Ducati will release its all-new Hypermotard 698 Mono to Australian showrooms in the second quarter of 2024, complete with a most-powerful-in-class single-cylinder engine, priced from $22,800 rideaway.
The 2024 Ducati Hypermotard 698 is motivated by the new Superquadro Mono engine, a 659cc single-cylinder mill that generates 57kW and 62Nm.
The bikes takes on racey supermotard design elements, with a narrow seat and bodywork, five-spoke alloy wheels, a super compact LED headlight and a garish ‘graffiti’ livery.
Notably, the Hypermotard 698 comes with a strong advanced rider aid suite, with a six-axis IMU and highly customisable rider modes.
The bike tips the scales at 151 kilograms (dry) and rides on fully adjustable Marzocchi suspension and sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres.
Lightweight 17-inch wheels showcase large brakes with a single 330mm disc and a Brembo M4.32 radial caliper.
The Hypermotard 698 Mono is the first of a number of new models expected to be unveiled at this week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
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