain largely the same as well, though improved throttle control could easily be achieved by using the RbW and ECU package found on the other bikes (Monster 821 & Multistrada 950) that share the same basic engine platform from Ducati.
Despite the makeover, the styling of the new Hypermotard will be recognizable. The front fairings on the new Hypermotard look unchanged, as do the bike’s main frame and swingarm, though the fuel tank covers appear to be different.
More of a mid-cycle refresh than a whole new machine, it will be interesting to see the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 939 when it debuts later this year. Look for it during the EICMA show in Milan, though maybe earlier in the year at INTERMOT.