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Old 05-26-2006, 02:19 AM
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Ducati Hypermotard

Bologna, February 2006: The Motorcycle Design Association, a group of designers and professionals from within the two-wheel industry worldwide, has voted the Ducati Hypermotard, designed by Pierre Terblanche, as the best overall motorcycle design trophy winner for 2005.

This award follows on from the ‘Best of Show’ award that was given to the Hypermotard during the Eicma Show in Milan last November, one of the most important shows worldwide for the motorcycle sector.

In winning the best overall design award, the Hypermotard scored 50% more votes than the runner-up, the Yamaha MT-05.

The Design Trophy was awarded for the first time in September 2001; since then, every year, over 70 top professionals from the worldwide design sector are called upon to vote for the best motorcycle design. The jury, made up of designers as well as representatives of the press and the main motorcycle manufacturers, gather to chose the winners in five categories, and then nominate the Motorcycle Design Trophy for the best overall motorbike design.

The Ducati Hypermotard: On the Road
Bring on the curves, the bumps, and the unexpected. A rigidly triangulated Trellis frame and track-tested chassis geometry is matched with state-of-the-art suspension.

Start off with road-holding 50mm Marzocchi R.A.C. forks, gripped by a triple screw lower fork crown, then add an Ohlins remote reservoir shock that mounts to a stout, single-sided swing arm.

Ultra light forged and machined Marchesini racing wheels are paired with a single radial mounted Brembo four piston, four pad calliper gripping a 320mm disc up front and a 240mm disc at the rear.

1000ccs of Desmo power. The 1000 Dual Spark engine pumps out torque and horsepower that is smooth and linear, because the roads that the Hypermotard seeks are neither smooth nor linear.

A slipper-type racing clutch makes aggressive downshifting and heavy braking more exciting by damping the abrupt selection of lower gears while entering a turn. Magnesium engine covers subtract more weight for a feathery feel and athletic maneuvers.

Rider Controls
A ride on the Hypermotard is road domination. The wide tapered section handlebars transfer control of the tarmac to the rider. Full-length seat design lets the rider move fore and aft, up-front entering the turns, back for maximum traction on exit.

The Hypermotard. Two wheels, one purpose. The most thrilling ride ever.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:21 AM
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UPDATE: Ducati Confirms Hypermotard Production

Ducati has decided to begin producing the Hypermotard. The announcement was made in the online "Desmoblog" by Federico Minoli. Ducati said that the response to the initial concept bike was overwhelming and they decided to move it into production as quickly as possible.

The Hypermotard was first seen at last November's EICMA trade show in Milan, and it received unanimous approval from both Ducati fans and the press. This was followed by awards and worldwide recognition - from both the media and from motorcycle design associations. The Ducati Hypermotard was awarded "Best of Show" during its debut at EICMA and "Best Bike for 2005" by the Motorcycle Design Association.

Federico Minoli, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, said that he took it upon himself to personally follow the potential that this bike has shown among the Ducati Community. After a successful online survey, Minoli started an open debate about the Hypermotard on the Desmoblog and he received many positive suggestions in response.

Minoli wrote "Thanks to the capital increase, the enthusiasm shown by Ducatisti and the work done in research and development, we have decided to add the Ducati Hypermotard to our production schedule, without giving anything else up. We are also going to reduce the development time thanks to the work done while the bike was still a concept. I am therefore proud to announce that the Hypermotard will be available in a dealership near you in the Spring of 2007."

The Ducati Hypermotard is expected to have approximately 100 hp and weigh about 175 Kg (385 lbs).

Ducati has just announced the Hypermotard, an outrageous new motorcycle design that is an answer to the KTM 950 Supermoto, the bike that led the way in the ultra-motard class.

Ducati's Hypermotard released the following information at the beginning of the Milan motorcycle show:

The Hypermotard attacks urban canyons and carves up mountain passes with total abandon.

High performance starts with attitude. Stripped down to its essentials, the Hypermotard is an extreme performance, totally over-the-top motorcycle. Its purpose is single minded – to thrill.

Incredibly slim and exceptionally light, with a riding position to dominate, the Hypermotard is ready to rock every road.

Race styling makes the blood boil, but the Hypermotard offers what no other bike in its class can: speeds exceeding 220 KPH on the track, fuel injection, and big bore acceleration with more than 100 horsepower on only 175Kg of dry weight – the most extreme, mountain-conquering, urban-assaulting machine ever - from Ducati.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:22 AM
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Hypermootard #3
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:23 AM
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:41 AM
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yeah i read an article on this bike a few months ago... sounds very exciting... it looks kinda strange to me though... i dont like the upright position so much.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:03 PM
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Oh god, now we have to put up with TALL, noisy unreliable bikes on the road (or in the garage, extra polished). What fun!
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:20 PM
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This is the bike all the hooray henries who buy Range Rovers and NEVER take thm out of London will order
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:39 PM
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Don't know about you guys but the KTM SM looks better to me...

...and what's with the open crankcase. It's probably well sealed but I'd get the impression that all the dirt would get in there and damage stuff. And it doesn't even have the "dented" brake disc...
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:29 AM
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The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill.

The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati ‘sportbike’ technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, the exceptionally slim and incredibly light Hypermotard is ready to dominate every inch of asphalt with big-bore acceleration and road holding that redefines the street experience.

High performance starts with attitude and the Hypermotard is the most aggressive of the Ducati family. Reduced to its essentials, it is extreme, untamed, over-the-top and always hungry for the next challenge. It offers what no ordinary supermotard can – speeds exceeding 125mph on the race track, fuel injection, and 90 Desmo hp – all combined in an unmistakeable Ducati package that offers unbridled passion for motorcycles that are truly unique and exhilarating.

When first unveiled at the Milan International Motorcycle show in November 2005, the Hypermotard won instant praise. Just hours after its launch it was awarded “Best of Show” and motorcyclists the world over craved its arrival.

By taking the minimalist supermotard racing concept, then adding Ducati’s unrivaled twin-cylinder power and Superbike heredity, the Hypermotard delivers a remarkable experience.

The Hypermotard 1100 is extreme and thrilling to ride every day of the week. It turns familiar roads into an all-new heart-thumping experience.

Taking its attitude into the city or the mountains with street-wise confidence and no respect for conformity, the Hypermotard is ready for any challenge.

The Hypermotard is available in two versions: the thrilling Hypermotard 1100 and, for those who demand a truly extreme attitude, an advanced ‘S’ version, the Hypermotard 1100 S.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:30 AM
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The Hypermotard 1100 is powered by the incredible Ducati two-valve, air-cooled, Desmodromic Dual Spark engine, giving it outstanding power delivery, from grunting low rpms to the singing howl at redline. The Hypermotard 1100 engine flexes its muscles with a big 98mm bore and short 71.5mm stroke to make 95 horses and 76 pounds of torque.

Compact and purposeful, the Desmo Twin engine’s lightweight and narrow L-Twin layout, no wider than a single cylinder, ensures that the bike is lean and agile. The air-cooled design eliminates all the water radiators, hoses, valves, reservoirs and pumps, keeping the motorcycle’s weight down to a minimum 390lbs (177kg) and its lines clean and race-like.

Two spark plugs per cylinder, Dual Spark, optimises combustion temperatures and increases maximum power and torque throughout the rev range, enhancing reliability and reducing fuel consumption. Power is optimised with fuel injected into 45mm throttle bodies and a 2-1-2 exhaust system that exits high behind the rear of the saddle.

In keeping with its extreme character, engineers chose the Ducati ‘dry’ racing-style clutch for the Hypermotard, the popular preference of thousands of Ducatisti the world over. Furthermore, the primary drive gears have been advanced with a new lightweight construction.

With more experience and success with twin-cylinder high performance engines than any other manufacturer in the modern era, the air-cooled 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 allowed Ducati to reduce the cost of scheduled maintenance by as much as 50%.

The Hypermotard’s 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system with lambda probe is Euro 3 compliant. Its lightweight and compact design is achieved using 1mm thick tubing which terminates in Ducati’s trademark twin under-seat, black exhaust mufflers, stylishly contrasted with great looking aluminium end caps.

The Hypermotard uses Desmosedici GP-styled digital instrumentation. This pure racing, minimalist solution has no switches or buttons to compromise its clean lines. Instead, additional information to the default read-outs is managed by the left handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing the rider to scroll through and select various menus. The read-out presents rpm in a progressive bar graph and the speed numerically.

Looking clean and purposeful, the display provides an extensive amount of data including: speedometer, rev counter, clock, maintenance schedule, oil temperature, oil pressure warning light, battery voltage, fuel reserve warning light, reserve fuel trip, indicator light, neutral light, injection system diagnostics, lap time memory storage, automatic light-off function after 60 seconds with key on and immobiliser status. In addition, it can list lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.

As the Hypermotard comes Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) ready, the instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the data acquisition system. The DDA memory key and software is available as a Ducati Performance accessory.


One glance down at the Hypermotard controls is enough for the rider to understand that this is no ordinary Ducati. While its motard feeling is enhanced by the minimalist layout, handguards and tapered handlebars, the radial clutch and brake pumps with their remote reservoirs show its Superbike heritage.

The fully adjustable clutch and brake levers not only enable a comfortable setting for all riders, but the clutch also sports a considerably lighter lever action. This is partly because of the lever arrangement, but mainly because an increase in clutch plate friction coefficient has allowed a reduction in clutch spring pressure.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:30 AM
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Once again, Ducati has pushed motorcycle design limits to find an innovative solution for the Hypermotard mirrors. With the challenge of maintaining a clean, racing look around the handlebar area, designers created a new folding mirror concept which is styled 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.


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 part 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 passengers.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:31 AM
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Hypermotard #8

When too much is what you need – 2008 MODEL EARLY RELEASE
Adding ‘S’ to the Hypermotard takes the thrills and road holding to the highest level.

The outstanding Marzocchi 50mm forks of the ‘S’ include a durable low friction, DLC (diamond-like carbon) black coating to the sliders, making the Hypermotard ‘S’ respond effortlessly to every minute variation in the tarmac and improve its already impressive road holding. The advanced ‘S’ suspension is further enhanced with an Öhlins remote reservoir rear shock, renowned in racing circles as the ultimate performance choice. This incredible shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload ensuring that the ‘S’ is readily adaptable to riding style and every road it challenges.

With a bike as capable as the Hypermotard 1100 S, superior stopping power is fundamental. By using the same Brembo Monobloc calipers first introduced to the world on our new 1098 Superbike, world class braking performance is assured. Each caliper is created from a single casting, as compared to the conventional two piece construction, to ensure rigid flex-free operation and a consistent solid ‘feel’ at the lever. And to ensure that the look of the calipers matches the ‘S’ personality, each is machine finished.

Professional racers know that one of the best ways to improve the handling and performance of a motorcycle is to reduce unsprung weight by upgrading to superior lightweight wheels. Even from a distance, the black Marchesini wheels with red pin-stripe confirm the ‘S’ performance of this Hypermotard. Created from forged then machined alloy, both front and rear wheels are significantly lighter and create a lower moment of inertia and unsprung weight for improved handling and quicker steering. Mounted to the wheels are new Z-rated Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tyres. Designed to deliver racing performance on the road, they warm up quickly, give great feedback, are stable under severe braking and feature dual compound construction on the rear.
The ‘S’ lightweight performance and extreme look is further enhanced with the liberal use of carbon fibre. The advanced composite is used for the fork protectors, timing belt covers, front fender rear section and tail side covers.

The Hypermotard ‘S’ – maximum performance, minimum weight, extreme attitude.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:26 AM
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