Hypermotard 698 Mono India launch has been confirmed by Ducati in an official press note that announces the roadmap for the year 2024…
Ducati has officially announced its roadmap for the calendar year 2024. For this year, the company will launch as many as eight new models in India and all of them have been revealed.
The most interesting motorcycle that we will get is the Hypermotard 698 Mono. As its name suggests, this Hypermotard is powered by Ducati’s latest 659cc, Superquadro single cylinder engine. This motor has been derived from the 1258cc motor of the Panigale 1299.
It churns 77.5 hp of peak power at 9750 rpm and 63 Nm of max torque at 8000 rpm. There are claims from the company that 70 percent of the torque is made right from 3000 rpm and from 4500 rpm to the redline (over 10k rpm) you get minimum 80 percent of the max torque.
The first motorcycle to get this engine is the Hypermotard 698 Mono that was unveiled couple of months ago. The supermoto weighs just 151 kilos (dry) and should be a hoot to ride with that power to weight ratio.
There are USDs at the front and a monoshock at the rear – both adjustable. The standard ABS can be turned off at the rear and the motorcycle rides on 120/70 tyre at the front and 160/60 at the rear – both 17 inchers. The international spec model comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 rubber and this is what we may also get.
There is a lot of electronic aid the Hyper machine comes with. You have ride-by-wire, IMU, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, Ducati Power Launch, Quickshifter, etc. There are four ride modes as well – Sport, Urban, Road and Wet.
Considering the fact that it will be a single cylinder model, you may get a feeling that it will come cheap. But it isn’t a built-to-cost machine and it will come at a fairly high price. The mid-sized Hypermotard is priced at $12,995 which is roughly equal to 10.82 Lac. It will be interesting to see at what price do we get it here. The Hypermotard 698 mono India launch has been confirmed for second quarter of this calendar year – which means it will arrive between April to June 2024.