Ducati Hypermotard (2013 - 2016) review

Ducati's Hypermotard goes all high-tech with a water-cooled engine and the latest electronics
Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Supermoto
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
A smooth and refined Supermoto with every possible safety aid
Not as raw as the 1100EVO

CAN A SUPERMOTO have more than one cylinder? You might think it can't but one thing is for certain: the outgoing Hypermotard 1100 EVO was as single-minded as any Supermoto.

It just wanted to wheelie anywhere and everywhere and that, for me, was at the heart of its appeal. Every ride was like taking an excited puppy out for a walk. You were that excited puppy.

The new Hypermotard promises more of the same. However, the 1078cc and 803cc air-cooled engines have been dropped and replaced by just the one Hypermotard model in Ducati's 2013 range, powered by a new 821cc water-cooled engine.

The new Hypermotard puts out a similar amount of power to the old 1100 EVO and weighs about the same too. So if the formula remains largely the same, has anything changed? Just a bit...

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-ducati-hypermotard-review/22384.html#ixzz2Qi1EW4S5

CAN A SUPERMOTO have more than one cylinder? You might think it can't but one thing is for certain: the outgoing Hypermotard 1100 EVO was as single-minded as any Supermoto.

It just wanted to wheelie anywhere and everywhere and that, for me, was at the heart of its appeal. Every ride was like taking an excited puppy out for a walk. You were that excited puppy.

The new Hypermotard promises more of the same. However, the 1078cc and 803cc air-cooled engines have been dropped and replaced by just the one Hypermotard model in Ducati's 2013 range, powered by a new 821cc water-cooled engine.

The new Hypermotard puts out a similar amount of power to the old 1100 EVO and weighs about the same too. So if the formula remains largely the same, has anything changed? Just a bit...

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-ducati-hypermotard-review/22384.html#ixzz2Qi1EW4S5

A smooth and refined Supermoto with every possible safety aid
Not as raw as the 1100EVO