2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Review — Review and Riding Impressions of…

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Ducati 450 Mark 3 D
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Ditching Displacement for Net Gain

The Hypermotard 1100 is a feisty, supermoto with a sporty but its $11,995 price tag (which to $14,495 for the high spec model ) puts it firmly premium bike territory.

sequel? The Hypermotard 796, boasts a smaller engine, weight, and an awfully tempting MSRP. How does it compare to the and does it pack enough of a to satisfy speed-hungry riders?

We the bike in winding mountain near Bologna, Italy to out.

The Goods: Carefully Downsizing

I know what thinking: bigger is better, when it comes to motorcycle And there’s nothing wrong that thought. But when is thoughtfully reduced alongside the results can be intriguing.

Take the Hypermotard 796’s new air-cooled Desmodromic 803 cc engine. which is three quarters the size of the cc powerplant found in the Hypermotard By keeping the compression ratio (at 11.1:1) and revising the entire end, it the 796 produces 81 horsepower— 9 horsepower less than its sibling. Torque drops to lb-ft, but those changes accompany an overall weight of 27 lbs which brings the Hypermotard total mass to 368 lbs dry; svelte, by any standard.

The weight loss is split between the engine and chassis, features 43 mm Marzocchi forks the 1100’s adjustability), a rear frame section that’s from forged components to machined parts, and various down bits including a new harness. The mill is mated to an wet clutch with a “slipper” which interfaces with a transmission .

The new Hypermotard is also user-friendly, thanks to a lower that now measures 32.5 The 796 features the same 4-piston, front and 2-piston rear brakes, single-sided swingarm, and exhaust layout as the 1100, as as the model’s signature handguard and mirrors .

Swing a Leg Over: Lower Cleaner Views

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The Hypermotard 796’s saddle is .8 thinner, though the bike its original road clearance. The is still 2.2 inches higher the Monster 696’s. but the 796’s saddle is more user-friendly the Hypermotard 1100’s towering .

The cockpit view of the Hypermotard 796 has cleaned up; instead of the unsightly cylinder fluids seen the Hypermotard 1100’s saddle. the 796 elegantly integrated black cylinders mounted to a handlebar is now tubular (compared to the 1100’s bar.) A small, orange MotoGP-style instrument panel digital rpm, speed, and computer info, as well as the to memorize lap times.

While ergonomic measurements are essentially the as the 1100, the 796’s lower height imbues it with confidence-inspiring compactness. It still tippy-toes from shorter but the lowered saddle is more even if some comfort is due to the reduced padding. Incidentally, an comfort seat will be for the 796.

A relatively upright riding makes the Hypermotard well for urban traffic, and the bike’s and foot controls are positioned and comfortably— though the lack of a makes the Hypermotard a less candidate for long distance

Ducati 450 Mark 3 D
Ducati 450 Mark 3 D

On the Road: Slight but Sure-Footed

up the Hypermotard 796, and its engine a more shallow exhaust than the 1100S we previously but we’re told Ducatis to sound a bit meatier when accumulated more than 600 or so, and our bike had just under 200 on the clock.

Setting our sites on the countryside, we flipped the kickstand up and took note that the 796 remarkably light on its feet. The operates with minimal though the shifter is a touch going into first. produced by twisting the right is considerable; it may not summon the absolute of the Hypermotard 1100, but the 796’s of a broad powerband, light and shorter gears makes it exceedingly fleet.

Upshift early and you get none of the chatter of the 1100, and all is forgotten a slight slip of the clutch, encourages the L-twin to accumulate The engine pulls strongly and the mapping and power delivery are devoid of surprises— except rev limiter cuts in abruptly at rpm.

Turns are even entertaining on the 796; simply the bike’s weight and lean light handlebar effort, and the motorcycle becomes intuitively to your input. Though the 43 mm forks dive somewhat aggressive front braking, a of rear brake tames of that tendency. Stopping is formidable (thanks to those Brembos), and despite the absence of a suspension setup, the Hypermotard 796 itself across tight with confidence.

The Bottom Line: More Fun the Big Motor Hypermotard and Cheaper,

Does it have faults? I’m nitpicking, but the 796’s position is more forward-oriented some might like, and its could be smoother (though might be a result of our test low mileage.) The gas light also on just before the 100 mile due to the tiny 3.3 gallon fuel incidentally, Ducati enthusiasts by an aftermarket 6.4 gallon fuel manufactured by California Cycleworks. will set you back $799.

But my favorable impressions of the 2010 Hypermotard 796 reminded me that I preferred the Monster 696 to the bigger arguably badder) Monster Going back to the assumption more is more, a large-engined might look better on if you value straight-line speed handling.

But great things happen weight is shed and refinements are executed properly, simplification heightened riding enjoyment the added benefit of cost And for that reason alone, Hypermotard 796 proves itself a through and through.

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