2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S — Motorcycle USA

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Ducati Hypermotard 1100
Ducati Hypermotard 1100

2008 Ducati Hypermotard

One of the most anticipated motorcycles in years, we finally got our hands on the Hypermotard, with Ducati us the tricked out S model to thrash up in our Oregon mountain roads.

a doubt the Ducati Hypermotard represents the evolution of the supermoto … side. While the single-cylinder motocross-style hybrids the rough and tumble, multi-purpose to the motard philosophy, Ducati’s represents a new era of purpose-built machines combine the best of sportbikes, and streetfighters, wrapped in an audacious Although the liquid-cooled Singles are in their own right, none of have demonstrated the … or created the buzz equivalent to the between the time of its 2005 at Milan to the production version’s release earlier this

The buzz for me became real as as I thumbed the starter for by my memorable ride on the Motard, as it could easily landed me in the county pen for a few I left no traffic law un-violated an epic two-hour commute on my personal favorite backroads. the Hypermotard may not have been as a pure hooligan bike, doesn’t mean it can’t tap a rider’s inner thug.

I try not to ride like a moron, but I couldn’t resist on this with the end of summer approaching than the entrance to the next I was compelled to approach every as fast as possible, while a slight margin for error of with the rear wheel brakes howling and my pulse a

From its cherry red nose to swingarm, the Ducati Hypermotard … appeal, sure to attention at stop lights and lots.

Just looking at hottest plaything is enough to get heart racing. It is a showcase of elements representing the best of as envisioned by the company’s renowned designer Pierre Terblanche. started as a plan to address lack of a player status in the fashionable supermoto class, into Terblanche’s vision we here.

Choosing to take the goodness of the Multistrada and narrowing its to the adventurous side of the performance by dressing it up with the appropriate accoutrements, Terblanche has simultaneously up with a design that the Ducati charisma, fills the void and redeems his status in the of Ducatisti who did not exactly embrace his creation, the 999. All this without requiring an entirely assembly line.

The Hypermotard and Multistrada actually a lot in common including, but not limited to, the and chassis. These battle-tested are the heart of the Hypermotard 1100S, the striking appearance and playful characterize its soul.

Behind the steel trellis frame is an dual-spark 1078cc mill, features a 98 x 71.5mm bore and and 10.5:1 compression ratio fed by a Marelli EFI system with throttle bodies, all of which are by the Multistrada 1100. This is surprisingly potent in application. The view of the entire DS1100 allows the magnesium-colored aluminum cases and carbon fiber cover to provide the eye-candy for the ignoramuses that are certain to around it at every stop.

The of the 2008 Ducati Hypermotard comes with an Ohlins shock attached to that single sided swingarm.

those QA sessions often at the intriguing backside of the bike. The swingarm, sourced from the holds a lightweight forged-aluminum 17 wheel wrapped in wide Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa III A two-piston Brembo caliper and rotor are tucked between the and the swingarm whilst a fully remote-reservoir Ohlins shock the finishing touch to the sporty on the rear.

While a few key pieces are with other models, the sub-frame is designed specifically for bike. It holds the long saddle and provides a place to all the sophisticated electronics out of harms

Notice how the exhaust pipes are along the underside of the sub-frame and the of bland, round black exhaust canisters are tucked beneath the tail section. As the heat emanating from the can get annoying in stop-and-go traffic, but all but when underway. Thankfully, sound better than look too, but it is easy to replace those eyesores the accessory Termignoni Carbon silencer kit.

Do it, and suddenly the factor doubles. That red aerodynamic wing above the actually serves as both the assembly housing and passenger handle by the way. Everything has a in Terblanche’s minimalist design.

With a thin feel and steering geometry, the sleek is quite flickable in transition.

At the tip of the is an undeniably Ducati red nose that is curiously reminiscent of the The front fender/ headlight has a quartet of nacelle ducts break up the pointed and angular It doesn’t offer much in the way of protection but it ties in with the intake shrouds that as the only significant bodywork on the entire bike.

The matte fuel tank cover aluminum gas cap is a nice contrast completes the basic black/red The bars are really wide and the guards have LED indicators into them. What’s cool, is that the flip-out that can be easily tucked when the need arises. them in their operational the view is excellent but looking at it in it reminds me of a kayaker holding the horizontally before entering a section of rapids.

It definitely is nothing on two wheels I’ve before.

The instrument cluster is described as dainty but it’s with all the information necessary to the jump to warp speed. It a speedometer, tach, clock, lap injection system diagnostics, fuel to empty monitor, low warning light (no gauge), oil oil-temperature, battery level as as the flux capacitor hyperdrive mechanism. All of these functions are by a switch on the left handlebar.

A 50mm DLC-coated Marzocchi fork with a matching 17 front wheel and 120-series tire do a stellar job of absorbing imperfections and remain well throughout all the riding environments we throw at it on the street or the track. A of gigantic 305mm discs and Brembo Monobloc 4-piston the same units found on the new superbike, ensures the braking is as equally impressive as the suspension.

It comes equipped with brake lines for good Just by looking at the brakes you can how powerful they are, but this they offer up a level of feel which the rider to trail brake fear, diving deep turns while modulating awesome power like a Be aware, they are not fail-safe.

are the brakes of the Gods and they and require respect because the is there but it’s up to the rider to good use of it. The superb feel at the lever can deceive any mortal to superhuman on the brakes when the ride-ready 431-lb shredder to a

The Hypermotard’s control panel a whole host of information on its display, with the rider through the data via a left-handlebar

As soon as you straddle this thin machine with its seat height, it makes no for being a supersonic dirtbike a healthy dose of Ducati elements, foremost among being its big-bore Desmodromic delivering smooth, buzz-free that the single-cylinder street-legal can only dream of. Clamp legs around its cold steel frame and embrace the minimalist body panels the tank.

The slight cut-outs a semblance of a leverage point in the more aggressive turns but so thin it’s damn a moot point. The small feature removable rubber so you can adjust them or the shift toe pad to suit your needs. The bars are low, like a which gives taller an elbows-out aggressive stance, but it very much like a ready to race the Baja to me.

the wide bars attributed to the of which it turns in, but it is ridiculously to toss the bike back and It’s so thin and well that it can lull you into a sense of confidence that you can go on a familiar road.

Once I I was pushing my luck on my memorable ride, I backed it down and trying to carry power over the rises and other treacherous behavior, so as not to auger piece of art into an oak tree because my medulla oblongata control of my throttle hand for a half hour. What I did from my angry country is that the Marzocchi fork was than up to task under any public roads have to When our more experienced got a hold of it on the track they had but praise for it as well.

The riding places the rider up on the tank a clear view of the road Weight bias reveals 47% of the bike’s weight is on the front so coupled with the rider’s loading another buck-fifty to the it makes sense that the goes where it’s With steering geometry set at 24 of rake and 99mm (3.9-inches) of and its relatively short 57.3-inch it’s easy to imagine you’re destined for a head-shaking time.

But just like the Multistrada, which this chassis it doesn’t get out of line unless on the gas, the front wheel’s and the road is rough. It has the chassis and to hang with anything of a pure repli-racer on the road or and enough inherent stability to wax a supermoto on anything this of a go-kart track. But does it the motor to seal the deal?

CAD drawing of the Hypermotard reveals how compact the design really is. piece of available space is in order to keep it clean and as as possible.

Despite its relatively dyno numbers, the motor more peppy and ready to than you’d expect 78 horsepower never felt so The Hypermotard is deceptively fast, hard with a 60 lb-ft of torque that peaks at 66 around five-grand. It’s of lofting the front wheel ease in the first two gears of its slick-shifting and precise 6-speed

A respectable 11.70-second quarter at 114 mph isn’t going to challenge a in a drag race, but it has more torque than any modern so it won’t get absolutely waxed if the is on top of things either. Even the dry proved to be durable through our riding antics, dyno and performance testing.

That’s this beauty makes a lot of while idling, but the reason opted for this set-up was it allows for a much easier to the $980 accessory slipper for folks that want a bit more go-fast goodness to with. To say this bike is is a gross understatement, but not everything is in the world of the Hypermotard.

Over the of our torrid affair a few things up that I didn’t like, of which are centered around comfort — the most problem being the shape of its seat. It’s fine you first climb on and its easy to in small doses, but after a long days in the saddle and around during aggressive the seat starts to induce the chaffed-… syndrome on the inside because of its narrow design and padding.

There’s absolutely zero protection, except for the rider’s which are out of harms way behind the guards, so early morning or night rides can get chilly It will please some of you to that the headlight works well. It cuts a wide through the darkness but it isn’t as as the projector beam on a bike the Multistrada.

The unique mirror on the Hypermotard looks great and good views when right, but at high speeds can blur.

Then there are a issues with those mirrors. While they well when adjusted they get blurry at high Additionally, when the nifty feature is constantly being to onlookers, they eventually loose and become prone to with the force of the wind if you stay on top of the adjustment dial.

Of the only way to tighten them is the bike is at a standstill, so if they migrating it requires you to bring the to a stop to get things back in Another gripe is the 36 mpg average consumption, which is great it’s hard to keep the mellow, but the modest 3.3 gallon capacity equates to roughly a 120 range of service.

Considered as a and weekend warrior this is not a big but if you have any notions about touring this … then it will require a few fuel stops to get to your Really these gripes are a price to pay for such a trick but I know how you all get when I don’t this stuff out.

the moment I first laid on this piece of Italian its appearance stole the show and never changed as I soaked in it had to offer in our short period of together. Like any budding the honeymoon period was comprised of hot and sweaty romps through an of locales until the novelty to wear off. Fortunately, in the of the Hypermotard, it never really off.

I still wish it was at my beck and at this very moment. is simply irresistible about the is its combination of razor-sharp handling, power delivery from the motor and the intangible value of its The issues that did come up detract from the overall especially since its never billed as anything but a high-end to the street-legal Singles that up the majority of options in this

The Hypermotard 1100S begs to be And who are we to deny this beautiful Duc its right to loft its front

If a potential suitor is intrigued by the lifestyle but they are not interested in their fillings rattled out and discretionary income to the tune of for the S-model or $11,495 for the equally though not as aesthetically pleasing version of the Hypermotard, then why not go for it? I can the complaints already: It’s too it’s too narrowly focused, no 1098 or pure sportbike. these are valid points, if is your state of mind, this bike is simply not for you and you can easy in your blissful

When it’s all said and the question is why would someone buy bike over a purpose-built streetfighter or supermoto? Because the is a blend of the key elements from all of genres. Its attacking supermoto position and flickability, exposed design elements combined top-shelf sportbike quality and braking components make bike an attractive way for sport to be lured away from the light of the rising sun and into the underworld of the Ducatisti . Believe the

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