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Ducati Hypermotard 1100

Staffers’ Rides


Ringleader: Brian Catterson

(2008): $11,995


Average Fuel Mileage: 37 Mpg

Modifications: Dynojet Power California Cycleworks gas tank, Tech suspension, Shad top

Suspension tuning was a work in as finding the optimal settings elusive. In stock trim our was too softly sprung, harsh small bumps and yet blew the … on bigger hits.

So we it to Race Tech, where fitted stiffer springs kg/mm front, 10.7 rear), revalved the shock and a G2-R cartridge kit in the fork total from www.racetech.com ). let the bike ride higher in the and pitch less under and acceleration, but made the fork harsher. It took two return to get it right.

Do yourself a favor and up front whether you want suspension sport-touring supple or because you can’t have Or order the S-model with its Öhlins suspension in the first

Parting is such sweet After nearly two years, my Hypermotard has finally returned to That’s what insiders Ducati North America, not some failed science

In terms of maintenance, the Hyper was a of reliability. Our first-year model had two early on: one to flash the dash so the was accurate, and the second to install a battery bracket. Beyond we simply changed the oil every miles or so and had the valves checked at ($585)-the latter service having been increased 6200 miles in ’08.

We replaced the rear brake ($26) at that point, the just starting to wear at the end of our test. The bike went three sets of tires its stay, the last a set of supermoto-style D616s ($173.95 front, rear) that were about worn-out when we the bike. The chain and sprockets are due for replacement.

Aside from these items and various upgrades, the part we replaced was the left side panel ($77.50), cracked at its upper mount we put too much stress on it while the LeoVince exhaust into

California Cycleworks gas tank the stocker but is literally twice the doubling range and halving

California Cycleworks gas tank the stocker but is literally twice the doub

As detailed in our three updates, the Hyper underwent a transformation in our hands, first a pseudo-sport-tourer and then a full-on For this final go-round we the best of both, fine-tuned a few and added a couple of new parts as

In spite of its aggressive appearance and name, the Hypermotard is in fact one of the and most versatile motorcycles on the today-and more so thanks to the Ducati aftermarket. From to canyon-carver to track-day scorcher to the Hyper does it all, and it well. I’m truly to see this one go.

Ducati Hypermotard 1100

Let’s talk about the stuff first: When the folks at California Cycleworks ) read my report about out of gas en route to Las Vegas, they to send me one of their new, HM69 gas tanks ($799) as as they were ready. It a few months, but the wait was worth it.

The molded polyethylene tank is one of the ambitious aftermarket parts amazingly doubling fuel to 6.4 gallons without affecting the or feel of the bike-though it is nearly 20 heavier when full. range goes up accordingly, my best standing at 230.3 This added volume was by replacing the airbox with filters, repositioning various components and tipping the battery on its

The only downside is installation: with the detailed directions, to spend a full day in the garage if mechanically inclined or to pay a mechanic or more hours’ labor if not. The most economical would be to have it installed at the time as a major service.

Our new part likewise came a few months’ wait. Spanish-made luggage is a new player in the U.S. and the company’s color-matched SH29 top ($142 from www.binetto.com ) the perfect complement to the Ducati luggage rack we’d previously.

And it was, bolting on minimal fuss using the hardware and surviving a few weeks of before tagging along on my ride to the inaugural Motomarathon in (see Cat Tales, page 7). I apparently stuffed enough in the that it exceeded the 12-lb. limit of the rack, which at a weld, smashing the taillight Oops.

A picture is worth 1000 in this case, 10,000 Check-engine light stayed on we removed the stock exhaust with its power valve.

A is worth 1000 words-or in case, 10,000 miles. light stayed on

In our most update we told you to stay for tuning, and that we did. We tried a high-flow KN air filter from www.knfilter.com ) coupled a DP Racing ECU, which perfectly with our Leo-Vince SBK GP Evo II exhaust (exhaust $749, pipe $299 from ). Said ECU is included with the DP Termignoni 2-into-1 pipe, or is separately for around $1300, is far more than even a Ducatista would care to

The low-buck option is a FatDuc O2 ($80 from www.fatduc.com ). installs inline with the oxygen sensor, and alters the voltage to trick the ECU into the bike is running leaner it is so it richens the fuel/air mixture It’s not an exact science as the is adjusted across the board, but an inexpensive, easy-to-install upgrade.

Our ultimate solution was a Dynojet Commander III USB ($349.95 from ), which allows fine-tuning of the at all rpm and throttle settings via computer. a dozen or so dyno runs at Speed Shop in Carson, our LeoVince-equipped Hyper went 77.8 to 82.6 horsepower and to 68.6 lbs.-ft. of torque. impressive was the improved driveability, is saying something considering how the two-valve, Dual Spark feels in stock trim.


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