The thrilling Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and the stylish and practical mid-range tourer, the Hyperstrada, combine Ducati’s latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering to continue the innovative and exciting Hypermotard story.
While the Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP deliver a thrilling and fun filled experience, whether on the daily commute or ripping-up the track asphalt, the Hyperstrada awaits long distance adventure, enabling practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style.
The models feature the 110 hp Ducati 821 cc Testastretta 11° engine in a Trellis frame equipped with top-of the range chassis components. The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP use sharp and sleek styling to maintain that essential Supermotard look, while the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorised with full touring oriented specification. Combine these two worlds of performance with excellent ergonomics and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation 2 and 3-level ABS, 8-level Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes, and the range takes on a relevance that makes perfect sense in modern motorcycling.
High ground-clearance combined with a thin waistline and commanding riding positions gives the rider an instant Supermotard feeling, with the added luxury of latest street bike comfort and component quality. While the Hyperstrada is ideal for dominating the every-day urban or long distance commutes, the Hypermotard and track-ready Hypermotard SP are intended for the extreme rider who demands the very highest performance.
The range takes the Hypermotard concept forward with refined design and user-friendly technologies that enhance its enjoyment for a wider range of riders.
The Hypermotard moved into its latest generation as a brilliantly designed and engineered motorcycle that introduced a 110 hp liquid-cooled engine and improved ergonomics, while maintaining its incredibly compact and minimalist character. Providing ideal access to this exciting family, the Hypermotard integrates the Ducati Riding Modes of Sport (110 hp – High), Touring (110 hp – Medium) and Urban (75 hp – Low) with the Ducati Safety Pack of ABS and DTC to become a thrilling motorcycle for everyday use and the ideal choice for the urban commute.
Weighing in with an impressive dry weight of 175 kg (385.8 lb), the last generation Hypermotard’s attention to the “ergonomic triangle” of handlebars, seat and footrests, provides an even more commanding riding position, with bars further forward and higher up, and the foot pegs in a comfort-enhancing forward position.
Front suspension is taken care of with 43 mm Kayaba USD forks, providing a stroke of 170 mm (6.7 in) and gripped by clamps in cast aluminium fitted with rubber-mounted bar-risers for the chromed steel handlebars.
Rear suspension duties are managed by a single Sachs rear shock absorber with rebound damping and spring preload adjustment. It operates with beautifully engineered aluminium, single-sided swing arm, offering 150 mm (5.9 in) of rear wheel travel.
The Hypermotard is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear, mounted on latest generation 10-spoke 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminium wheels with 3.5 in front and 5.5 rear rim widths. The Hypermotard is finished in Ducati red or dark stealth with a red Trellis frame and black wheels.
The spectacular, track-ready Hypermotard SP takes everything offered by the Hypermotard and raises its technical specification for accomplished riders who enjoy a full performance-oriented ride. In true competition style, the SP gets the 1199 Panigale Riding Modes of Race (110 hp – High), Sport (110 hp – Medium) and Wet (75 hp – Low) while longer travel, top-of-the-range suspension gives a true supermotard stance, increasing ground clearance to 210 mm (8.3 in) and enabling a thrilling 47.5° of available lean-angle for maximum enjoyment. The Hypermotard SP is additionally equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack combination of Panigale-style 3-level ABS and 8-level Ducati Traction Control.
The SP is equipped with fully adjustable, pressurised Marzocchi USD forks that feature hard-anodised aluminium sliders. The state-of-the-art lightweight forks provide professional, precise and high-performance handling with an increased stroke of 185 mm (7.3 in) as well as excellent feed-back through the aluminium,
tapered handlebars. The rear suspension is equally as high-end with a stunning; fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with integrated “piggy back” reservoir providing 175 mm (6.9 in) of rear wheel travel.
Naturally, the Hypermotard “SP” is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa “SP” tyres in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear and is equipped with super lightweight 1199 Panigale S-style triple three-spoke forged aluminium wheels by Marchesini, further underlining the SP’s focus on high performance.
Additional components special to the SP are front mudguard and cam-belt covers in carbon fibre, radial front master cylinder with 5-point adjustable lever and dedicated seat with specially textured surface and horizontally stitched panels for enhanced grip. This impressive specification combines to achieve a dry weight of just 171 kg (377 lb) and the competition-like set-up gives the Hypermotard SP a seat height of 890 mm (35 in) with an accessory seat offering a reduction of 20 mm (0.78 in) if required. The Hypermotard SP is finished in a colour scheme inspired by Ducati Corse livery of red and white and a red Trellis frame. The Marchesini wheels are in black and sport the signature red-pin stripe.
The Hyperstrada model represents a different dimension for Hypermotard, with the innovative realisation of a unique model that is a “cross-over” between the worlds of motard and touring. This incredibly versatile motorcycle opens an exciting new road to explore and releases the full potential of this thrilling family.
Its factory-equipped touring components present a comfortable and user-friendly travel companion with generous luggage capacity and the added security of ABS and DTC combined into the Ducati Safety Pack and fully integrated into the Sport (110 hp – High), Touring (110 hp – Medium) and Urban (75 hp – Low) Riding Modes.
Preparing the model for the open road, Ducati has fitted a strong, lightweight and elegantly styled 50 litres of quickly-detachable side-luggage – and offers an extra 31 litre top case as an accessory – with a centre stand for stable parking when fully loaded. The Hyperstrada also features handlebars 20 mm (0.78 in) higher than
the Hypermotard, a touring screen to provide improved wind protection and, with long journey comfort in mind, a special wide touring seat fitted with thick foam cushioning for both the rider and passenger and confidence-inspiring passenger grab-handles. At 830 mm (32.7 in), the seat height offers sure-footed confidence when fully loaded with luggage and passenger, with the opportunity to lower it even further with a 20 mm lower accessory seat. Two auxiliary 12 V power outlets, intended to feed navigation accessories or heated clothing, complete the enhanced specification.
The Hyperstrada model considerably enhances sure-footed confidence, especially when combined with the accessory low saddle to achieve a reduction of 20 mm for an 810 mm (31.9 in) seat height.
The front suspension of the Hyperstrada uses 43 mm Kayaba upside-down forks, with a stroke of 130 mm (5.1 in) and the rear suspension with single Sachs rear shock absorber providing 130 mm (5.1 in) of rear wheel travel with rebound damping and user-friendly remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment.
The full touring trim tips the scales with a dry weight of 181 kg (399 lb) and rides on Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres, mounted on 10-spoke 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminium wheels. The Hyperstrada is finished in Ducati red against subtle racing grey Trellis frames and black wheels and has side luggage in textured black with polished stainless steel “Ducati” nameplates.
The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown in 2005 and soon became a top seller when its production started in 2007. Since then, its unique design has excited riders around the world and praise for this thrilling and versatile model has never stopped – and neither has its development.
The introduction of the last generation design, embraced the original “thrill bike” character and enhanced its adventurous dirt bike-inspired look with visibly high ground-clearance, sharp and high tail-piece and thin waistline – design elements that characterise this type of motorcycle whether used for the daily commute, track day or touring.
Attention to the detail of flowing lines has resulted in maintaining the essential, minimalist image of the family, even with the complexity of packaging a liquid-cooled engine. Proportion, ergonomics and practicality shape the Hypermotard family and the integration of Ducati’s latest technologies, such as second generation Testastretta 11° engine, Ducati Safety Pack, Riding Modes and LED illumination, underlines its absolute Ducati character.
The Hypermotard has a 34 mm diameter tubular steel Trellis frame with 25.5° of rake and trail and offset of 104 mm (4.1 in) and 30 mm (1.2 in) respectively, providing a sure-footed, stable “feel” without compromising the Hypermotard’s character-forming agility. The frame marries to a die-cast sub-frame and incorporates a Multistrada like techno-polymer mid-section as part of the assembly.
The Hypermotard has a highly maneuverable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, and a wheelbase of 1500 mm (59 in) to enhance the Hypermotard’s stability at speed.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 16 litres (4.2 US gal), enhancing the overall autonomy of the Hypermotard while maintaining its thin waistline and compact silhouette.
The Hypermotard’s compact instrumentation console has been designed with warning lights across the upper section, which illuminate for neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve and an LCD screen with dot matrix area below for all other information.
The screen presents data for speed, rpm, total mileage, trip1/trip2, engine coolant temperature and ambient air temperature and time. Additionally, the display also presents current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, and journey time.
The display constantly shows the selected Riding Mode, including the associated ABS and DTC level programmed, with all three Riding Modes easily changed, while stationary or in motion, by simply scrolling through displayed modes using the indicator cancel button.
When stationary, buttons on the left-hand switchgear can be used to enter a setting menu from where adjustments to the various functions can be made including personalised ABS (1-3+OFF), DTC (1-8+OFF) and power delivery via Ride-by-Wire (Low-Medium-High). All settings are saveable in the instrumentation’s memory and can easily be returned to factory settings with a simple default function.
The system can also memorise and list the last 30 recorded lap times by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch, each lap time also memorising the lap number and the corresponding maximum speed and rpm during that lap. The instrumentation is also system-ready to accept the heated grips Ducati accessory, which then produces its own control menu, selectable by scrolling through with the engine starter button.
The headlamp uses a very compact and lightweight assembly, which employs a single parabola for high and low beam functions using a blue vision bulb and LED positioning light. For the rear, a specially designed strip of LEDs, enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece, acts for both rear light and brake lights. Front directional indicators are stylishly integrated into the hand guards, keeping the lines of the Hypermotard as clean as possible. All Hypermotard models are equipped with a hazard light function, which is activated by holding the left-turn signal button on for four seconds.
The Hypermotard’s full Ride-by-Wire introduces a compact electronic twist-grip, perfectly matching the minimalist styling of the model’s slim-line switch bodies. They house easy-to-use switches and buttons, and feature a unique weapons-like ‘trigger catch’ that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is activated. All models use a conventional control cable actuation for the clutch and 4-point adjustable levers for the front brake, 5-point on the SP. Black finished foot peg supports are formed in high pressure die-cast aluminium with integrated heel guards and support rear brake and gear shift pedals in forged aluminium.
Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
Ducati’s Riding Mode technology, incorporates a competition-style 3-level ABS (2-level for the Hyperstrada) and 8-level DTC to enhance the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Hypermotard family, further underlining the focus on performance safety.
Ducati Riding Modes
Ducati’s industry-changing Riding Modes effectively offer optimised settings appropriate to rider and environment by selecting from a choice of three pre-set modes according to model. Each Riding Mode is pre-programmed to instantly change engine character, ABS and DTC intervention – even while riding. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies.
An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery, while the Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel-spin and the ABS processor provides pre-programmed levels of anti-lock braking.
Hypermotard and Hyperstrada Riding Modes
The Sport Riding Mode provides 110 hp, delivered with a “High” RbW throttle response, level-3 DTC system intervention and level-1 ABS of sport-oriented braking performance with reduced rear-end lift-up prevention.
The Touring Riding Mode provides 110 hp, delivered with a “Medium” RbW throttle response, level-4 DTC system intervention and level-2 ABS with maximum safety and braking stability and increased rear-end lift up prevention.
The Urban Riding Mode provides 75 hp, delivered with a “Low” RbW throttle response, level-6 DTC system intervention and level-2 ABS with maximum safety and braking stability and increased rear-end lift-up prevention.
Hypermotard SP Riding Modes
The Race Riding Mode provides 110 hp delivered with a “High” RbW throttle response, level-2 DTC system intervention and level-1 ABS of front only ABS with no lift-up prevention.
The Sport Riding Mode provides 110 hp, delivered with a “Medium” RbW throttle response, level-3 DTC system intervention and level-2 ABS of high braking performance with reduced lift-up prevention.
The Wet Riding Mode provides 75 hp, delivered with a “Low” RbW throttle response, level-7 DTC system intervention and level-3 ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention.
The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twist grip and the engine, which decides the ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode, selected and according to the rider’s throttle input. The twist grip no longer uses a throttle cable to control the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening. The RbW system enables the use of three different mappings to regulate the power delivery. The three maps offer 110 hp with a “high” sports-type delivery, 110 hp with a “medium” progressive delivery suitable for touring and 75 hp with a “low” reduced delivery for city or rain use.
Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
The Ducati Traction Control is an intelligent system, which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and then control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance and forming an important component of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The Hypermotard uses the very latest DTC software, optimized with seamless intervention to ignition timing only.
The system offers eight ‘levels of sensitivity’, each programmed with a level of rear wheel-spin tolerance in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction while level eight uses the most amount of interaction. DTC is an integral part of the pre-programmed Riding Modes on all Hypermotards.
DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customized and saved to suit the rider by accessing the set-up menu within each mode. A ‘Default’ option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
Bosch Brembo Braking system with 3-level ABS
Included as an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), all Hypermotards are equipped with the Bosch ABS 9MP controlled Brembo braking system, an impressive combination of state-of-the-art security and proven performance. Shorter stopping distances with enhanced stability are vital prerequisites for all motorcycles, but adding full Riding Mode integration takes Hypermotard braking to the next level.
The Hypermotard and Hyperstrada use a 2-level system, where level-1 provides a sport-oriented ABS interaction with reduced rear-end lift-up prevention, and Level-2 delivers maximum safety ABS interaction with enhanced stability and increased rear-end lift-up prevention.
The Hypermotard SP uses the full 3-level system, where level-1 enables a track-oriented front only ABS and level-2 delivers high braking performance with reduced rear lift-up prevention for sport-oriented road use, while level-3 provides the most braking stability with maximum lift-up prevention.
The front brakes use twin radially-mounted Brembo, four piston, Monobloc M4-32 calipers actuated by a master cylinder with a 4-point adjustable lever on the Hypermotard and Hyperstrada and 5-point on the high performance radial master cylinder of the SP. The fronts grip 320 mm discs, while a single 245 mm disc on
the rear is gripped by a single Brembo caliper. Typical of all Ducati’s, these components ensure high performance braking and set the standard in this segment.
All Hypermotard models are fitted with the Bosch-Brembo ABS system as standard equipment, delivering outstanding braking performances in all conditions and providing a major contribution towards performance safety. An option to disable the ABS in each individual Riding Mode is available via the instrumentation, and the system allows the setting to be saved and memorised at the next ignition-on.
Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11°
When developing the power unit for the Hypermotard family, engineers analyzed capacity and bore/stroke ratio to create the optimum combination of tractability and hyper performance. The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine delivers all-round performance producing 110 hp (80.9 kW) @ 9,250rpm with a wide and rideenhancing 65.8 lb-ft (9.1 kgm) of torque @ 7,750rpm that underlines its pure Ducati character.
The four valve per cylinder, liquid-cooled engine has a compression ratio of 12.8:1 and displaces 821cc from an 88 mm x 67.5 mm bore and stroke, which provides a wide range of torque and an impressive and practical peak horsepower value. The engine, which is cooled by a high efficiency radiator mounted with twin electric fans, breathes through two 52 mm, full Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies which integrate three maps into the Riding Modes.
The 821cc Testastretta 11° uses a number of operation-enhancing features, including optimized fuel injector spray targets and a secondary air system. The system enables a smoother cycle-to-cycle engine operation with increased fuelling during specific engine operations. This optimization of fuel mapping without compromising emissions is achieved by completing the oxidization of unburned hydrocarbons, which reduces HC and CO levels. The system is activated when the engine ECU recognizes specific conditions in the engine’s operation via the lambda and throttle opening sensors. It then opens a valve enabling a flow of
clean air from the main air box to a reed valve situated in each cylinder head, which enables one-way flow into an air gallery exiting into the exhaust port close to the exhaust valve. Entering the hottest point of the exhaust gasses, the fresh charge of air enhances the burn environment, eliminating any unburned fuel that escapes during the exhaust cycle under certain conditions.
For increased user-friendliness, Engineers used a valve over-lap of just 11° instead of the 40°, typical in Ducati’s performance-intended engines that constantly operate at high RPM. This reduced peak horsepower slightly, but enhanced mid-range and overall smoothness – perfect prerequisites for the extreme versatility of the last Hypermotard family.
The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced and the fresh inlet flow less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion, improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. Unburnt hydrocarbon emissions (pre-catalyzer) and specific fuel consumption (and consequent CO2 emissions) are considerably reduced.
The engine is equipped with an APTC, oil bath clutch with ‘slipper’ function and light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates and achieving an even lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like ‘slipper’ action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.
The 2-1 exhaust system runs through 50 mm headers, and is controlled by an exhaust valve before passing into the single silencer, black finished with a polished stainless steel end-cap. The system uses sound-absorbing technology to achieve such a compact layout and is completed with catalytic converter and two lambda probes for optimum Euro 3 emissions management.
30,000km between major services
The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine reaches another milestone in Ducati’s constant investment in quality by enabling the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be set at an owner-friendly 30,000 kilometres (18,641 miles).
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