The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP. Same as ever before, just a bit more flashy with its new red-and-white paintjob
Ducati have unveiled the 2015 Hypermotard SP at the currently ongoing World Ducati Week, and according to the Italian company, the bike's Ducati Corse-inspired "new racy red-white colour scheme gives the Hypermotard SP a harder-hitting look." The new Hypermotard SP was unveiled by three-time (2001, 2006, 2008) World Superbikes Champ, Troy Bayliss, and 2011 WSBK Champ, Carlos Checa.
The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP features the latest-generation 110-horsepower Testastretta 11° 821cc engine and Ducati's standard steel-tube trellis frame. The SP model also Race, Sport and Wet riding modes, which alter power delivery to suit riding conditions. There's 3-level ABS and 8-level traction control here, and if you're brave/talented enough, the Hypermotard SP can lean at an angle of up to 47.5°.
Running gear on the new Hypermotard SP is top-notch; a pressurized, fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi USD fork, fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock, 17-inch Marchesini 3-spoke forged aluminium wheels, and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres (120/70 front, 180/55 rear). The front mudguard and engine covers are all carbonfibre and the bike weighs 171 kilos dry.
The new Ducati Hypermotard SP will be available from September this year. Prices remain unchanged over the previous model.