Hayden hooning on new Ducati Hypermotard SP

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

Hayden demonstrates what the new Hypermotard SP can do, if you're a MotoGP god...
Take one 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP, add in MotoGP hero Nicky Hayden and one of the world’s finest private racetracks (Ascari in Spain), and this is what you get!

Following on from the image of Ducati MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden sideways on the new Ducati Hypermotard SP some months ago, Ducati have released a whole batch of pictures showing the GP star messing around on the new bike!

The pictures show that despite Nicky Hayden having a pretty tough time during testing on the 2013 Ducati Desmosedici GP13, he still knows how to have fun on a motorcycle, putting his dirt track skills to the front to get the bike sideways for the camera.

The new Ducati Hypermotard SP gets launched to the world’s bike press this week and goes on sale in the UK in March. We'll bring you a test as soon as we can.

If you do get your hands on a Ducati Hypermotard SP and fancy showing us you can do this, then please do get in touch!

A long career as a dirt track champion, ex MotoGP world champion and a new Ducati Hypermotard SP. Don't try this at home kids!
Proving how hard you can get on the gas, Hayden does some track graffiti with the rear tyre
Just to finish off the rear tyre, Hayden gives it the large one
Head off the side, a slight bit off opposite lock on the bars on one of Ascari's uphill chicanes. Nice wheely Nicky.

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