2010 Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2010 Hypermotard 1100 EVO

2010 Hypermotard 1100 EVO 7,000 Miles $7,995.00 plus sale tax and registration

It’s been a couple of years since we first experienced Ducati’s delightfully devilish Hypermotard 1100S, describing it as “a wheelie-popping hooligan machine that can make even a saint naughty.”

After having ridden the revised 2010 EVO edition – with more power and less weight – Lucifer proves to be more insistent than ever.

The new Hypermotard’s EVO moniker is earned by the highly revised air-cooled V-Twin lump dubbed Evoluzione Desmodue (evolution, two-valve-per-cylinder engine). The same bore and stroke yield the same 1078cc displacement, but that’s where most of the similarities end.

Fuel and air are directed via a Siemens ECU and throttle body (that replace the previous Marelli components) before entering a completely new cylinder head. Altered intake ports feed a combustion chamber that uses a single spark plug per cylinder rather than the old DS (dual spark) head. The compression ratio is up from 10.7 to 11.3:1, and Ducati claims improved cooling and lubrication.

New, too, are the Hyper’s smaller engine cases. Together with Vacural vacuum-die-cast technology, Ducati has shaved about 7 lbs from the engine. Further weight reduction comes in the form of a lighter “848-style” flywheel, a magnesium alternator cover and lightweight rare-earth alternator magnets.

A slightly larger airbox enables freer breathing, and the exhaust of each cylinder now has its own lambda sensor on their way to the twin undertail mufflers. A new oil cooler offers 85% more radiating area.

The <em>Evoluzione Desmodue</em> powerplant makes its debut accompanied by a larger oil cooler.The Evoluzione Desmodue powerplant makes its debut accompanied by a larger oil cooler.

The boys from Bologna claim 95 crankshaft horsepower at 7500 rpm, up five from the previous 90 hp at 7750. Peak torque of 76.7 ft-lbs arrives at 5750 rpm, a surprising 1000 revs later than the old DS mill. Ducati likes to note that the service intervals of its bikes have recently gone up to 7500 miles and that its bikes come with a two-year warranty.

Further enhancing the power-to-weight ratio is a lighter chassis. The rear part of the frame has small machined pieces for the suspension’s pick-up points replacing the previous large and heavy forged steel section. The Hypermotard’s total weight loss is said to be a considerable 15 lbs, resulting in a claimed dry weight of just 379 lbs.

The Hyper EVO benefits functionally by switchgear borrowed from Ducati’s Streetfighter stable-mate, as is the compact (but fully featured) gauge pack. The LCD display functions well enough, but its bar-graph tach isn’t easily readable. Fortunately, there are easily seen red shift lights if you somehow lose track of revs.

L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Horsepower @ RPM:
95hp @ 7500rpm
Torque @ RPM:
75.9lb-ft @ 5750rpm
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
1078 L
Top Speed:
140 mph