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).
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.