2013 Ducati Hyperstrada Photos/Images/Pics/WallpaperFor 2013, Ducati added the Hyperstrada to its Hypermotard family, which also features the standard Hypermotard and the high-performance Hypermotard SP.
The Hyperstrada is a “cross over” bike, merging the world of motard and touring. When Ducati unveiled the bike to the public, it quickly earned the name “Mini Multi,” showing its close relation to the technical-savvy Multistrada 1200.Powering the Hyperstrada is the new-for-2013 engine, the 821cc Tesastretta 11-degee L-Twin that produces 110 horsepower and a needs a service-friendly 18,600 miles between valve checks.Suspension duties are handled by 43mm Kayaba upside-down forks up front, and a single Sachs rear shock absorber with user-friendly remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment out back.The 399-lbs. (dry) Hyperstrada also features the latest in Ducati technology, including three-level ABS, eight-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and three riding modes – Sport (110hp – High), Touring (110hp – Medium) and Urban (75hp – Low).Helping to assist in touring situations, the Hyperstrada arrives with 50 liters of quickly-detachable side luggage (an extra 31-liter top case is available), a center stand, 20mm higher handlebars, a touring-oriented windscreen, a thicker seat, two auxiliary 12v power outlets and passenger grab handles.The 2013 Hyperstrada is available in Ducati Red or Arctic White, and retails for $13,295.Ducati relevantly released additional images of the Hyperstrada, which are highlighted above. The photos make for great wallpaper, also. To download for wallpaper use, simply click the desired thumbnail to expand pic, and right click to save to desktop background.For a preview of the Ducati Hyperstrada, click here.
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