This week, our very own Adam rides & reviews the Ducati Hypermotard 950!
"The Hypermotard 950 is my favourite bikes in production currently for a number of reasons!
"The immense amount of torque the engine produces (80% Torque available at 3000RPM), the pops and bangs that the Termignoni end cans create when you roll off the throttle (an accessory fitted exclusively on our demo model) and the very natural riding position that still feels very sporty (I'm 6ft. 3" and sometimes struggle with the riding position of sports bikes when out on the roads)! The impressive TFT screen taken from the Panigale V4 and the powerful Brembo brakes are also huge 'pros'.
"I'm a big fan of the downpipes which look a lot like the distinctive downpipes of the Ducati 916 and would personally choose to fit a DQS up/down quickshifter (which does in fact come as standard on the SP version) and some radiator guards - which are fairly vulnerable because of the type of bike it is.
"The Hypermotard is an extremely agile bike making both A-roads and town rides effortless and most importantly (to me) fun! We will soon have the SP version as a demo bike here at Laguna Performance Centre, so it will be interesting to see the difference in the Marzocchi and Öhlins suspension with 20mm higher ride height on the SP, lighter Marchesini forged wheels, DQS up/down quickshifter and finally the Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa SP tyres!"
Adam took the Hypermotard on a 50 mile round trip, accompanied by our V2 demo, from our Laguna Performance Centre store in Ashford, heading down the A20, through Sandling towards the Hythe coastline - stopping off at The Little Fish Shop on The Esplanade for some good old fish and chips along the way.
You can click here to view Adam's ride-route and try it out for yourself!
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