2010 HyperMotard 796 build thread...

JoeTheBarber

New member
Greetings,

Super excited to start this build thread as I have wanted to tear into a HyperMotard for some time.
I plan to keep this thread updated as this project moves along.

In August 2021 I found a great deal on a 10k mile 2010 796. One adult owner. Bone stock down to the exhaust and warning stickers all over the bike. Even had the stock fork reflectors on it (see below)
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I have owned tons of different bikes and hot rods / trucks in the past so this isnt my first rodeo by far. Past Ducati's I have owned were a 2007 S2R1K:
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and a 2001 748:
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After the first spin around the block on the HyperMotard I was hooked for sure. Now its time to make it more "mine". I know it's not the biggest or fastest Ducati around. I bought this thing to chop up and make into a cool bar hopper and 2nd bike when I don't feel like taking out the Road King (my main bike)..

I know I am going to piss off a bunch of you Ducati purist guys with what I do to this thing , but, its mine so 🤷‍♂️. You do yours, and I will do mine.

The "change" list as this point for the bike is:

  • Lower the bike front and rear
  • Continental TKC80 knobby tires
  • Powdercoat wheels to match new paint (color at this point undecided)
  • Remove all un-wanted and or un-needed parts, covers, hoses, etc.
  • Fab up custom exhaust to get front head pipe high on the bike (similar to latest Hyper style)
  • Relocate license plate frame / turn signals / etc..
  • Ditch throttle side front brake caliper and rotor to have open wheel look on right side front and rear
  • Clean up handlebars / new mirrors / grips / bar end signals
  • Powdercoat a bunch of things Satin black to match the stock frame
  • Add some tastefull Carbon Fiber bits for contrast to the new paint

More of this build will be a less is more approach, instead of just throwing Ebay or Amazon parts at the bike.
I'm a huge fan of taking what needs to be on a bike, and moving or relocating it for a better / more appealing look or flow.

As I said above I will try and keep this thread updated and populated as progress happens with the build.

Stay tuned...
 

HKMP7

First 9 & Moderator
Staff member
Awesome welcome to the forum. You do not have to worry about anyone passing judgement. The heart of the build will be a Ducati so wherever you choose to go from there is ok. I love the chooper style builds I'm sure you will have some new ideas that I may have not even considered. So I look forward to your tips and tricks.
 

Andy7

FOUNDING Member & Moderator
Staff member
I love the hypers, they look like such a fun bike. If I lived in town I’d probably have got one already! Sounds like it’s gonna be a very creative process so interested to see how it turns out.
 
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