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The hype continues

The 2012 Hypermotard family continues to shape the sector it created, innovatively bridging the gap
between refined sportbikes and minimalist supermotards with the accessible Hypermotard 796, the exciting
Hypermotard 1100EVO and the extreme, track-ready and stylish new entry of the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition.

The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown 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 from the user-friendly 796 to the new 1100EVO SP Corse Edition.

Both the 796 and 1100EVO are offered in Ducati red with matching beak section, red frame and black wheels, while the 796 extends the options further with matte black or matte white with matte black beak, black frame and black wheels. The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition is proudly dressed in the full Ducati Corse official colours, appropriate with its track-ready character.


Lightweight Trellis frame

The 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.

Light and powerful engines

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 weight saving and the 796
crankshaft, with 848-style flywheel, reduced weight even further to become a very credible package.
The 1100 air-cooled Desmodue Evoluzione engine truly was 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 and a lightweight crankshaft assembly reduced the 1100’s engine weight
by a staggering amount and combined with a boost to 95hp delivers impressive results.

Compact 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.


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.

Hyper mirrors

Ducati pushed motorcycle design limits to find an innovative solution for the original Hypermotard mirrors
and these are 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.

Controls and instrumentation

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. 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 Corse Edition 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 Corse Edition. 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.

Lighting and indicators

The 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.


The 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 Corse Edition 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

Just as aggressively striking as the 1100EVO, 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 1100EVO 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 included fork clamps, and radial fork bottoms. An improved frame
layout eliminated almost all of the forged elements used on the original Hypermotard. The lightweight is
agile and easy to handle, while 17" wheels 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 1100EVO 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 1100EVO 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 Desmodue power unit promises to deliver an exhilarating ride with the same smooth tractability
found in Ducati's other L-Twin engines. The 66mm stroke crankshaft uses a lightweight 848-type flywheel, to
maximise power to an impressive 81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm and torque to 55.7lb-ft (75.5Nm) @ 6250rpm.

To protect power delivery and maintain optimum efficiency, an oil cooler similar to the 1100EVO is used,
adding even more family resemblance to its bigger brother.

Breathing through an enlarged airbox intake duct and fed through 45mm throttle bodies, the 803cc swept
volume is compressed to a ratio of 11:1 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 caps.

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 clutch and alternator outer casings of the engine are finished in an
1100-style carbon grey.

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.


Hypermotard eveloution

The 1100EVO further enhanced the original Hypermotard concept of 'ruling the road' by achieving a superlight dry weight of 172kg (379lb) and an impressive 95hp to become 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 accelerating.

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 came 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 improved lubrication and cooling
performance, but also used 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 high lift
valves for maximum volumetric efficiency.

In keeping with its extreme character, Ducati continue to use the 'dry' racing-style clutch for the Hypermotard
1100 EVO, 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 Corse Edition.

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 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.


Hyper thrill, Corse style

The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition takes the whole Hypermotard concept to a higher level of
extreme in style. High ground clearance, high spec suspension, high bars and less weight makes the
1100EVO SP Corse Edition track-ready for action and dressed for the part in full Ducati Corse official colours.

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 Ducati's reputation for listening to owners to improve their motorcycles has become
legendary and the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition 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. Ducati’s engineers ticked all the boxes.

SP suspension

Long, black-bodied, fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks have 30mm (1.2in) more travel than the 1100EVO 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 (diamondlike 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

SP brakes

With a bike as extreme as the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition, 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 Corse Edition. 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.

SP extras

The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition 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 than the 1100EVO which
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.

Hyper data

Supplied as standard equipment on the 1100EVO SP Corse Edition, 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

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.

SP Corse Edition colours

The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition is proudly finished in Ducati Corse’s official colours of red,
white and black further underlining its competition intention.

The brand new scheme has a red Trellis frame with black wheels and the Ducati Corse logo proudly
displayed on the Hypermotard's beak section.