DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 1100 (2009-2012) Review

Published: 30 November 2009

"An evolution of the radical original bike and the SP"

DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 1100  (2009-2012)

"An evolution of the radical original bike and the SP"

  • At a glance
  • 1078cc  -  95 bhp
  • 38 mpg  -  103 miles range
  • Medium seat height (845mm)

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

Ducati describe the new Hypermotoard as an evolution of the radical original bike and the SP is race ready version for the track. Both bikes share the same now single spark V-Twin engine which is 5kg lighter than the previous model with 5 more BHP. The EVO is a noticeable improvement on the old bike, but the new SP is a huge step forward and makes the Hypermotard even more extreme and track focused than the original, which was too extreme for some to start with.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

Considering the basic Evo is designed for the road it worked admirably on track.

At extreme levels ground clearance can be limiting and the standard Pirelli tyres will start to move around, however still giving excellent feedback.

However, if you want a more track focused bike opt for the SP. Much greater ground clearance 30mm, firmer suspension with greater travel and sportier rubber, both bikes have eye popping brakes.

Engine 4 out of 5

The engine is exactly the same on both models. Ducati have changed back to a single spark, V-twin, air-cooled engine as the previous model was twin spark.

The cylinder head is completely new, compression has been increased, pistons have a re-designed crown.

Cams are new, ports re-designed and the crankshaft assembly is very 848 like with a lighter flywheel

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

There is no longer any reason to question Ducati reliability, the old stories of poor reliability, poor electrics and horror stories of short service intervals are no longer justified.

The level of finish is very high on both models, with quality names such as Brembo and Ohlins.

The switchgear and clocks are stolen from the Streefighter with gives the bike a race finish.

Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5

This is the only real negative of the new model, the standard Evo is expensive at £9100 which makes the SP a wallet busting £10,300 plus £1400 for the full race system as pictured. Yes you are buying a track ready bike with the SP, and its mouth watering, stunning and you have the Ducati brand but for the same price you could buy a 1000cc sports bike, much more practical and quicker on track. Find a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S for sale.

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Equipment 4 out of 5

Huge 50mm Marzocchi fully adjustable forks on both models with the SP running slightly different internals, but the same weight springs.

The EVO runs a Sachs rear shock and Ohlins on the SP, again fully adjustable and very high spec. High spec Brembo brakes on both models, and lightweight wheels.

But for the price its relatively basic, no ABS or traction control.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 1100 (2009-2012) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Hypermotard S review

18 November 2014 by Anonymous

Take a Hypermotard S or Evo add race cams/airbox/ecu mod/ slipper clutch and a full termi system and you release some lovely extra top end power and get the engine to breathe properly. Turns an already great bike into the ultimate road "weapon"... Read more Quicker even than KTM's 950SMR and that is a great bike. Apart from big long boring dual carriageways or motorways which are a bit of a pain (literally from wind blast) I have never found any other road bike/ sports bike to get anywhere near my Hyper. To show how good it is I have a Desmosedici parked in my garage with 6,000 miles on the clock and my Hyper now 22,000 plus miles... and not because I dont want to use the Desmo its because the Hyper is way more fun every single time. The ONLY gripe/ niggle I would have is the rather limited size of the fuel tank... On a spirited ride you can get range down to about 55/60 miles! Eek.... But IF you can refrain from caning the beast - hard I appreciate - you can get around 100 miles between fill ups... Best I done 104 before fuel reserve light came on and I am too chicken to want to push it so filled up at 110 miles with 0.6 litre left in the tank. Aforementioned engine mods actually make bike more fuel efficient/better mpg. I regularly take mine out scratching or to the coast - gel/ comfort seat great to avoid a sore arse! But perfectly OK for cruising around or looning around. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsas can even help get your elbows down but must admit I,m not brave/good enough to do a Scott Redding and try to get my helmet down as would probably end up in the nearest hedge! What on earth Ducati were thinking about by fitting boring 821 engine and ABS/ traction control etc is crazy. Not a bloody Supermoto any more. O.k for Gays and Girls I suppose. But not for "proper" hooligans! I spend all day doin wheelies and stoppies...proper fun. and I,m 56! Have owned dozens (possibly 100,s) of Bikes in my 40year plus biking history and I have owned my Hyper for 7 years and it is simply THE BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED! When I die please bury my Hyper S with me so I can raise hell - in hell.

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5
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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2009
Year discontinued 2012
Original price £9,245
Warranty term (when new) Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 17 of 17
Annual road tax £80
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 95 bhp
Max torque 76 ft-lb
Top speed 123 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 12.4 secs
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 103 miles
Specification
Engine size 1078cc
Engine type Air-cooled, V-twin, Desmo 4V, 6 gears
Frame type Tubular steel trellis
Fuel capacity 12.4 litres
Seat height 845mm
Bike weight 171kg
Front suspension Fully adj Marzocchi
Rear suspension Fully adj Sachs (Evo) Ohlins (SP)
Front brake 2 x 305mm discs
Rear brake 245mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17 in
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17 in

History & Versions

Model history

2009
Ducati Hypermotard Evo and Evo SP introduced

Other versions

Corse edition 2012

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