2013 Ducati Hypermotard andHypermotard SP- First Ride Review

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Ducati 851 SP 3

2013 Ducati Hypermotard and SP – First Ride All-new liquid-cooled Testastretta delivers goodness.

Photographer. Milagro

Spain —If there was one complaint we had the first-generation Ducati Hypermotard, it was a of versatility. Its unforgiving riding and wedge-like seat made even your own neighborhood an exercise in willpower. But if you did manage to out and find a tight, twisty the payoff was awesome.

Comfort, is not an issue with Ducati’s new Hypermotard. Its riding position is far relaxed, thanks to a taller and more than 3 extra of space between the bar and seat. the footpegs have been forward by almost 3 inches, to create a more upright position.

Three distinct will be offered: the Hypermotard, the base model; the Hypermotard SP, the high-performance streetbike; and the luggage-equipped which Marco Sairu, Project Leader, hopes serve as a midsize Multistrada . At the press launch in Ronda, I the Hypermotard and the Hypermotard SP, as the new HyperStrada is to arrive in a few months.

Brand-new in conceivable way, the Hypermotard has redesigned to be more refined and while also being maintenance-intensive. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 821cc V-Twin, replaces the air-cooled 1078 and motors. Sairu said the ride-by-wire throttle systems, with multiple riding and modes, allow a single to be many different things to different people.

Major service intervals been increased to 18,000 a milestone for Ducati. Some may that another one of Ducati’s air-cooled, two-valve engines has replaced by a more modern mill that’s disrespectful of but Sairu said consumers are more power and better which is becoming increasingly to achieve with old technology.

designers threw every at the Hyper’s engine. Borrowing from the Multistrada, Diavel and . engineers were able to the specific power and output the Hypermotard needed. The four-valve V-Twin has a reduced bore/… of 1.30 from its 88 x 67.6mm as compared to the 1078’s 1.37 (98 x

This design, with its 11-degree-overlap interval valve and high 12.8:1 compression produces smooth power, fuel economy, reduced and good torque. Ducati 110 horsepower at 9250 rpm and 65.8 of peak torque at 7750.

as mentioned, play a significant in how the engine performs and behaves. The throttle allows differing of power output and throttle On the standard Hypermotard, the modes Sport (110 hp, “High” response), Touring (110 hp, throttle response) and Urban (75 hp, throttle response). As a part of the Safety Pack, each also selects the appropriate ABS and settings.

The ABS is switched to Level One in Sport braking performance allowing rear-wheel lift) and Level Two in and Urban (maximum braking and prevention of rear-wheel lift). The control, with eight can be customized via a menu to suit tastes and then be locked memory.

The Hypermotard SP is similar in but its modes are a bit more aggressive: (110 hp, “High” throttle and Level One ABS applied only to the wheel, with no rear Sport (110 hp, “Medium” response, Level Two ABS with rear-lift control); and Wet (75 hp, “Low” response and Level Three ABS maximum braking stability and lift prevention).

Each of new Hypermotards features a new tubular-steel frame, and a subframe constructed a combination of …-cast aluminum and a between the rails. But the major components, along with the and brakes, are what really the two models from each

The standard Hypermotard has a 43mm KYB and a Sachs shock, offering 6.7 of travel in front and 5.9 in back. cast aluminum wheels and M4-32 monoblock brakes four-piston calipers. The SP has a 50mm fork and an Öhlins shock, 7.3 inches of front travel and 6.9 in as well as lightweight forged wheels. Although the calipers and are identical on each bike, the SP has a master cylinder.

Other SP upgrades include a aluminum handlebar (in place of magnesium cam covers and carbon-fiber fender and cam-belt covers.

the different suspension setups, the heights vary by almost an The seat on the standard Hypermotard is set at in. whereas that of the SP is at 35.0. low seats are available for both, height by around 3/4 of an inch.

The suspension also alters the the SP at 59.2 in. and the standard Hypermotard at Rake (25.5 degrees) and (4.1 in.) are identical due to offset at the triple-clamps.

To sample the Hypermotard, we did a 50-mile street in the morning. In the afternoon, we had the pleasure of the private Ascari Race near Ronda on the SP. Our street was mellower than we would liked given the temperatures in the low 30s and a of sections of road in the mountains patches of ice.

Ducati 851 SP 3
Ducati 851 SP 3

Nevertheless, it was a great opportunity to the standard Hypermotard in the real My quick take: It’s a far bike than the one it replaces in every way. The engine fully modern, with fueling, a broad spread of and the ability to alter its character to the conditions, which we did in an effort to with the cold, slick

The Hyper feels more to other nakeds on the market and not as as the few street supermotards that are sold in the U.S. (KTM 690 SM for Seat and leg comfort are key, the roomier cockpit paying off in ride time. Thankfully, the (but annoying) bar-end of the old bike have been with more functional units.

We rode the SP in anger afternoon at Ascari, where the liked to be picked up by the scruff of its and manhandled. The tall seat might limit who can comfortably get feet down on the street, but on the the extra ground clearance and suspension was most appreciated.

The suspension ate up the few undulations the track and the wide handlebar, along the commanding seating position, flicking the bike through esses incredibly easy. chassis stability was quite

Just as impressive was the performance of the new After not being able to wring it out on the street, it was liberating to let it rip on the Sport mode provided the right safety net to get reacquainted the course, with a bit more TC and ABS and initial throttle response.

In things really got fun, to its sharper throttle response. Our complaint: The twist action of the throttle grip felt too almost unnatural. That the engine’s eagerness is a huge over either of the previous models. The spread of power the bike to be short-shifted up a gear leaning in, which meant I avoid having to make a midway through a few of Ascari’s lefthanders.

Top-end power on par with Ducati’s own 848 EVO . but it wasn’t to be.

Another improvement is the use of a new, APTC slipper clutch. at the lever is very light, the slipper function provides stability under extreme when making multiple in quick succession.

The standard is available in either Ducati red or Stealth for $11,995, while the SP only in red/white/black for $14,695. between these two new versions isn’t that difficult. For the who commutes during the week and the curves on the weekend, the standard with its lower seat, price and almost identical package is the smart choice.

If aggressive street riding track time is planned, the SP a lot of bang for the buck, with a chassis and a few components that lapping more enjoyable. But we look forward to riding the soon, as it splits the two in price and is with saddlebags and a taller That would make it a blend of comfort and utility on the without compromising any of this new blissful handling manners.

Ducati 851 SP 3
Ducati 851 SP 3
Ducati 851 SP 3


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