2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo
The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP takes the
whole Hypermotard concept to a new level of extreme.
Higher ground clearance, higher spec suspension, higher
bars and even less weight makes the 1100EVO SP track-ready
When Ducati first launched the Hypermotard project
they knew that there would be extreme riders out there
who wanted more – they just didn't realise there
would be so many! With a racing heritage built on
direct rider feed-back, and two years of a Hypermotard
category in the Italian Ducati Desmo Challenge series,
Ducati's reputation for listening to owners to improve
their motorcycles has become legendary and the Hypermotard
1100EVO SP is no exception.
Extreme riders all wanted the same thing from the
Hypermotard: More power, more ground clearance, more
control in extreme situations, more detail and less
weight. For 2010, Ducati engineers have ticked all
Brand new longer, black-bodied, fully adjustable
50mm Marzocchi forks have 30mm (1.2in) more travel
and increase the SP's ground clearance by 30mm (1.38in),
extending the SP's extreme cornering performance and
providing a more track-oriented set-up. Coated with
a durable low friction, DLC (diamond-like carbon)
black coating, the sliders enable the Hypermotard
'SP' to respond effortlessly to every minute variation
in the tarmac, improving on its already impressive
road holding. The advanced 'SP' suspension is further
enhanced with an Öhlins remote reservoir rear
shock, renowned in racing as the ultimate performance
choice. This incredible shock is fully adjustable
for compression and rebound damping as well as spring
pre-load, ensuring that the 'SP' is readily adaptable
to every riding style and road or track it challenges.
With a bike as extreme as the Hypermotard 1100EVO
SP, superior stopping power is fundamental, so world-class
braking performance is assured by using the same Brembo
Monobloc callipers as on Ducati's top Superbikes.
Machined from a single piece of alloy, the callipers
achieve a higher rigidity and resistance to distortion
during extreme braking, which not only delivers incredible
braking power, but also provides an enhanced and precise
'feel' at the brake lever. The twin Monobloc callipers,
each with four 34mm pistons gripping 305mm discs,
guarantee spectacular braking performance.
SP lightweight wheels by Marchesini
Extreme riders know that one of the best ways to
improve the handling and performance of a motorcycle
is to reduce its unsprung weight by upgrading to superior
lightweight wheels. Even from a distance, the 5-spoke
black Marchesini wheels with red pin-striping confirm
the high performance of the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP.
Created from forged then machined alloy, both front
and rear wheels are significantly lighter and create
a lower moment of inertia and unsprung weight, resulting
in improved acceleration and braking as well as quicker
steering. Mounted to the lightweight wheels are Z-rated
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. Designed to deliver
racing performance on the road, they give great feedback,
are stable under severe braking and feature a sure-footed
'feel' when braking or accelerating is applied at
considerable lean angles.
The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP has serrated footpegs
for increased boot grip during extreme conditions
and a Teflon slider under each peg for protection
in extreme lean angles. Ducati include a rubber insert
with the bike for riders who prefer to cover the serration
for increased comfort.
To enhance control, the tapered alloy handlebars
have a 20mm longer bar-riser that effectively changes
the riding positioning to enable greater leverage
under extreme riding conditions. The risers are finished
in black along with the new Marzocchi forks, upper
and lower fork clamps, footpeg carriers and pedals,
exhaust guard, rear subframe and rear sprocket carrier.
A carbon fibre rear hugger is fitted as standard
equipment, enhancing the SP's already extreme image
and also providing protection for the Öhlins
rear suspension unit. The advanced composite is also
used for the fork protectors, timing belt covers,
front fender rear section and tail side covers.
The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP is boldly finished in
a choice of red-themed or white-themed Ducati Corse
livery to underline its competition intention.
The white-themed livery has a white tank with thin
red stripe and red Ducati graphic, contrasted with
a black knee-panel area. The headlight fairing and
beak section are also white with a wide red stripe
along the centre of the beak and thin black striping
around the fairing section. The tailpiece is white
with a wide red stripe along its centre.
The red-themed livery has a red tank with thin white
stripe and white Ducati graphic, contrasted with a
black knee-panel area. The headlight fairing and beak
section are also red with a wide white stripe along
the centre of the beak and thin white striping around
the fairing section. The tailpiece is red with a wide
white stripe along its centre.
Both colour schemes have red Trellis frames with
black wheels and the new Ducati Corse logo proudly
displayed on the Hypermotard's beak section.
Supplied as standard equipment on the 1100EVO SP,
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 of information.
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, enabling it to display gear selection
as an additional channel of information. At the end
of a ride or track session, up to 4mb of data can
be downloaded ready to compare, analyse and get an
inside view of the performance of both the rider and