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2010 Ducati Hypermotard EVO and EVO SP Photo Gallery
The 2010 Ducati Hypermotard EVO SP gets a load of track-based upgrades.
Ducati updated the Hypermotard with a host of changes for 2010, replacing both models with the EVO and EVO SP editions. MotoUSA jets over to Arizona for a First Ride on the revamped machine. Read our riding impressions in
2010 Ducati Hypermotard EVO and EVO SP First Ride
New pistons bump up the compression ratio slightly while a lighter flywheel sourced from the Ducati 848 allows the engine to spool up quicker.
For '10 the Hypermotard EVO gets a single-spark cylinder head and new intake and exhaust ports.
2010 Hypermotard EVO engine. Note the much smaller crankcase size.
2010 Hypermotard EVO and EVO SP
Putting the standard Hypermotard EVO to the test in Arizona. The base model did well on the rough roads.
The SP gets Superbike-spec monobloc Brembo calipers up front. Braking power is off the charts.
An Ohlins track-bred shock graces the HM SP out back, allowing for ample adjustment and raising the ride height.
Both the Hypermotard EVO and EVO SP get a lighter and more powerful engine.
Once up to temperature the SP's race rubber provided amble grip.
The 2010 Hypermotard EVO SP gets far more upgrades than the 'S' model it replaces, all for the same price.
The standard Hypermotard EVO's softer suspension and street-bred rubber proved a good combination on the rough Arizona roads.
Tight and twisty roads are where the Hypermotard really shines.
Ducati's Hypermotard SP gets Teflon sliders on the fork, as well as the footpegs, designed from racetrack crash protection.
Both models get Ducati's Streetfighter-style dash and switchgear, which are made by Siemens, as opposed to the Magneti Marelli units Ducati has used for years.
Teflon footpeg sliders come standard on the EVO SP now.
Both bikes feature an 85% larger oil cooler to keep the hopped-up motor running at proper operating temperatures.
Front wheel floating in the air. This is nearly impossible not to do all the time on both the new Hypermotards, especially the SP.
Rough roads caused difficulty really putting the SP through its paces, as the base model performed better on the varying surfaces.
Looking at the Hypermotard EVO one would have a hard time telling it apart from the previous model, though the added hp and less weight are instantly noticeable when riding.
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