Ducati Hypermotard Information:
The Ducati Hypermotard is a supermoto style bike from Ducati. It was designed by Pierre Terblanche and made its debut at the November 2005 EICMA trade show in Milan. That year it won the "Best in Show" award and has won several other awards since then. It was first made available for purchase with the 2007 model year – which offered two configurations – the base 1100 model, and the 1100S model which featured upgraded specifications.
A supermoto style bike is used for motorcycle racing that's held on racetracks. These tracks alternate between three surfaces – hard packed dirt on a flat track, obstacles and jumps associated with motocross, and the paved tarmac associated with road racing. The supermoto, or supermotard concept was originally developed by Gavin Trippe in 1979, as part of the Wide World of Sports TV show.
The Ducati Hypermotard features a 1,078cc V-twin engine that's air cooled. It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 125 mph. In 2010, the Hypermotard 100 went through enough changes to justify the use of new names – the 1100 EVO and the 1100 Evo SP, as a nod to the fact that the bike had evolved.
Still in production today, there have been several models and iterations of the Ducati Hypermotard since its beginnings in 2005.