Ducati launches Hypermotard bike in ‘Graffiti’ livery

The new Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE is part of the company’s fun-bike family | Ducati photos

Ducati has unveiled its  new Hypermotard 950 RVE motorcycle, which wears special “Graffiti” livery inspired by that on the concept bike showcased at the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este concours.

The bike is part of the Borgo Panigala fun-bike family and is slotted between the Hypermotard 950 and the Hypermotard 950 SP, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer said.

Adding to the fun dimension of the bike are its graphics, which Ducati said guarantee a look comparable to a custom airbrushed paint 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 labor, use very low thickness decals and adopt a particularly long and complex process,” Ducati said. “The result is comparable to that of an airbrushed bodywork.

“Not only graphics, but also a standard equipment upgrade for this new version. The electronic package of the Hypermotard 950 RVE is enhanced by the Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down EVO, which is added to the components already present in the standard version, namely Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.”

Ducati said the design was inspired by “the motard look,” which features twin exhausts under the seat and smaller superstructures “that leave the mechanical components visible, including the trellis rear frame that communicates lightness and essentiality.

“Ergonomics ensure the rider maximum responsiveness in all conditions. The seat is flat, particularly tapered to ensure wide movement and allows you to touch the ground with ease.”

Power is provided by a twin-cylinder 937cc Testastretta 11° engine, rated at 114 horsepower. 

Ducati said the bike will be available in July with an MSRP of £11,750 ($14,795).

For more information, visit the Ducati website.

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