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The Hypermotard 1100 gets with lighter weight, power

The $14,495 2010 EVO SP in action, visually differentiated the $11,995 EVO by its multicolor paint, Marchesini wheels, and -hlins components.

Ducati’s Hypermotard into uncharted territory it debuted in 2007, so the Italian had few preconceived notions when it to updating their feisty

Now that the more affordable 796 has joined the lineup, the big-bore and 1100 S models have into new and improved versions of former selves as the 1100 EVO and EVO SP. Prices remain the same at and $14,495, respectively, but how do the new Hypermotards to the models they replace? I the Hypermotard 1100 EVO and 1100 EVO SP in mountainous Tortilla Flat to find out.

The Goods: Lighter, and Gutsier

Though constituted 15% of Ducati sales in the outgoing Hypermotards were niche bikes, thanks in to their offroad-inspired roots, power-to-weight ratios, and rather focused supermoto setups. For Ducati improved the breed by 15.3 pounds off the new Hypermotard EVO and 1100 EVO SP models, while 5 horsepower from the 1,078cc powerplant — bringing output to 95 hp (at 7,500 rpm) and ft-lbs of torque (at a now higher rpm.)

The weight loss is aided by the new (identical to the 796’s), which precision machined mounting (versus the old forged and welded Thanks to a lightweight magnesium rare-earth magnets, and vacuum-molded crankcases, the engine loses pounds, while power is from new cams and cylinder and redesigned ports. A beefed up oil features 85% more area, and a new engine management system the old Magneti Marelli unit, single spark (instead of and twin lambda probes. economy is rated at 41 mpg,

The differences between the EVO and EVO SP are more than the old 1100 vs 1100 S; the EVO suspension boasts 50mm with DLC treated sliders and a rear -hlins unit. The EVO SP gets forged Marchesini Brembo monoblocs, more Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa greater suspension travel, clearance that’s 30mm inches) taller, and a raised Both models also get new and instrumentation from the Streetfighter .

Swing a Leg Over: Minimalism,

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Just the outgoing Hypermotard, the view the new EVO and EVO SP’s saddle is basic and a digital display is framed by a fairing and flanked at the ends by mirrors. But climbing aboard the EVO SP is quite a bit more work the EVO, due to its considerably taller if you feel put out by skyward leg swings straddling the EVO SP, you can thank prior owners who complained to Ducati they didn’t like their boots when the was leaned over. While the EVO a 33.3 inch seat the EVO SP’s saddle sits inches above ground— encroaches into dirtbike

But once aboard the taller EVO SP, the is aided by risers which the handlebar by 20mm (.79 Leg positioning is slightly rearward, but not as as you might find on a typical The Hypermotard’s relative narrowness it feel easy to grip thighs around the tank, but aspect might remind practical-minded riders that the capacity is a mere 3.3 gallons. As in my 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 some Hypermotard owners upgraded their tanks to a 6.4 gallons, thanks to a $799 supplied by California Cycleworks. the saddle isn’t quite for long hauls, and might for an upgrade if you’re looking to your Hypermotard.

But enough talk about range and seating position; ride the new Hypermotards!

On the Road: the Punch

The new EVOs were in Scottsdale, Arizona, and our riding traversed twisting two-lane through Tortilla Flats— are anything but.

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City and interstate riding revealed the EVO SP to be an urban bike— though its mirrors would make tricky if the act were legal in AZ. quality is surprisingly supple, and the from the elevated saddle Engine grunt off the line and at speeds is considerable and front aided with the Termignoni system which reduces while adding horsepower.

Direction changes on twisty roads feel accurate and instantaneous. however, potential was tempered by low temperatures, scads of gravel, and a slowly burgeoning Though commendable on warm, dry the sticky Pirellis feel under these wintry breaking loose and sliding brisk riding. The EVO SP’s brakes feel spectacularly with strong initial and excellent feel; the combination of power and aggressive brakes riding these slick an exercise in restraint.

The 1100 EVO has the engine as the EVO SP, but my EVO tester accelerated incrementally less oomph, it wasn’t equipped with the pipes. Ride quality was harsher, and braking required more lever effort. riders should be just with a basic EVO, but aggressive recreational riders track day junkies alike) appreciate the EVO SP’s handling and refinements.

The Bottom Line: A Good Gets Even Better

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By upping the power, the weight, and making the premium even more track-ready before, Ducati has maximized the of their big-bore Hypermotard in a natural and satisfying progression. The EVO and EVO SP’s new beefed up and trimmed setups make them tempting propositions— keeping in that their respective of $2,000 and $4,500 contextualize pricepoints rather differently, to the new smaller-displacement Hypermotard 796 model.

if I were spending my hard-earned I’d likely gravitate the less steroidal 796 version, is a balanced, poised, and featherweight that’s still loads of fun to Sure, the 1100 EVO SP would be a if money were no object; it is, all, a sharply tuned of two-wheeled precision and brawn— with those deliciously power-boosting Termignoni pipes. more attractive is the fact the big-bore Hypermotards managed to a price hike, in spite of upgrades for 2010.

But at the end of the day, the EVO and EVO SP’s improvements them even stronger for buyers of premium bikes, the Hypermotard 796 achieves something different by opening up the Ducati to a whole new tier of buyer. way, the newly expanded and Hypermotard lineup proves great things are coming out of little factory in Bologna,

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