WDW: Hyper Evo Testastretta

Just one of a few custom bikes at World Ducati Week

Posted: 7 August 2012
by Ben Cope
Hyper Evo Testastretta ... used to be a Multistrada 1000

Spotted at World Ducati Week, is this the ultimate Hypermotard?

Created from a Multistrada 1000 rolling chassis, the Hyper Evo Testastretta uses the engine from a 1098S. Just look at it - a decent shoe horn would have been needed to get that lump in there. Infact the guy building it had quite a job to fit the motor in there, having to cut the frame and change mounts just to fit the engine in, then there was the small case of finding room for the radiator.

Purists probably won't like the fact it's ditched the air-cooled lump for a watercooled motor, making this more like a Monster S4 RS on stilts, but I love it.

As well as the beefy engine, the Hyper Evo TS features gas-pressurised forks and Brembo monobloc brakes. Other touches include the custom-made exhausts and although it's missing the 'beak' of the Hypermotard, the bodywork has been custom made.

I'm not sure how that rad would hold up in a spill but apart from that, full marks to the guy who built it - I think it looks fantastic.

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Awesome, even the number plate holder looks spot on. I'd not like to drop it though. Those Rads look expensive...

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:53

Lots of quality metal... yet it looks a mess. I would love to ride it but I'd hate to clean it.

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 16:15

its august and its the wettest its ever been, winter is coming, ride this through the end of this summer and into the winter and there will be nothing in your garage next spring but a pile of alloy oxide and a few flakes of red paint where the bike used to be.

all ducati's should come either with a life times supply of WD40 or a home in italy.

any of the above would be nice !

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 17:56

God that name sounds like something you should be able to get a cream for :-D

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 12:13

"all ducati's should come either with a life times supply of WD40 or a home in italy".
What utter rubbish.

Suzuki copied the Trabant with compressed cardboard fairings. Kawasaki's rust. Honda are the only manufacturer that make really quality fairings and rust free bits.

Apart from the components made of cheese, Ducati's are no worse than most other manufacturers. On my third one and despite tracking 2 of them in all weathers and one being riden in Scandinavia, broken starter motor and loose flywheel nut are the only issues I have ever had.

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 12:42

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