Ducati Hyperstrada is a variation of the Hypermotard with longer touring trips in mind. A purposeful seat, higher handlebars, windscreen and side bags. The 821cc, 8v, liquid-cooled engine a ‘stroked’ 796 unit is the same as you’ll find in the ’13 Hypermotard, with the same claimed 110bhp. It’s smooth, powerful, grunty and comes with a slipper clutch as standard.
Build-quality and attention to detail is superb. The Hyperstrada will happily cope with trackday action (as long as the circuit isn’t too big), cross-continental riding holidays, B-road scratching, skids and wheelies.