Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ducati Hypermotard inches closer to going into production

Radical, eh? Supermoto fans should love this Duke...

Back in September last year, we had reported on the Ducati Hypermotard having been spotted testing and production having been confirmed. Well, the bike is now very close to being put into production and final tests are being carried out.

Vittoriano Guareschi, official Ducati MotoGP Team test rider has been testing Hypermotard prototypes at the Mores circuit in Sardinia, Italy. Says Guareschi, ‘The bike is fantastic! It's so much fun to ride that you lose all track of time, and you never want to get off it. The bike's just perfect, well balanced, smooth and, above all, a true Ducati. These tests have allowed us to define the setup and make a few final modifications before the bike goes into production . Everything is on schedule.’ Sounds good. This should indeed be one bike to watch out for...

Update (16th May, 2007): So now that the Hypermotard is finally out, here are some pics and videos of SBK rider Ruben Xaus having a bit of fun on the thing.

Ruben Xaus shows how the Hypermotard is meant to be ridden!

Also see:
Alfa Romeo join forces with Ducati WSB
Wonder scooter: Gilera Fuoco 500
New bikes from Benelli this year?
Radical new sportsbikes from Aprilia

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