Taking its attitude into the city or the mountains with a street smart confidence and no respect for conformity, the Hypermotard is ready for any challenge.
The Hypermotard 1100 is powered by the incredible Ducati two-valve, air-cooled, Desmodromic Dual Spark engine, giving it outstanding power delivery, from a grunt at low rpm to a singing howl at redline. The Hypermotard 1100 engine flexes its muscles with a 98mm bore and short 71.5mm stroke to make 90 horses and 76 pounds of torque.
Compact and purposeful, the Desmo Twin engine's light weight 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 390lb (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 optimized 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 choice of thousands of Ducatisti the world over.
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 enabled the distance between service intervals to increase to 7,500 miles (12,000km).