Ducati Confirms Hypermotard Production
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May 7, 2007: Final Hypermotard Specifications
Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with
total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill.
The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati
Sportbike technology to deliver the best of both worlds.
With a riding position that ensures total control, the exceptionally
slim and incredibly light Hypermotard is ready to dominate every
inch of asphalt with big-bore acceleration and road holding
that redefines the street experience.
High performance starts with attitude and the Hypermotard
is the most aggressive of the Ducati family. Reduced to its
essentials, it is extreme, untamed, over-the-top and always
hungry for the next challenge.
It offers what no ordinary Supermotard can – speeds exceeding
125mph on the race track, fuel injection, and 90 Desmo hp –
all combined in an unmistakable Ducati package that offers unbridled
passion for motorcycles that are truly unique and exhilarating.
When first unveiled at the Milan International Motorcycle
show in November 2005, the Hypermotard won instant praise. Just
hours after its launch it was awarded “Best of Show” and motorcyclists
the world over craved its arrival.
By taking the minimalist supermotard racing concept, then
adding Ducati’s unrivaled twin-cylinder power and Superbike
heredity, the Hypermotard delivers a remarkable experience.
The Hypermotard 1100 is extreme and thrilling to ride every
day of the week. It turns familiar roads into an all-new heart-thumping
Taking its attitude into the city or the mountains with street-wise
confidence and no respect for conformity, the Hypermotard is
ready for any challenge. Wide, tapered section handlebars transfer
control of the tarmac to the rider and a full length seat eases
fore and aft movement – up front when entering the turns, then
slide back for maximum traction on exit.
A rigidly triangulated Trellis frame and track-tested chassis
geometry is matched with state-of-the-art suspension. Start
off with the road-holding prowess of huge 50mm Marzocchi forks,
gripped by a triple screw lower fork crown.
These cartridge damper forks work as impressively as they
look, with special high rigidity stainless steel sliders and
external adjustability for compression and rebound damping,
plus spring pre-load. The rear suspension performs with equal
precision by using a fully adjustable ZF Sachs shock mounted
to a robust single-sided swingarm.
Ducati Hypermotard Video Courtesy
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out Ruben Xaus ripping the Hypermotard near
Light Marchesini wheels mounted on large diameter axles
are fitted with the latest Z-rated Bridgestone BT014 tires
sporting a fat 180/55 section on the rear. Stopping power
is controlled by twin radially mounted Brembo four piston
calipers gripping new lightweight 305mm twin discs up front,
and a 245mm disc at the rear to make stopping as thrilling
as gassing it.
The new 1100 Desmo engine pumps out potent torque and
horsepower. Twist the throttle and no matter the rpm, fuel
injected power is at the rider’s command. The lightweight,
90 degree Twin stands at the pinnacle of more than three
decades of Desmo air-cooled development. One ride makes
it clear why the 1100 engine has charmed journalists worldwide.
This is the perfect motorcycle engine.
The Hypermotard uses Desmosedici
GP-styled digital instrumentation. This pure racing, minimalist
solution has no switches or buttons to compromise its clean
lines. Instead, additional information to the default read-outs
is managed by the left handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing
the rider to scroll through and select various menus. The
read-out presents rpm in a progressive bar graph and the
Looking clean and purposeful, the display provides an
extensive amount of data including: speedometer, rev counter,
clock, maintenance schedule, oil temperature, oil pressure
warning light, battery voltage, fuel reserve warning light,
reserve fuel trip, indicator light, neutral light, injection
system diagnostics, lap time memory storage, automatic light-off
function after 60 seconds with key on and immobilizer status.
In addition, it can list lap times recorded by using the
high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.
As the Hypermotard comes Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) ready,
the instrument display also doubles as a control panel for
the activation of the data acquisition system. The DDA memory
key and software is available as a Ducati Performance accessory.
Handlebars and Controls
One glance down at
the Hypermotard controls is enough for the rider to understand
that this is no ordinary Ducati. While its motard feeling
is enhanced by the minimalist layout, hand guards and tapered
handlebars, the radial clutch and brake pumps with their
remote reservoirs show its Superbike heritage.
The fully adjustable clutch and brake levers not only
enable a comfortable setting for all riders, but the clutch
also sports a considerably lighter lever action. This is
partly because of the lever arrangement, but mainly because
an increase in clutch plate friction coefficient has allowed
a reduction in clutch spring pressure.
Once again, Ducati has pushed
motorcycle design limits to find an innovative solution
for the Hypermotard mirrors. With the challenge of maintaining
a clean, racing look around the handlebar area, designers
created a new folding mirror concept which is styled 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.
In order to offer the opportunity
of maintaining a minimalist, no-compromise image, the Hypermotard’s
passenger footpegs are designed to be removable. This attention
to detail enables a clean ‘monoposto’ look when on the track
while allowing a fast and easy change to ‘biposto’ for the
street. Furthermore, the rider’s footpegs have a removable
rubber insert so as to increase boot grip on the peg during
extreme competition use by exposing the serrated metal edge.
Lighting and Indicators
While the headlamp
introduces a new and highly compact lighting shape which
blends with the single piece nose fairing and front fender
molding, the rear light employs a specially designed strip
of LEDs enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the
sleek lines of the tailpiece. 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 that also 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 part 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 passengers.
Ducati Data Analyser (DDA)
With the purchase
of the DDA, which includes PC software, a USB-ready data
retrieval card and instructions, owners can review and analyze
the performance of the Hypermotard and its rider, and make
comparisons between various channels of information. The
DDA is available from Ducati Performance Accessories.
Normally used on race bikes only, the system records
numerous channels of data including throttle opening, vehicle
speed, engine rpm, engine temperature, distance traveled,
laps and lap times. The system also automatically calculates
engine rpm and vehicle speed data so as to display gear
selection as an additional channel of information. At the
end of a ride or track session, up to 2MB (approximately
3.5 hours) of data can be downloaded to your PC ready to
compare, analyze and get an inside view of the rider’s and
the Hypermotard’s performance.
Data can be analyzed in graphic form with options to
zoom into detail of specific sections. Dragging a trace
along a timeline to reveal individual values of the above
listed channels enables the user to analyze performance
in the same way as data technicians in factory teams.
The Hypermotard’s 2-1-2 catalytic
exhaust system with lambda probe is Euro 3 compliant. Its
lightweight and compact design is achieved using 1mm thick
tubing which terminates in Ducati’s trademark twin under-seat,
black exhaust mufflers, stylishly contrasted with great
looking aluminum end caps.
The Hypermotard 1100 is powered by the
incredible Ducati two-valve, air-cooled, Desmodromic Dual
Spark engine, giving it outstanding power delivery, from
grunting low RPMs to the singing howl at redline. The Hypermotard
1100 engine, which is an evolution of the Multistrada 1100
engine, flexes its muscles with a big 98mm bore and short
71.5mm stroke to make 90 horses and 76 pounds of torque.
In keeping with its extreme character, engineers chose
the Ducati ‘dry’ racing-style clutch for the Hypermotard,
the popular preference of thousands of Ducatisti the world
over. Furthermore, the primary drive gears have been advanced
with a new lightweight construction.
Power is optimized with fuel injected into 45mm throttle
bodies and a 2-1-2 exhaust system that exits high behind
the rear of the saddle. Two spark plugs per cylinder, Dual
Spark, optimizes combustion temperatures and increases maximum
power and torque throughout the rev range, enhancing reliability
and reducing fuel consumption.
Compact and purposeful, the Desmo Twin engine’s lightweight
and narrow L-Twin layout, no wider than a single cylinder,
ensures that the bike is lean and agile. The air-cooled
design eliminates all the water radiators, hoses, valves,
reservoirs and pumps, keeping the motorcycle’s weight down
to a minimum 390lbs (177kg) and its lines clean and race-like.
With more experience and success with twin-cylinder high
performance engines than any other manufacturer in the modern
era, the air-cooled L-Twin remains central to Ducati’s philosophy
of motorcycling. This experience, plus constant investment
in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering
techniques, has allowed Ducati to reduce the cost of scheduled
maintenance by as much as 50%.
Adding ‘S’ to the Hypermotard
takes the thrills and road holding to the highest level.
The outstanding Marzocchi 50mm forks of the ‘S’ include
a durable low friction, DLC (diamond-like carbon) black
coating to the sliders, making the Hypermotard ‘S’ respond
effortlessly to every minute variation in the tarmac and
improve its already impressive road holding.
The advanced ‘S’ suspension is further enhanced with
an Öhlins remote reservoir rear shock, renowned in racing
circles as the ultimate performance choice. This incredible
shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping
and spring preload ensuring that the ‘S’ is readily adaptable
to riding style and every road it challenges.
With a bike as capable as the Hypermotard 1100 S, superior
stopping power is fundamental. By using the same Brembo
Monobloc calipers first introduced to the world on the new
1098 Superbike, world class braking performance is assured.
Each caliper is created from a single casting, as compared
to the conventional two piece construction, to ensure rigid
flex-free operation and a consistent solid ‘feel’ at the
lever. And to ensure that the look of the calipers matches
the ‘S’ personality, each is machine finished.
Professional racers know that one of the best ways to
improve the handling and performance of a motorcycle is
to reduce unsprung weight by upgrading to superior lightweight
wheels. Even from a distance, the black Marchesini wheels
with red pin-stripe confirm the ‘S’ performance of this
Created from forged then machined alloy, both front and
rear wheels are significantly lighter (2 kg less than the
standard version) and create a lower moment of inertia and
unsprung weight for improved handling and quicker steering.
Mounted to the wheels are new Z-rated Pirelli Diablo
Corsa III tyres. Designed to deliver racing performance
on the road, they warm up quickly, give great feedback,
are stable under severe braking and feature dual compound
construction on the rear.
The ‘S’ lightweight performance and extreme look is further
enhanced with the liberal use of carbon fiber. The advanced
composite is used for the fork protectors, timing belt covers,
front fender rear section and tail side covers.
The Hypermotard ‘S’ – maximum performance, minimum weight,
HYPERMOTARD 1100 Red/Red/Black
1100 S Red/Red/Black
Hypermotard On Sale in U.S.A. in July 2007
The Ducati Hypermotard is now in production and Ducati says
they are scheduled to arrive in the dealer network in Europe
in May (see photo below) and in the U.S. in July.
"The production schedule for this new model has
been fully respected and the first bike came off the production
line on 18 April.
The new Ducati Hypermotard 1100 bikes will arrive on
the market in Ducati’s official dealer network by the end
In the rest of Europe the bikes will also be delivered
at the end of May, while they are due to arrive in the USA
and Australia in the month of July."
March 7, 2007 - Final Hypermotard Development Tests
Development of the Ducati Hypermotard,
which is to be launched in Ducati Stores all over the world
from this May, is continuing with great success.
As announced in Milan during EICMA 2006, production of
the motorcycle will begin during the next few weeks and
final tests confirm that everything is progressing as scheduled.
The Hypermotard has generated enormous interest all over
the world and Ducati is now channeling significant resources
into this exciting new motorcycle so as to meet all expectations
and fully satisfy the ‘Ducatisti’ eagerly awaiting its arrival.
In recent days a series of tests have been carried out
at the Mores circuit in Sardinia by Vittoriano Guareschi,
the official Ducati MotoGP Team test rider. His testing
of pre-series prototypes has contributed greatly to the
final set-up of the machine.
“The bike is fantastic!” Commented Guareschi immediately
after a track session. “It's so much fun to ride that you
lose all track of time, you never want to get off it. These
tests have allowed us to define the set-up and make a few
final modifications before going into production."
"Everything is on schedule and things really couldn't
be better. I reckon the Hypermotard is the bike that was
missing and I'm sure it'll be a great success. I've had
a great time today, knee on the ground at every corner.
The bike’s just perfect, well balanced, smooth and, above
all, a true Ducati.”
Hypermotard 1100 and 1100S technical specifications now
Ducati has decided to begin producing the Hypermotard.
The announcement was made in the online "Desmoblog"
by Federico Minoli. Ducati said that the response to the
initial concept bike was overwhelming and they decided to
move it into production as quickly as possible.
The Hypermotard was first seen at last November's EICMA
trade show in Milan, and it received unanimous approval
from both Ducati fans and the press. This was followed by
awards and worldwide recognition - from both the media and
from motorcycle design associations. The Ducati Hypermotard
was awarded "Best of Show" during its debut at
EICMA and "Best Bike for 2005" by the Motorcycle
Federico Minoli, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding,
said that he took it upon himself to personally follow the
potential that this bike has shown among the Ducati Community.
After a successful online survey, Minoli started an open
debate about the Hypermotard on the Desmoblog and he received
many positive suggestions in response.
Minoli wrote "Thanks to the capital increase, the
enthusiasm shown by Ducatisti and the work done in research
and development, we have decided to add the Ducati Hypermotard
to our production schedule, without giving anything else
up. We are also going to reduce the development time thanks
to the work done while the bike was still a concept. I am
therefore proud to announce that the Hypermotard will be
available in a dealership near you in the Spring of 2007."
The Ducati Hypermotard is expected to have approximately
100 hp and weigh about 175 Kg (385 lbs).
Ducati has just announced the Hypermotard, an outrageous
new motorcycle design that is an answer to the
KTM 950 Supermoto, the bike that led the way in the
Ducati's Hypermotard released the following information
at the beginning of the Milan motorcycle show:
The Hypermotard attacks urban canyons and carves up mountain
passes with total abandon.
High performance starts with attitude. Stripped down
to its essentials, the Hypermotard is an extreme performance,
totally over-the-top motorcycle. Its purpose is single minded
– to thrill.
Incredibly slim and exceptionally light, with a riding
position to dominate, the Hypermotard is ready to rock every
Race styling makes the blood boil, but the Hypermotard
offers what no other bike in its class can: speeds exceeding
220 KPH on the track, fuel injection, and big bore acceleration
with more than 100 horsepower on only 175Kg of dry weight
– the most extreme, mountain-conquering, urban-assaulting
machine ever - from Ducati.
UPDATE: Ducati Hypermotard Voted Motorcycle Design
of the Year for 2005
Bologna, February 2006: The Motorcycle Design Association,
a group of designers and professionals from within the two-wheel
industry worldwide, has voted the Ducati Hypermotard, designed
by Pierre Terblanche, as the best overall motorcycle design
trophy winner for 2005.
This award follows on from the ‘Best of Show’ award that
was given to the Hypermotard during the Eicma Show in Milan
last November, one of the most important shows worldwide for
the motorcycle sector.
In winning the best overall design award, the Hypermotard
scored 50% more votes than the runner-up, the Yamaha MT-05.
The Design Trophy was awarded for the first time in September
2001; since then, every year, over 70 top professionals from
the worldwide design sector are called upon to vote for the
best motorcycle design. The jury, made up of designers as well
as representatives of the press and the main motorcycle manufacturers,
gather to chose the winners in five categories, and then nominate
the Motorcycle Design Trophy for the best overall motorbike
The Ducati Hypermotard: On the Road
Bring on the
curves, the bumps, and the unexpected. A rigidly triangulated
Trellis frame and track-tested chassis geometry is matched with
Start off with road-holding 50mm Marzocchi R.A.C. forks,
gripped by a triple screw lower fork crown, then add an Ohlins
remote reservoir shock that mounts to a stout, single-sided
Ultra light forged and machined Marchesini racing wheels
are paired with a single radial mounted Brembo four piston,
four pad calliper gripping a 320mm disc up front and a 240mm
disc at the rear.
1000ccs of Desmo power. The 1000 Dual Spark
engine pumps out torque and horsepower that is smooth and linear,
because the roads that the Hypermotard seeks are neither smooth
A slipper-type racing clutch makes aggressive downshifting
and heavy braking more exciting by damping the abrupt selection
of lower gears while entering a turn. Magnesium engine covers
subtract more weight for a feathery feel and athletic maneuvers.
A ride on the Hypermotard is road
domination. The wide tapered section handlebars transfer control
of the tarmac to the rider. Full-length seat design lets the
rider move fore and aft, up-front entering the turns, back for
maximum traction on exit.
The Hypermotard. Two wheels, one purpose. The most thrilling
The selected items that come from the Spring/Summer Ducati
collection, meet the aggressive and essential look of the new
Hypermotard. All garments in the Ducati collection are noted
for the extreme care in details and craftsmanship of the products.
Special focus has been placed on optimizing fit according to
the different clothing type, be it men’s or women’s cut.
The ‘Motard’ jacket combines an
aggressive look with a range of technical features. Made in
high-strength nylon, with sections in washable cowhide (thickness
1.1-1.3mm) and comes with CE-approved composite protection on
the shoulders and elbows. On the shoulders this external protection
is thermoformed as in racing suits.
The inside has a fixed lining with anti-bacterial treatment,
plus a removable micro down thermal lining.
at the shoulder blades and arms ease arm movement, while reflective
inserts on the sleeves and back increase safety during night
riding. Numerous adjustments added to the cuffs in elasticized
fabric grant additional comfort to this garment which is available
in black/red, in men’s sizes only. Sizes: 48 to 58
Motard Summer Jacket
The ‘Motard Summer’ jacket combines
an aggressive look with a range of technical features. Made
in high-strength nylon, with sections in washable cowhide (thickness
1.1-1.3mm) and comes with CE-approved composite protection on
the shoulders and elbows. On the shoulders this external protection
is thermoformed as in racing suits. The inside has a fixed lining
with anti-bacterial treatment, plus a removable micro down thermal
Fitted with a G2 back protector, the jacket
also has elastic inserts on the shoulder blades and arms to
ease arm movement, while reflective inserts on the sleeves and
back increase safety during night riding. Numerous adjustments
added to the cuffs in elasticized fabric grant additional comfort
to this garment which is available only in men’s sizes. Sizes:
48 to 58
Produced in 1.1-1.3mm
thick cowhide, ‘Flag’ pants have homologated composite protection
on shins and knees and have sanitized fixed lining treated to
guarantee hygiene and durability. They can be joined to some
Ducati jackets by a zipper that wraps around the whole waist
and comes with belt loops and elasticized fabrics inserts on
calves to improve comfort and fit. Available with the same design
in men’s or women’s fit. Sizes: men’s 46-60, women’s 40 to 50
Ducati Desmo Boots
Ducati Desmo boots by Puma
come with high density rubber soles that provide stability,
grip, and resistance to abrasion. The uppers are fitted with
high abrasion resistant micro-fiber, specially developed for
this style. It has a water-resistant zipper system, breathable
fabric lining and flexible inserts at the heel and forefoot
for easy instep and comfort.
There is considerable protection in these hi tech boots:
internal nylon ankle bone protection, TPU shin plate impact
protection, molded TPU heel area, toe and heel zinc sliders
and pre-molded sock liner to absorb vibration. Colors black/red.
Ducati Flat2 Boots
The Ducati Flat2
boots by Puma come with titanium sliders and soles made of high
abrasion resistant rubber to guarantee the best grip. The uppers
are in high abrasion-resistant leather with a special water
repellent treatment and come with rubber gear shift protector,
inserted 3D molded nylon ankle protectors between upper and
lining and a rubber shin plate to protect against impact. 360
degree ankle protection, consisting of TPU moldings and foam
inserts, provide improved stability as well as lateral impact
protection. Colors black/red. Sizes 38-47
‘Motard’ gloves, available in red, black, white and black, white
and silver, are produced in cowhide and durable, elastic and
breathable inserts in Dainese’s special Stone fabric. The Motard
gloves are multi-layer with carbon fiber composite on knuckles
and soft inserts on knuckles and fingers. Elastic leather inserts
on the back of the hand improve comfort and movement and pre-shaped
palm and finger guarantee comfort and precision. Cowhide palm
with abrasion-resistant reinforcements and soft pads distribute
load during braking while perforated inserts on the back of
the fingers increase ventilation to keep hands fresh. Sizes:
S to XXL
‘Company’ sweatshirt is in 100% cotton and features a Ducati
logo patch on the front and a long zip fastener. Men’s sizes:
S-XXL. Women’s sizes: S-XL
The ‘Company’ polo shirt is in piquet 100% cotton
and features a horizontal stripe with a Ducati logo patch on
the front. Men’s sizes: S-XXXL. Women’s sizes: S-XL (in elastic
Ducati Hypermotard Accessories
For the new Ducati Hypermotard, numerous accessories that
optimize both the aesthetic and mechanical aspects of the bike
have been created. Following is a selection of the most important
Lightweight, high performance 2 into 1 racing exhaust
kit - This complete system includes stainless steel 54mm
manifolds and a carbon fiber and titanium silencer. Designed
to capture the style and performance of the systems used on
the World Supermotard circuit, the silencer is mounted high
on the right side and the pipe layout increases ground clearance
and allows even more extreme lean angles.
Moreover, the system is 7 kg (15+ lbs.) lighter. The silencer
is equipped with a removable core for race track use, and comes
with a matched ECU (engine control unit), and airbox cover to
maximize performance. Also included is a set of new side panels
to integrate the new system to the bike. Power is increased
more than 6%.
Carbon fiber silencer kit -- This 2 into 2 slip-on
carbon fiber silencer with titanium end caps is homologated
for road use and complies with EU noise and emission standards.
Engine performance is optimized with the supplied dedicated
racing ECU and air box cover.
Racing camshaft kit -- Engineered to increase power
at mid to high rpms. The camshaft power kit includes a dedicated
ECU (engine control unit) to calibrate the fuel injection and
ignition advance to maximise the power when combining these
camshafts with the complete racing exhaust system (part no.
96450808B). Power is increased more than 10%.
Racing 'slipper' clutch -- Complete light-alloy, hard-anodized
racing clutch with titanium nuts and bolts for lightweight and
superior strength. Specially designed for racing, it provides
'slipper' clutch benefits, reducing the destabilizing rear wheel
'lock-up' or 'chatter' phenomenon when downshifting agressively.
Its lightweight yet durable construction saves 0.2 Kg (0.4 lbs.)
Adjustable steering damper -- Traversally-mounted
FG Gubellini aluminum steering damper kit comes complete with
mounting kit. Featuring adjustable damping and a black finish,
it improves stability and adds a confident feeling to your front
Teflon footpeg slider -- Fitted to the underside of
rider footpegs, they protect the pegs against wear, and act
a an "early touch-down" warning sensor during extreme
riding on the track.
Carbon fiber rear wheel hugger -- Lightweight and
functional, it includes an integrated chain guard and protects
the rear suspension from dirt and debris in extreme conditions.
Carbon fiber tank cover -- A lightweight replacement
for the standard plastic cover, it enhances the Hypermotard's
Magnesium clutch-side inner case -- Supplied with
titanium screws, and finished in bronze colour, the kit looks
great and adds lightweight performance.
Magnesium alternator cover -- Supplied with titanium
screws and finished in bronze colour, it includes a dedicated
billet aluminium front sprocket cover, and saves a total of
0.4 Kg (.8 lbs).
Racing seat -- With its special profile designed for
a more forward supermotard riding position, the seat features
advanced cushion foam, and a non-slip cover for increased comfort
Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) -- Records up to 2MB (3
hours) of data onto a special memory key ready for analysis
with the supplied PC software via a USB port. Data channels
include throttle position, speed, engine rpm, engine temperature,
distance travelled, laps and lap times.
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