2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO

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As we had reported earlier, the Hypermotard 1100 has been updated to fit more inline with the recently released 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796. Now call the Hypermotard 1100 EVO, the 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO will come with its based model, and the 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP, which replaces the Hypermotard 1100S.

With the new EVO name, comes some new modifications. The Hypermotard 1100 EVO make 5hp more than last year’s model, and is an astounding 15.5lbs lighter than the older model. Other changes include design modifications to make the 1100 look more like the 796, including wider handlebars.

Some riders will also be glad to head that the 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO features a refined seat that is more comfortable and allows the rider to still shift around easily when cornering.

With a dry weight of 379lbs, and peak power 95hp the Hypermotard 1100 EVO earns its evolution name tag. Most of this lost weight comes from the bikes refined frame, which has all but removed the forged aluminum pieces from its trellis design.

Suspension is done by 50mm Marzocchi forks, and a Sachs rear-shock. Both suspension units are fully-adjustable.

Stopping comes by two radially mounted Brembo 4-piston callipers gripping 305mm discs up front, and a 245mm disc at the rear.

Working the 1100cc air-cooled DS motor over, Ducati has not only coaxed more power out of the machine, but also lightened the motor’s crankcases by using its Vacural® technology, which it also used on the Superbike engines.

Other changes include a new magnesium alternator cover, a lighter crankshaft assembly that uses a 848 Superbike flywheel. All these modifications made for 11.5lbs of the bike’s 15.5lb diet.

Helping make the bike’s power increases is a revised cylinder head design, which now has improved lubrication and cooling properties. The head also has a redesigned inlet port shape for optimum flow and a modified combustion chamber shape for improved burn efficiency. As a result, the bike’s compression has also been increased, with a new airbox added to help the bike breath.

The 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO will also come with $11,995 MSRP.