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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 First Ride Photo Gallery
The 796 has mirrors that can be folded in based on rider preference.
Motorcycle-USA heads to Borgo Panigale in Italy to ride the 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796. See what it is like in our
2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 First Ride
The Hypermotard 796 comes in three colorways: Dark; White; Red.
The 796 gets an instrument display similar to the Streetfighter only it features orange backlighting.
Ducati releases a milder, gentler Hypermotard for 2010. Welcome the $9995 Ducati Hypermotard 796.
Besides the suspension, tires and instrument display it can be difficult to spot the differences between the Hypermotard 796 and the 1100.
The hills surrounding Ducati’s Borgo Panigale factory put a real emphasis on a bike’s low-speed maneuverability. Here the 796 didn’t disappoint.
The OEM-fitted Bridgestone tires provide outstanding traction even on wet pavement.
2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796
The 796 was designed specifically for the tightest, curviest road you can find.
Although we appreciated the 796’s overall suspension balance front-to-rear it could be significantly improved with even more initial damping front and rear.
Ground clearance is reasonable, however an elevated pace will cause the rearend to occasionally G-out.
Despite the suspension being softly sprung, the 796 offers fantastic stability at speed.
The 796's seat height was lowered by 0.8 inches and it pays big dividends on the road.
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