Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ducati Hypermotard EVO SP 2012 Corse Edition Tech Spec

I really want to make this blog a one stop shop for everything Hypermotard related so I am going to start out with a full tech spec of the current model bike.


I did a lot of research on the Hypermotard leading up to my decision to buy a new one. I was almost set on getting a pristine condition 2009 1100S that had all the bits I wanted installed; Termi slip ons, Sargent Seat, Performance mirrors and bark busters and it was black. It looked freakin awesome. With only 2,000kms on the clock it was advertised for $18,500, then $17,825. Things didn't add up and I gave him the arse. Maybe it was a non repairable right off and he was trying to exit a nightmare? Good luck dude. I was convinced I should just put up the extra dough and grab the new one. Glad I did now, it's like trying on underwear. No one wants second hand underwear. When it comes to comparisons, the 2012 shows nothing different on paper from the 2011 model - see below. The real differences are subtle and boil down to just this; higher ground clearance, high spec suspension, new seat aesthetics and high bars, plus the red, white and black Ducati Corse official livery making it look quite something different. The new 2012 model is also a good 6 kegs lighter than a 2009 1100S. I reckon once I get rid of those stock pipes it'll drop a few more kegs too! Still, I like specs and I like to compare so here it is laid out for your reading pleasure.

2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Chassis FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame WHEELBASE 1465mm (57.7in) RAKE 24° FRONT SUSPENSION Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks with DLC FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 195mm (7.7in) FRONT WHEEL 5-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50x17 FRONT TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 156mm (6.1in) REAR WHEEL 5-spoke forged light alloy 5.50x17 REAR TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 180/55 ZR17 FRONT BRAKE 2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers 4-piston, 2-pad REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper FUEL TANK CAPACITY 12.4l - 3.3 gallon (US) DRY WEIGHT 171kg (377lb) 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 and management of DDA system WARRANTY 2 years unlimited mileage BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL) Corse (red / black) VERSIONS Dual seat SEAT HEIGHT 875mm (34.5in) DDA Standard equipment 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 98x71.5mm 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

 2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Chassis FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame WHEELBASE 1465mm (57.7in) RAKE 24° FRONT SUSPENSION Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks with DLC FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 195mm (7.7in) FRONT WHEEL 5-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50x17 FRONT TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 156mm (6.1in) REAR WHEEL 5-spoke forged light alloy 5.50x17 REAR TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 180/55 ZR17 FRONT BRAKE 2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers 4-piston, 2-pad REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper FUEL TANK CAPACITY 12.4l - 3.3 gallon (US) DRY WEIGHT 171kg (377lb) 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 and management of DDA system WARRANTY 2 years unlimited mileage BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL) Corse red (red / black) - Corse white (red / black) VERSIONS Dual seat SEAT HEIGHT 875mm (34.5in) DDA Standard equipment 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 98x71.5mm 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


Technical specifications taken from Total Motorcycle. To see a real difference in spec between the models in fact, you have to step back to the 1100S model of 2008/9. That was a beast of a bike but it was also around $25k at that time. 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Specifications: Engine  Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled Displacement 1078ccm Bore x Stroke 98x 71,5mm

 

Compression Ratio 10,5:1 Power 90 PS - 66 kW @ 7750 rpm/min Torque 10,5 kgm - 102.9 Nm @ 4750 rpm/min Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe. Emissions Euro 3 Transmission  Gearbox 6 speed Ratio 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28 Primary drive Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1 Final drive Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 42 Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control Chassis 

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame Wheelbase 1455mm Rake 24° Steering angle 35° right and left Front suspension Kayaba 48 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork Front wheel travel 165mm / 6.5in Front wheel 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17 Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17 Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm Rear wheel travel 141mm / 5.6in Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5,50 x 17 Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17 Front brake 2 x 305mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad. Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper Fuel tank capacity 12,4l - 3.3 gallon (US) **Dry weight 177kg Seat height 845mm Max height 1155mm Max length 2120mm But this all means nothing until you get on one. Seriously, riding a Hyper EVO SP is the most fun you can have holding on to handlebars. The bike is really light with super accurate steering and has power on tap in every gear. The gearing is really tall, cruising on the freeway at 100kph I keep forgetting to flick it up to 6th - that'll take some getting used to.

I have read reviews saying that it is too chunky down low for city riding. Bullshit I say, you don't know how to ride it! I suppose it can be a little lumpy at low revs in traffic, but be in the right gear for the traffic and it's pretty easy going. I think it is a bit overkill but overall a great commuter - I smile all the way to work, every single day but I'm truly sick in the head. Can't wait to get out into the Snowy Mountains at the end of the month, we'll see just how practical the little beast really is on a four day tour around some of Victoria and NSWs best roads. Until then....