In August 2007, I had a dream. To make a dream come true, you need luck or someone to encourage it through. I’ve got both. I’m lucky to share my life with someone I love and who loves me to ensure ALL my dreams come true.
In October 2007, I got the chance to start flying with a new motorcycle: a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and since I have not stop.
Last week big news came out! Ducati released its new 2010 model now called Hypermoard 1100 EVO and EVO SP.
The Hypermotard is gorgeous. The fluid line and its lightness makes it unique. The new 2010 Hypermoard 1100 EVO SP does not change fundamentally, which is a very good thing!
When you look closely at the technical specifications, the Hypermotard has 5 more horsepower and weighs 7 kg less.
More powerful and lighter, the new Hypermotard has not been radically transfigured, it keeps the character we know.
Much work has been done in terms of ground clearance. I'm 6’1” so I usally feel that my bike is too low. The resistance of the suspension in the new model has been revised upwards (respectively 30 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear). It raised the distance between the footrest and the ground by 3 cm. The seat height is now 875 mm instead of 845 mm. The trigger guards of the handlebars are raised 20 mm which provides a driving position more natural and comfortable especially during phases of heavy braking now the driver will no longer feel that he is going over the handlebars.
The new board computer is now fully digital and incorporates the DDA (The Ducati Data Analyzer) which enables you to review and analyze the performance.
Minimal? yes! but so rewarding for the ego and grandstanding.
I cannot wait to be able to put my hands on one and give it a try. The first Hypermotard EVO SP should arrived in stores february 2010.
Since spring will be closer, I will be unable to resist the temptation to upgrade the one I have and enjoy a new one for next summer.
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