Introducing the most recent addition to the Ducati Hypermotard household – the 698 Mono. This new mannequin, unveiled right this moment, boasts a single-cylinder engine generally known as the ‘Superquadro Mono’.
The Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono boasts class-leading supermoto efficiency as the primary single-cylinder mannequin from Bologna in many years! Right here’s what you could know.
The Superquadro Mono engine, unveiled by Ducati simply final week, lies on the core of the brand new Hypermotard 698. This extraordinary single-cylinder motor is without doubt one of the most radical engines ever put in in a manufacturing bike.
The bike makes use of MotoGP-inspired expertise, taken from the Ducati Panigale V4 R and utilized to 1 cylinder of the Superquadro engine as discovered within the Panigale 1299.
The consequence quantities to 77.5bhp in its normal type and goes into direct competitors with the likes of KTM’s 690 SMCR and the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. With the addition of a Termignoni racing exhaust, this may be elevated to 85bhp. After all, dealing with such energy means a high-spec chassis is required!
To realize this, Ducati makes use of a metal trellis body for the Hypermotard 698 Mono. The body’s variable thickness permits it to weigh simply 7.2kg, with extra weight financial savings from forged wheels, a two-sided aluminium swingarm, and an aluminium flange on the brake discs. The general weight of the bike is 151kg earlier than including gasoline.
A Marzocchi 45mm inverted entrance fork, weighing solely 8.1kg, gives full adjustability. The entrance tyre is the Pirelli Diablo Rossi IV in a measurement of 120/70 ZR 17, and the again tyre is a 160/60 ZR 17, additionally from Pirelli. Brembo handles braking with an M4.32 calliper and a single 330mm entrance disc, whereas the rear brakes encompass a single 240mm disc.
Ducati claims that the Hypermotard 698 Mono boasts spectacular efficiency because of its superior electronics. These embrace Ducati Traction Management, Wheelie Management, Engine Brake Management, Energy Launch, and Fast Shift (DQS) Up/Down. Whereas DQS is an elective function on the usual bike, it comes normal on the higher-spec RVE model. The bike additionally options Cornering ABS with 4 ranges of intervention, together with ‘Slide by Brake’ to assist with rear brake-induced slides. Moreover, the wheelie management has 4 ranges, and there may be an possibility for the Ducati Efficiency software program, which incorporates the ‘Wheelie Help’ setting.
The bike’s 3.8-inch LCD show permits for the choice and administration of 4 driving modes – Sport, Highway, City, and Moist – and three engine mode settings.
The bike has been ergonomically designed with efficiency as the first focus. Its higher half is slender, permitting for optimum rider motion. In accordance with Ducati, the footpegs have rubber inserts that may be taken out for higher grip with racing boots. (The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled had the identical – which labored nicely).
Along with the talked about Termignoni exhaust, racing seat, motard footpegs, and engine covers, a wide range of equipment can be found for this Ducati. Carbon choices are a staple for the model, together with a warmth defend for the exhaust manifold and silencer. For added customization, billet aluminium items akin to brake and clutch levers, reservoirs, and dynamic indicators are additionally supplied.
There’s additionally nice information for ‘new’ riders- a 35kW (47bhp) version of the Hypermotard 698 Mono will probably be obtainable for riders with an A2 bike licence.
The 2024 Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono gives a selection of two putting colors. One is the traditional ‘Ducati Crimson’ whereas the opposite is the smooth ‘RVE’, which incorporates unique options just like the Ducati Fast Shift and personalised supply. The RVE model is priced at £11,895, and the usual mannequin is priced at £10,995.
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