Ducati Hypermotard Humboldt TN

If you’re dealing with a fairly long drive each morning, a few more miles per gallon can go a long way to a smaller total cost come week’s end. And while we’ve got plenty of hybrids running around and are starting to see some high-mpg diesels as well, the undisputed king of the frugal commute remains the motorcycle.

Bobs House of Honda
(731) 668-4191
603 Vann Drive, # A
Jackson, TN
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair,Auto Dealers

Golden Circle Ford Lincoln
(731) 664-0873
1432 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Blue Moon Auto Sales LLC
(731) 410-8200
3511 N Highland Ave
Jackson, TN

Data Provided by:
robertson lawn service
(731) 422-5452
26 riley cove
jackson, TN
 
Lexus of Kingsport
(423) 224-2270
2527 E Stone Drive
Kingsport, TN
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Robinson Toyota
(731) 668-1234
1377 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN
Services
SUV Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Mazda of Jackson
(731) 421-1505
721 S Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN
Services
Truck Service Station,Auto Dealers

Auto City Usa
(731) 664-8113
766 Vann Dr
Jackson, TN

Data Provided by:
Gwatney Mazda of Jackson
(731) 660-5055
531 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN
 
Joe Mahan Ford Inc
(731) 642-4711
211 Memorial Drive
Paris, TN
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Data Provided by:

Ducati Hypermotard

One Week on a Ducati Hypermotard By Brian Alexander, Content Editor
The old saying that you’ve got to spend money to make money is a highly unfortunate truth. Ask most people about their daily commute and you’ll get a look that says something between, “I don’t want to talk about it” and “I once nearly killed a man on the side of the road.” Bottom line, no one wants to commute, and an expensive commute as a result of high gas prices and parking expense is just that much more of a slap in the face.





If you’re dealing with a fairly long drive each morning, a few more miles per gallon can go a long way to a smaller total cost come week’s end. And while we’ve got plenty of hybrids running around and are starting to see some high-mpg diesels as well, the undisputed king of the frugal commute remains the motorcycle. So, for the sake of science, I decided to trade in my driving shoes for a helmet and take on my daily slog – 22 miles each way including crossing over the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Bridge – for an entire week atop a Ducati Hypermotard.

The Hypermotard is hardly your average motorcycle. Picture a dirtbike with an air-cooled 1100cc engine crammed inside the frame and you’re halfway there, making it somewhat like the Porsche Cayenne of the motorcycle world. If you're intersted in Ducatis, make sure to check out our recent factory tour . Aboard the Hypermotard, rampant acceleration and full-on wheelies are no farther than an eager twist of the right hand away. With such muscular athleticism, it’s nowhere close to being the most fuel-efficient bike out there, but nevertheless remains a good representation of how economical and convenient a motorcycle can be.

First and foremost, the savings began at the pump. The 3.3 gallon fuel tank creates somewhat of a psychological barrier because you’ll be fueling up frequently, though only for a few dollars each time. Over the course of the week I was able to achieve an astonishing average fuel economy of 47.9 mpg, completely annihilating my expectations of the bike’s mileage potential. Total gasoline expenditure for the week came out to be $22.87 (average gas prices at the time were around $4.25) – less than half of what a car would have cost. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Here in California, the typically devoid carpool lane is open to motorcyclists. That deal gets a whole lot sweeter when crossing the Bay Bridge, as the carpool lane bypasses the tollbooths, saving you an agonizing wait at the metering lights, not to mention the $4.00 toll itself. And the traffic lining up to exit the freeway on the other side of the bridge? It’s not nearly as bad when you can split lanes on a motorcycle – at low speeds of 10-15 mph, it’s a relatively safe way to make progress, and here in the Golden State, it’s perfectly legal.

Click here to read the rest of the article from DriverSide