2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 - Practically Hyperactive

The most Ducati $10,000 can buy

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Milagro

tech
Spec
Evolution
A downsized version of the fashionably belligerent Hypermotard 1100 for under ten grand.

Rivals
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750, Ducati Hypermotard 1100, Kawasaki Versys, Suzuki Gladius

TECH
Price $9995
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement SOHC, 4v desmodromic
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 66.0mm
Compression 11.0:1
Fuel system Siemens EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper-type
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 81.0 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Claimed torque 55.7 lb.-ft @ 6250 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork
Rear suspension Single Sachs shock with adjustable
spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers,
305mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70-R17 Bridgestone BT016
Rear tire 180/55-R17 Bridgestone BT016
Rake/trail 24.0°/3.9 in.
Seat height 32.5 in.
Wheelbase 57.3 in.
Fuel capacity 3.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight 368 lbs.
Color Red, matte white, matte black
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
Ducati North America
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.253.0499
www.ducatiusa.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
An relatively accessible level of hyperactivity.

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