Ducati Australia and New Zealand will release its new Hypermotard 950 RVE in September of this year, in “very limited numbers”.
The RVE sits above the standard Hypermotard 950, and is distinguished by a unique ‘Graffiti’ livery inspired by Ducati’s recent Hypermotard Concept bike.
According to Ducati, the unique design is more than just a sticker job.
“Wanting to transfer the same manufacturing quality of the concept bike from which it derives to the production motorcycle, it was necessary, in the painting phases, to employ highly skilled labour, use very low thickness decals and adopt a particularly long and complex process,” Ducati said in a press release.
“The result is comparable to that of an airbrushed bodywork.”
The Hypermotard 950 RVE also benefits from an up/down quick-shifter borrowed from the higher-spec 950 SP variant.
As before, power comes from a 937cc Testastretta L-twin, producing 85kW (114hp) and 96Nm.
The Hypermotard 950 RVE will sit below the range-topping 950 SP, which boasts racing graphics, Ohlins suspension and Marchesini forged rims.
Pricing for the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE will be confirmed closer to launch, however, it will likely sit between the standard variant ($21,200 rideaway) and the top-spec SP ($26,000 rideaway).
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