2009 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S
Adding ‘S’ to the Hypermotard
takes the thrills and road holding to the highest
The new lightweight 48mm Kayaba forks on 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; improving on 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 as well as spring preload. This ensures that
the ‘S’ is readily adaptable to every
riding style and road it challenges.
Supplied with the 1100 S, the Ducati Data Analyser
(DDA), which includes PC software, a USB-ready data
retrieval card and instructions, enables owners to
review and analyse the performance of the bike and
its rider, and make comparisons between various channels
The system records numerous channels of data including
throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, engine
temperature, distance travelled, laps and lap times.
It also automatically calculates engine rpm and vehicle
speed data so as to also 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 ready to compare,
analyse and get an inside view of the performance
of both the rider and the Hypermotard.
With a bike as capable as the Hypermotard 1100 S,
superior stopping power is fundamental. Using the
same Brembo Monobloc calipers used on our top Superbikes,
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. To ensure that the look of the calipers
matches the ‘S’ model’s personality,
each caliper 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-striping confirm the
high performance of the Hypermotard ‘S’.
Created from forged then machined alloy, both front
and rear wheels are significantly lighter (2kg –
4.4lb less than the Hypermotard 1100) and create a
lower moment of inertia and unsprung weight; resulting
in improved handling and quicker steering. Mounted
to the wheels are Z-rated Pirelli Diablo Corsa 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
in the rear.
The ‘S’ model’s lightweight performance
and extreme look is further enhanced by the liberal
use of carbon fibre. The advanced composite is used
for the fork protectors, timing belt covers, front
fender rear section and tail side covers.