Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
If you’re not familiar with this monster motard, here’s the short version: in the spring of 2005, Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche pitched management on an extreme street fighter — street performance in a new aesthetic package. 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 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.
The title history shows multiple owners as the original owner’s best friend bought it new (financed) for him as he was going through a divorce at the time. We acquired it with 4,615 miles, and the odometer now shows 5,286.
The previous owner was an ASE Master Technician as well as a former Ducati Technician. He performed all services and installation of the following upgrades:
Power Commander V with a re-flashed ECU. The bike was then dyno tuned at Factory Professional Tuning. SC Project 2-into-1 full system with carbon fiber exhaust can.