2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

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2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

 

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Review

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

Hypermotard evoluzione

The 1100EVO further enhances the original Hypermotard concept of ‘ruling the road’.

Hypermotard eveloution

The 1100EVO further enhanced the original Hypermotard concept of ‘ruling the road’ by achieving a superlight dry weight of 172kg (379lb) and an impressive 95hp to become the ‘evolution’ of the Hypermotard.

Continued chassis development to the Hypermotard resulted in an improved frame layout which eliminated almost all of the heavier forged elements used on the original model. The rigidly triangulated Trellis frame and track-tested chassis geometry is matched by a state-of-the-art suspension. 50mm Marzocchi forks are gripped by a sturdy triple screw lower fork clamp for precise steering performance. These forks work as impressively as they look, with special high rigidity stainless steel sliders and external adjustability for compression and rebound damping, plus spring pre-load. The rear suspension performs with equal precision by using a fully adjustable ZF Sachs shock mounted to a robust single-sided swingarm.

Lightweight wheels mounted on large diameter axles are fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres. Stopping power is controlled by two radially mounted Brembo 4-piston callipers gripping lightweight 305mm twin discs up front, and a 245mm disc at the rear. All of this combines to make stopping as thrilling as accelerating.

The Desmodue 1100 Evoluzione engine

The lightweight, L-Twin stands at the pinnacle of more than three decades of Desmo air-cooled development and its torquey power delivery has excited riders worldwide. The Evoluzione version is positively awesome and makes it the perfect engine to give its name to the Hypermotard 1100EVO.

The 1100cc Desmodue Evoluzione power unit uses a bore and stroke of 98 x 71.5mm, and its long list of refinements boosted its power to 95hp (69.9kW) @ 7500rpm with 76lb-ft (10.5kgm) of torque @ 5750rpm giving it outstanding power delivery, from grunting low rpms to the singing howl at redline.

The 1100’s crankcases are vacuum cast using the same Vacural® technology employed for the lightweight Superbike engines, a process that achieves significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength.

But the crankcases were just the starting point of the evolution. Apart from the magnesium alternator cover, the 1100 has a lighter crankshaft assembly by using an 848-style Superbike flywheel and the search for further weight reduction even went as far as using lightweight rare-earth magnets for the generator assembly. The result reduced the original 1100 power unit’s weight by a staggering 5.2kg (11.5lb) and contributed towards making the Hypermotard 1100EVO even more agile.

Power gains came not only from the new lightweight crankshaft assembly, but also from an evolution of the top-end of the Desmodue power unit. The cylinder head, not only improved lubrication and cooling performance, but also used a redesigned inlet port shape for optimum flow and a modified combustion chamber shape for improved burn efficiency. This improved efficiency is the result of a higher compression ratio and the change to a single spark per cylinder ignition managed by high-speed Siemens electronics.

Ensuring a sufficient feed to the higher compression set-up is a high-flow airbox intake duct and high lift valves for maximum volumetric efficiency.

In keeping with its extreme character, Ducati continue to use the ‘dry’ racing-style clutch for the Hypermotard 1100 EVO, the popular preference of thousands of Ducatisti the world over. The clutch and alternator covers are finished in carbon grey for the 1100EVO and in gold for the 1100EVO SP Corse Edition.

An impressively efficient oil cooler protects the increased power output of the Hypermotard 1100EVO, whether ridden on the open roads or through stop-start urban traffic. Conforming to Euro3 regulations, the 2-1-2 exhaust system is monitored by twin lambda probes to ensure the most efficient fuel injection under all conditions. The exhaust terminates with twin under-seat mufflers.

Having more experience with twin-cylinder high performance engines than any other manufacturer, the aircooled 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 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometres) between service intervals, making Ducati ownership even more enjoyable than ever.


 

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Key Features and Benefits


CONCEPT


Hyper Story – When the prototype Hypermotard was first shown at the 2005 Milan show it represented the creation of a new segment, one that bridged the gap between refined sportbikes and minimalist supermotards. But some at Ducati had reservations about the initial Hypermotard concept and were unsure if people were ready for such a motorcycle.

Despite those reservations, the project continued, driven by the belief in the upright and in-control riding position of a dirtbike, but not the harsh characteristics of its single cylinder engine. These confident few designed a bike that combined the agility and lightweight precision of a supermotard with the refined power characteristics of a charismatic L-Twin sportbike.

Ducati presented the prototype Hypermotard at Milan and was rewarded with a ‘Best of Show’ award. The innovative Hypermotard spawned a new ‘cross-over’ category that had reinvented pure riding pleasure with a practical and versatile motorcycle that could be used every day.

 

Hyper design – Minimalism and functionality have shaped and styled the Hypermotard, and its innovative design sets it apart from the crowd. The line of its distinctive beak blending into the stylish headlamp fairing makes it instantly recognizable, while the carefully shaped tank that tapers into a skinny waistline gives a supermotard feel when aboard.

From the sturdy look of the Marzocchi front forks to the Ducati signature single-sided swingarm and underseat exhausts, the Hypermotard’s design remains unique and pure Ducati.


Hyper concept – The Hypermotard concept created an innovative segment that bridged the gap between hyper-sports bikes and supermotards. In essence, it took the high speed handling and smooth engine from a hyper-sport bike and combined it with the aggressive styling, lightweight minimalism and slow corner precision of a supermotard.

The result is an easy to handle motorcycle with unbelievable agility, incredibly sure-footed handing and a flexible engine that deals with city traffic just as easily as a spirited ride through the winding mountain roads.

 

 

ENGINE


Desmodue Evoluzione – The 1100 L-Twin stands at the pinnacle of more than three decades of Desmo air-cooled development and its torquey power delivery has excited riders worldwide.

The Desmodue Evoluzione combines reduced weight and increased power to make it the perfect engine for the Hypermotard 1100EVO. New crankcases, a lighter crankshaft assembly and a new magnesium alternator cover combine with the use of lightweight rare-earth magnets in the alternator assembly to achieve the staggering weight reduction of 5.3kg (11.7lb). The clutch and alternator covers are finished in carbon grey for the 1100EVO and in gold for the 1100EVO SP.

A redesigned cylinder head with improved inlet port shape for optimum flow also combines a modified combustion chamber shape for improved burn efficiency. This improved efficiency is the result of a higher compression ratio and a new single spark per cylinder ignition, now managed by high-speed Siemens electronics.

Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques has enabled a distance between service intervals of 12,000km (7,500 miles) making Ducati ownership even more enjoyable than ever.


Vacural® crankcases – The 1100’s crankcases are now vacuum cast using the same Vacural® technology employed for the lightweight Superbike engines, a process that achieves significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength.


Exhaust system – Conforming to Euro3 regulations, the 2-1-2 exhaust system is monitored by twin lambda probes to ensure the most efficient fuel injection under all conditions. The exhaust terminates with Ducati-famous twin under-seat mufflers.


Oil cooler – A new oil cooler with 85% more cooling area protects the increased power output of the Hypermotard 1100EVO whether ridden on the open roads or through stop-start urban traffic.


Dry clutch – In keeping with its extreme character, Ducati continue to use the ‘dry’ racing-style clutch for the Hypermotard 1100, the popular preference of thousands of Ducatisti the world over.


Crankshaft – The 1100 now has a lighter crankshaft assembly by using an 848-style Superbike flywheel.


 

 

CHASSIS


Trellis frame – An improved frame layout eliminates almost all of the forged elements used on previous Hypermotards, replacing them with precision machined components. The lightened frame retains its torsional strength to become even more agile and easier to handle than before. Through decades of racing and development, Ducati has proven that innovative chassis engineering and evolutionary frame advancements win races. The tubular Trellis frame, used on every Ducati motorcycle, is a signature design element. This unique Ducati frame is light, rigid and beautiful thanks to its ingenious Trellis design and use of high quality ALS 450 tubing. Each tube is mitred and micro-fusion welded in a complex triangulated pattern and our incredibly strong L-Twin engine cases are functional ‘stressed members’ of the chassis.


Single-sided swingarm – The rear suspension of the Hypermotard uses Ducati’s signature Hypermotard single-sided swingarm. The robust solution contributes considerable engineering style and, on this type of motorcycle, is a feature unique to Ducati.


Lightweight 5-spoke wheels – 17” 5-spoke wheels by Enkei are produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight low and handling, braking and acceleration performances high.


Sachs rear suspension – The rear suspension performs with precision by using a fully adjustable ZF Sachs shock mounted to the single-sided swingarm.


Marzocchi forks – 50mm Marzocchi forks are gripped by a sturdy triple screw lower fork clamp for precise steering performance. These forks work as impressively as they look, with special high rigidity stainless steel sliders and external adjustability for compression and rebound damping, plus spring pre-load.

 

 

EQUIPMENT

Stopwatch – The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory. After your journey or track session, the times or lap times can be recalled from the memory and scrolled through by using the instrumentation buttons on the left-hand switchgear.


Lighting – The headlamp uses a highly compact lighting shape which blends with the single piece nose fairing and front fender moulding, while the rear light employs a specially designed strip of LEDs enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece. The same LEDs are intensified under braking. The front directional indicators also employ the latest in LED technology for illumination, and are ingeniously integrated into the handguards which support the foldable rear view mirrors. The high intensity LED rear light assembly is moulded into a unique tailpiece positioned high behind the seat.


Innovative Mirrors – The challenge of maintaining a clean, racing look around the handlebar area, motivated the design of the folding mirror concept which is based 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.


Minimalist switchgear – The slim-line switch bodies house easy-to-use switches and buttons and feature a unique weapons-like ‘trigger catch’ that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is activated.


DDA Ready – The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance. The bike has been built ‘system-ready’ for the data acquisition kit, which consists of special DDA software and a memory key that slots into a plug under the seat. The same plug also doubles as the connection for a handy new battery charger available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

 

 

 

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO Model Highlights

The hype continues

The 2012 Hypermotard family continues to shape the sector it created, innovatively bridging the gap between refined sportbikes and minimalist supermotards with the accessible Hypermotard 796, the exciting Hypermotard 1100EVO and the extreme, track-ready and stylish new entry of the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition.

The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown and soon became a top seller when its production started in 2007. Since then, its unique design has excited riders around the world and praise for this thrilling and versatile bike has never stopped – and neither has its evolution. Today, the range remains as Hyper as ever from the user-friendly 796 to the new 1100EVO SP Corse Edition.

Both the 796 and 1100EVO are offered in Ducati red with matching beak section, red frame and black wheels, while the 796 extends the options further with matte black or matte white with matte black beak, black frame and black wheels. The Hypermotard 1100EVO SP Corse Edition is proudly dressed in the full Ducati Corse official colours, appropriate with its track-ready character.

 

HYPERMOTARD FAMILY FEATURES

Lightweight Trellis frame

The quick and precise handling that the Hypermotard provides is down to the construction and geometry of its famous Trellis frame. Its ability to handle the abundant torque from the L-Twin engine and its rigidity under powerful Brembo braking are just a few reasons why Ducati’s chassis department would never want to change it.

Light and powerful engines

The engine department went back to the drawing board for the 796 and started with a clean sheet of paper.

Their complete redesign of the crankcases rewarded them with an incredible weight saving and the 796 crankshaft, with 848-style flywheel, reduced weight even further to become a very credible package.

The 1100 air-cooled Desmodue Evoluzione engine truly was an ‘evolution’ – both in power and weight – and is responsible for the model name extension 1100 EVO. Engineers used the same Vacural® technology employed for the lightweight Superbike engines when they vacuum die-cast the Hypermotard 1100 crankcases, a process that achieves a significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength. This process and a lightweight crankshaft assembly reduced the 1100’s engine weight by a staggering amount and combined with a boost to 95hp delivers impressive results.

Compact and efficient, the Desmodue engine’s hyper-lightweight and narrow L-Twin layout, no wider than a single cylinder, ensures that all Hypermotards remain lean and agile. The air-cooled design eliminates the need for water radiators, hoses, reservoirs and pumps, keeping the motorcycle’s weight down to a minimum and its lines clean and race-like.

Desmo

The incredible valve performances of the Desmodue engine are only possible because of Ducati’s unique Desmodromic system, where valve closure is activated mechanically. At high rpm it would be almost impossible for the valve to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe if it were relying upon a normal valve spring. With the Desmo system, the valve is closed mechanically with the same accuracy as it is opened, enabling steep cam profiles and radical cam timings. This system is used on every single Ducati
power unit including their world-beating Superbike and Desmosedici MotoGP engines.

Hyper mirrors

Ducati pushed motorcycle design limits to find an innovative solution for the original Hypermotard mirrors and these are used throughout the family. The challenge of maintaining a clean, racing look around the handlebar area motivated the design of the folding mirror concept which is based 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.

Controls and instrumentation

The slim-line switch bodies house easy-to-use switches and buttons, and feature a unique weapons-like ‘trigger catch’ that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is activated. Their minimalist design fits perfectly in the clean and essential lines of the Hypermotard’s sporting image.

Looking clean and purposeful, the display provides an extensive amount of data including speed, revs, time, oil temperature, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip and scheduled maintenance, while the warning lights illuminate for neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve. In addition, it can list recorded lap times by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch. Both the 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP Corse Edition use a white back-lighting while the 796 uses an orange back-lighting.

The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance for the ‘system-ready’ Hypermotard 796 and 1100EVO and supplied as standard equipment on the 1100EVO SP Corse Edition. The DDA-intended USB connection port under all of the Hypermotard seats doubles as a charging point for a handy battery charger, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

Lighting and indicators

The headlamp uses a highly compact lighting shape which blends with the single piece nose fairing and front fender moulding, while the rear light employs a specially designed strip of LEDs enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece. The same LEDs are intensified under braking. The front directional indicators also employ the latest in LED technology for illumination, and are ingeniously integrated into the handguards which support the foldable rear view mirrors.

Tailpiece

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 tray 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 the passenger.

Footpegs

Rider footpegs on all of the Hypermotard models have removable rubber inserts to expose the serrated metal edge and increase boot grip on the peg during extreme riding. The 1100EVO and 1100EVO SP Corse Edition provide a further minimalist and no-compromise feature by having removable passenger footpegs.

This attention to detail enables a clean ‘monoposto’ look when on the track, while allowing a fast and easy change to ‘biposto’ for the street.

 

 

 


 

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO – North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD
Canada MSRP Price: See Canadian Dealer for pricing.

Model Not Available in North America.

 

 


 

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO – European Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £9,295*

Chassis
FRAME
Tubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE
1455mm (57.3in)
RAKE
24°
FRONT SUSPENSION
Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
165mm (6.5in)
FRONT WHEEL
5-spoke in light alloy 3.50×17
FRONT TYRE
Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSION
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
141mm (5.6in)
REAR WHEEL
5-spoke light alloy 5.50×17
REAR TYRE
Pirelli Diablo Rosso 180/55 ZR17
FRONT BRAKE
2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
12.4l – 3.3 gallon (US)
DRY WEIGHT
172kg (379lb)
INSTRUMENTS
Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, oil temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red (red / black)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
SEAT HEIGHT
845mm (33.3in)

DDA
DDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory

DTC
Not available on this model

ABS
Not available on this model

Engine
TYPE
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1078cc
BORE X STROKE
98×71.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
11.3:1
POWER
95hp (69.9kW) @ 7500rpm
TORQUE
75.9lb-ft 10.5kgm @ 5750rpm
FUEL INJECTION
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
EXHAUST
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVE
Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 41
CLUTCH
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Emissions
STANDARD
Euro 3


*Prices quoted are SRP’s including 20% VAT and the cost of Pre Delivery Inspection. Registration fee, number plates and road fund licence are not included. All prices are valid until 31st Decembre 2011 and include 2 years unlimited mileage warranty and recovery service. Information on this site has a mere indicative value and is not binding for Ducati. Ducati will not be liable for any mistakes and reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any products without obligation to give prior notice or to carry out changes to products already sold.

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