after six and a half years of owning a 999S (full story here
) I wanted a change and did not mind a more relaxed riding position either. I've liked the original Hypermotard since day one but never really looked into buying one. Now was the perfect time to get one and obviously it had to be the EVO SP to get the lighter engine, the all black Marzocchi forks etc. Unfortunately they proved to be hard to find in Europe - here in Finland there is currently only one registered
I browsed the German, Dutch, Italian and French marketplaces for a while without any real success, the ones I found were either overpriced or had too many miles for my liking.
Eventually a dude on Facebook told me there was one for sale in Belgium. 9800km, 2011, white, 99% original condition (just the Termignoni 2-1 system installed). Luckily the seller spoke perfect English (he works at a Ducati dealer) and was even willing to pack the bike on a pallet for shipping. Long story short, the bike finally arrived in snowy Finland on the 22nd of January. Now the bike has been inspected for registration and I'm waiting for it to be taxed to get a license plate.
Pics by the seller:
Otherwise in pretty much mint condition but the alternator casing has some rock chips which have started corroding due to the cover being magnesium:
I have already purchased a NOS OEM alternator casing and will order the small parts (crank end bearing, shift shaft seal etc.) for it soon. I'll also have it coated with a matte clear coat to protect it from corrosion a bit better.
To match the alternator casing I bought a NOS DP magnesium vented clutch casing with titanium fasteners. I won't be using the included Ti screws though since they are poor quality (ugly manufacturing marks inside heads). Even though the stock clutch casing is the same color as the alternator side it's actually not magnesium so this will provide a small weight saving as well
To go with the alternator casing I have a stainless steel case saver and a DP 28mm billet slave. I'm hoping to use the clutch off my 999S, it's a 999F05 Corse four post slipper with Surflex aluminium plates and a carbon RS cover. More on this later...
Some other parts have also arrived - CNC Racing billet triples, CNC Racing billet cam covers, some MaxiCarbon bits, Brembo billet rear caliper (billet front calipers are off the 999S):
Please excuse all the dust in the pics, it's the late winter sun...
To be continued