A new certification document from the California Air Resources Board reveals Ducati will introduce a new 937cc engine to its Hypermotard line, replacing the previous 821cc engine. The CARB executive order reveals the engine will be used in three 2016 models: the Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP and the touring-oriented Hyperstrada 939.
The three new models will join the also-revealed-by-CARB 959 Panigale as four of the nine new 2016 models Ducati says it will introduce at the EICMA show in Milan this November. Still to come are the other five models including two which Ducati says will enter brand new segments for the brand.
The CARB document does not provide much detail about the new Hypermotard 939 family, save the model names, engine displacements and emission figures (likely meeting new Euro 4 emission standards). The old 821cc engine had an 88mm bore and 67.5mm stroke. An overbore of 6mm would bring up displacement to the 937cc of the new motor; the displacement bump could also be a combination of bore and stroke increases.
The Hypermotard 939 will be the standard model, with the SP getting higher-spec suspension (which likely won’t be Marzocchi parts, given the supplier’s troubles), special paint scheme and various carbon-fiber components. The Hyperstrada 939 will likely add a touring screen, more comfortable two-person seat, passenger grab handles, luggage and auxiliary power outlets.
Look for the new Hypermotard 939 models and the 959 Panigale at EICMA in November.