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In 1926, Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati founded Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna to produce vacuum tubes, condensers and other radio components. In 1935 they had become successful enough to enable construction of a new factory in the Borgo Panigale area of the city. Meanwhile, at the small Turinese firm SIATA (Societa Italiana per Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie), Aldo Farinelli began developing a small pushrod engine for mounting on bicycles. Barely a month after the official liberation of Italy in 1944, SIATA announced its intention to sell this engine, called the “Cucciolo” (Italian for “puppy,” in reference to the distinctive exhaust sound) to the public. In 1950, after more than 200,000 Cucciolos had been sold, in collaboration with SIATA, the Ducati firm finally offered its own Cucciolo-based motorcycle. By 1954, Ducati Meccanica SpA had increased production to 120 bikes a day.
In the 1960s, Ducati earned its place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250 cc road bike then available, the Mach 1. In the 1970s Ducati began producing large-displacement V-twin motorcycles and in 1973, released a V-twin with the trademarked desmodromic valve design.
Which brings us to this beautiful 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S for sale. Those who are not familiar with this monster motard, here’s the short version: Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche, Ducati designer pitched management on an extreme street fighter — street performance in a new aesthetic package in the spring of 2005. The concept bike debuted that fall in Milan. Based on the hugely positive reaction the bike received from motorcyclists around the world, company president Federico Minoli green-lighted the project immediately.
Similar in many respects (steering geometry, wheelbase, seat height, and suspension travel) to the award winning Multistrada, the Hypermotard has changed little since its first appearance. The LED front turn indicators were relocated from the backs of the folding, handlebar-end-mounted mirrors to the neighboring hand guards; the wide, tubular handlebar was raised; the gas tank was widened by half an inch to allow a fuel capacity of nearly 3.3 gallons; the single 320mm front brake rotor was replaced with a pair of 305mm semi-floating discs; and the taillight was mounted higher to meet homologation standards.
As its name suggests, the 1100 is powered by the latest version of Ducati’s venerable air-cooled, fuel-injected, two-valve-per-cylinder, desmo V-Twin. Now displacing 1078cc, up from 992cc, the engine produces a claimed 90 horsepower and 76 foot-pounds of torque. Dry weight is said to be 390 pounds. This S version includes standard diamond-like carbon fork coating, reservoir-equipped Öhlins shock, monobloc Brembo brake calipers, red-pinstriped forged Marchesini wheels and Z-rated Pirelli Diablo Corsa III radials.
This Hypermotard 1100S (VIN: ZDM1YACP88B000988) was bought new by the owner on July 13th, 2007 from Del Amo Motorsports – at the time the odometer had three miles on it. Over 12 years later, the odometer reads just 62.
The sale includes two black keys, the code card, and plenty of paperwork: Del Amo’s delivery checklist, sale contract, Ducati Card Assistance Manual, 2007 World Dealer Guide, and Owner’s Manual. Also included are the never-mounted license plate and a registration card for 2007-2008.
Five months after this Hypermotard was purchased, the seller went back to Del Amo for $3,965.32 of parts (plus $1,130.60 of labor) which included a titanium clutch cover, CRG levers, rear mudguard, 2 passenger heel guards, upgraded cams, carbon fiber tank cover, clutch cover, and the Termignoni slip on carbon fiber exhaust.
The Hypermotard has evolved over the years, but many people like the 1100 generation the most as it still featured the air-cooled motor. This S model makes things even better with this hybrid between a sportbike and a supermoto.