Ducati Hypermotard Review

23rd April 2013

Ducati Hypermotard Review

The all new Ducati Hypermotard takes the original concept of a bike that was made purely for fun and excitement and has now been greatly enhanced to not only continue to offer this but much much more.

 
There are two models, the standard Hypermotard and the Hypermotard SP.  Both versions have been fitted with an APTC oil bathed clutch with slipper function, which uses a progressive self servo system that has plates with a higher wear coefficient, avoiding rear wheel lock up and engine over rev.
 
The chassis has a new trellis frame and a new rear swing arm too to improve the handling whilst not compromising in comfort. The riding position is considerably more relaxed than the previous Hypermotards with the bars brought up and back.
 
Service intervals have been increased with a huge 30,000 kms (18,750 miles) between valve clearance checks. 
 
Both 2013 Hypermotard models benefit from the Ducati safety pack consisting of both Ducati traction control (DTC) and ABS.  Whilst the SP model domonstrates its racing pedigree with added light weight equipment such as forged 1199S style three spoke Marchesini wheels, carbon fibre belt covers and front mudguard, along with fully adjustable lightweight Marzocchi front forks and Ohlins rear shock.  
 
These add up to a saving of 4kg over the standard Hypermotard and also comes with super sticky Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
 
Don't take our word for it though, watch what MCN had to say about the Ducati Hypermotard when they gave it a test ride in Spain and also took the SP version for a spin around the Ascari race track.

 
Ducati Hypermotard 2013
 

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