Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Ducati Reveal New 2013 Models at EICMA

The annual EICMA bike show in Milan saw a number of new model reveals. Aprilia released their RSV4 Factory and R ABS, as well as a new Caponord. Moto Guzzi showed the new California 1400. Ducati added an R model to the 1199 Panigale range, updated their Hypermotard range including a new touring variant, and also added a touring submodel to the Diavel.

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory and R ABS

Aprilia says:





From the time it appeared on the scene, it was clear to all its rivals that the Aprilia RSV4 was the bike to beat.
Unmistakeable in its design lucidity and applied technology, the RSV4 is conceived around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that has won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class, enhanced by the most advanced applied electronics systems to manage the engine and the bike's dynamic performance. This is a true vocation of Aprilia, which was the first manufacturer to adopt the Ride By Wire system as standard equipment (the multimap power management system), but above all the first to patent the APRC dynamic control system, still today the only one with the exclusive self-calibration and wheelie control features.
This technological first is consolidated today with the MY2013 range: Aprilia RSV4 R ABS and Factory ABS are the models which, for the quantity and quality of new content and improvements, undoubtedly represent the most important advancements ever made on this extraordinary model.

The new frontier in technology

The new Aprilia RSV4 R ABS and Factory ABS represent the cutting-edge of modern technology and achieve the objective of perfecting what was already top of the line in the previous versions, loved and appreciated by bikers and riders all over the world, not only because of their frame and chassis qualities, but also thanks to the advanced dynamic control systems adopted. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is the well known dynamic control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, the most complete and refined of those currently available on the market.
On the new RSV4 R ABS and Factory ABS MY 2013 bikes, the APRC system has been further developed and refined in order to adapt even better to the specific needs of enthusiasts on the street and professional riders on the track. Now the behaviour of the system is even more uniform, guaranteeing a high level of support in turns and high speed without penalising traction coming out of slow turns.

The new APRC system, standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 R and Factory ABS MY 2013 includes:
- ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, the traction control system that can be adjusted on the fly, without closing the throttle, to 8 levels thanks to a practical joystick on the left handlebar, gains even higher performing and refined operating logic;
- AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, which can be adjusted to three levels, has been recalibrated for better performance;
- ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings;
- AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, a system for extremely fast gear changes without shutting the throttle and using the clutch.

The new APRC system integrates even better with the electronic full Ride by Wire multimap management of the powerful V4 engine.

In addition to the second generation APRC system, both the MY 2013 RSV4 versions come standard with highly advanced ABS, the antilock braking system designed and developed to guarantee not only maximum safety on the road, but also the best performance on the track. Aprilia worked in close cooperation with Bosch to define the best calibration of the ABS 9MP unit, which represents the maximum in refinement and technology currently available. The system, weighing in at just 2 kg, can be disengaged and adjusted to 3 different levels by easily accessing the sophisticated instrumentation control menu:

- Level 1 Track: dedicated to the track (but also approved for street use), it acts on both wheels and guarantees maximum possible performance, even in the most intense braking situations at any speed. This setting takes nothing away from the pleasure and performance of “pushing the envelope”.
- Level 2 Sport: dedicated to sport riding on the street, it works on both wheels and is combined with an advanced tip over system (RLM - Rear Lift-up Mitigation) which has progressive action based on the vehicle speed.
- Level 3 Rain: dedicated to riding on surfaces with poor grip, it acts on both wheels and is combined with the advanced tip over system.

Each of these 3 ABS mappings can be combined with any of the 3 engine maps (Track, Sport, Road), in order to allow riders with different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination for their style.

In their details, the 2013 models in the new Aprilia RSV4 range can be distinguished by the different front mudguard finish (only the R version), a brand new satin finish for the headlight assembly and the new exhaust silencer bottom.

The most evident aesthetic change has to do with the new fuel tank, which has been modified not only to facilitate placement of the ABS control unit, but also to increase riding range and to improve rider ergonomics: in fact, the total capacity went from 4.4 to 4.9 gallons, while the side panels introduce lines which increase the rider's feeling during braking and in turns. This solution was borrowed directly from
the Aprilia RSV4 used in the World Superbike championship. For the R version new graphics are provided, an aggressive matte black that enhances its technical nature.

Higher chassis and engine performance

With the goal of improving the already exceptional deceleration capacity of the RSV4, the new Aprilia RSV4 R ABS and Factory ABS models have a brand new front braking system, which is dressed up with refined Brembo M430 radial mounted monoblock callipers and the new radial master cylinder on the handlebar.
The rear brake calliper was replaced with a more advanced and more efficient one, perfecting the combination with the new front brake. In the braking phase, as delicate as it is important, optimum weight distribution is fundamental: for this purpose the RSV4 ABS engine benefits from different positioning within the frame.
The possibility of adjusting the position of the engine within the frame is a peculiarity which is usually reserved for racing bikes and which sets the RSV4 apart from all the other bikes in the segment. This, together with a different adjustment of the swingarm pivot, guarantees greater stability and control of the bike in more intense braking situations; at the same time, it allowed the height of the saddle off the ground to be lowered to 840 mm, to the advantage of riders of all sizes.

The close derivation of the Aprilia RSV4 R ABS and Factory ABS models from the racing world can be clearly seen in the engine specifications, the first high performance mass production narrow V4 in the world, the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. This is an engine which is made unique and unmistakeable thanks to the use of “total” electronics, thanks to its record light weight and extremely compact size.
The engine in the new RSV4 MY 2013 bikes has been upgraded and improved with particular attention given to reducing internal friction and casing ventilation. This brings the maximum power of the 65° V4 to 184 HP, with torque now arriving at 86.3 ft. lbs., also due to a redesigned exhaust system and fine tuned electronic management. The 3 distinct mappings (Track, Sport and Road), were matched to the new power and torque specifications of the V4 in order to obtain even more full and rich power output at any engine speed.


[RSV4 R ABS information between brackets]
Engine type: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity: 999.6cc
Compression ratio: 13:1
Maximum power at crankshaft: 184 hp (135.3 kW) at 12,500 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 86.3 ft. lbs at 10,000 rpm
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable height intake ducts controlled by engine control unit [fixed ducts for the R version]. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Multiple engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils
Starter: Electric
Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, new lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Alternator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission: 6-speed cassette type gearbox. 1st: 38/16 (2,375), 2nd: 35/18 (1.944), 3rd: 28/17 (1,647), 4th: 32/22 (1,455), 5th: 34/26 (1,308), 6th: 33/27 (1,222). Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 42/16 (2,625) or 40/16 (2.5)
Traction management: APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently.
Chassis: Twin-spar adjustable aluminium frame, with castings and pressings. Envisaged adjustments: headstock position and rake, engine height, swingarm pin height. Adjustable Öhlins steering damper [Sachs non-adjustable]
Front suspension: Öhlins [Sachs] upside-down Racing fork, 43 mm stanchions with Tin surface treatment. Low profile forged aluminium radial calliper mountings. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins Racing mono-shock absorber with completely adjustable piggy-back in: spring preload, centre to centre length, hydraulic compression and rebound damping [Sachs adjustable in: spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping]. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel: 130 mm
Front Brakes: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. New Brembo M430 monoblock radial mounted callipers with 4 30 mm horizontally opposed pistons. Sintered pads. New radial master cylinder and metal braided brake hose
Rear Brakes: 220-mm diameter disc; new Brembo calliper with two 32 mm isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable to 3 maps, equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy and which can be disabled.
Wheel rims: Aprilia forged aluminum alloy, completely processed, 5 split spoke [3 spokes in aluminium alloy]. Front.:3.5”X17” Rear: 6”X17”
Tires: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55
ZR 17)
Dimensions: Max. length: 80 inches; Max. width: 28.9 inches at the handlebar; Max. height: 44 inches; Min. height from the ground: 5 inches; Saddle height: 33 inches; Centre to centre distance: 60 inches; Trail: 4.13 inches; Steering angle: 24.5°
Dry weight: 399 lbs [410 lbs] (Curb weight, without battery and fluids.)
Tank: 4.9 gallons (1 gallon reserve included)

2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200

Aprilia says:



The new standard

After shocking the naked sport bike world with the incredible Tuono V4 R and after creating the best superbike of the new millennium, the super fast RSV4, Aprilia aims at leaving an indelible sign in the street enduro segment as well, achieving the objective and exclusive objective of obtaining a perfect balance between sport and comfort. Introducing Caponord 1200, the perfect bike for any occasion. Easy to handle and agile in the city, thanks to its advanced and lightweight chassis, quick and fun in the countryside, thanks to its sophisticated electronic management and its generous twin cylinder engine, comfortable for rider and passenger in touring due to the particular attention to ergonomic detail and its excellent protection against the air, thanks to wind tunnel shape studies.

Caponord is not a new name for Aprilia: the first ETV 1000 Caponord, introduced in 2001, represented an advanced interpretation of the street enduro concept, boasting distinctive elements such as the dual beam chassis in aluminium and the 998 cc 98 HP twin cylinder engine, both clearly sports derivations. More than ten years have passed and in the meantime Aprilia motorcycle technology has taken leaps forward: the proverbial ability to build exceptional chassis has been joined by top notch skill in applied electronics, thanks to the experience gained in top level racings, which has always been the maximum centre of research and development for Aprilia of solutions which are then used in factory models. Proof of this is in the characteristics of power and especially the torque of the 1200 V2 engine, completely revamped to
provide the maximum in terms of power output and riding pleasure. The needs and desires of bikers have also changed, attracted as never before by the global bike, that is, the bike which is capable of providing great satisfaction in any riding conditions. Caponord 1200 aims to establish a meeting place between the new needs of bikers and Aprilia's technological skills.


The three-fold personality typical of Italian design combined with a sleek body: these are the primary characteristics of a long series that sets the Caponord 1200 apart. Form and function find a point of contact. The sport nature comes through clearly in the stylistic traits: the distinctive Aprilia “gaze” characterises the Caponord 1200 too. Numerous wind tunnel sessions designed the shapes of the top fairing and the windshield with adjustable height in order to ensure the best aerodynamic penetration, with particular attention given to the indispensable protection of the rider and passenger against the wind. To guarantee maximum comfort in touring use, the handguards and particular side fairing profiles come into play, designed not to be invasive, but to offer plenty of protection. The same concept characterises the Caponord 1200 chassis: the new Aprilia has a frame made of steel piping and forged aluminium plates, a true and proper modern sculpture which deserves to be left on display. The mixed structure guarantees the right amount of rigidity and the essential characteristics of stability and precision expected from every Aprilia, allowing the Caponord 1200 to rise above where its rivals stop - in sport riding. The perfect balance between sport and touring is an alchemy that only those with in depth know-how like Aprilia are able to create.

The erect and relaxed riding position is the fruit of specific ergonomic studies to find a dominant position, but one that would not be tiring during long trips; the saddle, enhanced by its elegant red stitching to give it a racing flavour, has a particularly comfortable cushion and sits just 840 mm off the ground, allowing riders of any height to always be in full control of the vehicle at a standstill. The passenger accommodations were also given particular attention: the portion of the saddle, large and flat, is separate from the rider's seat and shaped in such a way that prevents sliding forward, guaranteeing optimum comfort in any riding situation, while the grab handles provide a firm and comfortable grip. “Rotational” technology allowed a thin walled nylon tank to be realised with great freedom of shape, favouring a reduction in weight. This way the lateral dimensions were reduced to a minimum and cater to the perfect leg position for the rider. The 24 litre capacity guarantees a range of more than 300 km with one fill-up.
The Caponord 1200 design was conceived from the beginning considering the bike panniers as an integral part of the vehicle: this, together with the choice to adopt a layout of the exhaust system with a low silencer, allowed dimensions to be contained significantly. The 29 litre capacity panniers, once installed, stay particularly adherent to the tail fairing profile (total dimensions stop at just 908 mm) and they do not create any inconvenience for the passenger, facilitating mounting and riding comfort. Aprilia also considered sport purists: the silencer is height adjustable, in the event that the panniers are not fitted, giving it a more sporty and aggressive look. The colour coded panniers which match the bodywork that you'll find in the rich Caponord 1200 accessories catalogue, do not require any further hardware for installation, thereby leaving the clean lines of the motorcycle unaltered when they are not installed.


Caponord 1200 has a wealth of standard equipment which includes, but is not limited to:
- Ride by Wire system
- Three engine maps, Sport, Touring and Rain
- ABS (which can be disabled)
- ATC (which can be disabled and adjusted to 3 different settings)
- Adjustable windshield
- Hand guard
The Travel Pack outfitting adds:
- ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping)
- Cruise Control
- Shock absorber with built in piggy back, spring preload electrically adjustable to 4 predefined settings (rider only, rider and passenger, rider only with panniers, rider and passenger with panniers)
- Pair of panniers colour coded to match the body
- Center stand
These last two items are available in the rich accessories catalogue even for Caponord 1200 standard customers.

Caponord 1200 stems from the technical base of the sporty and efficient Dorsoduro 1200, the reference fun-bike of the sector; nonetheless, given the different way the two motorcycles are used, the chassis of the new Aprilia has been extensively modified. The layout of the frame is still a mixed structure, made up of a trellis in high resistance steel tubes connected to a pair of die cast aluminium plates. This exclusive and well tested configuration allows a perfect balance of weights to be achieved, as well as optimum torsional and longitudinal rigidity values. The frame has undergone an in depth revamping, seeking to raise the bar for the segment in terms of handling, without neglecting high standards of stability at the high speeds which the powerful twin cylinder is capable of reaching. The new rear subframe ensures extreme solidity for trips with a full load, while the lateral positioning of the shock absorber, which connects the frame to the aluminium swingarm, is useful for providing the right amount of space for the exhaust manifold, leaving the unit far from heat sources in a position which favours any adjustments that may be required. Caponord 1200 has a manually adjustable shock absorber in spring preload and in rebound hydraulics as well as a completely adjustable USD fork (rebound, compression and spring preload) with 43 mm stanchions made precious by cast shell mounting brackets. The extremely lightweight aluminium wheels, both 17 inches, stem from the ones which equip the super sport RSV4 and they contribute to reducing gyroscopic moments of unsuspended weight to a minimum, all to the advantage of handling. The wheels are shod with tyres which were designed and developed specifically for this type of bike; thanks in part to the generous cross section of the rear tyre (190/55), they are able to accommodate even the rider's most extreme leans as well as ensuring maximum grip on slippery surfaces. The particular sculpting of the tread provides the further possibility of safely tackling light off road routes, in search of a more adventurous type of touring. The Brembo braking system provides, on the front end, a pair of floating 320 mm steel discs and monoblock callipers with 4 pistons and radial connection. The rear mounts a single piston floating calliper that grips a 240 mm disc. An advanced two-channel ABS system which can be disengaged completes the standard equipment.


Caponord 1200 shares the same exceptional engine base as the Dorsoduro 1200. The Aprilia twin cylinder boasts extremely advanced construction technology and a careful study of internal fluid dynamics aimed at improving combustion, decreasing friction and maximising performance. The engine was the object of some significant revamping, both in software and hardware, in order to obtain more progressive power output from low rpms (to the advantage of comfort) and to enhance riding pleasure thanks to even higher torque values (to the advantage of fun), at the same time improving fuel economy.

The general specifications of the Caponord 1200 engine are:

- Twin cylinder 90° V
- Max power: 128 HP @ 8.500 rpm; Max torque: 85 ft. lbs @ 6,500 rpm
- Triple map Ride by Wire technology (with Sport, Touring and Rain maps);
- Highly oversquare bore/stroke ratio which is highlighted by the sport attitude and increases the amount of power generated from a low RPM;
- Offset cylinders for maximum lateral compactness;
- Double overhead camshafts driven by a mixed chain/gear valve timing system and four valves per cylinder;
- Twin spark ignition for fluid but full power output;
- Speed density type electronic fuel injection with two throttle bodies and micro-nebuliser injectors;
- Stick-coils integrated in spark plug boots;
- Three-way catalytic converter with double oxygen sensor;
- Hydraulically operated clutch.

First and foremost the gear ratios have been modified in order to increase manageability at low rpms and to take full advantage of the power that this powerful highly supercharged 90° V twin cylinder engine is capable of. The change to the final drive ratios contributes to increasing top speed, thereby allowing the engine to turn at lower rpms while travelling on the motorway, saving fuel and increasing comfort. A child of the experience Aprilia has gained in racing, which has resulted in an amazing 51 world titles in just a few years, the ultra compact twin from Noale is a work of Italian art even from an aesthetics point of view. Credit for this goes to the great efforts of the engineers in imagining an ultra modern engine where the data transportation system travels through a CAN line which has the benefit of decreasing the amount of electrical cables needed. The 690W alternator is new, more powerful and able to easily supply power to the various electrical accessories available in the rich optional equipment catalogue.


Aprilia was the first to believe in the Ride by Wire system, the electronic type accelerator introduced on the Shiver 750 as far back as 2007, the fruit of extremely sophisticated technology, once reserved only for competition bikes, which helps the rider to get the most out of the bike's performance potential. On the Caponord 1200 the level of effectiveness and reliability of this system as reached a new peak. The RbW system dialogues perfectly with the engine ECU, managing the power in the best possible way at each point of the power output arc in order to have jerk-free manageability at low RPM, extreme responsiveness at medium RPM and exemplary spurts at high RPM. An efficient engine also provides the indisputable advantage of optimising fuel economy.

With its triple maps (Rain, Touring and Sport), which the rider can select even with the bike in motion, provides the possibility of having a bike with three distinct personalities, able to instantly adapt to any possible condition and preference. The rider needs only close the throttle and press a button to choose the desired setting.

SPORT: maximum performance with responsive and direct power output in order to satisfy an aggressive riding style.

TOURING: the maximum power expressed is the same as the Sport mapping, but output becomes more fluid and suitable for daily riding or touring.

RAIN: power is limited to 100 HP in order to guarantee maximum control and safety in conditions of poor grip.

ABS and traction control (ATC) can both be disengaged and they are both standard equipment on the Caponord 1200. The two channel ABS system is particularly finely calibrated and allows the rider to take full advantage of the chassis potential in sport riding without every being invasive, even in the most intense braking operations, whilst still guaranteeing maximum safety on slippery surfaces. ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) is the exclusive traction control system derived from the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) system on the extraordinary RSV4, designed and fine tuned by Aprilia to get maximum grip out of any type of surface, able to give the rider great riding confidence, simultaneously increasing safety. The 3 levels of control can be adjusted based on different riding styles and asphalt conditions:

Level 1: for a pure sport riding experience, all fun and adrenaline.
Level 2: suitable for the city and touring and in general to manage the engine's great power on any route.
Level 3: ideal for safety taking on difficult situations such as low grip surfaces, staying in complete control.

Caponord 1200 is also available in the Travel Pack outfitting which includes ADD, Cruise Control, centre stand and side panniers.
ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping) is the brand new semi-active dynamic suspension system developed by Aprilia and patent protected, the reference point in motorcycling all over the world for technology, efficiency and reliability. After APRC, the highly sophisticated “package” of electronics systems which equips the RSV4 and Tuono V4, once again Aprilia demonstrates that they are pioneers in the field of electronics applied to bikes, introducing the suspension system which uses automotive components to guarantee maximum reliability: a glance to the future, thanks to its vast possibilities of development and diversified applications.
The system measures the energy transmitted to the vehicle by the harshness of the asphalt, recognises the riding phases (acceleration, deceleration, braking, constant throttle) and adapts the suspension calibration in order to maximise comfort and maintain the bike's balance.
All of this is possible thanks to the exclusive patented method which combines the principles of the skyhook and acceleration driven damping algorithms – well known in the motoring world – allowing maximum performance to be achieved across the entire fork and shock absorber frequency range.
In the electromechanical calibration suspension systems already available on the market, the rider presses a button on the handlebar to activate an electric motor which changes the suspension set-up. In the Aprilia ADD dynamic semi-active suspension system, on the other hand, all the rider has to do is ride.

The Travel Pack includes a built in piggy back shock absorber, electrically adjustable in spring preload to 4 predefined positions, indicated by specific icons on the digital instrument panel: rider only, rider with passenger, only rider with panniers and rider and passenger with panniers.

Aprilia Cruise Control allows the desired speed to be set and maintained even on uphills and downhills, without touching the throttle control. The system disengages automatically if the rider touches any of the brake/clutch Cruise Control commands and is very useful on long motorway routes because it helps save fuel and makes the ride less tiring. It is a perfect ally to eat up miles stress-free astride the Caponord 1200.

The completely digital instrument panel that equips the Caponord 1200 is all new: The LCD combines the speedometer, rev counter, total and two trip odometers, fuel level and coolant temperature. There is also a selected mapping indicator (S,T,R) as well as the shock absorber electric spring preload indicator (where available). The engaged gear is also indicated, as well as the ATC level adjustment and heated handgrip operation (available as a separate option). The series of warning lights on the side include the fuel reserve, ABS and ATC engaged/disengaged and Cruse Control (where available).


Engine type: Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke: 106 x 67.8 mm
Total engine capacity: 1197 cc
Compression ratio: 12.0 ± 0.5 : 1
Maximum power at crankshaft: 128 HP at 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 85 ft. lbs. at 6,500 rpm
Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with triple map Ride by Wire throttle management: Sport (S), Touring (T), Rain (R)
Ignition: Digital twin spark electronic ignition integrated with injection system
Starter: Electric
Exhaust system: 100% stainless steel 2-in-2 exhaust system with dual catalytic converters and oxygen sensor
Alternator: 690 W/6000 rpm
Lubrication: Wet sump
Gearbox: 6 speeds, drive ratio: 14/37, 18/32, 21/28, 24/26, 25/24, 27/24
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 40/69
Secondary drive: Chain. Drive ratio: 16/43
Chassis: Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminum side plates by high strength bolts. Removable steel rear subframe
Front suspension: 43 mm Sachs upside-down front fork with fully adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 167 mm.
Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm. Sachs hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. Wheel travel 150 mm.
Front Brakes: Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Brembo four-piston radial callipers. Metal braided brake hoses.
Rear Brakes: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston Brembo calliper. Metal braided brake hose. Continental two channel ABS system and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).
Wheel rims: Lightweight aluminium alloy with three split spokes.Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tires: Radial tubeless tires; Front: 120/70-R17; rear: 190/55-17
Dimensions: Max. Length: 88 inches; Max height: 57.3 inches; Saddle height: 33 inches; Wheelbase: 61.6 inches; Trail: 5 inches; Headstock angle 27°
Tank: 6.34 gallons (including 1 gallon reserve)

2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring and Custom

Moto Guzzi says:

With the California 1400 project Moto Guzzi redefines the concept of the luxury bike, polarising it into two opposite personalities in style, but combined in the expression of reference technologies and performance. The emblem of a culture and capability of building unique bikes since 1921, the California 1400 Touring and Custom models are assembled by hand in the Mandello del Lario plant and, with their innovation and style, they represent the turning point in Moto Guzzi history, one of the oldest and most respected brands in motorcycle history.

On the streets for more than forty years, the Moto Guzzi California is the most famous Italian bike in the world.
Its career began in 1970 when, after a series of stringent tests, the Moto Guzzi V7 Police won the selection to enter the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) fleet. For the first time a foreign bike had won a contract in America to supply the Police, beating out, in addition to the national manufacturer, the best English competition.
News of these stars & stripes uniformed Moto Guzzi bikes generated great interest in Europe as well, strengthening the excellent reputation that the V7 achieved with the 700 and Special versions. From the photographs of LAPD and Highway Patrol officers, however, it is clear that this Moto Guzzi V7 is decidedly different from the ones sold in dealerships: oversized saddle, bullhorn handlebars, platform footrests and an over-abundance of chroming.
These are elements that gave the V7 a popular Americanised style and stimulated a demand so strong that it convinced Moto Guzzi to begin factory production in 1971 with the name California.
Since then seven generations and four engine capacities (750, 850, 1000, 1100) have alternated in more than one hundred thousand units manufactured: a success.

Well known by all, loved by many and literally revered by long distance riders, during its forty year career the Moto Guzzi California has patrolled the American freeways, escorted monarchs and presidents and been parked in the garages of cinema divas and rock stars, becoming a reference point in motorcycle history.
More than any other model manufactured at Mandello del Lario, the California represents the values and strength of the Moto Guzzi brand: style, comfort, reliability and performance.
Success motivated by a rare quality: knowing how to reconcile the comfort and cargo capacity of a custom bike with the dynamic nature and performance of a powerful street bike.

Designing the heir to the most famous Moto Guzzi in the world meant taking on a great technological and economic challenge in order to replicate, like in 1971, the new reference point for the category. An impressive bike, exclusive, capable of enhancing the elements of nobility of a brand which is the symbol of 'made in Italy'.
Starting from the stylistic intuition of an innovative but recognisable design and coherent with the heritage of seven California generations manufactured until today, the main distinctive Moto Guzzi traits were redesigned with the most advanced technologies of the top European motorcycle group, achieving a series of results such as:
- The largest twin cylinder engine ever made in Europe, able to produce an explosive torque of 120 Nm at just 2750 rpm.
- The first custom in the world equipped with MGCT traction and multimap Ride by Wire technology, with the possibility of selecting three different power output curves: Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia.
- The first custom in the world with a headlight assembly equipped with LED DRL daylight running lights, like the system used on late model cars.
- A brand new double cradle frame equipped with an elastic support system capable of completely eliminating vibration transfer.
- A new cardan final drive, at the top of the category for smooth and quiet operation.

Even looking closely at any other detail of the new California 1400, from the wheels to the instrument panel, from the components to the quality of the paint and the assembly, the magnitude of the change is clear: these Moto Guzzi bikes definitely represent a turning point in the brand's history.

Elegant, with a spectacular visual impact, the lines of the 1400 California convey unmistakeable Moto Guzzi class and tradition combined with never before seen size and technology.
Surprising in the smallest details as well as in its components, the design of the new California maintains a virtual continuity with its ancestors despite not having even one element in common with them.
The stylistic hints are in the saddle profile, the chromium grab handle and the side panels inspired by the T3, as well as a size ratio between the fuel tank and engine which favours the latter, precisely like the style of the V7 and V850 ancestors.
This impression is fed above all by the ingenious fuel tank, made of metal, with a 21 litre central body and two side panels, where the Eagle logo is lodged, moulded over the powerful head guards of the new 1400 cc round head engine.
Nestled within the V formed by the twin cylinder engine, the fuel tank contributes to making the side view significantly lower and more slender, also due to the clear lengthening of the wheelbase which is now 1685 mm instead of the 1560 mm from the last California 90.
The impression is further accentuated by the horizontal flow of the shiny silencers which end at the rear mudguard, moulded over the impressive 200 tyre and equipped with a spectacular dual LED taillight assembly which also houses the turn indicators.
The front view is no less spectacular with a complex surface headlight that has a polielliptical light equipped with DRL daylight running light illumination, an absolutely exclusive feature, making it immediately recognisable.
The particular polygon shape of the headlight dominates the luxurious front end, enriched in proper California tradition by the indispensable windshield and supplementary lights.
More than thirty years after the T4, lightweight alloy wheels reappear on the California 1400, now with an original ribbed design. The huge cross section of the 200/60-16 rear is striking, while the front mounts a more ordinary 130/70-18 size.
The 46 mm front fork is another reflection of its glorious ancestry: completely sealed by the imposing black “telescopes”, the style replicates the units which equipped the first V7 and V850 models. The riding cockpit is a perfect example of the marriage between design and technology that brings the new California to life. The instrument panel stands out for its attractive style and visibility, enclosed in a circular panel which is an impressive 150 mm in diameter with the analogue RPM indicator scale carved out along the outside of the multifunction, suspended full matrix display at the centre. The covered handgrips are also new, as well as the bullhorn handlebar and the electric blocks where, on the right hand the rider can, for the first time on a Moto Guzzi, engage the cruise control.

Moto Guzzi history is marked with ingenious and innovative technical solutions.
From the “elastic frame” designed by engineer Giuseppe Guzzi at the end of the 1920s, to the aerodynamic studies developed in the famous wind tunnel, from the 8 cylinder engine to the first transversal twin cylinder with cardan transmission all the way to the integral braking system.
Today, with the new California 1400, Moto Guzzi develops a new idea applied to the fitting of the powertrain to the frame, introducing the concept of the “Elastic Engine”.
The innovation, introduced to obtain a new standard in terms of riding, consists in fitting the powertrain to the frame by means of an exclusive elastic-kinematic supports system made up of a front rocker, two side rockers and a series of rubber dampeners which allow the engine to shake around its own centre of gravity, filtering out all the vibrations preventing them from being transmitted to the bike and the places where the rider and passenger come into contact with it.
In addition to guaranteeing a new standard of riding comfort, the new California's frame has its strong point in its dynamic performance, obtained by seeking maximum rigidity between an oversized headstock and large diameter swingarm.
Characterised by a high strength steel tubular structure, the California 1400 frame is a closed double cradle with typically custom dimensions: the steering angle is open at 32°, the trail is 155 mm while the wheelbase is that of a true free way cruiser: 1685 mm. These are dimensions that ensure stability and precision in direction changes and also, thanks to the low centre of gravity and the central position of the weight surprisingly agile handling for a bike of this size.
Sitting just 740 mm off the ground, a walking pace is all you have to reach in order to manoeuvre, with the ease and agility of a scooter, the powerful twin cylinder from Mandello, which responds to the slightest touch of the throttle, leaving the vibrations generated by the engine behind as a distant memory for those who rode the California of days gone by.
The more nostalgic rider may feel like something is missing, but all they need to do is leave the bike at idle speed on the stand to see it rock under the powerful action of the two 104 mm pistons, generating vibrations which disappear as soon as the throttle is touched. At a standstill the bike maintains, nay enhances, its "pulsating soul", transforming it into speed without tremors once in motion.
The innovations don't end here. The fork is also new, with 46 mm stanchions which, although in coherence with its custom style and the generous 120 mm travel, betrays its attitude toward high performance with the presence of radial mountings for Brembo four piston callipers.
On the other hand, a traditional solution was chosen for the rear suspension, where a pair of chromium shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload operates, while the choice of wheels goes against the trend for the category. Standing out with their “ribbed” design, the wheels are 18" in diameter on the front and 16" on the rear. The latter, thanks to a 6" cross section rim, mounts a showy “traffic light-burning 200/60” tyre.
The California 1400 abandons, after thirty years, the famed integral braking system, definitively surpassed by the advantages of ABS and the power of a braking system which has never been seen before in this motorcycle class: Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons that grip a pair of perforated 320 mm floating discs on the front and a 282 mm disc on the rear gripped by a Brembo floating calliper with two parallel pistons.

Before the new California 1400 the record for engine size reached by the transverse 90° V twin engine was 1225 cc on the MGS01, basically a champion racing bike.
The new California engine, an evolution of the popular “Quattrovalvole” (Four Valve) pushes well beyond this and, using the same stroke as the 1151 cc engine, reaches a displacement of 1380 cc through a record breaking bore of 104 mm.
However, this is not a simple act of mechanical hypertrophy, but an engine which has been entirely redesigned from the external layout to the internal components and all the way down to the electronics.
Aesthetically it looks like an aluminium sculpture, essential in its lines, but expressive in its mechanical content: the size of the head guards shows off the impressive displacement, while the shiny, Moto Guzzi silk-screen printed valve cover and the tight finning convey the great attention to construction detail.
After the 750cc small block this 1380cc big bore is also fuelled by a single Magneti Marelli throttle body, in this configuration increased to a 52 mm diameter and equipped with motorised action, which replicates the advantages in terms of fluid-dynamic performance which can be obtained by the single "Y" manifold, now arranged behind new long intake ducts which increase torque at low RPM.
Making its début on a Moto Guzzi and in the custom segment is the ride by wire electronic engine management system. This technology allows the rider to choose from three engine management mappings: Turismo (Touring), Veloce (Fast) and Bagnato (Wet).
The different mappings allow the rider to choose from the engine characteristic which best suits his/her riding style, the route or the weather conditions. In fact, modifying the torque output and engine brake management, the ECU is able to give the California engine all the smoothness needed to provide maximum comfort, aggressiveness for those who prefer a sportier ride or the control needed on a wet surface: in the latter situation this is nothing less than providential given the capacity of the engine to unload 120 Nm of torque to the ground at just 2750 RPM and stretch out up to 6500 RPM to reach the last of its ninety-six horses (71KW).
The dynamic nature of the vehicle is kept under control by the presence, for the first time on a custom, of latest generation traction control (MGCT) which can be adjusted to three different levels in order to enhance active safety without sacrificing performance and riding pleasure.
The new heads have four valves per cylinder, driven by an overhead cam in each bank, through a roller rockers system, to reduce friction losses. The modern nature of the engine is also expressed through the presence of the double ignition, in order to guarantee perfect combustion, as well as two oxygen sensors which make the mixture in the cylinders uniform in any operating conditions with a consequent improvement in fuel economy and harmful emissions.
Contributing to the overall general efficiency of the engine is the new larger size finning of the cylinders, enriched by the “brushed” finish of the external edge and the generous sizing of the oil radiator, equipped with a thermostat controlled electric fan, which reduces the average operating temperature, in addition to the new filter box, redesigned to cater to the robust thrust of the twin cylinder from Mandello.
The result is that the California engine, despite the generous increase in displacement improves fuel economy by 15-20%, depending on the conditions of use, compared to the “Quattrovalvole” 1200 cc engine.
On the transmission front there are also important innovations.
The transmission is now a six speed instead of five, while the clutch goes from a twin-disc to a new dry single disc with built in flexible coupling and reduced activation load.
The cardan final drive has been completely redesigned and satisfies the new need to transfer, with maximum fluidity and comfort, the enormous torque of the engine, in addition to boasting an elastic aspect with significantly more modern and technological aesthetics.

This is the California in its most classic expression, intended for great travellers, long distance riders and those who are so dependent on motorcycles that they can do without a car. After all, where comfort, aerodynamic protection and cargo capacity are concerned, the Touring version rival even four-wheeled flagships, but with that feeling of freedom and riding pleasure that only a bike, or rather a Moto Guzzi, can provide.
Luxuriously equipped with a prestigious two-tone saddle, a “Patrol” windshield, chromium supplementary lights, 35 litre side panniers, engine guard and pannier guard kits, the Touring is an ultra chromium and technological “tourer” which, powered by the largest V-twin ever built in Europe, can run all day long with a thrilling sound and, whenever necessary, can provide a bull-like power that will leave any two or four-wheeled vehicle in its wake.
The sensory satisfaction continues when the California 1400 Touring is standing still too, parked outside of your favourite eatery or in the intimacy of your garage at home, where you can explore it in every detail. Here there is an embarrassing wide range of choices, between engine and chassis parts or technological devices: among these you will find, for the first time in its category, the possibility of choosing the engine response you prefer - Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia - or you can select cruise control which, together with the antitheft system,, come standard on this fantastic bike.
Nevertheless, the luxurious standard equipment does not prevent you from being able to further modify your California Touring in line with your own aesthetic tastes and needs, taking advantage of the most complete accessories catalogue ever produced by Moto Guzzi.
High performance silencers, chromium and billet components, saddles of all types and materials up to the support and Apps which allow you to transform your iPhone into a supplementary dashboard to obtain a wide variety of information on navigation, performance and technical data.
Particular attention is given to the chromatic concept, developed on two evocative graphics: the Eldorado, white with dark ornamental lines on the tank, inspired by the California Highway Patrol versions, or Ambassador, which expresses the classic black with white lines similar to its origins, like the V7 and 850 California.

The Moto Guzzi California Custom is not the sport twin to the Touring but its “wicked” sister, in stark contrast where temperament, style and vocation are concerned.
It doesn't spoil the riders with accessories and shiny gadgets, but it wins their heart with the power expressed in its cruiser style design, hard and pure: two wheels, an engine, saddle and handlebars. Nothing else, but all made in the strictest form and function, combining with a typically Italian aesthetic sense, an expression of attention to detail and executive capacity worthy of the best interpretations that made in Italy has ever produced in the automotive field.
All you need to do is look at the two-seater saddle, where the Eagle logo is hot printed, at the drag bar handlebars with the lightweight supports, at the brand new rear shock absorbers equipped with external tank.
To increase the expressive power of the design, a minimalist graphic appearance based on material colours like mercury grey and basalt black converge with a few skilled touches of style, such as the lacquered black wheels with the red Moto Guzzi logo and the black rear view mirrors.
Once the rider is in the saddle the differences with respect to the Touring version come out clearly; the new sport saddle and the drag-bar handlebar create seating which is low and shifted over the rear wheel for a perfect metropolitan show off.
You will ride immersed in the sound of the big bore 1380 cc, ready to unload 120 Nm of torque onto the asphalt at 2750 RPM or sail into overdrive, at just above idle speed, listening to the 104 mm pistons pumping in the chest of the majestic 90° V made in Mandello del Lario, filtered by the innovative elastic-kinematic fitting to the tubular frame.
Wide open spaces where the rider dialogues with his mount, in the velvety gait of a bike with a deep soul, capable of giving its utmost in powerful sprints just as easily as it glides majestically at parade pace to follow with its gaze the reflection of an image that rolls along the surfaces of the glass store fronts in our cities, engulfed in the characteristic rumble of 'made in Mandello' powertrains.
The intentional minimalist look of the design further enhances the presence of technological content which is simply not found on any other bike the competition makes.
The California Custom, just like its travelling sister, comes equipped standard with cruise control, MGCT traction control which can be set to three different levels and, thanks to the Ride by Wire system, the engine response can also be adjusted to three modes, respectively ”Turismo”, “Veloce” and “Pioggia”.
And if the California Custom rider can choose his bike's personality based on the type of route and use, he can also do the same to adapt it to his personality, taking advantage of the richest accessories catalogue ever produced by Moto Guzzi.

There is only one way to make a unique bike like the California Vintage SE even more rich and luxurious: customise it with original Moto Guzzi accessories.

Leather side panniers:
The side panniers, designed by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre, are available covered in genuine natural leather by specialised craftsmen. The resulting product matches the original line of the bike, providing an attractive personalisation using prestigious Italian skins.

Leather saddle.
For those looking for a luxurious finish, a saddle is available covered in genuine natural leather by specialised craftsmen. The type of leather, the style and the quality match that of the side panniers.

Luxury fibreglass top box.
Spacious fibreglass top box (60 litres) painted to match with chromium locks and handles built
into the upper shell half. It has a large and comfortable backrest cushion for the passenger, covered in the same material and colour as the saddle. The interior is finished in velvet and has a mirror and a cargo net.

50 litre top box.
Spacious quick release top box which can accommodate two flip up helmets. The upper shell is painted to match the vehicle and has a comfort backrest for passenger finished in same material and colour as saddle. Inside there is a document pouch and an elastic cargo strap.

Internal bags for panniers and top box.
The internal bags were made to have the same shape as the panniers and the top box which contains them. They can be easily removed and carried with handles and shoulder straps. The set of bags is made with high performance and innovative technical materials which guarantee that it is waterproof and resistant to atmospheric agents.

Tank bag kit.
The kit is made up of a water repellent leather strap that covers the central part of the tank where the leather tank bag can be fixed in order to guarantee additional cargo room for the more demanding Guzzista. The bag can be easily removed by two quick release clips. This kit was designed by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre in order to guarantee perfect integration with the bike itself. The materials used were tested to react perfectly in the harshest weather conditions.

Luggage rack.
Designed in chromium pipe by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre, this luggage rack increases the bike's cargo capacity, allowing dedicated accessory top boxes to be installed thanks to the special fitting predispositions.

Low windshield.
Similar to a top fairing, it protects against the wind even though it is small. It contributes to the personalisation of the bike because it integrates perfectly into the original design.

Windshield deflectors.
Air deflectors to be applied at the bottom area of the windshield to increase protection and riding comfort for the rider.

Slip on “sound” exhaust
For those who want to «hear» the roar of a true «custom», slip-on exhaust pipes were made with a style similar to the factory exhaust but with a dedicated finish and specific bottom.

Exhaust bottoms.
These are special bottoms to be applied to the factory exhaust to customise the style of the vehicle. The external housing is made in polished stainless steel while the internal muffler is made from billet aluminium with a polished finish.

Black chromed handlebar.
To allow an exclusive personalisation of your bike a black chromium handlebar is available. This handlebar was developed by our testers to maintain an optimum riding position to control your bike.

Rear-view mirrors.
Special approved rear-view mirrors made in billet aluminium with polished, scratch-proof finish.

Aluminium handgrip kit.
Special handgrips made from billet aluminium with anti-slip inserts in rubber and polished finish.

Rear brake fluid reservoir cover.
For those who love to change the look of their bikes, customising with finishing different than the factory version, a rear brake fluid reservoir cover is available. It is made from billet aluminium and covers the entire body of the brake fluid reservoir, so it has no effect on the functionality. It is easy to install and has a polished finish that contributes to the «custom» design of the California.

Brushed upper fork yoke.
For those who love to customise their bikes, the upper fork yoke is available with a brushed finish that contributes to enhancing the «vintage» look of their California.

Horn cover.
Two billet aluminium horn covers are available for the bike. They contribute to enhancing the «vintage» look of your California with their polished finish.

Brake-clutch levers.
Special brake and clutch levers made from billet aluminium with a customised design and polished scratch-proof finish.

Front brake and clutch master cylinder covers.
Special brake and clutch master cylinder covers made in billet aluminium with polished, scratch-proof finish.

Tank cover kit.
The tank side covers, made in aluminium with a brushed finish, personalise the style of the bike, making it a true «custom».

Chromed head covers.
For those who love to customise their bikes, head covers with brushed finish are available.

License plate bracket kit.
Elegant approved license plate bracket in stainless steel with polished finish.

Mudguard shield.
To personalise your bike a chromium pipe is available which protects the front mudguard. It is made in chromium pipe and connects the external perimeter of the mudguard.

Swingarm aesthetics kit.
Special washers made in billet aluminium to personalise the style of your vehicle.

Cylinder side guards.
Special side guards made from billet aluminium with mirror polished finish, these integrate perfectly with the style and design of the bike. Complete with brackets made in mirror polished stainless steel.

Injector-covers kit
The pair of injector covers made in aluminium with a brushed finish replaces the factory set, giving the vehicle a richer, more elegant look and coherent with the aluminium parts which are already on the vehicle.

LED supplementary lights
These small advanced electronic LED lamps absorb very little energy but are able to produce the light of a 55 watt incandescent bulb for each lamp. They make night riding safe and comfortable. Mounting brackets are included.

LED turn indicators.
Use of these turn indicators allows greater brightness and less energy consumption. They are characterised by elegant lines which are perfectly designed to match the vehicle.

Chromium headlamp.
For those who love to change the look of their bikes, customising with finishing different than the factory version, the rear body of the headlamp with chromium finish is available.

iGuzzi is a new device that allows easy connection of your smartphone (BlueDash technology) with the California, transforming it into a true multimedia platform, capable of managing all the vehicle information as well as useful travel information. The Bluetooth connection provided by iGuzzi, together with the GPS and Internet features, allows the Smartphone to become an integral part of the instrument panel. Customisable in graphics and content, iGuzzi offers the possibility of accessing numerous features such as: on board computer (averages, fuel economy, residual range, etc.), additional indications (temperature, RPM indicator, levels, operating values).

Satellite navigator mounting kit
Mounting bracket made in polished stainless steel predisposed for installation of the GPS satellite navigator.

Satellite antitheft.
This antitheft system, which can be activated via transponder, tracks the position of the bike in order to find it in case of theft. An operational centre is in constant contact with the vehicle to monitor bike anomalies and in the event of theft steps are taken to coordinate with local law enforcement to recover the vehicle.
There are 36 Operational Centres available all over the world that can intervene in the event that the bike crosses over international borders. Apps available for Apple and Android provide the bike owner with the itineraries that have been travelled so they can be shared with Biker communities.

Telepass Bracket (Italian Motorways).
For those who love to travel the motorways (in Italy) a telepass bracket is available which allows the rider to bring the telepass along, protecting it during the trip but at the same time ensuring passage through tollbooths and automatic payment of the tolls.

Garage stand.
This accessory is very useful for periods when the bike is not being used. It supports the vehicle in the correct position during small upkeep and maintenance jobs.

Motorcycle cover.
Tailor-made cover for indoors to protect against dust, intended for use during long periods of storing the bike in a garage. It is made from an elasticised two-coloured fabric with graphics dedicated to the bike. Available in two versions - with or without top box.


Type: 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling: through air and oil and an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity: 1380 cc
Bore and stroke: 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
Maximum power: 96 HP at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque: 89 ft. lbs. 2750 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition: phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Starter: Electric
Spark plugs: NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval : Euro 3

Gearbox : 6 speeds with final overdrive
Gear ratio values : 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
: 6th 30/24 = 1 : 0.8
Primary drive: with helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1,346)
Final drive : double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat, drive ratio 10/36 = 1: 3.6)
Clutch: single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer

Chassis: steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase: 66 inches
Trail: 6 inches
Headstock angle: 32°
Steering angle: 38°
Front suspension: standard swingarm, Ø 46 mm, with radial calliper mounting bracket and telescopes on the stanchions
Front wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Front brakes: dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brakes: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels: Aluminium alloy
Front wheel: 3.50” x 18”
Rear wheel: 6.00” x 16”
Front tire: 130/70 R 18”
Rear tire: 200/60 R 16”

Voltage: 12 V
Batter: 12V - 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V - 550 W

Length: 96.2 inches
Width: 40.5 inches (33.5 inches)
Height: 57.5 inches (46.4 inches)
Seat height: 29 inches (28.3 inches)
Min ground clearance: 6.5 inches
Kerb weight: 742 lbs (fully equipped)
Kerb weight: 709 lbs (661 lbs)
Tank: 5.4 gallon
Reserve: 1 gallon

2013 Ducati Hypermotard/Hypermotard SP/Hyperstrada

Ducati says:

Hyper performance with extreme versatility
Ducati introduce the next generation of the Hypermotard family, taking the innovation and excitement of the original concept and enhancing it even further with three incredible new models: The thrilling Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and the introduction of a stylish and accessible mid-range tourer with everyday practicality – The Hyperstrada. The new range combines Ducati's latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering to write the latest chapter in the Hypermotard story.

The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP deliver a thrilling and fun filled experience, whether on the daily commute or ripping-up the track asphalt, while the Hyperstrada awaits long distance adventure, enabling practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style.

Brand new from the ground up, the models introduce the new 110hp Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11° engine in a new Trellis frame equipped with top-of-the range chassis components. The Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP use sharp and sleek styling to maintain that essential Supermotard look, while the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorised with full touring-oriented specification. Combine these two worlds of performance with excellent ergonomics and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation 3-level ABS, 8-level Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes, and the new range takes on a relevance that makes perfect sense in modern motorcycling.

High ground-clearance combined with a thin waistline and commanding riding positions gives the rider an instant Supermotard feeling, with the added luxury of latest street bike comfort and component quality.

While the Hyperstrada is ideal for dominating the every-day urban or long distance commute, the Hypermotard and track-ready Hypermotard SP are intended for the extreme rider who demands the very highest performance.

The new range takes the Hypermotard concept into the future with refined design and user-friendly technologies that will enhance its enjoyment to a wider range of riders.

2013 Hypermotard model and equipment overview
• Colours
1. Body | Frame | Wheels: Ducati red | red | black
2. Body | Frame | Wheels: Dark stealth | red | black
• Equipment
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
o Riding Modes (Sport | Touring | Urban)

Hypermotard SP
• Colours
1. Body | Frame | Wheels: Red/white/black | red | black
• Equipment
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
o Riding Modes (Race | Sport | Wet)
o 50mm aluminium Marzocchi forks
o Öhlins rear suspension
o Marchesini forged wheels
o Aluminium tapered handlebars
o Radial front brake pump
o Carbon fibre: Front mudguard, Cam-belt covers

• Colours
1. Body | Frame | Wheels: Ducati red | racing grey | black
2. Body | Frame | Wheels: Arctic white | racing grey | black
• Equipment
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
o Riding Modes (Sport | Touring | Urban)
o Touring screen*
o Touring seat*
o Passenger grab-handles*
o Side luggage*
o Centre stand*
o Engine sump guard*
o Remote rear suspension pre-load
o 2 x auxiliary 12v power outlets
o Enhanced generator
o Extended front and rear mudguards
*Available from Ducati Performance also as an accessory for Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP

The Hypermotard moves into the next generation with a brilliantly designed and engineered motorcycle that introduces a new 110hp liquid-cooled engine and improved ergonomics, while maintaining its incredibly compact and minimalist character. Providing ideal access to this exciting family, the Hypermotard integrates the Ducati Riding Modes of Sport (110hp - High), Touring (110hp – Medium) and Urban (75hp – Low) with the Ducati Safety Pack of ABS and DTC to become a thrilling motorcycle for everyday use and the ideal choice for the urban commute.

Weighing in with an impressive dry weight of 175kg (385.8lb), the new generation Hypermotard’s attention to the “ergonomic triangle” of handlebars, seat and footrests, provides an even more commanding riding position, with bars moving further forward and higher up, and the footpegs a comfort-enhancing move further forward.

Front suspension is taken care of with 43mm Kayaba usd forks, providing a stroke of 170mm (6.7in) and gripped by clamps in cast aluminium fitted with rubber-mounted bar-risers for the chromed steel handlebars.

Rear suspension duties are managed by a single Sachs rear shock absorber with rebound damping and spring preload adjustment. It operates with a brand new and beautifully engineered aluminium, single-sided swingarm, offering 150mm (5.9in) of rear wheel travel.

The Hypermotard is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear, mounted on latest generation 10-spoke 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminium wheels with 3.5in front and 5.5 rear rim widths. The Hypermotard is finished in Ducati red or dark stealth with a red Trellis frame and black wheels.

Hypermotard SP

The spectacular, track-ready Hypermotard SP takes everything offered by the Hypermotard and raises its technical specification for accomplished riders who enjoy a full performance-oriented ride, further enhanced with the DSP combination of ABS and DTC. In true competition style, the SP gets the 1199 Panigale Riding Modes of Race (110hp – High), Sport (110hp – Medium) and Wet (75hp – Low) and longer, top-of-the-range suspension gives a true supermotard stance, increasing ground clearance to 210mm (8.3in) and enabling a thrilling 47.5° of available lean-angle for maximum enjoyment.

The SP is equipped with fully adjustable, pressurised Marzocchi usd forks that feature hard-anodised aluminium sliders. The state-of-the-art lightweight forks are provide professional, precise and high-performance handling with an increased stroke of 185mm (7.3in) as well as excellent feed-back through the aluminium, tapered handle bars. The rear suspension is equally as high-end with a stunning, fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with integrated “piggy back” reservoir providing 175mm (6.9in) of rear wheel travel.

Naturally, the Hypermotard “SP” is fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa “SP” tyres in 120/70 x 17 for the front and 180/55 x 17 for the rear and is equipped with super lightweight 1199 Panigale S-style triple three-spoke forged aluminium wheels by Marchesini, further underlining the SP’s focus on high performance.

Additional components special to the SP are front mudguard and cam-belt covers in carbon fibre, radial front master cylinder with 5-point adjustable lever and dedicated seat with specially textured surface and horizontally stitched panels for enhanced grip. This impressive specification combines to achieve a dry weight of just 171kg (377lb) and the competition-like set-up gives the Hypermotard SP a seat height of 890mm (35in) with an accessory seat offering a reduction of 20mm (0.78in) if required. The Hypermotard SP is finished in the Ducati Corse livery of red white and black with grey separating features and a red Trellis frame. The Marchesini wheels are in black and sport the signature red-pin stripe.


The Hyperstrada model represents a completely new dimension for Hypermotard, with the innovative realisation of a unique model that is a “cross-over” between the worlds of motard and touring. This incredibly versatile motorcycle opens an exciting new road to explore and releases the full potential of this thrilling family.

Its factory-equipped touring components present a comfortable and user-friendly travel companion with generous luggage capacity and the added security of ABS and DTC combined into the Ducati Safety Pack and fully integrated into the Sport (110hp – High), Touring (110hp – Medium) and Urban (75hp – Low) Riding Modes.

Preparing the new model for the open road, Ducati has fitted a strong, lightweight and elegantly styled 50 litres of quickly-detachable side-luggage – and offers an extra 31 litre top case as an accessory - with a centre stand for stable parking when fully loaded. With handlebars raised by 20mm (0.78in), a touring screen provides improved wind protection and, with long journey comfort in mind, a special wider touring seat is fitted with thicker foam cushioning for both the rider and passenger and confidence-inspiring passenger grab-handles. At 850mm (33.5in), the seat height offers sure-footed confidence when fully loaded with luggage and passenger, with the opportunity to lower it even further with a 20mm lower accessory seat.

Two auxiliary 12v power outlets, intended to feed navigation accessories or heated clothing, complete the enhanced specification.

The front suspension of the Hyperstrada uses 43mm Kayaba upside-down forks, with a stroke of 150mm (5.9in) and the rear suspension with single Sachs rear shock absorber providing 150mm (5.9in) of rear wheel travel with rebound damping and user-friendly remote hydraulic spring preload adjustment.

The full touring trim tips the scales with a dry weight of 181kg (399lb) and rides on Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres, mounted on 10-spoke 1199 Panigale-style cast aluminium wheels. The Hyperstrada is finished in Ducati red or a sophisticated arctic white against subtle racing grey Trellis frames and black wheels and has side luggage in textured black with polished stainless steel “Ducati” name plates.

The Hypermotard prototype was an instant success when first shown in 2005 and soon became a top seller when its production started in 2007. Since then, its unique design has excited riders around the world and praise for this thrilling and versatile model has never stopped – and neither has its development.

2013 sees the introduction of the next generation design, embracing the original “thrill bike” character and enhancing its adventurous dirtbike-inspired look with visibly high ground-clearance, sharp and high tail-piece and thin waistline - design elements that characterise this type of motorcycle whether used for the daily commute, track day or touring.

While the new Hypermotard maintains the concept of off-road handguards, it now introduces a new style of rear view mirror that follows the model’s clean design continuity. Attention to the detail of flowing lines has resulted in maintaining the essential, minimalist image of the family, even with the complexity of packaging a liquid-cooled engine. Proportion, ergonomics and practicality shaped this new generation of Hypermotard and the integration of Ducati’s latest technologies, such as second generation Testastretta 11° engine, Ducati Safety Pack, Riding Modes and LED illumination, underlines its absolute Ducati character.

The Hypermotard has a new 34mm diameter tubular steel Trellis frame with 25.5° of rake and trail and offset of 104mm (4.1in) and 30mm (1.2) respectively, providing a sure-footed, stable “feel” without compromising the Hypermotard’s character-forming agility. The frame marries to a die-cast sub-frame and incorporates a Multistrada-like techno-polymer mid-section as part of the assembly.

The Hypermotard retains its highly manoeuvrable 70° of lock-to-lock steering movement, while the wheelbase now increases to 1500mm (59in), further enhancing the Hypermotards stability at speed.

A totally revised fuel tank has increased capacity by 4.6 litre (0.9 US gal) to 16 litres (4.2 US gal), improving the overall autonomy of the Hypermotard while maintaining its thin waistline and compact silhouette.

The Hypermotard’s compact instrumentation console has been designed with warning lights across the upper section, which illuminate for neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure and fuel reserve and an LCD screen with dot matrix area below for all other information.

The screen presents data for speed, rpm, total mileage, trip1/trip2, engine coolant temperature and ambient air temperature and time. Additionally, the display also presents current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, and journey time.

The display constantly shows the selected Riding Mode, including the associated ABS and DTC level programmed, with all three Riding Modes easily changed, while stationary or in motion, by simply scrolling through displayed modes using the indicator cancel button.

When stationary, buttons on the left-hand switchgear can be used to enter a setting menu from where adjustments to the various functions can be made including personalised ABS (1-3+OFF), DTC (1-8+OFF) and power delivery via Ride-by-Wire (Low-Medium-High). All settings are saveable in the instrumentation’s memory and can easily be returned to factory settings with a simple default function.

The system can also memorise and list the last 30 recorded lap times by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch, each lap time also memorising the lap number and the corresponding maximum speed and rpm during that lap. The instrumentation is also system-ready to accept the heated grips Ducati accessory, which then produces its own control menu, selectable by scrolling through with the engine starter button.

The headlamp uses a very compact and lightweight assembly, which employs a single parabola for high and low beam functions using a blue vision bulb and LED positioning light. For the rear, a specially designed strip of LEDs, enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece, acts for both rear light and brake lights. Front directional indicators are stylishly integrated into the handguards, keeping the lines of the Hypermotard as clean as possible. A hazard light function is also added to the new Hypermotard models, activated by holding the left-turn signal button on for four seconds.

The Hypermotard’s full Ride-by-Wire introduces a new and compact electronic twist-grip, perfectly matching the minimalist styling of the model’s slim-line switch bodies. They house easy-to-use switches and buttons, and feature a unique weapons-like 'trigger catch' that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is activated. All models now have conventional control cable actuation for the clutch and 4-point adjustable levers for the front brake, 5-point on the SP. Black finished footpeg supports are formed in high pressure die-cast aluminium with integrated heel guards and support rear brake and gear shift pedals in forged aluminium.

Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
Ducati’s Riding Mode technology, incorporates 3-level ABS and 8-level DTC to introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Hypermotard family, further underlining the focus on performance safety.

Ducati Riding Modes
Ducati’s industry-changing Riding Modes effectively offer optimised settings appropriate to rider and environment by selecting from a choice of three pre-set modes according to model. Each Riding Mode is pre-programmed to instantly change engine character, ABS and DTC intervention - even while riding. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies.

An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery, while the Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel-spin and the ABS processor provides pre-programmed levels of anti-lock braking.

Hypermotard and Hyperstrada Riding Modes

The Sport Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “High” RbW throttle response, reduced DTC system intervention and level 1 ABS of high braking performance with reduced lift-up prevention.

The Touring Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “Medium” RbW throttle response, increased DTC system intervention and level 2 ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention.

The Urban Riding Mode provides 75hp, delivered with a “Low” RbW throttle response, further increased DTC system intervention and level 2 ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention.

Hypermotard SP Riding Modes

The Race Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “High” RbW throttle response, minimal DTC system intervention and level 1 ABS of front only ABS with no lift-up prevention.

The Sport Riding Mode provides 110hp, delivered with a “Medium” RbW throttle response, medium DTC system intervention and level 2 ABS of high braking performance with reduced lift-up prevention.

The Wet Riding Mode provides 75hp, delivered with a “Low” RbW throttle response, almost maximum DTC system intervention and level 3 ABS with maximum braking stability and lift-up prevention.

Ride-by-Wire (RbW)
The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and the engine which decides the ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode selected and according to the rider’s throttle input. The twistgrip no longer uses a throttle cable to control the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening. The RbW system enables the use of three different mappings to regulate the power delivery. The three maps offer 110hp with a “high” sports-type delivery, 110hp with a “medium” progressive delivery suitable for touring and 75hp with a “low” reduced delivery for city or rain use.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
The Ducati Traction Control is an intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and then control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance and an important component of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The new Hypermotard uses the very latest DTC software, now optimised with seamless intervention to ignition timing only.

The system offers eight ‘levels of sensitivity’, each programmed with a level of rear wheel-spin tolerance in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction while level eight uses the most amount of interaction. DTC is an integral part of the pre-programmed Riding Modes on all Hypermotards.

DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing the set-up menu within each mode. A ‘Default’ option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

Bosch Brembo Braking system with 3-level ABS
Included as an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the 2013 Hypermotards are equipped with the Bosch ABS 9MP controlled Brembo braking system, an impressive combination of state-of-the-art security and proven performance. Shorter stopping distances with enhanced stability are vital prerequisites for all motorcycles, but adding full Riding Mode interaction now takes Hypermotard braking to the next level.

From the 3-level programmed system, level 1 enables front only ABS, intended for the track-oriented Hypermotard SP, while level 2 delivers high braking performances with reduced rear lift-up prevention for sport-oriented road use and level 3 the most braking stability with maximum lift-up prevention.

The front brakes use twin radially-mounted Brembo, four piston, Monobloc M4-32 callipers actuated by master cylinders with a 4-point adjustable lever on the Hypermotard and Hyperstrada and 5-point on the high performance radial master cylinder of the SP. The fronts grip 320mm discs, while a single 245mm disc on the rear is gripped by a single Brembo calliper. Typical of all Ducatis, these components ensure high performance braking and set the standard in this segment.

All 2013 Hypermotards models are fitted with the Bosch-Brembo ABS system as standard equipment, delivering outstanding braking performances in all conditions and providing a major contribution towards performance safety. An option to disable the ABS in each individual Riding Mode is available via the instrumentation, and the system allows the setting to be saved and memorised at the next ignition-on.

Introducing the 821cc Testastretta 11°
When developing the new power unit for the next generation Hypermotard, engineers analysed capacity and bore/stroke ratio to create the optimum combination of tractability and Hyper performance. The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine introduces and ideal, all-round performance-producing 110hp (80.9kW) @ 9,250rpm with a wide and ride-enhancing 65.8lb-ft (9.1kgm) of torque @ 7,750rpm that underlines its pure Ducati character.

The four valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled engine has a compression ratio of 12.8:1 and measures 821cc from an 88mm x 67.5mm bore and stroke, which provides a wide range of torque and an impressive and practical peak horse power value. The engine, which is cooled by a high efficiency radiator mounted with twin electric fans, breathes through two 52mm, full Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies which integrate three maps into the Riding Modes.

The new 821cc Testastretta 11° adopts a number of operation-enhancing features introduced in the second generation Testastretta 11° DS used in the 2013 Multistrada, including repositioned fuel injector spray targets and a secondary air system. In order to achieve a smoother cycle-to-cycle engine operation, it is necessary to increase the fuel injected during specific engine operations, and to achieve this without affecting emissions, a secondary air system has been used. This optimisation of fuel-mapping without compromising emissions is achieved by completing the oxidisation of unburned hydrocarbons, which reduces HC and CO levels. The system is activated when the engine ECU recognises specific conditions in the engine’s operation via the lambda and throttle opening sensors. It then opens a valve enabling a flow of clean air from the main airbox to a reed valve situated in each cylinder head, which enables one-way flow into an air gallery exiting into the exhaust port close to the exhaust valve. Entering the hottest point of the exhaust gasses, the fresh charge of air enhances the burn environment, eliminating any unburned fuel that escapes during the exhaust cycle under certain conditions.

For increased user-friendliness, Engineers reduced the amount of valve over-lap from around 40° - typical in performance engines that operate constantly at high RPM - to just 11°. This reduced peak horse-power slightly, but enhanced mid-range and overall smoothness - perfect prerequisites for the extreme versatility of the new Hypermotards.

The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced and the fresh inlet flow less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion, improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. Unburnt hydrocarbon emissions (pre-catalyser) and specific fuel consumption (and consequent CO2 emissions) are considerably reduced.

The new engine is equipped with an APTC, oil bath clutch with ‘slipper’ function and light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. Now further simplified, in true Hypermotard style, with the use of a control cable actuation, it achieves an even lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like ‘slipper’ action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.

The completely new 2-1 exhaust system runs through 50mm headers, and is controlled by an exhaust valve before passing into the new single silencer, black finished with a polished stainless steel end-cap. The system uses new sound-absorbing technology to achieve such a compact layout and is completed with catalytic converter and two lambda probes for optimum Euro 3 emissions management.

A milestone 30,000km between major services
The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine reaches another milestone in Ducati’s constant investment in quality by enabling the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be set at an owner-friendly 30,000 kilometres (18,641 miles).

MODEL: Hypermotard / Hypermotard SP / Hyperstrada

TYPE: Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE: 88 x 67,5 mm
POWER: 110hp (81kW) @ 9250rpm
TORQUE: 75.9lb-ft 10.5kgm @ 5750rpm
FUEL INJECTION: Magneti Marelli electronic fuel injection system. Throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire system
EXHAUST: Single stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and two lambda probes.

GEARBOX: 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
RATIO: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE: Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 45
CLUTCH: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated

FRAME: Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION: 43mm usd forks / Marzocchi 50 mm pressurized and fully adjustable usd fork with hard anodized aluminium lightweight slider / 43mm usd forks
FRONT WHEEL: 10-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50x17 / 3-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50x17 / 10-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50x17
FRONT TYRE: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 120/70 ZR17 / Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 / Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSION: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm / Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm / Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL:10-spoke forged light alloy 5.50x17 / 3-spoke forged light alloy 5.50x17 / 10-spoke forged light alloy 5.50x17
REAR TYRE: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 180/55 ZR17 / Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 180/55 ZR17 / Pirelli Scorpion Trail, 180/55 ZR17
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 170 mm (6.7 in) / 185 mm (7.3 in) / 150 mm (5.9 in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 150 mm (5.9 in) / 175 mm (6.9 in) / 150 mm (5.9 in)
FRONT BRAKE: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston 2-pad, axial pump with adjustable lever, ABS 9MP as standard
REAR BRAKE: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS 9MP as standard
INSTRUMENTATION: LCD display with DOT matrix area

Dimensions And Weight
DRY WEIGHT: 175kg (386lb) / 171kg (377lb) / 181kg (399lb)
WET WEIGHT: 198 kg (436 lb) / 194 kg (428 lb) / 204 kg (450 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT: 870mm (34.2in) / 890mm (35.0in) / 850mm (33.5in)
WHEELBASE: 1.500 mm (59.1 in)
RAKE: 25,5°
TRAIL: 104mm (4.1In)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 16l - 4.2gallon (US)

Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav.
/ Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. Marchesini forged rims, tapered aluminium handlebars, carbon fibre components: front mudguard, cam belt covers. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav
/ Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. 50 l (13.2 gal) semi-rigid side panniers with incorporated supports, touring windshield, touring seat, passenger grab handle, centre stand, larger front and rear mudguards, engine sump guard,two 12 V power outlets. Ready for anti-theft system, heated grips, sat-nav.

WARRANTY: 2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS: 15,000 km (9,500 mi)/12 months
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK: 30,000 km (18,000 mi)

Emissions And Consumption
STANDARD: Euro 3 (Europe) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation

2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Ducati says:

The 2013 Ducati Superbike family line-up is now completed with the highly-anticipated arrival of the 1199 Panigale R, the absolute flagship of the range and the machine specially developed with enhanced technical specification by Ducati Corse for World Superbike homologation. The exciting “R” model stands alongside the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S in the new-for-2013 arctic white colour scheme and signature Ducati red, in addition to the exclusive 1199 Panigale S Tricolore. All 2013 1199 models are updated with latest generation engine management mapping and Ride-by-Wire calibration, further enhancing the Ducati Superbike riding experience.

The “R” version of Ducati’s Superbikes has always been the dream model, the machine taken by Ducati Corse and enhanced with high performance preparation for homologation into the highly competitive environment of World Superbike.

The 1199 Panigale R model introduces the very latest version of engine and R-b-W mapping to all the 1199 models, improving performance and refining the overall Superbike riding experience. The “R” takes everything that the “S” model is currently equipped with and applies a list of enhancements to the technical specification that enable the model to achieve even greater targets. Titanium con-rods, which save an overall 0.63kg (1.38lb), a 0.7kg (1.54lb) lighter crankshaft flywheel, DLC-coated rocker-arms and revised engine mapping now enhance the Superquadro engine’s crank acceleration and allow it to rev 500rpm higher to a 12,000rpm limit, an incredible engineering achievement for 112mm pistons.

The famous “R” race kit components consist of high-penetration racing screen, fairing mirror caps in machined alloy and a full Termignoni exhaust system with dedicated ECU mapping (for track use only). The system provides an impressive power increase of 3% at the top of the rev-range and 15% in the mid-range, further amplified by the R’s acceleration-enhancing 15-41 final drive ratio.
The race-oriented “R” model also features a 4-point adjustable swingarm pivot, designed to enable riders a personalised and precise set-up of varying levels of pro or anti-squat to optimise traction on corner exit. The settings are dialled-in using two user-friendly eccentric adjusters that offer pivot positions at +2mm higher, -2mm lower and -4mm lower than the standard position, each positively and accurately locked and located.

The clearly marked, easy-to-use system provides optimum adjustability for competition use.

Additional enhancements to the machine include lightweight carbon fibre rear hugger, rear suspension guard, heels guards, ignition switch surround and top fairing inner panels and carbon fibre protectors for the single-sided swingarm and clutch cover. These lightweight chassis and engine components enable the “R” version a dry weight of just 165kg (363.7lb), even with an ABS braking system fitted as standard equipment.

This top-of-the-range model is also fitted with a special race-style seat fabric for added “feel” and equipped with the GPS-enhanced Ducati Data Acquisition system, for automatic lap times and circuit map-linked data.

The 1199 Panigale R is dressed in Ducati red with defining white race features, sporting a mix of red and brushed aluminium on the fuel tank with lightweight forged wheels by Marchesini in black.

MSRP US$29,995


TYPE: Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE: 112x60.8mm
POWER: 195hp (143kW) @ 10750rpm
TORQUE: 98.1lb-ft 132Nm @ 9000rpm
FUEL INJECTION: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
EXHAUST: 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves

GEARBOX: 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
RATIO: 1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE: Chain 525; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control

FRAME: Monocoque Aluminium
FRONT SUSPENSION: Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment
FRONT WHEEL: 3-spoke forged light alloy 3.50" x 17"
FRONT TYRE: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
REAR SUSPENSION: Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.
REAR WHEEL: 3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00" x 17"
REAR TYRE: 200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 120mm (4.72in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 130mm (5.12in)
FRONT BRAKE: 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50- 4piston callipers with ABS
REAR BRAKE: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS
INSTRUMENTATION: Digital unit with TFT colour display: rev counter, speed, gear selected, odometer [Menù 1: trip 1, trip 2, trip fuel], coolant temp [Menù 2: average and actual fuel comsumption, average speed, trip time, air temperature], lap times, selected Riding Mode, DTC level, EBC level, DQS status, ABS level, DDA status (only if mounted), GPS status (only if mounted), SERVICE, diagnostic, clock, full status and/or management of Riding Modes, ""Parking"" mode. Display lay-out: ROAD/TRACK (integrated with Riding Modes). Display backlight colours: DAY/NIGHT (manual or auto selection). Warning lights: oil pressure, neutral, EOBD, turn signals, fuel reserve, high-beam, ABS (if oem), over rev, DTC intervention, immobilizer (in Key-off). DES control (Electronic Suspension). Light control: automatic shutdown while engine start, automatic shutdown after 60s from key-on without engine ignition. All funtions integrated and managed by left and right handlebar switches

Dimensions And Weight
DRY WEIGHT: 165kg (364lb)
WET WEIGHT: 189kg (417lb)
SEAT HEIGHT: 825mm (32.48in)
WHEELBASE: 1437mm (56.6in)
RAKE: 24°50'
TRAIL: 100mm (3.9in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 17l - 4.5 gallon (US)

Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, DDA+, DES, EBC, Fully RbW. Titanium connecting rods. Carbon fibre components: swingarm guard, heel guards, cover for conveyors, switch gear cover, cover for rear shock absorber, rear and front mudguard, cover for clutch case.

WARRANTY: 24 months unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS: 12.000 km (7,500m) /12 months
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK: 24.000km (15,000m)

Emissions And Consumption
STANDARD: Euro 3 (Europe) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

Ducati says:

The Diavel’s power cruiser style is now further enhanced with touring comfort and functionality for riders who cross city limits in search of the open road. The new model, specifically designed for longer journeys, has been factory-accessorised with touring-friendly components that enable all-day riding comfort for both rider and passenger.

While the carefully designed screen blends effortlessly into the Diavel’s sleek lines to provide improved wind protection, the rider’s posture is further improved for long-distance with 15mm (0.6in) higher handlebars swept back towards the rider a further 60mm (2.36in) and larger, comfort-enhancing seats with revised foam cushioning. The addition of heated grips further underlines the attention given to rider-friendly detail and the higher-output generator that powers them also provides for two handy auxiliary power outlets intended for heated clothing or navigation accessories.

The passenger’s ride has also been improved with a ride-relaxing back-rest and confidence-inspiring grab-rails. The Diavel’s desire for touring practicality has been elegantly satisfied with 41 litres of stylishly shaped side luggage, fitted as standard equipment with revised passenger footpegs and rear lighting.

The Diavel Strada arrives in a sophisticated race titanium colour scheme with racing black frame and black wheels and side luggage.

MSRP: US$19,495

TYPE: Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE: 106 x 67.9mm
POWER: 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
TORQUE: 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
FUEL INJECTION: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
EXHAUST: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

GEARBOX: 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE: Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
RATIO: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
FINAL DRIVE: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
CLUTCH: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.

FRAME: Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION: Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL: 14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSION: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL: 14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
REAR TYRE: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 120mm (4.7in)
FRONT BRAKE: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
REAR BRAKE: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
INSTRUMENTATION: Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.

Dimensions And Weight
DRY WEIGHT: 216kg (476lb)
WET WEIGHT: 245kg (540lb)
SEAT HEIGHT: 770mm (30.3in)
WHEELBASE: 1590mm (62.6in)
RAKE: 28°
TRAIL: 130mm (5.12in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 17l - (4.5 US gal)

Standard Equipment
STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW. 41 l (10.8 gal) side panniers, tourer seat, touring windshield, passenger back-rest, heated grips,two 12V power outlets, +20 mm higher handlebar

WARRANTY: 24 months unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS: 12.000km (7.500m) / 12 months
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK: 24.000km (15,000m)

Emissions And Consumption

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