October 2009 – The Hypermotard family will expand for
2010 with the addition of the exciting new Hypermotard
796. Just as aggressively striking as the 1100,
the new Hypermotard 796 features a lower seat height and
brand new smooth and flexible engine to make it the
perfect urban assault vehicle, according to the company.
"Whether it's working the daily commute or attacking
the open roads, the 796 will ride the common ground
between manners and madness by mixing Ducati’s
unrivalled twin-cylinder power and sportbike heredity
with the lightweight and minimalist supermotard
concept", said Ducati, in their press release
The Hypermotard 796 weighs in at a claimed 167 kg
(368 lb), partly achieved by a lightweight engine, but
also by continued chassis development that includes
redesigned top and bottom fork clamps and an improved
frame layout which eliminates almost all of the forged
elements previously used with the 1100.
At 825 mm (32.5 in), the seat height of the 796 is a
sure-footed 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than the 1100 and, when
combined with the new engine’s smooth power delivery,
this Hypermotard inspires confidence however and
wherever its ridden.
The completely new Ducati 796 engine, which conforms
to Euro 3 regulations, produces 81hp (59.6kW) of power
and 55.7 lb-ft (7.7 kg) of torque with the smooth and
economic rideability expected from all Desmodue L-Twins.
The new Hypermotard 796 comes in an urban-style Dark
finish with matte black tank and beak section, black
frame and black wheels or, alternatively, matte white
tank with contrasting matte black beak, black frame and
black wheels. For the purists, an 1100 look-alike
red tank with matching beak section, red frame and black
wheels gives the 796 a traditional livery.
Hours after its first showing at the 2005 Milan
International Motorcycle show, the Hypermotard was
awarded “Best of Show” and became an instant hit in
Italy, where motorcycles are as much a lifestyle choice
as they are transportation.
Since then, its out-of-the-ordinary design went on to
win converts around the world and the praise and
admiration for this unique bike has never stopped – and
neither has its development. The thrilling,
street-wise Hypermotard range with L-Twin acceleration
and pavement-attacking style is now extended with the
hyper-agile 796 – the new way to go Hyper.
The Hypermotard’s rigidly triangulated and now
lighter than ever Trellis frame and track-tested chassis
geometry is still stylized by a distinct high fender at
the front and dual under-seat silencers at the rear, but
the new 796’s overall profile says it all: Go Hyper!
At 825 mm (32.5 in), the seat height of the 796 is a
sure-footed 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than the 1100 and, when
combined with the new engine’s smooth power delivery,
this Hypermotard inspires confidence however and
wherever its ridden. The upright seating position
offers a commanding view of the road ahead, while the
wide handlebars make the bike effortlessly flickable
through the urban maze.
The 796 weighs in at just 167 kg (368 lb), partly
achieved by a lightweight engine, but also by continued
chassis development that includes redesigned top and
bottom fork clamps and an improved frame layout which
eliminates almost all of the forged elements previously
used with the 1100.
The lightened frame retains its torsional strength to
become even more agile and easier to handle than before,
while 17” wheels by Enkei are produced in lightweight
aluminum to keep the unsprung weight low and handling,
braking and acceleration performances high. The
same 3.50 front and 5.50 rear rim sizes as the 1100 are
used with Bridgestone tires.
Suspension duties up front are taken care of by a
pair of very capable 43mm Marzocchi forks, while the
rear is managed by a Sachs suspension unit featuring
adjustable spring preload and return damping, allowing
adjustments for riding style or load. The rear
operates through a similar progressive link to the 1100
and uses the signature Hypermotard single-sided
Twin 305mm semi-floating discs gripped by radially
mounted 4-piston Brembo calipers provide powerful and
progressive front-end braking with that all-important
rider-friendly ‘feeling’, while the rear is equipped
with a 245mm disc and 2-piston caliper, also by Brembo.
A Brand New Ducati Engine
The 796 engine isn't just a ‘stroked’ 696 – it's a
completely brand new Desmodue power unit. A new
crankshaft designed around lightweight 848-type
flywheels, spin with a 66 mm stroke instead of the 696’s
57.2 mm, helping to maximize power to an impressive 81
hp (59.6 kW) @ 8000 rpm and torque to 55.7 lb-ft (75.5
Nm) @ 6250 rpm while maintaining the smooth and
enjoyable character, famous of all Desmodromic L-Twins.
To protect power delivery and maintain optimum
efficiency, an oil cooler similar to the 1100 is used,
adding even more family resemblance to its bigger
Helping to increase the Hypermotard 796’s agility
even further, the fully redesigned crankcases save an
incredible 1.2 kg (2.64 lb) over the 696 castings, and
are responsible for the major part of the impressive 1.9
kg (4.2 lb) total saving over the 696 power unit.
The clutch and alternator outer casings of the new
engine are finished in an 1100-style carbon grey.
Breathing through a newly-revised airbox intake duct
and fed through 45 mm throttle bodies, the 803 cc swept
volume is compressed to a ratio of 11:1 – compared to
the 696’s 10.7:1 – before being injected and ignited
with Siemens controlled electronics.
The 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system uses an efficient
pre-silencer configuration with twin lambda probes
providing finer fuel mapping and Euro 3 conformity.
The system’s lightweight and compact design is achieved
by using 1mm thick tubing and terminates in Ducati’s
trademark twin under-seat, black exhaust mufflers,
stylishly contrasted with great looking aluminum end
An APTC ‘wet’ clutch gives a ‘slipper’ type action
that prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under
aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra
benefit of a super-light feel at the lever, a great
benefit in stop-start city traffic or during longer
journeys. The 21-plate oil-bath clutch (11
friction and 10 steel) represents a power-enhancing
weight reduction over the ‘dry’ system as well as having
a quieter operation and requiring less maintenance.
The new Hypermotard 796 engine combines all recent
advances in Ducati’s ongoing design, manufacture and
production quality campaigns to offer competitive
service intervals of 12,000 kilometres (or 7,500 miles).
Controls and Instrumentation
While its motard feeling is enhanced by wide bars and
handguards, the 796’s minimalist image is further
characterized with the orange back-lit
Streetfighter-style digital instrumentation and
The slim-line switch bodies 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.
Looking clean and purposeful, the display
provides an extensive amount of data including: speed,
revs, time, maintenance schedule, oil temperature, oil
pressure warning light, battery voltage, fuel reserve
warning light, reserve fuel trip, turn indicator light,
neutral light, lap time memory storage, automatic
light-off function after 60 seconds with the key on and
immobilizer status. In addition, it can list lap times
recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a
The instrument display also doubles as a control
panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA)
system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati
Performance. The 796 has been built ‘system-ready’
for the data acquisition kit, which consists of a
special DDA software and memory key that slots into a
plug under the seat. T he same plug also doubles as the
connection for a handy new battery charger available as
an accessory from Ducati Performance.
Integral construction Brembo master cylinders are
used for both the clutch and brake systems and maintain
a clean handlebar arrangement for the rider. They
are fitted with user-friendly 4-point adjustable levers
that provide easy-to-reach control for all hand sizes
and the APTC clutch offers a super-light lever action
ideal for use in the city.
Ducati pushed motorcycle design limits to find an
innovative solution for the Hypermotard 1100 mirrors and
this has been maintained on the new 796.
The challenge of maintaining a clean, racing look
around the handlebar area, motivated the design of the
folding mirror concept which is based on the hand guards
typically found on off-road bikes. Flipped out for
high visibility street mode and easily folded in for a
quick change to ‘Hypermode’, the mirror hand guard
assemblies also integrate the LED directional indicators
for an even cleaner front-end.
Lighting and Indicators
The headlamp uses a highly compact lighting shape
which blends with the single piece nose fairing and
front fender molding, while the rear light employs a
specially designed strip of LEDs enhanced by a high
diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the
The same LEDs are intensified under braking.
The front directional indicators also employ the latest
in LED technology for illumination, and are ingeniously
integrated into the hand guards which support the
foldable rear view mirrors.
The high intensity LED rear light assembly is molded
into a unique tailpiece positioned high behind the seat.
The supporting structure has been designed so that the
under tray of the tailpiece is formed perfectly to offer
a sturdy pair of pillion grab-handles. This
ingenious solution not only helps to merge the rear
light into the Hypermotard styling but also provides a
safe grip for the passenger.
796 in Three Colors
The new 796 comes in an urban-style Dark finish with
matte black tank and beak section, black frame and black
wheels or, alternatively, matte white tank with
contrasting matte black beak, black frame and black
wheels. For the purists, an 1100 look-alike red
tank with matching beak section, red frame and black
wheels keeps the 796 in traditional livery.
The Hypermotard Story
When the prototype Hypermotard was first shown at the
Milan show it represented the creation of a new segment,
one that bridged the gap between refined sport bikes and
minimalist supermotards. But some at Ducati had
reservations about the initial Hypermotard concept and
were unsure whether or not the market was ready for such
Despite those reservations, the project continued to
be developed, driven by the belief in the upright and
in-control riding position of a dirt bike, but not the
harsh characteristics of its single cylinder engine.
These confident few liked the feel of a skinny, taut
and agile chassis, but not the fact that its original
off-road design made it a compromise on the street.
They set about creating a bike that combined the agility
and lightweight precision of a supermotard, with the
refined power characteristics of a charismatic L-Twin
Ducati sportbike. They were designing the future.
As each day went past, more and more people in the
factory got to hear about the completed bike and those
who had the chance to catch sight of it all responded in
the same way: "Wow! We’re going to produce it, right?"
There was one way to gauge market response: show it at
the 2005 Milan show as a prototype and conduct an online
Ducati presented the prototype Hypermotard as its
centerpiece that year and their confidence was rewarded
with a global ‘yes!’ from the public, the ‘Best of Show’
award, and demands from riders all over the world to
produce it immediately.
In fact, a staggering 15,000 people completed the
Ducati.com survey, with more than 50% asking for the
Hypermotard to be built exactly as shown at the show.
But Ducati were serious when they asked the public for
their feed-back and took time to sift through thousands
of additional suggestions and requests, such as twin
front brake discs instead of the prototype’s single, and
integrated many of them into the final production
The innovative Hypermotard spawned a new and exciting
‘cross-over’ category that had reinvented pure riding
pleasure with a practical and versatile motorcycle that
could be used every day. Riders hungry for excitement
immediately understood the concept and have been
enjoying it ever since.
Quick Glance History of the Ducati
Prototype Hypermotard 1100 shown at Milan
International Motorcycle Show. Awarded 'Best
Production Hypermotard 1100 and 1100 S launched at
Milan International Motorcycle show.
Hypermotard 1100 and 1100 S were launched to the
press and at the same time arrived in showrooms as
an early release model year 2008.
Model year 2009 Hypermotard 1100 updated with an
additional color option of pearl white.
Hypermotard 1100 S with an additional color option
of black and DDA kit supplied as standard equipment.
The Hypermotard 1100 S takes victory at Pike’s Peak
International Hill Climb, Colorado (1200cc
“Hypermotard” family expands with the release of new
model year 2010 Hypermotard 796.
Hypermotard 796 Accessories
Carbon Fiber Silencer
Kit: 2 into 2 carbon silencer kit with
titanium end caps. This dual silencer system
is homologated for road use, and includes a
dedicated ECU and air filter cover.
Carbon Fiber Fuel Tank
Cover: The carbon fiber fuel tank cover
enhances the sleek style of the bike. Its
visual impact is immediate, adding a bold
personalized touch to the bike.
Carbon Fiber Number Plate
Holder: Designed for the back of the
Hypermotard, this carbon fiber license plate holder
comes complete with plate light and the necessary
components to reposition the rear indicators.
Carbon Fiber Low Front
Mudguard: This low, front mudguard in carbon
fiber gives the Hypermotard an even more aggressive
Carbon Fiber Rear
Mudguard With Chain Guard: The rear mudguard
in carbon fiber comes with a chain guard that adds
to the sporty yet clean lines of the Hypermotard.
Carbon Fiber Front
Sprocket Cover Frame: The carbon sprocket
cover frame provides protection and gives the lower
part of the bike a stylish edge.
Lower Seat: Lower,
comfortable seat. The specific shape and
padding made of foam materials in varying densities
ensures a high level of comfort.
Slider for Foot Peg:
Teflon slider that can be fitted under foot peg to
protect it against rubbing on asphalt during the
most demanding bends.
Anodized Billet Aluminum
Oil Filler Plug: Red. The anodized
billet aluminum oil filler plug adds an eye-catching
touch to the bike.
Rear Luggage Rack:
Rear luggage rack in black anodized aluminum, ideal
for holding the rear soft bag and for using the
multipurpose elastic net. Its black color,
size and finishing make it a perfect match for the
bike’s style without disturbing the aesthetics.
New Ducati Apparel to Match the Hypermotard 796
Fighter Textile Jacket
Made of D-Stone fabric, the Fighter jacket combines
the comfort of textile with the resistance of leather.
The jacket, both abrasion and tear-resistant, offers
composite protectors on the elbows and shoulders, the
option to insert the G2 back protector (attached by a
zipper in the lumbar area) and thermo-formed,
aluminum-enhanced external shoulder protection, in order
to guarantee maximum safety.
The bi-axial elastic inserts allow total freedom of
movement without compromising the safety or durability
of the garment.
Ducati clothing is distinguished by its
personalization, conceived and created with attention to
detail; in this case, white on black renders the Fighter
jacket unique and the new Ducati logo stands out on the
Attention to detail is also apparent on the inside of
the jacket, which is lined with nylon treated with
antimicrobial SaniTyze, guaranteeing comfort, hygiene
and prolonged resistance. The jacket is also
fitted with adjustable side zippers and a zipper to
allow for attachment to leather pants.
Ducati Leather Trousers
These black leather pants, with composite
protections on the shins and knees, are ideal for
touring and offer a compromise between comfort and
protection. Practicality is ensured by the
adjustable waist and the elasticized fabric inserts in
the crotch. Topped with a jacket-to-pants zipper
attachment, the pants are also available for women.
Dark Full-Face Helmet
This full face helmet combines elegance with optimum
levels of quality and safety. In matt black, the
red Ducati logo stands out boldly on the front; a
stylish design in keeping with the rest of the 2010
The impact that the dark helmet creates aesthetically
is only enhanced by the numerous hi-tech features.
The front and rear air vents, protected by a metal
grill, for example, as well as the outer fiberglass
shell that guarantees total impact-resistance, yet is
lightweight and comfortable, thanks to the hybrid
multiple density foam EPS liner and hypoallergenic,
sweat-proof fabric used on the inside.
The Motard helmet boasts both a captivating design
and advanced technical characteristics, and can be used
in three different configurations: with peak and visor,
peak only or visor only.
The outer fiberglass shell guarantees is lightweight
but extremely resistant while the inside is composed of
a hybrid multiple density foam EPS liner with a
hypoallergenic, sweat-proof fabric to offers optimum
Ventilation is ensured with two vents at the front,
twin rear outlet s and lateral vents. In addition, there
is the possibility to adjust the angle of the peak,
depending on riding requirements and, thanks to a double
system that allows for peak and visor adjustment, there
is full movement of the visor even when the peak is
mounted. The padded neck roll helps to reduce
turbulence and wind noise and the padded chin strap,
which ensures the best fit, can be removed for cleaning.
The Company gloves have fully ventilated
polyurethane protections on the knuckles to ensure
breathability, while the black color with red detailing
gives the product a stylish edge. Elasticity is
guaranteed as the gloves are made of neoprene and
feature bi-axial elastic inserts. With carbon
protections and leather reinforcement on the palm, the
gloves are a great compromise between optimum safety and
Desmo Racing Boots
The high-density rubber soles guarantee stability,
grip and abrasion-resistance; the uppers are formed from
an extremely abrasion-resistant microfiber which has
been specifically developed for this model.
The zip fastener is waterproof and the fabric lining
highly breathable. They are easy to put on and extremely
comfortable due to the flexible inserts on the heels and
toes, the preformed rubber insert on the mid calf Velcro
strap provides extra grip against the bike.
Particular attention is paid to safety with internal
nylon ankle protections, TPU shin impact protections,
preformed TPU support and additional TPU sliders to
protect the leg as well as galvanized sliders on the
toes and heels. Available in sizes 38 to 47.
Ducati Super Ride Boots
The Super Ride boots combine comfort and safety.
Featuring microfiber PU uppers which are
abrasion-resistant, soft, stitched inserts, Velcro
fastening and shin protectors, they are perfect for all
types of road trip. The anti-slip rubber soles and
various protections complete these hi-tech boots.
The Company jeans, in 100% cotton, are ideal for
everyday wear. The color, lightly faded on the
hips and seat, and the tone-on-tone Ducati stamp on the
rear pocket, give the piece added style.
Comfortable and lightweight, these jeans combine
practicality and fashionable design. A version for
women and children is also available.
Color Bands Hooded Sweatshirt
The Color Bands sweatshirt is a versatile garment,
suitable for all occasions. 100% cotton, this
sweatshirt features red Ducati script against a grey
background, as well as a hood with a multicolor lining.
A zip fastener and two handy pockets complete the
Color Bands Polo
The Color Bands polo shirt is the ideal garment for
young, cool style-lovers. Made of a mixture of
cotton and elastane for a slimmer, more comfortable fit.
Ducati Hypermotard 796
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled.
Bore x Stroke
81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm
55.7lb-ft - 7.7kgm @ 6250rpm
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
|| Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes.|
1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 41
APTC wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Total steering lock
Marzocchi 43mm usd forks
Front wheel travel
5-spoke in light alloy 3.50x17
Progressive linkage with adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminum
Rear wheel travel
5-spoke light alloy 5,50x17
2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo calipers
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity
12,4l - 3.3 gallon (US)
Speedometer, rev counter, clock, maintenance schedule, oil temperature,
oil pressure warning light, battery voltage, fuel reserve warning light,
trip fuel, indicator light, neutral light, injection system diagnostics,
lap time memory storage, automatic light-off function after 60 secs
key-on, immobilizer. The instrument panel menu functions are controlled
from the left-hand switchgear. Ready for DDA system.
2 years unlimited mileage
* Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer.
** The weight excludes battery, lubricants and coolant for liquid cooled
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