It's been a strange year with many of us in the tribe switching out some of the fleet. My turn - with the Hypermotard custom I finished late last year. It's a phenomenal bike, but for some reason I'm just not bonding with it. I can't fault it for anything; it's got the looks, the sound, the motor, the handling... Just that I gravitate more to Das Boot when I'm up for a ride. Old age?
Here's the eBay ad text:
2008 loudbike Ducati Hypermotard S Custom
Now’s your chance to own a truly unique expression of Ducati’s Hypermotard 1100S. You won’t see another like it – nor likely get the opportunity to experience one that has been set-up so thoroughly for both track and street. With suspension re-worked by Traxxion Dynamics, Ducati Challenge rear-sets, Rizona MA005G bars the bike handles exquisitely and has great ergos for the street and the track. The engine makes 95 HP at 8,000 RPM and an amazing 75 fl/bs torque at under 5,000 RPM; giving incredibly nice drivability.
On the subject of the motor, we could have gone for 100 HP, but the objective was to deliver a package that made seamless power with lots of torque available in the bottom. Kyle Thompson at BCM delivered the power package exactly to my specs and the bike is an absolute hoot to ride in practically any circumstance.
With 705 miles logged it’s essentially a brand new bike. Basically, you’ve got some street miles to break it in, 12 dyno runs and three 20 minute sessions on the track (two at VIR and one at Mosport. The one at Mosport was right after completing the work on the suspension and the improvement was almost unbelievable.
You couldn’t build this bike for anywhere near the reserve I’ve set. Here’s the rundown in point-form:
- BMW X-Moto fairing with carbon fiber dash
- 2008 Ducati 696 carbon fiber front fender (ask me if that was a challenge to mount…)
- Forks re-valved by Traxxion Dynamics with their AK20 cartridges and .8 springs. I weigh 180 with gear and the preload is currently set at ½ turn for 40mm rider sag.
- Upper and lower triples painted low-gloss black
- Rizoma MA005G bars
- Rizoma billet bar ends
- Rizoma billet masters with their billet mounts
- Ducati Performance racing seat (it’s the most comfortable of the two optional pads)
- Desmo Challenge tail section with frenched-in R6 LED tail light
- Quick-detach, stainless license plate /turn signal mount system with tasty little carbon fiber mounts for the turn signals.
- Ducati Performance carbon fiber hugger
- Ducati Performance carbon swing arm guard
- Ducati Performance carbon fiber chain guard
- Desmo Challenge rear sets and billet rear brake master
- Ducati Performance cams
- Stage 2 head work by Kyle Thompson at BCM Ducati in New Hampshire
- Salt Lake Motorsports velocity stacks
- Power Commander PCIII
- Rizoma billet pressure plate a clutch cover
- Rizoma billet sprocket cover
- Rizoma billet belt covers
- Rizoma billet oil filler cap
- STM clutch slave
- MW billet drain plug with magnet
- Billet front and rear wheel nuts
- DID gold x-ring chain
- Polished Arrow stainless full system for Ducati S2R1000
- Paint by Ottawa Valley Custom on all plastics and carbon (except for the dash)
- Sub-frame and wheels powder-coated
See the dyno chart below for a taste of how the engine develops power and check out my story on the build process at a video (with sound) of the last dyno run HERE. You’ll find high resolution pictures of the machine HERE.
Please note that the bike is titled to the US Department of State as we are down here on a diplomatic mission. This means that the Department of State will create a new Maryland title in your name once I submit the paperwork and you can expect to wait two to three weeks to receive same.
"Buy it Now" is a steal based on the shiny bits alone... See the listing HERE