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Does a $100,000 tire still smell good? Ducati releases hacker 698 Mono
Release date:2023.11.16

On November 2, Ducati released the strongest single cylinder on the surface overseas, and it is interesting that the new car is not named according to the displacement of the engine, the official name is Hypermotard 698 Mono.

The actual engine displacement of the new car is 659 cc; Peak horsepower is 57 kw / 9,750 rpm and peak torque is 63 N·m/ 8,050 rpm. The dedicated racing exhaust system can be raised to 85hp/9500 rpm. The engine was reported in detail two days ago, and I won't say much today.


Another highlight of the new car is its ultra-light weight, with a dry weight of only 151kg; The body consists of a steel pipe frame + aluminum alloy rear rocker arm with fully adjustable Marzocchi reverse fork + fully adjustable Sachs rear shock absorber suspension. The exhaust is unexpectedly double-discharge.

The braking system is provided by Brembo, with M4.32 radial four-piston and specially developed 330mm single-disc discs on the front wheels, and floating single-piston calipers and 245mm discs on the rear wheels. Auxiliary systems have Bosch supplied corner ABS and IMU.

Other aspects as well as TCS tracking system, engine brake control system, four sections of the front wheel anti-float function are one of the standard. Two-way express only the high-equipped RVE version has, the standard version of the model can only be optional; There are also four "tail-swing assist systems" to help you drift through the turn.

The Hypermotard 698 Mono has four driving modes (sport, road, city and rainy), of which three power modes, DTC, EBC and ABS, are assigned, which can be adjusted individually. Tire specifications are 120/70 ZR 17 for the front and 160/60 ZR 17 for the rear. 11.35L fuel tank, seat height 850mm, black Nematic (IBN) LCD screen.

Ducati's new Hypermotard 698 Mono comes in red and RVE in black and red, priced at $12,995 and $14,495 in North America. The point is it's about the same price as the Monster937.

The retail price of the domestic version of Monster 937 is 106,200 (discount price of 88,500 yuan), and the price of Hacker 950 is 124,200 yuan, according to this situation, Ducati's new Hacker 698 domestic starting price should be between 80,000 and 100,000 yuan.

When Ducati disclosed this 659cc single-cylinder engine, it was known that this was a high-performance engine, and with the official release of the new car, it was also possible to determine that Ducati's single-cylinder skid was headed to the professional field; This is the strongest single cylinder on the surface, testing not only the technology, but also the wallet ~

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