Ridden: Ducati Hypermotard 1100 review — MSN Cars UK

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Ducati Hypermotard 1100

Ridden: Ducati Hypermotard review

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The noise was Not the thunderous belching from the engine, that’s pretty It was the nails-down-a-blackboard scraping sound as the red Ducati slid down the — that’s what my stomach.

I’d collected the brand pristine Hypermotard from the dealership in Coventry only a few earlier and was on the long journey from the south coast I live, during the worst imaginable. Yes, that day been warned to stay off the but I had very little option but to Not owning a van or trailer and having a I made my way slowly northwards to the bike to its rightful owners.

And that sensation’s magnified on bends. The wide bars you can throw the bike around it’s a rag doll and with 179kg to wrestle with, it into corners is effortless. But its was an issue on occasion.

The mirrors extend out from the further than Prince ears, but they don’t an operation to pin them back. The mechanism means one flick and less obtrusive, but don’t be into a false sense of the bike is still wide for filtering to require a little patience and forethought.

The engine’s got of low-down torque and it’s smooth. Where traditional supermotos tend to buzz nuts off, this has rubber mounts on the footpegs and so the vibrations are only really if you’re chugging along in a gear, at low speeds. Before the incident, I’d been as happy as but had found the bike fairly to stall, as if the tick-over was set too low.

Ducati Hypermotard 1100

Also, the tall 845mm height could be worth if you’re legs are shorter mine.

Other than that, a seductive, … bike a reasonable price tag. to bikes like KTM’s 950, it’s a no brainer – The styling’s so exquisite and of course the ownership’s a big fat juicy carrot in But it’s perhaps less on the practical side. The punchy and flickable playfulness offer a ride, but the KTM seems to have versatility.

The Ducati’s plastic for example, houses only litres of fuel, which stretch very far if you’re the bike like you’re to.

That said, for scratching your local roads on the stylish supermoto out there, the certainly takes some For bikers who need even bling than the Hypermotard as standard, the S version rocks in a £8,999 price tag and adds front forks, an Ohlins shock, lighter Marchesini alloy wheels, Brembo radial callipers from the and a healthy splash of carbon But my bike looked far from as it lay in the gutter, with a steady of rainwater flowing by us both.

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