Hyped up: Ducati reveal Hypermotard 950 RVE
Meet the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE: an updated standard Hypermotard 950, complete with striking new graphics kit and an up-and-down quickshifter, set to arrive in dealers in July.
Revealed earlier today after copious social media teasers, the £11,750 twin-cylinder supermoto sits between the £10,995 standard machine and the £14,595 SP model, sharing the same attributes as its cheaper sibling, with the added bonus of Ducati’s Quick Shift Up and Down EVO system. This is also available as an optional extra for the base bike.
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Away from the electronics, the mid-spec motard also gets a new 'Graffiti' livery, which uses ultra-thin decals in an attempt to mirror an air-brushed finish. Characterised by its half-black-half-red rims and 'Hyper' messaging along the tank, it’s wildly different to the more conservative colourings of the other models in the range.
This colour scheme was originally conceived for the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este event, at which the livery took first place in the 'Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents' category.
A one-off replica of this was then also offered as a prize as part of the Bologna firm’s ‘Join Ducati’ competition earlier this year. Won by Californian, Jose Carlos Sagarminaga, the exclusivity of the prize has been slightly dampened by this latest release - although it is signed by the creator of the colour scheme, Andrea Amato.
Powered by a 937cc V-Twin engine, the Hypermotard produces 112.4bhp at 9000rpm. Alongside that, you get a thick 70.9lb.ft of torque – 80% of which is available at 3000rpm.
Designed for nadgery short circuits and carving up your favourite back lane, the upright brawler is also bristling with tech as standard, with even the base model receiving traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS and more.
As always MCN will bring you more information on the new bike as it becomes available. You can read our full Ducati Hypermotard 950 review now.