DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 939 (2016 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Annual servicing cost: £250
Power: 112 bhp
Seat height: Tall (34.3 in / 870 mm)
Weight: Medium (448 lbs / 203 kg)


New £9,995
Used N/A

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

The Hypermotard is a hard bike to classify. It’s not that practical, commands a strong premium and its look doesn’t appeal to everyone. However it has never been a mainstream bike and if you want a Ducati that stands out, is tremendous fun to ride and you are into the whole big supermoto scene, the Hypermotard is for you. And the SP is even better. 

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Big supermotos have a certain feel to them due to their longer travel suspension and pushed forward riding position, however Ducati has firmed up the damping on the Hypermotard to make it feel more like a naked bike in its handling characteristics. The Hypermotard is surprisingly agile, however ground clearanace is always the limiting factor. Especially on track with the SP version.


Next up: Reliability
4 out of 5 (4/5)

The motor is heavily based on the 821cc Hypermotard, but thanks to an increased bore is now boosted to 937cc and features a new crank and pistons. This larger capacity, alongside tweaked cylinder heads, has given the Hypermotard far better torque with a hefty 18% boost in the midrange and 10% gain overalll. It’s a typically lazy Ducati V-twin that is deceptively fast although slightly flat in its power delivery characteristics.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Ducatis are no longer unreliable and the factory has gone to great lengths to erradicate the horrors of the past. The build quality is very high and the electronics are robust. The Hypermotard’s service intervals are also quite reasonable, every year or 9000 miles for a minor service and the valve clearances checked at 18,000 miles.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Hypermotard is an expensive machine which isn’t overly practical, limiting its appeal. The SP’s higher price is even harder to justify, despite its upgraded chassis components.


4 out of 5 (4/5)

Ducati has been right at the forefront of the electronics revolution and both Hyperstrada models come with variable ABS as standard as well as three riding modes and eight-stage traction control. The bikes are wired ready for a plug and play alarm, heated grips and sat nav. The SP adds fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension, lightweight forged Marchesini wheels and carbon components to the mix.


Engine size 937cc
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled desmo V-twin
Frame type Tubular steel trellis
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Seat height 870mm
Bike weight 203kg
Front suspension 43mm fork
Rear suspension Single shock, preload and rebound only
Front brake 2x320mm four piston Brembo monobloc, ABS
Rear brake 245mm disc, two piston. ABS
Front tyre size 120/70 R17
Rear tyre size 180/55 R17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 45 mpg
Annual road tax £117
Annual service cost £250
New price £9,995
Used price -
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term 2 years unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 112 bhp
Max torque 72.2 ft-lb
Top speed 130 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 150 miles

Owners' reviews for the DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 939 (2016 - on)

2 owners have reviewed their DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 939 (2016 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 939 (2016 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Engine: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Reliability & build quality: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Value vs rivals: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Annual servicing cost: £250
5 out of 5 Hypermotard 939SP
22 September 2023 by Stevo

Version: 939 SP

Year: 2016

Do it all fun and addictive bike. I'm amazed at the miles I've put on this bike, it's been so much fun but also takes a bit of learning after sports and naked bikes. It's done 2000 mile tours around France,Spain and Andorra, taken it all in its' stride and I can't think of a replacement for it, brilliant!

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

The brakes whilst now not the most powerful are well modulated and a pleasure to use. The ride quality is very good and I don't struggle for comfort and have done 350 mile days of mixed riding with no issue. Pillion is ok for short distances and it's not suited for this although the pegs are quite low its cramped for two up.

Engine 4 out of 5

It's a bit snatchy at low revs especially in sport or race mode, but once you're pushing on its a different bike, smooth and pulls well with an addictive induction noise.

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5

Lovely finish on all paintwork, frame etc. Love the details such as the carbon mudguard, engine covers, Ohlins suspension and Marchesini wheels.

Value vs rivals 4 out of 5

Servicing seems to be @£400 a year which is enough but in line with other bikes, but also budget rear tyres @2000 miles give or take and fronts every 3500 tops.

Equipment 4 out of 5

A quick shifter would have been good but not a huge issue. Plenty of settings to play around with, although like a lot of these things after finding a preferred setting it stays there! I wouldn't recommend the Pirelli Supercorsas for the UK weather unless for a dry trackway, so tend to go for Diablo Rosso 4's and have no complaints.

Buying experience: Privately.

5 out of 5 Hypermotard, destroyer of naked bikes
12 December 2017 by HyperHan24

Version: SP

Year: 2017

Annual servicing cost: £250

This is hands down the most fun bike I have EVER owned! Being a larger gent, this bike is perfect for me, the power is accessible throughout the revs and the handling is nippy. You cant help but be a squid on this bike, the front wheel just loves to come up!

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 4 out of 5

Great once you are going, not the best at slow speeds when in race or sport mode, wet mode is ok

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5

Fair few miles completed, never an issue, starts first time every time. all the parts are beautifully machined and to a great standard

Value vs rivals 4 out of 5

first service cost £240 (not the 600 mile service, that was £150)

Equipment 4 out of 5

Basically a computer, so many setting to play with, daunting at first but once you get to grips fairly manageable. the controls are easy, but dare not change riding modes whilst using breaks or the bike shall complain!

Buying experience: Bought 2 Identical from a dealer, Ducati Nottingham, speak to Curtis, legend and got a great deal!

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