We have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the liquid-cooled Ducati Hypermotard for some time now, and today, a day before the EICMA show, is the day that we get to see what Ducati has been cooking. Simply called the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard, the 821cc Testastretta 11° DS v-twin machine is anything but a casual update to Bologna’s maxi-motard.

More than just a reworked Superbike 848 mill, the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard boasts a longer stroke than the 848cc machines, with a much smaller bore. The result is a motorcycle with 110hp at its peak, but with 65.8 lbs•ft of torque at 7,750 rpm. At 436.5 lbs wet and ready to go, the new Ducati Hypermotard on its spec sheet sounds like a rocket out of the corners…assuming you can keep that front wheel down on terra firma.

Available in two trim levels, the base 2013 Ducati Hypermotard comes with Kayaba 43mm USD forks that have 6.7″ of travel, while the Sachs rear shock has preload & rebound adjustments only with 5.9″ of travel. Meanwhile, the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP features fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks with 7.3″ of travel, and an Öhlins rear shock with 6.9″ of travel.

Both Hypermotards have Brembo monobloc M4-32 brakes, ride-by-wire throttle control, three riding modes (Race, Sport, & Wet), along with the Ducati Safety Package, which includes ABS brakes and Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The Hypermotard SP however comes with forged Marchesini wheels, a radial master cylinder, aluminum handlebars, and various carbon fiber pieces…and oh, a drop-dead sexy paint scheme.

Pricing on the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard is set at $11,995, while the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP will fetch a $14,695 price tag. For those who have been doing the math, the 800cc Italian street bike market just got very interesting.

Source: Ducati

  • Jobie

    Time to change my underwear….. Shit just got real!!

  • loki

    That pipe… just… no! What was wrong with the underseat double can?!? That used to be *so* sexy. An those Panigale wheels look so much out of place on a Hypermotard…

  • Damo

    Folks, you are looking at my next bike, been waiting for this to get announced. I am going to grab the 2014 in case the first year ducati bug hits.

    Seriously perfect bike for me.

  • marcos

    the double under seat exhaust was a sea anchor. the hot setup was ALWAYS the single sided full Termi system. weighted 25lbs *lighter* than stock and sounded like a mini-gun and came with ECU. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXDRcFyU_PM&list=UUPZtrKtW8cnSPsEVsIYkKiQ&index=10&feature=plcp

  • Damo


    100% agreement, they were able to mitigate the added weight of water cooling by changing the exhaust layout.

  • Bellini

    Holy mother… absolutely gorgeous!

  • TC

    If only I have longer legs to be able to reach the ground, I’d be all over this hyper.

  • Jason

    dear santa…..

  • kenny

    Does anyone else feel the that this engine will be the death of the air cooled demsodue?? Love the new bike but I think all of us will be a little sad if this is true…

  • ML

    I really wish I had longer legs =(

  • makes me feel like I wanna be 21 again .. this is so perfect for that free wheeling lifestyle .. hanging at the beach

    I’d love it in Ducati stealth black

    ? wonder why the longer stroke ?

    ps @ML – wear platformed shoes ..

  • rods

    Liquid cooled, more fuel capacity…

    Better than ever!

  • Enntense

    Great looking bike but say goodbye to the massive 5kRPM torque peak, which was one of the defining characteristics of a hyper being a hyper. Kind of a bummer to see the air cooled twins killed by emissions. But I guess that’s progress.

  • JJ

    Any ideas on mpg?

    Why no hyperenduro?

    The beak is more bareable than the multistrada :)