The first-generation Hypermotard was a radical machine, displaying just how far Ducati could stretch the limits of the supermoto category. For the second-generation bike, Ducati gave us something that was still very much a Ducati and a fitting member of the class but with a little practicality thrown in for good measure.
Engine selection changed from the air-cooled 1100cc and 796cc power plants used in superbikes to a liquid-cooled eight-valve-per-cylinder 821cc with more power but also more forgiving power delivery. Rider accommodations also improved, as the bike gained a larger fuel tank and more upright seating position.
Groomed though it may be, this second take on the Hypermotard is still best enjoyed below 100mph, because of its lack of wind protection. The bike’s ample power makes it great fun to terrorize twisty tracks and back roads, but it will always exist in its own special niche, because of the unique challenges of riding such an exposed bike at speed. The presence of traction control, ABS and a longer swingarm with revised suspension all contribute to making the second-gen bike more approachable, but the Hypermotard remains a bike that’s about having fun first and transportation second.
Ducati Hypermotard 821 Upgrades
Speaking of fun, part of the fun of owning a bike such as the Hypermotard is working on it. With a little help from the excellent selection of Ducati Hypermotard 821 parts we stock at Design Corse, you can do just that.
The Hypermotard is such a radical bike from the factory that many wouldn’t conceive of further modifying what is already a mishmash of different styles — but don’t let that stop you. The aftermarket has supplied us with quality Ducati Hypermotard 821 parts that will help you extract even more performance from your bike, such as:
Upgraded air filters
Clutch kits and hydraulics
ECU and EPROM tuning tools
Brake and clutch levers
Even if you’re only seeking out the right Ducati Hypermotard 821 parts to repair a small blemish or replace a worn-out set of grips, tires or bar ends, we have a great selection and a knowledgeable team who are as passionate about these outstanding bikes as you are. Check out our selection today, and we’re confident you’ll come away with the quality parts you’re looking for.
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