2013 Ducati Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP review

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Launch: 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP

Words: Costa Photos: Milagro, unless specified.


For 2013, the Hypermotard gets a complete including an all-new engine. invited a bunch of hacks, yours truly, to Ronda, to ride the latest Hyper

The new look still retains design elements to clearly this as a Hypermotard, though the right-hand side, the biggest rather welcome) change is a muffler. Gone too are the folding mirrors, replaced by more and functional rear-views mounted the handlebar controls.

Ergonomics been reshuffled to place the more upright and farther Footpegs have moved 70 mm and the rider’s … has been back 80 mm, while the handlebars moved rearward to a position falls between the previous and the Mutlistrada.

The motor in the 2013 and Hypermotard SP (seen here) has its in the four-valve V-twin seen in the but this version has only 821 cc.

The new Testastretta 11° four-valve V-twin in the Multistrada, but at 821 cc, it’s down the ’strada’s 1,198 cc. Despite it is the most powerful yet to propel a model; at 110 peak horsepower it 15 hp more than the 1100 and 29 than the 796. However, the smaller displacement gives up a bit of torque, now at 65.8 lb-ft 75.9 lb-ft for the 1100 10 lb-ft up on the 796).

The Hypermotard has 43 mm Kayaba forks; the SP has fully 50 mm units from Marzocchi.

really good news for Hypermotard owners is that the tank, which on the previous was among the smallest on a full-sized bike at 12.4 litres, has to 16 litres, meaning you can now make it Tim Hortons without having to up.

The engine is wrapped in a new steel frame and aluminum subframe, and geometry has been altered to stability,

A heap of new technology is now standard on the whether you like it or not (I like including Ducati Safety (DSP), which includes ride modes, eight of traction control (DTC) and levels of ABS. If you don’t the electronic intervention, DTC and ABS can be turned

The liquid cooling and techno-gadgetry added 3 kilos compared to the now at 175 kg (386 lb) dry for the standard model. The Hypermotard SP weighs in at 171 kg (377 lb) dry to some carbon fibre and lighter, forged Marchesini

The SP also gets a fully 50 mm Marzocchi inverted fork (43 mm Kayaba unit for the standard and a fully adjustable Ohlins (rebound damping and preload Sachs shock on the standard

You can now rejoice if you’ve had enough of all techno-talk because now we’re on to …

Liquid cooling and added gadgets means the new Hypermotard is 175 kg up 3 kg; various carbon-fibre bits the SP’s weight down to 171 kg

Ahhh, sweet Spanish greets us as we arrive at the Ascari Resort, where we begin the road portion of our test on standard Hypermotards before to the track in the afternoon for some hot on SP models. Unfortunately, someone to turn on the heat, and the in-dash of bikes parked under the sun 2 degrees Celsius.

The new Hypermotard fairly high, and the SP adds height. Photo: Ducati

on the new Hypermotard, the first thing you is that the bike is tall. height on the standard bike is 870 mm in), which is 25 mm taller the 1100 and 45 mm taller than the The SP adds another 20 mm due to the taller making it 15 mm taller than the SP model.

Even at six feet tall, I get the heels of my feet flat on the on the standard bike unless I my legs straight. The bike wider in the midsection than the model, probably due to the larger tank, which is an elongated that stretches from of you, between your to under the seat.

Another when seated is that you can see the bike below you. On the bike, you were perched so far that the bike would from your view, beneath the chin portion of full-face helmet. Now, the peak, handlebar and tiny LCD cluster are fully in view.

The is a quick-steering machine, ideal for environments or twisties.

The seat is sculpted and locks you into one though at least it’s not an painful supersport crouch. The position is quite relaxed and but I can’t really comment on how the seat is because our road lasts just 75 km, though we do a combination of both smooth, stretches and super-tight twisty that were quite at times. My … doesn’t though I suspect that on a ride it might cry foul.

For the the SP model came with an Termignoni exhaust that’s louder than stock. one of three accessory exhausts from Ducati.

Ducati has accessory exhaust systems, a full race system to a muffler, but fortunately you won’t to spend the extra dough to buy one if you a rich, throaty sound; the standard exhaust emits a pleasant and pleasantly audible

Clutch effort is light (a new wet slipper clutch hides the right-hand engine cover) and action is precise. First is tall, so some clutch is needed to get going from a

One thing that’s gone on the new is the ground-quaking shudder of the 1100 cruising in top gear at legal speeds (the 796 was smoother). The Hyper just chugs smoothly, unless you deliberately lug the in which case it still shake as much as the older

Costa says the deeply seat locks you into an riding position.

The Hypermotard may lost the bottom-end grunt of the and although it’s still a machine, tall overall means a downshift or two is needed if you to make a quick pass. The spins freely and readily, and if in the upper revs, is rewardingly

The SP model is taller than the Hypermotard, and has stiffer suspension.

The new is less twitchy than the one, though the tall, handlebar is sensitive to rider and a … grip and sloppy still result in exaggerated movement.

But this means it is also a quick-steering machine and shines in an urban environment and in the it’s highly flickable and stable through high-speed though mid-turn bumps cause a rider-induced twitch. is on the firm side and choppy sharp bumps, though can also be attributed to the cold and short ride time.

I the three ride modes – Touring and Urban. Sport and modes offer maximum with respectively aggressive and subtle throttle mapping, Urban provides the softest response and limits power to 75 hp.

reckons the Hypermotard is better to tighter tracks like or Calabogie than high-speed like Mt. Tremblant and Mosport.

response is too abrupt in Sport exaggerated by an overly light spring in the ride-by-wire throttle, so I on Touring mode. In town, I’d Urban mode readily – you really need more 75 hp to get to 50 km/h and the soft throttle make negotiating tight that much easier.

Traction control and ABS can be tailored to the rider, then saved, or off. Photo: Ducati

DTC and ABS are also preset in each mode, though each can be tailored or turned off, and into memory.

The temperature creeps up and by the time we return to the digital dashboard display a more clement 8 degrees C. We our standard Hypermotards for SP models with full Termignoni systems for what turns out to be cool lapping.

The SP is taller and than the standard model, and the accessory exhaust, a hell of a lot – but the sound is oh, so sweet.

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Engine are identical between the standard and the SP, though the ride modes are It has Race, Sport and Wet modes, the difference being in Race where the ABS only acts on the wheel at a low level of intervention. allows a rider to lock the wheel for backing it in to a turn or such shenanigans.

Rain also limits power to 75 hp.

the bike for urban brawling. Ducati

It is also equipped sticky Pirelli Diablo SP radials (Diablo Rosso II on the bike), which provide grip in the cold temperatures to footpegs and the side stand despite the bike’s added clearance due to the taller suspension.

four-piston Brembos work 320 mm front discs. The brakes are

I select Sport mode for the session, which offers throttle response, and more ABS and DTC (levels 2 and 3 respectively) than mode. The bike pulls enough to make lapping turning in quickly and transitioning the track’s two chicanes effortlessly.

On the track, a 110-hp bike really need traction unless it’s wet, and the could be almost whacked open at corner exit much fear of losing the end.

It’s a long way up down into a full through the esses, but the bike them with relative as long as I don’t manhandle the like a rodeo clown a bull by the horns. The wide means it requires a delicate or it’ll weave around a

The footpegs have moved and the rider’s seating position has moved back on the Hypermotard year.

The front end also a slightly vague feeling trail braking, though would have been if I’d bothered to dial in some preload.

Race mode this sort of action, but ABS is a big aid for who are a bit ham-fisted on the brakes. Photo:

This bike is better to tighter tracks like or Calabogie than high-speed like Mt. Tremblant and Mosport, I suspect it will give sport bikes a tough even at those circuits.

four-piston Brembos now grip 320 mm front discs and braking is supersport-level, though initial is quite strong, demanding an set of fingertips. Feedback is precise, and if a novice inadvertently hammers the ABS is there to save his …. No fade is felt after 15 of hard lapping.

The new Hypermotard is an over the old in almost all respects. It added performance for a negligible of added weight, and the new, gas tank resolves one of the biggest riders had about the old model: range. Of course, if you resist advances and electronic rider you won’t like this

The new Hypermotard is an improvement over the old in almost every respect, thinks. Photo: Ducati

response is a bit abrupt in the most ride modes, whether on the or SP models, but the beauty of Ducati’s modes is that you can custom each one to suit your If I had the SP for example, I’d select Sport and program ABS and DTC to Race mode Or maybe I’d just shut off, since I can.

remains competitive at $12,995 for the model. Photo: Ducati

the added performance and technology, remains respectably competitive. The Hypermotard retails for $12,995, is $1,500 more than the however, it offers performance comparable to the 1100. The SP is $15,695, represents a reduction of $1,800 the outgoing 1100Evo SP, improving on its and top-end power, but losing bottom-end torque.

No matter how you at it, though, the new Hypermotard kicks and is a fitting tribute to the machines started the motard craze than three decades


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