Starting June 2021, Ducati enthusiasts around the globe can get their hands on the latest 2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP where it is now updated to the Euro 5 regulation standards along with the other variants, the base Hypermotard 950 and 950 RVE. Since the latest model is an SP variant, it gets some extra goodies to further differentiate itself from the other two.
First and foremost, the Hypermotard 950 SP comes with a new colour scheme inspired by the brand's involvement in motorsports. Its 'freestyle sports' graphics sort of pay homage to the 2018 Ducati Desmosedici GP factory bike used by Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo back in 2018, particularly the white and red black fairings with that dark grey stripe.
Although the Hypermotard 950 range is now Euro5 compliant, its 937cc twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° engine still produces the same 114hp at 9,000rpm and 98Nm of torque at 7,250rpm. Power is sent down to the rear wheel via a revised six-speed manual transmission which comes with the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO as part of its standard equipment.
The 2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP is also fitted with a set of 17-inch Marchesini forged wheels and they are wrapped with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP racing tyres (120/70 ZR17 up front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear). Another major update comes in the form of a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension package for both front and rear. There are also some carbon fibre parts, like its front mudguard and timing belt covers.
There's still no indicator on when this particular model will make its way into the Malaysian market, but you can still get your hands on the base Ducati Hypermotard 950 priced at RM75,900 and Hypermotard 950 RVE at RM80,900 (prices excluding insurance, road tax, and registration). The RVE, however, was brought in limited numbers and is currently sold out.