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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 First Ride Photo Gallery

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.

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The Hypermotard 796 comes in three colorways: Dark; White; Red.
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The 796 gets an instrument display similar to the Streetfighter only it features orange backlighting.
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Ducati releases a milder, gentler Hypermotard for 2010. Welcome the $9995 Ducati Hypermotard 796.
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Besides the suspension, tires and instrument display it can be difficult to spot the differences between the Hypermotard 796 and the 1100.
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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.
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The OEM-fitted Bridgestone tires provide outstanding traction even on wet pavement.
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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796
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The 796 was designed specifically for the tightest, curviest road you can find.
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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.
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Ground clearance is reasonable, however an elevated pace will cause the rearend to occasionally G-out.

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Despite the suspension being softly sprung, the 796 offers fantastic stability at speed.

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The 796's seat height was lowered by 0.8 inches and it pays big dividends on the road.