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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S Photo Gallery

We finally got our hands on the Hypermotard and put it through a good thrashing on a few of Southern Oregon's sickest mountain roads. Check out how this bike did during our 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S Bike Test.

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An aftermarket exhaust system from Termgnoni is available.
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An aftermarket exhaust system from Termgnoni is available.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The power numbers might not be earthshattering, but the real-world performance of the Hypermotard is superb.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The Hypermotard motor is 86cc larger than the similar motors utilized in the Ducati S2R and Sport Classics. However, it is identical to the mill found in the Multistrada 1100.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The Hypermotard's control panel delivers a whole host of information on its minimalist display, with the rider shuffling through the data via a left-handlebar switch.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The Hypermotard's dual exhaust canisters are tucked away under the seat and can be replaced by an aftermarket pipe from Termignoni.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The rear of the 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S comes with an Ohlins rear shock attached to that ultra-trick single sided swingarm.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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The Twin powering the Hypermotard 1100S produces a bevy of torque and is teammed up with a polished 6-speed transmission.
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Lightweight forged-aluminum Marchesini 17” wheels are wrapped in wide 180-series Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa III rubber.
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The high-performance Brembo binders deliver primo stopping power.
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The unique mirror setup on the Hypermotard looks great and provides good views when adjusted right, but at high speeds they can blur.
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It is easy to get lulled into thinking the Hypermotard could handle some dirt, maybe it's the handguards.
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The bars are low, while supermoto bars are usually a bit higher by comparison so the Hypermotard offers up a riding position somewhere between a motocrosser and a sportbike.
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With a thin feel and aggressive steering geometry, the sleek Hypermotard is quite flickable in transition.
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A mud guard wraps around the back of the front tire leaves an unobstructed view of the wheel while a pair of carbon fiber fork guards keeps bug guts and debris from damaging the high-dollar suspenders. Once again the exposed components are a key element of the Hypermotard design.
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The 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S joins an exclusive group of high-dollar air-cooled purpose-built street-legal motards that includes the Buell Super TT and BMW’s Megamoto. Expect a no-holds barred comparison test in the near future.
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From its cherry red nose to single-sided swingarm, the Ducati Hypermotard oozes sex appeal, sure to gather attention at stop lights and parking lots.
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The Hypermotard's trick components deliver abundant confidence, with the Marzocchi fork providing incredible feedback and the Brembo binders excellent braking.
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If looking at this motorcycle stirs your soul then Mr. Terblanche will be much obliged if you embrace his vision and let his latest tour de force take you to places you’ve never been before.
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The Hypermotard 1100S begs to be wheelied. And who are we to deny this beautiful Duc its inalienable right to loft its front wheel?
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Will the 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S hang with the latest batch of supersports? It depends on the rider, but get up in the hills where its a little slower going and the Duc will bust some chops.
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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S