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 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 796 has mirrors that can be folded in based on rider preference.
- 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 796's seat height was lowered by 0.8 inches and it pays big dividends on the road.
- 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.