The gearbox sports the Ducati Quick Shift EVO system (DQS EVO) with up/down function. Fine tuned for the Hypermotard 950 and available as an option (from standard on the SP version), it uses the lean angle information to maximise the motorcycle stability during shift changes in corners. Besides minimising shift times, the DQS EVO allows downshifts without using the clutch thereby ensuring even more effective braking into corners. The system acts in a different way for upshifts and downshifts, supplementing the advance firing and injection action during upshifts with the controlled opening of the throttle for downshifts, thanks to the full Ride-by-Wire system.