Ducati Hypermotard 821: review, history, specs

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Ducati Hypermotard
Production 2007 - 2015
Class Supermotard
821cc Four stroke, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 12.8:1
Horsepower 109.96 HP (82.0 KW) @ 9250RPM
Torque 65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 7750RPM
Spark Plug NGK 12-Oct[1]
Battery YUASA YT12B-BS 12-Oct[1]
Transmission Gear box: chain

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated
Final Drive Chain: 520 12-Oct[1]
Suspension Front: 43mm usd forks
Rear: progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, ABS
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 59.09 inches (1501 mm)
Length 82.72 inches (2101 mm)
Width 33.9 inches (861 mm)
Seat Height 34.29 inches (871 mm)
Weight 385.81 pounds (175.0 Kg) (dry), 175.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters)
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Manuals Service Manual
2006 Ducati Hypermotard

The Ducati Hypermotard was a liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11-degree L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder Supermotard motorcycle produced by Ducati between 2007 and 2015. Max torque was 65.65 ft/lbs (89.0 Nm) @ 7750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 109.96 HP (82.0 KW) @ 9250 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11-degree L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 821.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a chain transmission. Power was moderated via the slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, ABS in the front and a 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm usd forks while the rear was equipped with a progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. The Hypermotard was fitted with a 4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 385.81 pounds (175.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.09 inches (1501 mm) long.

2013 Ducati Hypermotard[edit | edit source]

Sporting all the latest technologies developed by the House of Borgo Panigale, the 2013 MY Ducati Hypermotard is one of the best choices available on the market if you are a fain of supermotards. At its heart lies the proven, 821cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11° L-Twin with four Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, which produces 110 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. Technologies such as the Ducati Traction Control and ABS as standard, which form the Ducati Safety Pack, ensure a smooth power delivery and a safe ride no matter what the road has in store for you. It has three selectable riding modes, Sport, Touring or Urban, which calibrate the the amount of grunt the machine delivers.

Style-wise, it has the authentic Italian visuals, and it comes with a choice between a Ducati red frame and body with black wheels or a Dark Stealth body with a red frame and black wheels.

2014 Ducati Hypermotard[edit | edit source]

The 2014 MY Ducati Hypermotard sports a powerful, 821cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11° L-Twin powerhouse which boasts numbers such as 110 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. The machine features three selectable riding modes, Sport, Touring or Urban, each suited for different riding scenarios, and they all are customizable to better suit the rider's needs in any given situation. State-of-the-art technologies such as the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes a competition ABS as standard and Ducati Traction Control, both influenced by the riding modes, further improve the user-friendly feel of this supermotard.

When it comes to design and aesthetics, few can match the Italians from Ducati, with its trademark Italian thoroughbred styling. The two-wheeler comes with a choice between Ducati red bodywork with black wheels or a Dark Stealth bodywork and wheels with a bright red frame.

2015 Ducati Hypermotard[edit | edit source]

The 2015 MY Ducati Hypermotard brings some news, such as the trellis frame, which improves the rider's control over the machine, without affecting its characteristic agility, and the redesigned fuel tank, with a bigger, 16L capacity, thus improving range. It sports the massively powerful, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11° L-Twin with four Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, which boasts an awesome 110 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. Technology-wise, it features the Ducati Safeti Pack (DSP), which includes a Bosch 9MP ABS as standard, plus the Ducati Traction Control (DTC). This pack makes this supermotard a whole lot safer, but also improves its performance, whether in busy city traffic or on a track Sunday. Also, the ride-by-wire offers three engine mappings, so the rider can adjust the power delivery to better suit his or her needs.

In the aesthetics department, it has an edgy overall design, with well-defined lines and aggressive touches, such as the red subframe and the bright yellow rear coil.

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Overview[edit | edit source]

The new Hypermotard offers all the power of a new generation 110 HP Testastretta 11° engine with the advanced technology of Riding Modes, Power Modes and the Ducati Safety Pack. Don't put the brakes on your energy: total control and extreme versatility allow you to attack any road in Hyper style. Hyper performance with extreme versatility The new generation Hypermotard family, takes the innovation and excitement of the original concept and enhances it even further. The thrilling 2013 Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP now combine Ducati's latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering. Writing the latest chapter in the Hypermotard story, the new models deliver an exciting and fun-filled experience, whether riding on the daily commute or ripping-up the track asphalt, and enable practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style. Brand new from the ground up, both models introduce 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 dirtbike look while enabling agile performance with excellent ergonomics. The Ducati Safety Pack, consisting of latest generation, three-level ABS and eight-level Ducati Traction Control, fully integrate with three Ride-by-Wire engine mappings to provide Ducati’s highly versatile Riding Modes at the touch of a button. High ground-clearance, a thin waistline and a commanding riding position gives the rider an instant supermotard feeling, while providing the added luxury of absolute street bike comfort and component quality. The new range takes the Hypermotard concept into the future with refined design and user-friendly technologies intended to enhance its enjoyment to a wider range of riders.

Hypermotard The Hypermotard moves into the next generation with a brilliantly designed and engineered motorcycle that introduces a new 110hp liquid-cooled engine and improved ergonomics, while maintaining its incredibly compact and minimalist character. Providing ideal access to this exciting family, the Hypermotard integrates the Ducati Riding Modes of Sport (110hp - High), Touring (110hp – Medium) and Urban (75hp – Low) with the Ducati Safety Pack of ABS and DTC to become an exciting motorcycle for everyday use and the ideal choice for the urban commute. Weighing in with an impressive dry weight of 175kg (385.8lb), the new generation Hypermotard’s attention to the “ergonomic triangle” of handlebars, seat and footrests, provides an even more commanding riding position, with bars moving further forward and higher up, and the footpegs a comfort-enhancing move further forward.

Front suspension is taken care of with 43mm Kayaba usd forks, providing a stroke of 170mm (6.7in) and gripped by clamps in cast aluminum fitted with rubber-mounted bar-risers for the chromed steel handlebars. Rear suspension duties are managed by a single Sachs rear shock absorber with rebound damping and spring preload adjustment. It operates with a brand new and beautifully engineered aluminum, single-sided swingarm, offering 150mm (5.9in) of rear wheel travel. The Hypermotard is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear, mounted on latest generation 10-spoke 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminum wheels with 3.5in front and 5.5 rear rim widths. The Hypermotard is finished in Ducati red or dark stealth with a red Trellis frame and black wheels.

Ducati Hypermotard Features and Benefits Design The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown in 2005 and soon became a top seller when its production started in 2007. Since 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 character and enhancing its adventurous dirtbike-inspired look with visibly high ground-clearance, sharp and high tail-piece and thin waistline - design elements that characterise this type of motorcycle, whether used for road or track While the new Hypermotard maintains the concept of off-road handguards, it now introduces a new style of rear view mirror that follows the model’s clean design continuity. 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, Riding Modes and LED illumination, underlines its absolute Ducati character.

Chassis The Hypermotard has a new 34mm diameter tubular steel Trellis frame with 25.5° of rake and trail and offset of 104mm (4.1in) and 30mm (1.2in) respectively, providing a sure-footed, stable “feel” without compromising the Hypermotard’s character-forming 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 Hypermotard retains its highly manoeuvrable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, while the wheelbase now increases to 1500mm (59in), further enhancing the Hypermotards stability at speed. A totally revised fuel tank has increased capacity by 3.6 litre (0.9 US gal) to 16 Liters (4.2 US gal), improving the overall autonomy of the Hypermotard while maintaining its slender waistline and compact silhouette. Instrumentation The Hypermotard’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 level programmed, with all three Riding Modes easily changed, while stationary or in motion, by simply scrolling through displayed modes using the indicator cancel button. When stationary, buttons on the left-hand switchgear can be used to enter a setting menu from where adjustments to the various functions can be made including personalised ABS (1-3+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 system can also memorise and list the last 30 recorded lap times by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch, each lap time also memorising the lap number and the corresponding maximum speed and rpm during that lap. 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. Lighting 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 for both rear light and brake lights. Front directional indicators are stylishly integrated into the handguards, keeping the lines of the Hypermotard as clean as possible. A hazard light function is also added to the new Hypermotard models, activated by holding the left-turn signal button on for four seconds. Controls The Hypermotard’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 killswitch is activated. All models now have conventional control cable actuation for the clutch and four-point adjustable levers for the front brake, five-point on the SP. Black finished footpeg supports are formed in high pressure die-cast aluminum with integrated heel guards and support rear brake and gear shift pedals in forged aluminum. Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) Ducati’s Riding Mode technology incorporates three-level ABS and eight-level DTC to introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Hypermotard family, further underlining the focus on performance safety.

Ducati Riding Modes Ducati’s industry-changing Riding Modes effectively offer optimized 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 pre-programmed levels of anti-lock braking.

Hypermotard Riding Modes Sport The Sport Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “High” RbW throttle response, reduced DTC system intervention and level-one ABS of high braking performance with reduced lift-up prevention. Touring The Touring Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “Medium” RbW throttle response, increased DTC system intervention and level-two ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention. Urban The Urban Riding Mode provides 75hp, delivered with a “Low” RbW throttle response, further increased DTC system intervention and level-two ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention. Ride-by-Wire (RbW) The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and the engine which decides the ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode selected and according to the rider’s throttle input. The twistgrip no longer uses a cable to control the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening. The RbW system enables the use of three different mappings to regulate the power delivery. The three maps offer 110hp with a “high” sportstype delivery, 110hp with a “medium” progressive delivery suitable for touring and 75hp with a “low” reduced delivery for city or rain use. Ducati Traction Control (DTC) The Ducati Traction Control is an intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tire. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and then control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance and an important component of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The new Hypermotard uses the very latest DTC software, now optimized with seamless intervention to ignition timing only.

The system offers eight ‘levels of sensitivity’, each programmed with a level of rear wheel-spin tolerance in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction while level eight uses the most amount of interaction. DTC is an integral part of the pre-programmed Riding Modes on all Hypermotards. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing the set-up menu within each mode. A ‘Default’ option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets. Bosch Brembo Braking system with 3-level ABS Included as an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the 2013 Hypermotards are equipped with the Bosch ABS 9MP controlled Brembo braking system, an impressive combination of state-of-the-art security and proven performance. Shorter stopping distances with enhanced stability are vital prerequisites for all motorcycles, but adding full Riding Mode interaction takes Hypermotard braking to the next level. The front brakes use twin radially-mounted Brembo, four piston, Monobloc M4-32 callipers actuated by master cylinders with a four-point adjustable lever on the Hypermotard and five-point on the high performance radial master cylinder of the SP. The fronts grip 320mm discs, while a single 245mm disc on the rear is gripped by a single Brembo caliper. Typical of all Ducatis, these components ensure high performance braking and set the standard in this segment. Both 2013 Hypermotard models are fitted with the Bosch-Brembo ABS system as standard equipment, delivering outstanding braking performances in all conditions and providing a major contribution towards performance safety. An option to disable the ABS in each individual Riding Mode is available via the instrumentation, and the system allows the setting to be saved and memorised at the next ignition-on.

Introducing the 821cc Testastretta 11° When developing the new power unit for the next generation Hypermotard, engineers analysed capacity and bore/stroke ratio to create the optimum combination of tractability and Hyper performance. The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine introduces and ideal, all-round performance-producing 110hp (80.9kW) @ 9,250rpm with a wide and ride-enhancing 65.8lb-ft (9.1kgm) of torque @ 7,750rpm underlining its pure Ducati character. The four valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled engine has a compression ratio of 12.8:1 and measures 821cc from an 88mm x 67.5mm bore and stroke, which provides a wide range of torque and an impressive and practical peak horse power value. The engine, which is cooled by a high efficiency radiator mounted with twin electric fans, breathes through two 52mm, full Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies which integrate three maps into the Riding Modes. The new 821cc Testastretta 11° adopts a number of operation-enhancing features introduced in the second generation Testastretta 11° DS for the 2013 Multistrada, including repositioned fuel injector spray targets and a secondary air system. In order to achieve a smoother cycle-to-cycle engine operation, it is necessary to increase the fuel injected during specific engine operations, and to achieve this without affecting emissions, a secondary air system has been used. This optimisation of fuel-mapping without compromising emissions is achieved by completing the oxidisation of unburned hydrocarbons, which reduces HC and CO levels. The system is activated when the engine ECU recognises specific conditions in the engine’s operation via the lambda and throttle opening sensors. It then opens a valve enabling a flow of clean air from the main airbox to a reed valve situated in each cylinder head, which enables one-way flow into an air gallery exiting into the exhaust port close to the exhaust valve. Entering the hottest point of the exhaust gasses, the fresh charge of air enhances the burn environment, eliminating any unburned fuel that escapes during the exhaust cycle under certain conditions.

For increased user-friendliness, Engineers reduced the amount of valve over-lap from around 40° - typical in performance engines that operate constantly at high RPM - to just 11°. This reduced peak horse-power slightly, but enhanced mid-range and overall smoothness - perfect prerequisites for the extreme versatility of the new Hypermotards. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced and the fresh inlet flow less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion, improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. Unburnt hydrocarbon emissions (pre-catalyser) and specific fuel consumption (and consequent CO2 emissions) are considerably reduced. The new engine is equipped with an APTC, oil bath clutch with ‘slipper’ function and light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. Now further simplified, in true Hypermotard style, with the use of a control cable actuation, it achieves an even lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or long journeys. When the drive force through the transmission is reversed (over-run), the self-servo mechanism also reverses, reducing the pressure on the clutch plates and enabling them to provide a race-like ‘slipper’ action. This reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions. The completely new 2-1 exhaust system runs through 50mm headers, and is controlled by an electronic exhaust valve before passing into the new single silencer, black finished with a polished stainless steel endcap. The system uses new sound-absorbing technology to achieve such a compact layout and is completed with catalytic converter and two lambda probes for optimum Euro 3 emissions management.

A milestone 30,000km between major services The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine reaches another milestone in Ducati’s constant investment in quality by enabling the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be set at an owner-friendly 30,000 kilometres (18,000 miles).

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Make Model Ducati Hypermotard 820
Year 2013
Engine Type Four stroke, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Displacement 821 cc / 50.1 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 88 x 67.5 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 12.8:1
Exhaust '2 in 1 ' Exhaust with catalytic converter with twin lambda probe
Induction Magneti Marelli electronic injection, 52mm throttle body, ride-by-wire
Ignition Marelli electronic
Starting Electric
Max Power 80.9 kW / 110 hp @ 9250 rpm
Max Torque 89.2 Nm / 9.1kgf-m / 65.8 ft-lb @ 7750 rpm
Clutch APTC multi-disc wet clutch with control cable
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain #530; front sprocket 15; rear sprocket 45
Gear Ratio 1st 37/15 / 2nd 30/17 / 3rd 28/20 / 4th 26/22 / 5th 24/23 / 6th 23/24
Primary Drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Frame Tubular steel Trellis
Front Suspension Kayaba 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Wheel Travel 170 mm / 6.7 in
Rear Suspension Progressive with adjustable Sachs monoshock. Single-sided swingarm in aluminum
Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in
Front Brakes 2 x 320 mm Semi-floating discs, Brembo Monobloc M4-32 radially mounted 4-piston calipers with ABS
Rear Brakes Single 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper with ABS
Front Wheel 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Rear Wheel 10-spoke in light alloy 5.50" x 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Rake 25.5°
Trail 104 mm / 4.1 in
Dimensions Length 2100 mm / 82.6 in Width 920 mm / 36.2 in Height 1320 mm / 51.9 in
Wheelbase 1.500 mm / 59.1 in
Seat Height 870 mm - 850 mm / 34.2 in - 33.5in
Dry Weight 175 kg / 386 lbs
Wet Weight 198 kg / 436 lbs
Fuel Capacity 16 L / 4.2 US gal / 3.5 Imp gal

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