EICMA 2012: New Ducati Hyperstrada a Cross between Hypermotard and Multistrada

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Over the last several months, Ducati fans have been pouring over a number of spy photos and debating whether the new model pictured was a Hypermotard or a Multistrada. The answer, it turns out, is a bit of both, with Ducati revealing the new Hyperstrada at the 2012 EICMA Show alongside a new liquid-cooled Hypermotard.

Like the new Hypermotard, the 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada is equipped with an 821cc version of the liquid-cooled Testastretta 11-degree engine. Like the Hypermotard, the Hyperstrada offers ABS and traction control as well as three ride modes: Sport (claiming 108 hp), Touring (also claiming 108 hp) and Urban (74 hp).

What’s different about the Hyperstrada is its more touring-oriented features. The Hyperstrada comes with a touring screen for better wind protection, center stand, longer mudguards, engine sump guard, two auxiliary outlets and 50 liter quick-detach saddlebags (a 31 liter top case is available as an accessory for more storage.) The Hyperstrada’s handlebars are also 20mm higher than those on the Hypermotard, improving comfort for longer journeys.

The Hyperstrada also gets a wider, thicker foam seat than the Hypermotard. The stock Hyperstrada offers a seat height of 33.5 inches but an optional accessory seat will lower the height by 0.78 inches. With a claimed wet weight of 449.7 pounds, the Hyperstrada is also heavier than the Hypermotard (436.5 pounds claimed).

Suspension is comprised of 43mm Kayaba upside-down forks with a 150mm stroke and Sachs rear shock with 1500 of travel and adjustable spring preload. Brakes are radial-mount Brembo four-piston monobloc calipers, just like the Hypermotard.

The 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada will be available in Ducati Red or Arctic White with gray trellis frame and black wheels for a price of $13,295.

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[Source: Ducati]

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  • Eric Galen

    This line confused me: “With a claimed wet weight of 399 pounds, the Hyperstrada is also heavier than the Hypermotard (436.5 pounds claimed).”

  • http://www.motorcycle.com Dennis Chung

    Oops. I accidentally typed the dry weight of 399. The wet weight of the Hyperstrada is 449.7 pounds.

  • Bill

    A great concept. I am creating that bike right now, starting with a 2008 Hypermotard 1100.

  • Jay Hines

    I am guessing it has a 90 degree v-twin or does 11 degree mean something I am not familiar with? Also are those bags supposed to be 50 liter? It looks like they are most likely to be 31 liter and a 50 liter top case can be added.

  • http://www.motorcycle.com Dennis Chung

    Yes, it is a 90-degree V-Twin. The 11 degrees refers to the amount of crankshaft rotation with valve overlap where both valves are open at the same time. Previous Ducati engines had 41 degrees of valve overlap. The new configuration is supposed to be cleaner and more fuel efficient, and it’s why Ducati was able to extend its service intervals.

  • Phil

    The 11 actually refers to the degrees camshaft rotation where both the intake and exhaust valves are both open. This is commonly referred to as valve overlap. Higher valve overlap leads to better cylinder filling at high rpm because the exhaust gasses leaving actually help suck in new fresh air, but this comes at the cost of poor low rpm performance.

  • Jay Hines

    OOOOh Got it thanks guys. Hope those bags are actually 50 liter that would be awesome.

  • Paul Jarrett

    i have a multi 1000 ds looking for a new bike cant afford the multi 1200 as priced more that a average car this hyperstrada looks great whats it tank range ? and price range