First Ride: 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO — Press Launches — Cycle Canada

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First Ride: 2010 Hypermotard 1100 EVO

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With visions of westerns in his head, Uwe Wachtendorf an Italian punk rocker an Ennio Morricone landscape. Too bad the is broken up by the cops.

Flat out on the way to Flat, Arizona the road to wind and work its way through canyons, and it is here that I my first three-vehicle conga of the day. But before I react on my to pass we are in a series of blind Suddenly my mirror fills Mexican journalist Santiago

It’s only the suspicious-looking red and lights mounted on the tailgate of the pick-up in front of me that has me from passing. And then I the cracked throttle of Calcagno’s Before he’s even the pass, the mysterious lights on the ignite and are joined by a siren.

the launch for a hooligan bike begin with acts of seems preordained.

With the of two re-jigged 2010 Hypermotards the pleasantly predictable claim of weight and more power. The Hypermotard 1100 is now called the EVO (as in evoluzioneor “slightly different last year” in English). the frame’s dimensions remain it’s now 1.8 kg lighter, and carbon rear body panels the weight loss.

Cylinder heads have redesigned for better compression and the new mill is physically smaller the old, horsepower is up five (to a 95) and peak power arrives at 7,500 rpm. Peak is unchanged but is higher in the rev range (to 76 at 5,750 rpm), which, to Ducati, allows a rider to onto a gear longer before.To beat the heat the oil is 85 percent larger than

A Siemens ECU with a faster the Marelli system to control and fuelling. Twin lambda monitor each cylinder an update also made to models in the line-up. Ducati slightly better fuel but the most noteworthy benefit of the new is the increased mileage allowable valve fettling sessionsnow up to a un-Italian 12,000 kilometres.

Ducati HM Hypermotard

Despite the changes, one Ducati has been maintainedabsurdly tall Our first stint on a multi-lane demonstrates that aggressive manoeuvres, even at 120 km/h, are not done in top gear. It turns out the Desmodue EVO is a spinnernot like a in-line four-cylinder, but with its flywheel it jumps quickly to revs.

Vibration is a constant companion, but a most welcome low frequency that never tires or

The Hypermotard’s seat is unexpectedly and plush, it’s the only motard element on the bike, and for a full day in the saddle. Fully instrumentation is compact yet legible, the diminutive Streetfighter-style switchgear is to manipulate for a lad with leather-clad fingers like mine.

town, it’s no secret an upright, broad-’barred supermoto an ideal commuting tool. And every other Ducati, the has generous steering lock, it highly manoeuvrable in traffic and to reverse direction within the lane. The handlebar-end rear mirrors give a view equal, and should be standard on every motorcycle, though in quarters their additional must be respectedunless, of course, you them flat before you laneways.

Staring into the bleak sky over Cleveland during an layover on my way home, I recalled, on my way to the having questioned the continued use of engines in modern motorcycles. But a day riding the EVO I’ve now reversed question: the practicality, simplicity, and of two air-cooled cylinders with two each seems the most way forward for future Ducatis.

For impressions of the more hyper SP of the HM 1100 EVO (and further on Santiago Calcagno’s brush the law), check out the full feature article in the April of Cycle Canada magazine, on March 5.

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