Hypermotard 1100 EVO/EVO SP
Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP1100...
Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP1100 EVO
Also making their debut at Milan were the new Hypermotard 1100 EVO and 1100 EVO SP, which basically take the place of the previous standard 1100 and 1100S models. Both the new models sport substantial weight reductions in both engine and chassis from the old version. The trademark Ducati chromoly trellis frame, for instance, has been made lighter by removing the heavy forged sections without reducing strength or rigidity balance. The 1100 air-cooled Desmodue Evoluzione engine now uses the same Vacural castings for the engine cases that-combined with the lightweight crankshaft assembly using an 848-style flywheel and lighter rare earth magnets in the generator assembly-drop 11.5 pounds from its total weight. Refinements to the cylinder head and ignition have boosted power by five horsepower, now peaking at 95 horsepower at 7500 rpm. Those changes include a redesigned intake port shape for optimum flow and a modified combustion chamber shape (helped by a higher compression ratio and a switch to single spark ignition managed by high-speed Siemens electronics) for improved burn efficiency, plus a modified airbox intake modified for improved flow, and cams sporting increased valve lift. Keeping everything cool with that increased power is a new oil cooler with 85 percent more cooling area to bleed off that extra heat.
The 1100 EVO SP goes a step further with higher ground clearance, higher-spec suspension, and even less weight. A fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi fork with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating on the tubes has 1.2 inches more travel that provides almost 1.4 inches more ground clearance for additional cornering performance in competition. Furthering that competition aspect is an Öhlins remote reservoir rear shock featuring similar full adjustability, along with Brembo monobloc superbike calipers gripping 305mm discs for monster braking performance. Five-spoke forged/machined aluminum Marchesini wheels are significantly lighter than the standard cast aluminum hoops for less inertia and improved acceleration/braking/handling; Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires provide serious grip and excellent feedback at all lean angles.
Serrated footpegs ensure maximum boot grip while Teflon sliders underneath protect the underside from wear during extreme lean angles under racing conditions. The tapered alloy handlebars have a 20mm longer bar riser to alter the riding position for greater leverage, and numerous carbon fiber bits (rear hugger, fork protectors, timing belt covers, front fender rear section and tail side covers) drop weight and add style. The EVO SP also comes standard with the Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA) to allow the owner to review and analyze various channels of information for performance comparison.
The Hypermotard 1100 EVO will sell for $11,995, while the EVO SP will have an MSRP of $14,495.