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The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP ($18,695). Hard to argue with the special livery that distinguishes the SP model from the base Hyper.
The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP ($18,695). Hard to argue with the special livery that distinguishes the SP model from the base Hyper. (Ducati/)

Ups

For when pure riding excitement is the objectiveRowdy engine character makes revving the throttle super addictingIMU-managed electronic aids help riders in case they get too carried away

Downs

Relatively tall seat height may not suit everyonePracticality takes a back seat to good times

Verdict

Ducati made the Hypermotard 950 to maximize two-wheeled fun. With gobs of low-down torque, a helmet-over-the-front-wheel seating position, and long-travel suspension, the Hyper practically makes the morning commute as appealing as a blast down your local twisties.

A tall, motocross-style handlebar contributes to the upright ergonomics and offers a ton of leverage when flicking the Hypermotard around on a tight, twisty road.
A tall, motocross-style handlebar contributes to the upright ergonomics and offers a ton of leverage when flicking the Hypermotard around on a tight, twisty road. (Ducati/)

Overview

If laughing in your helmet is priority number one, the Ducati Hypermotard 950 is definitely worth a look. While true motards—or supermotos—are typically based on 450 motocrossers, the Hypermotard is based on what can only be described as an absurd idea. First introduced in 2007, the Hypermotard 1100 was Pierre Terblanche’s final design for Ducati. Dressing the 1,100cc desmodue engine in beefed-up supermoto clothes seemed daft, but the model has become a stalwart in Ducati’s lineup—and for good reason.

The Hyper is Ducati’s night out on the town. It may get a bit rowdy and a little giggly, but it doesn’t totally forget that it also wins world championships. The 950 uses the 937cc Testastretta 11° engine, a classic trellis frame, single-sided swingarm, underseat exhaust, and a full suite of electronic rider aids—not exactly the formula for a standard supermoto, but pretty classic Ducati stuff here.

The Hyper’s unconventional seating position and relatively long-travel suspension turn out to be pretty well-suited to tackling real world roads, and the engine’s bottomless torque makes it one of the most exhilarating twins to thrash this side of 150 horsepower. Ducati should let its hair down more often. Another round of negroni’s per favore!

The Hypermotard is one of the ultimate hooligan bikes.
The Hypermotard is one of the ultimate hooligan bikes. (Ducati/)

Updates for 2023

The Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP are unchanged for 2023.

Pricing And Variants

The Hypermotard is available in two versions: the base model ($14,995) and the 950 SP ($18,695). The SP has a racing inspired SP livery, an up/down quickshifter, forged Marchesini wheels, longer-travel Öhlins suspension front and rear, and a carbon fiber mudguard and timing belt covers. The base model has a lower 34.2-inch seat height with shorter travel Marzocchi forks and Sachs shock (6.7 inches of travel in the front and 5.9 inches in the rear). By comparison, the SP’s Öhlins units have 7.3 inches of travel in the front and 6.9 inches in the rear, bringing the seat height to 35 inches.

Competition

While there are plenty of hyper naked motorcycles out there, the Hypermotard is the only, well, hyper motard. For a truer interpretation of the supermoto, check out the KTM SMC R ($12,999). Its single-cylinder engine limits its all-around usability and it produces far less horsepower than the Hypermotard, but unlike the KTM 450 SMR—Mattighoffen’s legit supermoto—it’s street-legal. The KTM 890 Duke R ($12,949) is realistically the closest competitor in terms of providing wheelie-happy good times.

The Hypermotard uses Ducati’s 937cc Testastretta 11° engine.
The Hypermotard uses Ducati’s 937cc Testastretta 11° engine. (Ducati/)

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By: Cycle World Staff
Title: 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950/SP
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/ducati/hypermotard-950-sp/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 10:00:02 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

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