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2011 Ducati Hypermotard
Ducati’s Hypermotard 796 is about serious riding. It takes about a nanosecond after sliding a leg over the 32.5-inch high seat and reaching for the controls to tell what this bike is about; something so light, well-balanced and comfortably arranged could not be built for anything other than a throttle twisting good time.
First Ride Review
Nearly two-and-a-half years since I tested the very first Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle at Mores in Sardinia, I’m at it again. I clearly remember that I wished for a little more horsepower down the short 550-yard straight and that’s exactly what Ducati has delivered.
Ducati 1100 EVO & EVO SP
The 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO and EVO SP are both about 15 pounds lighter and 5 horses more powerful than last year’s Ducati Hypermotard 1100. As insiders at the Ducati 796 launch in Bologna told me, the Hypermotards are now one big happy family consisting of three members.
Hypermotard 796 Brawler
Only two years have passed since Ducati launched the original production Ducati Hypermotard. I tested the Hyper 1100 with Ruben Xaus sliding past me with thumbs up and knee down at the Mores circuit in Sardinia and loved it. Now, just two years later, Ducati is ready with the first addition to the Hypermotard family. The original Ducati Hypermotard is one of the most satisfying motorcycles in the world to ride hard, and the new Hypermotard 796 (803cc) version is no different.
Ducati North America announced today that the highly-anticipated 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796’s are in transit to dealerships across the country, just in time for the holiday season.
Beginning this weekend, the Ducati Hypermotard 796 will be available to the public at all authorized Ducati dealerships. Developed using weight saving technologies from Ducati’s racing machines, the Hypermotard 796 includes a light action slipper-type clutch and top shelf components establishing it as the ‘must-have’ bike for the 2010 riding season.
Shell Ducati Engine Animation
Click video to see the latest Shell engine animation that takes you inside the new 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 engine. The innovative Ducati Hypermotard spawned a new and exciting ‘cross-over’ category that reinvented pure riding pleasure with a practical and versatile motorcycle that can be used every day. The animation shows how Shell Advance lubricant and Shell V-Power fuel work together inside the distinctive and popular Italian Ducati Hypermotard 796 motorcycle.
Shell is proud to support its close technical partner of ten years, Ducati, for the launch of the new Hypermotard 796. The latest addition to the Hypermotard family benefits from Shell’s track-to-road philosophy – not only does Ducati use Shell products on the racetrack in MotoGP and World Superbike, it also chooses Shell Advance oil and Shell V-Power road fuel as the first fill for every Ducati leaving the famed Borgo Panigale factory in Bologna, Italy.