Your base model 1100 EVO is a pretty sporting piece all right, with pretty dang good adjustable suspension comprising a Showa fork and Sachs shock, good Brembo brakes and everything you need to hold your head up in Ducati society. For $2500 more, though, the EVO SP is a more serious tool for people considering lots of track days or racing (the Italian Hypermoto series has been a big hit, supposedly). To that end, the SP gets Monobloc Brembo calipers that will stand you on your nose if you just hopped off the regular EVO and apply the same lever pressure, and those stronger brakes are attached to a 1.2-inch longer, 50mm anti-friction coated Marzocchi fork full of stiffer fork springs. An Öhlins shock controls the rear through a link that's adjustable for ride height, "significantly lighter" Marchesini wheels carry Pirelli DOT race rubber, and there are a few more carbon-fiber items. What you wind up with is a 2-pound-lighter, stiffer, less-pitch-prone 1100 EVO with more cornering clearance thanks to increased ride height—a good deal if you plan to ride on the track or like a lunatic on the road. Downside might be the 34.4-inch-high seat, 1.2 inches up on the standard Hyper.