EICMA 2012: Ducati unveils new 2013 models

Here's what the standard Hypermotard looks like.
Here’s what the standard Hypermotard looks like.

Here’s what Ducati unveiled today at EICMA.

… and here’s the SP edition, tweaked for even higher performance.

The boys (and girls) from Bologna were showing off a new (from the ground up!) Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP. The bikes are based around the new 110 hp 821 cc Testastretta motor (liquid-cooled 11 degree V-twin, with four valves per cylinder and slipper clutch). Major services are set at 30,000 km intervals. The motor is stuffed into a 34 mm trellis frame.

Since electronics are the new horsepower, the motards feature three-level ABS, eight-level traction control and different riding modes (sport, touring, urban, or race, sport and wet for the SP version) to control power delivery.

The standard Hypermotard has a 175 kg dry weight, 43 mm Kayaba USD forks, Tires are 120/70×17 and 180/55×17 Diablo Rosso IIs from Pirelli. Wheels are 10-spoke cast aluminum units.

The Hypermotard has a Sachs rear shock, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, and has a single-sided aluminum swingarm.

Here’s the Hyperstrada, for those of you who want to tour on a supermoto.

You can order the bike in either red or stealth paint jobs. We assume the stealth paint isn’t invisible to radar guns. Canadian pricing will be $12,995.

The SP model gets 50 mm aluminum Marzocchi USD forks, fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock, aluminum tapered handlebars, radial front brake pump with five-point adjustable lever, carbon-fibre front mudguard and cam-belt covers, 120/70×17 and 180/55×17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires, three-spoke forged aluminum wheels from Marchesini.

Dry weight is 171 kg, and an accessory seat is available to lower the height from 870 mm to 850 mm. The bike is available in a red, white, and black Ducati Corse paint scheme. Canadian pricing is $15,695.

Ducati also unveiled the Hyperstrada. Apparently, management decided someone, somewhere must want to tour on a supermoto with factory luggage, and this bike was the result. It’s basically a Hypermotard (same riding modes, 43 mm Kayaba shocks, Sachs rear shock), but with 50-litres of luggage capacity in the sidebags. There’s an optional 31-litre top box available as well.

The Panigale R: Faster than your average 1199.

The bike weighs 181 kg dry in full touring trim; seat height is 850 mm, but you can get an optional lower accessory seat (for an 830 mm seat height). Tires are Pirelli Scorpion Trail, on 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels. You can get the bike in either red or white paint schemes. Pricing is $13,995.

On the superbike front, Ducati unveiled the 1199 Panigale R. This bike joins the existing base 1199 and the S model. The bike’s motor has titanium con rods, a lightweight flywheel, a 12,000 rpm rev limit (that’s 500 rpm higher than the base model), and a bunch of carbon-fibre bits to cut weight. Wheels are forged aluminum units from Marchesini. ABS is standard.

The race kit comes with a Termignoni exhaust system, a redesigned windscreen, and ECU mapping that’s designed for track use only. There’s also a four-point adjustable swingarm pivot, for users who really feel like tweaking their ride.

And here’s the touring version of the Diavel. The handlebars and seat have supposedly been tweaked for comfort.

The R model weighs 165 kg dry, and comes in red with white and brushed aluminum highlights. Pricing is $31,995 in Canada.

Ducati also unveiled the 848 EVO Corse Special Edition, with eight-level traction control and quick-shift system (same as the 1199 Panigale), 140 hp and 72.3 lb-ft of torque from its Desmodronic L-twin motor.

The bike also has an aluminum gas tank, fully adjustable rear suspension and 330 mm front brake discs. Paint is matte black and grey. Dry weight is 167 kg, while fuel capacity is increased to 18 litres. Forks are fully adjustable 43 mm units from Showa.

The 848 EVO Corse SE is priced at $16,495 in Canada.

And finally, Ducati wasn’t done with touring editions with their Hyperstrada. They also introduced a touring version of their Diavel, the Diavel Strada.

The difference between this and a standard Diavel? The Strada edition has higher handlebars (raised 15 mm, and swept back 60 mm), a larger, more comfortable seat, heated grips, a backrest for the passenger, sidebags with 41 litres of space, a titanium colour scheme, and the generator has been beefed up to power the grips and whatever other electronic goodies you want.

Canadian pricing is $20,495.


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