New Ducati Hypermotard 796

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The 796 drops 20 mm of height over the 1100.

Ducati now offers its popular Hypermotard in a new size.

Everything has been reduced on the new Hypermotard 796: engine displacement, weight, seat height, and although not yet released in Canada, we expect the price to be too.

Ducati claims the air-cooled V-twin is an all-new two-valve-per-cylinder design claiming 81 horsepower and 56 lb-ft of torque. An APTC slipper-type wet clutch will smooth deceleration.

Weight savings are due in part to many new components, including redesigned tripleclamps and a new frame that does away with many of the forgings used on the Hypermotard 1100 frame. Claimed dry weight is 167 kg (368 lb).

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Seat height has been dropped 20 mm to 825 mm compared to the 1100, which also makes the 796 Hypermotard a lot less ganguly in appearance.

Bikes are expected to arrive in dealers in December, Canadian pricing should be released in the next few days.

CMG will be publishing a press launch report from Costa Mouzouris who will be riding the Hypermotard 796 in mid-October.

0 thoughts on “New Ducati Hypermotard 796”

  1. I wish Suzuki would make a motard out of the SV650 as that would be less money but very nice. I bet the Ducati Hypermotard 796 will be a great bike and probably be priced at $10999 in Canada so it should sell well.

    RET

  2. The place where a supermoto works best is in the city, with the upright riding position, light weight, and torquey motor. Lots of folks use them as commuters here in Vancouver, where a scooter might be seen as a bit too, um, soft. Used that way, the lack of high speed or long-distance comfort and a short tank range are non-issues. These Ducs are too big for the city bike brief, but at least they’re going in the right direction…

  3. I hated the 1100 version so I can’t see having the same chassis with less power will make this any more endearing. To my mind, this entire “Motard” thing is a total bust.

    If Honda or Yamaha brings out a 450 version I might be interested but honestly, they’re all short distance, uncomfortable playbikes. Not what I need in a motorcycle.

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