MILAN, Italy - Ducati Motor Holding today revealed its 2013 new-model lineup during a press conference right before the kickoff to the big EICMA international exhibition being held in Milan.
The new Hypermotard family takes "the innovation and excitement of the original concept," and enhances it with the new Hypermotard, the Hypermotard SP (shown here) and the introduction of a mid-range tourer/everyday ride called the Hyperstrada (shown below).
"The new range combines Ducati's latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering," the OEM stated.
The Hypermotard is completely new, according to Ducati Motor Holding GM Claudio Domenicali. "It has a brand new four-valve per cylinder, liquid-cooled Testastretta 11-degree engine, equipped with our new secondary air system," he said. "The new motorcycle maintains the spirit of the original Ducati Hypermotard but widens its accessibility with a larger fuel tank and revised ergonomics."
The Hyperstrada is equipped with a series of features that extend the motorcycle’s use into the world of touring, while maintaining the fun-to-ride character typical of a supermotard, the company said.
"The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP deliver a thrilling and fun filled experience, whether on the daily commuter ripping-up the track asphalt, while the Hyperstrada awaits long-distance adventure, enabling practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style," the company added.
The models feature the new 110hp Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11-degree engine in a new Trellis frame equipped with top-of-the range chassis components, according to the OEM. The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP use sharp and sleek styling, and the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorized for touring.
"Combining these two worlds of performance with excellent ergonomics and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation 3-level ABS, 8-level Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes, the new models now gain a relevance that makes perfect sense in modern motorcycling," the company announced. "The new range takes the Hypermotard concept into the future with refined design and user-friendly technologies that will enhance its enjoyment to a wider range of riders."
The Hypermotard will be priced in the U.S. starting at $11,995; $13,295 for the Hyperstrada. (continued)