Ducati has revealed the new Hypermotard 698 Mono which draws power from the Italian brand’s latest and newest single-cylinder engine. Ducati has created this model with the sole objective of thrilling through the curves, between the curbs of the tracks but also in the city, transforming every move into the most fun moment of the day.
Derived from the twin-cylinder engine of the 1299 Panigale, this powerhouse inherits the 116 mm bore piston, combustion chamber, titanium intake and steel exhaust valves and Desmodromic distribution, the same solution that Ducati uses in MotoGP. The 659 cc engine produces 77.5 hp at 9,750 rpm which can be further increased to 84.5 hp thanks to the Termignoni racing exhaust.
The standard electronic equipment of the Hypermotard 698 Mono is the most complete in its category and includes many of the controls present on the Panigale V4, developed specifically for this bike. There are ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Control, Ducati Power Launch and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up/Down, which can be purchased as an accessory for the standard version and is supplied as standard on the RVE version.
The Hypermotard 698 Mono is compact and lightweight, with a curb weight of 151 kg without fuel. The front braking system relies on a single 330 mm disc developed specifically by Brembo for this motorcycle.
The new Hypermotard 698 Mono will be available in dealerships in the Ducati network starting from January in the classic Ducati Red with powder-coated frame, or in the RVE version with dedicated graphics, black frame and DQS quickshifter as standard.