2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP
2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP
2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP Review
The 2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP on Totalmotorcycle.com
A raised set-up, forged Marchesini rims, fully adjustable suspensions with an ultralight Marzocchi aluminium yoke and Öhlins rear shock absorber for an extraordinary dry weight of 171 kg. ABS and Ducati Traction Control as standard, so you can concentrate on having a good time. And the incredible Ducati Corse livery underlines the fact that the Hypermotard SP is an uncompromisingly sporty bike, ready to face any challenge.
The spectacular, track-ready Hypermotard SP takes everything offered by the Hypermotard and raises its technical specification for accomplished riders who enjoy a full performance-oriented ride. In true competition style, the SP gets the 1199 Panigale Riding Modes of Race (110hp – High), Sport (110hp – Medium) and Wet (75hp – Low) while longer travel, top-of-the-range suspension gives a true supermotard stance, increasing ground clearance to 210mm (8.3in) and enabling a thrilling 47.5 of available lean-angle for maximum enjoyment. The Hypermotard SP is additionally equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack combination of Panigale-style 3-level ABS and 8-level Ducati Traction Control.
The SP is equipped with fully adjustable, pressurised Marzocchi usd forks that feature hard-anodised aluminium sliders. The state-of-the-art lightweight forks provide professional, precise and high-performance handling with an increased stroke of 185mm (7.3in) as well as excellent feed-back through the aluminium, tapered handle bars. The rear suspension is equally as high-end with a stunning, fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with integrated -piggy back- reservoir providing 175mm (6.9in) of rear wheel travel.
Naturally, the Hypermotard -SP- is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa -SP- tyres in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear and is equipped with super lightweight 1199 Panigale S-style triple three-spoke forged aluminium wheels by Marchesini, further underlining the SP-s focus on high performance.
Additional components special to the SP are front mudguard and cam-belt covers in carbon fibre, radial front master cylinder with 5-point adjustable lever and dedicated seat with specially textured surface and horizontally stitched panels for enhanced grip. This impressive specification combines to achieve a dry weight of just 171kg (377lb) and the competition-like set-up gives the Hypermotard SP a seat height of 890mm (35in) with an accessory seat offering a reduction of 20mm (0.78in) if required. The Hypermotard SP is finished in the Ducati Corse livery of red white and black with grey separating features and a red Trellis frame.
The Marchesini wheels are in black and sport the signature red-pin stripe.
The thrilling Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and the stylish and practical mid-range tourer, the Hyperstrada, combine Ducati’s latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering to continue the innovative and exciting Hypermotard story.
While the Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP deliver a thrilling and fun filled experience, whether on the daily commute or ripping-up the track asphalt, the Hyperstrada awaits long distance adventure, enabling practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style.
The models introduced the new 110hp Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11 engine in a new Trellis frame equipped with top-of-the range chassis components. The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP use sharp and sleek styling to maintain that essential Supermotard look, while the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorised with full touring-oriented specification. Combine these two worlds of performance with excellent ergonomics and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation 2 and 3-level ABS, 8-level Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes, and the new range takes on a relevance that makes perfect sense in modern motorcycling.
High ground-clearance combined with a thin waistline and commanding riding positions gives the rider an instant Supermotard feeling, with the added luxury of latest street bike comfort and component quality.
While the Hyperstrada is ideal for dominating the every-day urban or long distance commute, the Hypermotard and track-ready Hypermotard SP are intended for the extreme rider who demands the very highest performance.
The range takes the Hypermotard concept forward with refined design and user-friendly technologies that enhance its enjoyment for a wider range of riders.
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