The introduction of the 1100EVO, further enhances the original Hypermotard concept of ‘ruling the road’.
The 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.
A new super-light dry weight of 172kg (379lb) and an increase of power to 95hp is the result of an intense program of redesigns and refinements intended to be the ‘evolution’ of the Hypermotard.
And if further weight reduction and more punch wasn’t already enough on a bike that was built to thrill, the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP pushes the limits even further with a model intended to perform on the track as well as the street.
Lighter 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. 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.
Lighter, more powerful engines
The 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 5hp boost to 95hp (69.9kW) and it becomes clear why there’s all the hype.
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.
New controls and instrumentation
The entire Hypermotard family now inherits the electronic advances made in the compact and user-friendly switchgear and instrumentation first created for the Streetfighter.
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 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 new battery charger, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.
Ducati 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
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 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.
Hypermotard 1100EVO SP
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 for action.
Hypermotard 1100EVO SP suspension
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.
Hypermotard 1100EVO SP brakes
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.
Hypermotard 1100EVO 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.
Hypermotard 1100EVO SP extras
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.
Hypermotard 1100EVO and Evo SP Specifications
|DUCATIHYPERMOTARD 1100 EVO||DUCATIHYPERMOTARD 1100 EVO SP|
|Type||L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled.||L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled.|
|Bore x Stroke||98×71.5mm||98×71.5mm|
|Power||95hp (69.9kW) @ 7500rpm||95hp (69.9kW) @ 7500rpm|
|Torque||75.9lb-ft – 10.5kgm @ 5750rpm||75.9lb-ft – 10.5kgm @ 5750rpm|
|Fuel injection||Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body||Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body|
|Exhaust||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes.||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes.|
|Emissions||Euro 3||Euro 3|
|Gearbox||6 speed||6 speed|
|Ratio||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1||Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1|
|Final drive||Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 41||Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 41|
|Clutch||Dry multiplate with hydraulic control||Dry multiplate with hydraulic control|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Total steering lock||70°||70°|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks||Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks with DLC|
|Front wheel travel||165mm (6.5in)||195mm (7.7in)|
|Front wheel||5-spoke in light alloy 3.50×17||5-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50×17|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR17||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear suspension||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm|
|Rear wheel travel||141mm (5.6in)||141mm (5.6in)|
|Rear wheel||5-spoke light alloy 5,50×17||5-spoke forged light alloy 5,50×17|
|Rear tyre||180/55 ZR17||180/55 ZR17|
|Front brake||2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad.||2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers 4-piston, 2-pad.|
|Rear brake||245mm disc, 2-piston calliper||245mm disc, 2-piston calliper|
|Fuel tank capacity||12,4l – 3.3 gallon (US)||12,4l – 3.3 gallon (US)|
|Dry weight||172kg (379lb)||171kg (377lb)|
|Instruments||Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, oil temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system.||Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, oil temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system and management of DDA system.|
|Warranty||2 years unlimited mileage||2 years unlimited mileage|
|Versions||Dual seat||Dual seat|