Whether we are talking about style, comfort or handling, the Ducati Hyperstrada has it all. And there is no wonder why, as this fascinating motorcycle was created to set new standards in the hypermotard segment.
Its versatility is impressive and you won’t have to worry about technologies either, as the Hyperstrada is packed with all the features expected from a modern motorcycle such as ABS or DTC.
However, the Ducati Hyperstrada’s “technological core” is represented by the fresh Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 110hp (81kW) at 9250rpm and 89 Nm (65.8 lb-ft) of torque at 7750 rpm.
To be able to resist to this massive power generated by the engine the motorcycle received a new trellis frame which is combined with top-of-the range chassis components. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the 2013 Hyperstrada retains its highly maneuverable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, while the wheelbase now increases to 1490mm.
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The Hyperstrada extends the hypermotard concept to fascinating new horizons. ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics and a series of touring features offering a new riding experience for everyone who loves curves, even when they’re far away from home.
Hyperstrada: broaden the horizons of your emotions.
The introduction of the next generation Hypermotard has now further broadened the character of the model family with a stylish and accessible mid-range tourer with everyday practicality – The Hyperstrada. While the new range delivers a thrilling and fun filled experience, the Hyperstrada goes that extra mile to deliver long distance adventure and enable practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style.
Brand new from the ground up, the family introduces the new 110hp Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11° engine in a new Trellis frame equipped with top-of-the range chassis components. While sharing the Hypermotard’s sharp and sleek styling to maintain that essential Supermotard look, the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorised with a full touring-oriented specification. It successfully combines performance with excellent ergonomics and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation ABS, Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes.
Ample ground-clearance combined with a narrow waistline and commanding riding position gives the rider a confidence-inspiring stance, ideal for dominating the every-day urban commute or long distance journey. The new Hyperstrada takes the Hypermotard concept into the future with refined design and user-friendly technologies that will enhance its appeal to a wider range of riders.
The Strada concept
With the introduction of the Multistrada, Diavel Strada and now Hyperstrada, Ducati expands the concept of "touring, Italian style" with three motorcycles carefully prepared for the open road, while continuing to deliver pure Ducati sport bike excitement.
Ducati’s headquarters have always been in the Borgo Panigale area of Bologna, Italy, an historic town in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region known to many as the Land of Motors. Famous for iconic brands such as Ducati and Lamborghini, the area is equally well known for its beautiful surrounding mountain ranges with winding roads that undulate through spectacular Northern Italian countryside. Ducati’s test riders use these roads each and every day and their hunger for more miles inspired the latest Strada models, stylishly equipped to be loaded with luggage and ridden north across the Alps or south through Tuscan splendor and on towards the next horizon.
Italy has a long and rich history of mixing the passion of sport-oriented machinery with Gran Turismo style, and with the new Strada concept, Ducati capture the excitement of famous sporting events such as the Moto Giro d’Italia and the Mille Miglia and combine it with the pleasure and sophistication of Italian-style motorcycle touring.
Touring in Italy has never meant compromising on performance and Ducati upholds that tradition with a selection of models powered by high-performance engines. The Ducati Safety Pack of traction control and ABS enhances rider confidence, while perfect style and design deliver hours of riding comfort.
Ducati’s Strada models, therefore, provide both a thrilling and comfortable ride and a stylish and head-turning display of Italian engineering when parked outside the many caffès and ristorantes enroute. Multistrada, Diavel Strada and now Hyperstrada combine the very best of motorcycling with a taste of the Italian adventure lifestyle to deliver thrilling, practical and enjoyable touring for connoisseurs.
The Hyperstrada model represents a completely new dimension for Hypermotard, with the innovative realisation of a unique “cross-over” between the worlds of motard and touring. This incredibly versatile motorcycle opens an exciting new road to explore and releases the full potential of this thrilling family.
Its factory-equipped touring components present a comfortable and user-friendly travel companion with generous luggage capacity. The added security of ABS and DTC is combined into the Ducati Safety Pack and fully integrated into the Sport (110hp – High), Touring (110hp – Medium) and Urban (75hp – Low) Riding Modes.
In preparing the new model for the open road, Ducati fitted a strong, lightweight and elegantly styled 50 litres of quickly-detachable side-luggage –offering an extra 31 litre top case as an accessory - and a centre stand for stable parking when fully loaded. With handlebars raised by 20mm (0.78in), a touring screen provides improved wind protection and, with long journey comfort in mind, a special wider touring seat is fitted with thicker foam cushioning for both the rider and passenger and confidence-inspiring passenger grab-handles. Extended mudguards, a sump guard and two auxiliary 12v power outlets, intended to feed accessories such as heated clothing, complete the enhanced specification.
The Hyperstrada is also offered in “low version” with shorter suspension front and rear providing a lower seat height of 830mm (32.7in). The version includes shorter side and centre stands and considerably enhances sure-footed confidence, especially when combined with the accessory low saddle to achieve a total reduction of 40mm for an 810mm (31.9in) seat height.
The front suspension of the Hyperstrada uses 43mm Kayaba upside-down forks with 150mm (5.9in) of wheel travel and the rear suspension uses a single Sachs rear shock absorber providing 150mm (5.9in) of rear wheel travel with rebound damping and user-friendly remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment. Both the front and rear wheel travel of the low version Hyperstrada is reduced by 20mm (0.79in).
The full touring trim tips the scales with a dry weight of 181kg (399lb) and rides on the Multistrada’s Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres, mounted on 10-spoke, 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminium wheels. The Hyperstrada is finished in Ducati red or a sophisticated arctic white against subtle racing grey Trellis frame and black wheels and has side luggage in textured black with polished stainless steel “Ducati” name plates.
The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown in 2005 and soon became a top seller when its production started in 2007. Sin ce then, its unique design has excited riders around the world and praise for this thrilling and versatile model has never stopped – and neither has its development.
2013 sees the introduction of the next generation design, embracing the original “thrill bike” character and enhancing its adventurous dirtbike-inspired look with visibly high ground-clearance, sharp and high tail-piece and narrow waistline - design elements that characterise this type of motorcycle whether used for the daily commute or touring.
Attention to the detail of flowing lines has resulted in maintaining the essential, minimalist image of the family, even with the complexity of packaging a liquid-cooled engine. Proportion, ergonomics and practicality shaped this new generation of Hypermotard and the integration of Ducati’s latest technologies, such as second generation Testastretta 11° engine, Ducati Safety Pack and Riding Modes, underlines its absolute Ducati character.
The Hyperstrada has a new 34mm diameter tubular steel Trellis frame with 25.5° of rake and trail and offset of 104mm (4.1in) and 30mm (1.2) respectively, providing a sure-footed, stable “feel” without compromising the Hypermotard’s original agility. The frame marries to a die-cast sub-frame and incorporates a Multistrada-like techno-polymer mid-section as part of the assembly.
The Hyperstrada retains its highly manoeuvrable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, while the wheelbase now increases to 1490mm (58.6in), further enhancing the model’s stability at speed and providing ample area for rider, passenger and luggage.
The totally revised fuel tank has increased capacity by 3.6 litre (0.9 US gal) to 16 litres (4.2 US gal), improving the overall autonomy of the Hyperstrada while maintaining its thin waistline and compact silhouette.
The Hyperstrada’s compact instrumentation console has been designed with warning lights across the upper section, which illuminate for neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve and an LCD screen with dot matrix area below for all other information.
The screen presents data for speed, rpm, total mileage, trip1/trip2, engine coolant temperature and ambient air temperature and time.
Additionally, the display also presents current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, and journey time.
The display constantly shows the selected Riding Mode, including the associated ABS and DTC levels. All three Riding Modes can be easily changed, while stationary or in motion, by simply scrolling through the displayed modes using the indicator cancel button.
When stationary, buttons on the left-hand switchgear can be used to enter a setting menu from which adjustments to the various functions can be made including personalised ABS (1-2+OFF), DTC (1-8+OFF) and power delivery via Ride-by-Wire (Low-Medium-High). All settings are saveable in the instrumentation’s memory and can easily be returned to factory settings with a simple default function. The instrumentation is also system-ready to accept the heated grips Ducati accessory, which then produces its own control menu, selectable by scrolling through with the engine starter button.
The headlamp uses a very compact and lightweight assembly, which employs a single parabola for high and low beam functions using a blue vision bulb and LED positioning light. For the rear, a specially designed strip of LEDs, enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece, acts as both rear light and brake lights. Front directional indicators are stylishly integrated into the handguards, keeping the lines of the Hyperstrada as clean as possible and a hazard light function is also also available, activated by holding the left-turn signal button on for four seconds.
The Hyperstrada’s full Ride-by-Wire introduces a new and compact electronic twist-grip, perfectly matching the minimalist styling of the model’s slim-line switch bodies. They house easy-to-use switches and buttons, and feature a unique weapons-like ’trigger catch’ that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is activated. A conventional control cable actuates the clutch and a 4-point adjustable lever for the front brake enables full personalisation. Black finished footpeg supports are formed in high pressure die-cast aluminium with integrated heel guards and feature rear brake and gear shift pedals in forged aluminium.
Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
Ducati’s Riding Mode technology, incorporates 2-level ABS and 8-level DTC to introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Hyperstrada, further underlining the focus on performance safety.
Ducati Riding Modes
Ducati’s industry-changing Riding Modes effectively offer optimised settings appropriate to rider and environment by selecting from a choice of three pre-set modes according to model. Each Riding Mode is pre-programmed to instantly change engine character, ABS and DTC intervention - even while riding. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies.
An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery, while the Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel-spin and the ABS processor provides two pre-programmed levels of anti-lock braking.
|Engine type||Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||88 x 67,5 mm|
|Power||110hp (81kW) @ 9250rpm|
|Torque||89 Nm (65.8 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm|
|Fuel injection||Electronic fuel injection system. Throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire system|
|Exhaust||Single stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and two lambda probes.|
|Transmission||Gearbox - 6 speed|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1|
|Ratio||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24|
|Final drive||Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 45|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Front suspension||43mm usd forks|
|Front wheel||10-spoke in light alloy 3.50" x 17"|
|Front Tyre||Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 120/70 ZR17|
|Rear suspension||Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping monoshock. Remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm|
|Rear wheel||10-spoke in light alloy 5.50" x 17"|
|Rear tyre||Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 180/55 ZR17|
|Front wheel travel||150 mm (5.9 in)|
|Rear wheel travel||150 mm (5.9 in)|
|Front brake||2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston 2-pad, axial pump with adjustable lever, ABS 9MP as standard|
|Rear brake||245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS 9MP as standard|
|Dry weight||181kg (399lb)|
|Seat height||850mm - 830mm (33.5in - 32.7in)|
|Wheelbase||1.490 mm (58.7 in)|
|Fuel tank capacity||16l - 4.2gallon (US)|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|Standard Equipment||Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. 50 l (13.2 gal) semi-rigid side panniers with incorporated supports, touring windshield, touring seat, passenger grab handle, centre stand, larger front and rear mudguards, engine sump guard,two 12 V power outlets. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav.|
|Warranty||2 years unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance service intervals||15,000 km (9,000 mi)/12 months|
|Valve clearance check||30,000 km (18,000 mi)|
|Emissions and Consumption||Standard Euro 3|