First L.A. Times Ride: 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP — Los Angeles Times

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Ducati 888 SP 0 Strada
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First L.A. Times 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP

newest Hypermotard SP is hyper-dynamic, and (Ducati )

Ducati has built and to market another extremely piece of engineering with the new SP.

Beautiful to look at and exhilarating to the dramatically updated 2013 of the Italian company’s supermoto is fast and fierce, and equal demanding and rewarding.

It’s a race bike, which it’s not a cozy mount for a up the coast. The ready-for-the-track set-up stiff suspension, an unforgiving increased seat height, of engine heat and a muffler that will wake the

In other words, it’s I enjoyed my first hour on bike as much as I’ve any ride this year.

GALLERY: Ducati Monster

The original Hypermotard was introduced in to draft off the popularity of a kind of known as Supermotard, or Supermoto. on a short, twisty track half flattrack and half TT, a dash of motocross thrown in, the demand nimble handling and aggressive point-to-point acceleration plus a lot of back wheel and drifting, and often some track action and some

Other brands, notably KTM and have been very in this arena — races and selling bikes although none of the companies has supermoto bikes as well in the as in Europe.

As an old motocross guy, I this kind of riding thrilling and terrifying — because of the speed and the technical of the sliding and drifting, but terrifying I remember how much it hurt to down on dirt. I don’t to fall down that on asphalt.

But who can resist such a bike? The SP comes standard with 320mm Brembo front brakes, Ohlin shocks, forks, Marchesini wheels, fiber fenders, Pirelli Supercorsa “SP” tires and deluxe appointments.

Ducati 888 SP 0 Strada

It also standard with the Bologna new 821cc Testastretta engine, a water-cooled power plant puts out 110HP and 65 pound-feet of

That’s a lot of beef for a machine dry-weighs at 377 pounds.

It means the Hypermotard is blindingly off the line — especially in mode, but it’s no slouch in mode either — makes it somewhat challenging to the front end down. (The riding modes of the bike a feature for what Ducati lift up protection. In other depending on how you set the traction control, either going to wheelie meaning to, or not.)

It’s not a for Ducati’s aging Monster though riders who like model are likely to love one, too.

It’s not a replacement for the Multistrada either, though riders who a sportier ‘strada will be in the Hyperstrada — a new bike for year in which the comforts of the meet the performance of the Motard.

The styling and ergonomics — seat position, nose-down small front tire make a head-turning presentation. non-riders seem to get that is something special. I got stopped by a lot of who wanted to know, What is

The answer: A muscular motard for or weekend warriors who demand a ton of from their Ducatis. And are to pay for it. The MSRP is $14,695 for this SP version, or $11,995 for the less Hypermotard.

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