2013 Ducati Hypermotard 821 | First Ride

A modern motor and more electronics tame the beast.

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Milagro

EVOLUTION
The Hypermotard gets an all-new, liquid-cooled Testastretta V-twin engine and Ducati Safety Pack electronics, including ABS and traction control.

RIVALS
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750/1200, Ducati 848 Streetfighter, Triumph Street Triple

TECH 
Price$11,995
Engine typel-c V-twin
Valve trainDOHC, 8v
Displacement821cc
Bore x stroke88.0 x 67.5mm
Compression12.8:1
Fuel systemEFI, ride by wire
ClutchWet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepower110.0 bhp @ 9250 rpm
Claimed torque65.8 lb.-ft. @ 7750 rpm
FrameTubular-steel trellis
Front suspensionKayaba 43mm fork
Rear suspensionSachs shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brakeBrembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc with ABS
Front tire120/70-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear tire180/55-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rake/trail25.5°/4.1 in.
Seat height34.2 in.
Wheelbase59.0 in.
Fuel capacity4.2 gal.
Claimed curb weight411 lbs.
ColorDark Stealth Black, Ducati Red
AvailableNow
Warranty24 mo., unlimited mi.
ContactDucati North America,
10443 Bandley Dr.,
Cupertino, CA 95014,
408.253.0499,
www.ducati.com

VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars
Mission accomplished: Ducati makes the Hypermotard more accessible without dumbing it down.

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