In 2013, Ducati updated the Hypermotard family, getting rid of the air-cooled 1100 and 796 models and replacing them with a liquid-cooled 821. They also continued offering the up-spec SP “Sport Production” version – that’s the one you want, thanks to upgrades like forged Marchesini wheels, Ohlins shock, 50mm Marzocchi forks, radial master cylinder, some carbon fiber parts, and Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SP tires.
In this review on Bennetts, Phil West says, “Ducati’s Hypermotard 821 SP is the spawn of a devil child and delivered from the mind of a mad man…Eighty per cent of the time it makes no sense at all. Yet strangely the Hypermotard SP is one of the most exciting and memorable bikes you can buy – as long as you don’t want to go too far or ride it too slowly.”
This example is offered by Frank S, a friend of Bike-urious who often shares bikes you’ll find featured here on the site. He’s the third owner and he states that the bike “is in absolutely immaculate condition.” It has 10,013 miles and it was serviced in the last 1,500 miles (including the timing belts). Upgrades include axle sliders, frame sliders, Ducati Performance seat, Zard exhaust, and a tail tidy. He’s letting it go to buy a MX bike.
Find this Hypermotard for $9,000 in West Sacramento, California here on Craigslist.
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