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More Hyper than ever

2011 Ducati 1100 Evo SP HypermotardThe Hypermotard family moves into 2011 with the highly successful and accessible Hypermotard 796, the
Hypermotard 1100EVO and the extreme, track-ready Hypermotard 1100EVO SP.

The powerful evolution models, in addition to the lightweight 796, represent Ducati's continued excitement
in the Hypermotard concept and their commitment to the family's future development. Many features of
the latest models were in response to requests from Ducatisti worldwide and represent the factory's
ongoing ability to respond to direct owner feedback .

2011 Hypermotard Evo SPThe Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown in Milan at the end of 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 bike has never stopped – and neither has its
evolution. Today, the range remains as Hyper as ever.

So what's the hype?

2011 Evo SP 1100 HypermotardThe original Hypermotard was built to thrill, with its dirtbike stance, empowering, asphalt-attacking riding
position and enough torque on tap to elicit a smile with each twist of the throttle. But what could really be
changed to make it better? Ducati applied their usual engineering process of evolution to an already
successful model by improving it in the two most effective ways possible: Less weight and more power.

Lightweight Trellis frame

1100 Evo SP HypermotardThe quick and precise handling that the Hypermotard provides is down to the construction and geometry of
its famous Trellis frame. Its ability to handle the abundant torque from the L-Twin engine and its rigidity
under powerful Brembo braking are just a few reasons why Ducati's chassis department would never want
to change it. But it could be made lighter. They realised that almost all of the heavy forged sections of the
construction could be completely removed without reducing its strength or its performance, so they applied
it to the entire family.

Light and powerful engines

Ducati 1100 Evo SP HypermotardWhile the chassis department were busy reducing the weight of the frame, the engine department went
back to the drawing board for the 796 and started with a clean sheet of paper. Their complete redesign of
the crankcases rewarded them with an incredible saving of 1.2kg (2.64lb) compared to the original 696
castings, and the new 796 crankshaft with 848-style flywheel further reduced the overall engine weight to
an impressive 1.9kg (4.2lb) savings over the original 696 power unit. With 81hp (59.6kW) of smooth and
flexible power, the 796 becomes a very credible package.

2011 Ducati 1100 Evo SPThe 1100 air-cooled Desmodue Evoluzione engine truly is an 'evolution' – both in power and weight – and is
responsible for the model name extension 1100 EVO. Engineers used the same Vacural® technology
employed for the lightweight Superbike engines when they vacuum die-cast the Hypermotard 1100
crankcases, a process that achieves a significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and
increased strength. This process – combined with the lightweight crankshaft assembly that uses an 848-
style flywheel and use of lighter rare-earth magnets in the alternator – reduced the 1100 power unit's
weight by a staggering 5.2kg (11.5lb). Couple those savings with a boost to 95hp (69.9kW) and it becomes
clear why there's all the hype.

1100 Hypermotard EvoCompact and efficient, the Desmodue engine's hyper-lightweight and narrow L-Twin layout, no wider than
a single cylinder, ensures that all Hypermotards remain lean and agile. The air-cooled design eliminates the
need for water radiators, hoses, reservoirs and pumps, keeping the motorcycle's weight down to a
minimum and its lines clean and race-like.

Latest controls and instrumentation

The entire Hypermotard family uses the electronic advances made in the compact and user-friendly
switchgear and instrumentation first created for the Streetfighter.

2011 Hypermotard 1100 Evo SPThe 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. Their minimalist
design fits perfectly in the clean and essential lines of the Hypermotard's sporting image.
Looking clean and purposeful, the display provides an extensive amount of data including speed, revs, time,
oil temperature, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip and scheduled maintenance, while the
warning lights illuminate for neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve. In
addition, it can list recorded lap times by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch. Both the 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP use a white back-lighting while the 796 uses an orange back-lighting.
The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA)
system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance for the 'system-ready' Hypermotard
796 and 1100EVO and supplied as standard equipment on the 1100EVO SP. The DDA-intended USB connection port under all of the Hypermotard seats doubles as a charging point for a handy battery charger, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

Hyper mirrors

2011 1100 Evo HypermotardDucati pushed motorcycle design limits to find an innovative solution for the original Hypermotard mirrors
and these are now used throughout the family. 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 handguards
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 handguard assemblies also integrate the LED directional indicators for
an even cleaner front-end.

Lighting and indicators

Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EvoThe headlamp uses a highly compact lighting shape which blends with the single piece nose fairing and
front fender moulding, while 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 handguards which support the foldable rear view mirrors.


2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EvoThe high intensity LED rear light assembly is moulded 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.


Rider footpegs on all of the Hypermotard models have removable rubber inserts to expose the serrated
metal edge and increase boot grip on the peg during extreme riding. The 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP provide a further minimalist and no-compromise feature by having removable passenger footpegs. 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.


The easiest way to go Hyper

796 Hypermotard DucatiJust as aggressively striking as the 1100, the Hypermotard 796 features a lower seat height and a smooth
and flexible engine to make it the perfect urban assault vehicle. Whether it's working the daily commute or
attacking the open roads, the 796 rides 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.

Urban upstart

The Hypermotard's rigidly triangulated and lighter-than-ever Trellis frame and track-tested chassis geometry
is still stylised by a distinct high fender at the front and dual under-seat silencers at the rear, but the 796's
overall profile says it all: Go Hyper!

At 825mm (32.5in), the seat height of the 796 is a sure-footed 20mm (0.8in) lower than the 1100 and, when
combined with the 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.

Extreme image, accessible character

The 796 has a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb), partly achieved by a lightweight engine, but also by
continued chassis development that includes fork clamps, and radial fork bottoms. An improved frame
layout eliminates almost all of the forged elements used on the original Hypermotard. The lightened frame
retains its torsional strength to become even more agile and easier to handle, while 17" wheels by Enkei are
produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight low and handling, braking and acceleration
performances high. The 796 uses exactly the same 3.50 front and 5.50 rear rim sizes and Pirelli Diablo
Rosso tyres as its 1100cc big brother.

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 pre-load 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 swingarm.

Twin 305mm semi-floating discs gripped by radially mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers 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 calliper, also by Brembo.

796 performance

The 796 engine isn't just a stroked 696 – it's a new Desmodue power unit that promises to deliver an
exhilarating ride without compromising the smooth tractability found in Ducati's other L-Twin engines. The
crankshaft uses a lightweight 848-type flywheel, and spins with a 66mm stroke instead of the 696's
57.2mm, helping to maximise power to an impressive 81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm and torque to 55.7lb-ft
(75.5Nm) @ 6250rpm while maintaining the smooth and enjoyable character, famous of all Desmo engines.
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 brother.

Helping to increase the Hypermotard 796's agility even further, the fully redesigned crankcases save an
incredible 1.2kg (2.64lb) over the 696 castings, and are responsible for the major part of the impressive
1.9kg (4.2lb) 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 revised airbox intake duct and fed through 45mm throttle bodies, the 803cc 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 Euro3 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 aluminium 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 Hypermotard 796 engine combines all recent advances in Ducati's ongoing design, manufacture and
production quality campaigns to offer competitive service intervals of 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometres).

796 controls

While its motard feeling is enhanced by wide, tubular handlebars and handguards, the 796's minimalist
image is further characterised with integral construction Brembo master cylinders for both the clutch and
brake systems. They maintain a clean handlebar arrangement for the rider and are fitted with user-friendly
4-point adjustable levers that provide easy-to-reach control for all hand sizes. Furthermore, the APTC clutch
provides a super-light lever action ideal for use in the city.

796 colours

The 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 introduction of the 1100EVO further enhanced the original Hypermotard concept of 'ruling the road'. The wide, tapered section handlebars continue to transfer control of the asphalt to the rider and the full length
seat still eases the fore and aft movement for extreme riding. The difference now is that it does it all better
than before.

A super-light dry weight of 172kg (379lb) and an impressive 95hp is the result of an intense program of
redesigns and refinements intended to be the 'evolution' of the Hypermotard.

Continued chassis development to the Hypermotard resulted in an improved frame layout which eliminated
almost all of the heavier forged elements used on the original model. The rigidly triangulated Trellis frame
and track-tested chassis geometry is matched by a state-of-the-art suspension. 50mm Marzocchi forks are
gripped by a sturdy triple screw lower fork clamp for precise steering performance. These 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.

Lightweight wheels mounted on large diameter axles are fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres. Stopping
power is controlled by two radially mounted Brembo 4-piston callipers gripping lightweight 305mm twin
discs up front, and a 245mm disc at the rear. All of this combines to make stopping as thrilling as

The Desmodue 1100 Evoluzione engine

The lightweight, L-Twin stands at the pinnacle of more than three decades of Desmo air-cooled
development and its torquey power delivery has excited riders worldwide. The Evoluzione version is
positively awesome and makes it the perfect engine to give its name to the Hypermotard 1100EVO.
The 1100cc Desmodue Evoluzione power unit uses a bore and stroke of 98 x 71.5mm, and its long list of
refinements boosted its power to 95hp (69.9kW) @ 7500rpm with 76lb-ft (10.5kgm) of torque @ 5750rpm giving it outstanding power delivery, from grunting low rpms to the singing howl at redline.
The 1100's crankcases are vacuum cast using the same Vacural® technology employed for the lightweight
Superbike engines, a process that achieves significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness
and increased strength.

But the crankcases were just the starting point of the evolution. Apart from the magnesium alternator
cover, the 1100 has a lighter crankshaft assembly by using an 848-style Superbike flywheel and the search
for further weight reduction even went as far as using lightweight rare-earth magnets for the generator
assembly. The result reduced the original 1100 power unit's weight by a staggering 5.2kg (11.5lb) and
contributed towards making the Hypermotard 1100EVO even more agile.

Power gains have come not only from the new lightweight crankshaft assembly, but also from an evolution
of the top-end of the Desmodue power unit. The cylinder head, not only improves lubrication and cooling
performance, but also uses a redesigned inlet port shape for optimum flow and a modified combustion
chamber shape for improved burn efficiency. This improved efficiency is the result of a higher compression
ratio and the change to a single spark per cylinder ignition managed by high-speed Siemens electronics.
Ensuring a sufficient feed to the higher compression set-up is a high-flow airbox intake duct and higher-lift
valves for maximum volumetric efficiency.

The incredible valve performances of the Desmodue engine are only possible because of Ducati's unique
Desmodromic system, where valve closure is activated mechanically. At high rpm it would be almost
impossible for the valve to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe if it were relying upon a normal
valve spring. With the Desmo system, the valve is closed mechanically with the same accuracy as it is
opened, enabling steep cam profiles and radical cam timings. This system is used on every single Ducati
power unit including their world-beating Superbike and Desmosedici MotoGP engines.
In keeping with its extreme character, Ducati continue to use the 'dry' racing-style clutch for the
Hypermotard 1100, the popular preference of thousands of Ducatisti the world over. The clutch and
alternator covers are finished in carbon grey for the 1100EVO and in gold for the 1100EVO SP.

An impressively efficient oil cooler protects the increased power output of the Hypermotard 1100EVO,
whether ridden on the open roads or through stop-start urban traffic. Conforming to Euro3 regulations, the
2-1-2 exhaust system is monitored by twin lambda probes to ensure the most efficient fuel injection under
all conditions. The exhaust terminates with Ducati-famous twin under-seat mufflers.

Having more experience with twin-cylinder high performance engines than any other manufacturer, the aircooled 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 enabled 7,500 miles
(12,000 kilometres) between service intervals, making Ducati ownership even more enjoyable than ever.


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 trackready for action.

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 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. With the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP, the
engineers have ticked all the boxes.

SP suspension

Longer, black-bodied, fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks have 30mm (1.2in) more travel and increase
the SP's ground clearance by 30mm (1.2in), 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 preload, ensuring that the 'SP' is readily adaptable to every riding style and road or track it challenges.

SP colours

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 Ducati Corse logo proudly displayed
on the Hypermotard's beak section.

Hyper data

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 the Hypermotard.

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 sportbikes 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 a motorcycle.

Despite those reservations, the project continued to be developed, driven by the belief in the upright and incontrol riding position of a dirtbike, 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 survey.

Ducati presented the prototype Hypermotard as its centrepiece 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 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 design.

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

  • November 2005: Prototype Hypermotard 1100 shown at Milan International Motorcycle Show.
    Awarded 'Best of Show'.
  • November 2007: Production Hypermotard 1100 and 1100 S launched at Milan International
    Motorcycle show.
  • June 2007: Hypermotard 1100 and 1100 S arrived in showrooms as an early release model year
  • November 2008: Model year 2009 Hypermotard 1100 updated with an additional colour option of
    pearl white. Hypermotard 1100 S updated with Kayaba forks, an additional colour 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 category).
  • October 2009: Release of new model year 2010 Hypermotard 796.
  • November 2009: Model year 2010 Hypermotard 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP launched at Milan
    International Motorcycle Show.
  • October 2010: Model year 2011 Hypermotard 796, 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP presented in Cologne’s INTERMOT Motorcycle Show.