Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono Launched in India at Rs 16.50 Lakh

Ducati’s Hypermotard 698 Mono has been officially launched in India at a price of Rs 16.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono Written by Updated: Jul 09, 2024, 4:51 pm
Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono Launched in India at Rs 16.50 Lakh

Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono Launched in India at Rs 16.50 Lakh

Ducati’s Hypermotard 698 Mono has been officially launched in India at a price of Rs 16.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Following a teaser released a week ago, bookings are now open, with deliveries expected to commence by the end of this month. This model is the second Hypermotard offering from Ducati in India, following the Hypermotard 950 RVE, and is priced Rs 50,000 higher. The Hypermotard 698 Mono is unique as the only single-cylinder model in Ducati’s global lineup.

Import Details

The units sold in India are imported from Italy and Thailand. However, due to its engine capacity being under 800cc, the ‘Mono’ does not benefit from the Indo-Thai Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The bike is available in a single Ducati red colour and will be brought to India as a completely built-up (CBU) unit.

Design and Features

The Hypermotard 698 Mono sports a typical supermoto design with a high-set beak-like front fender, tall stance, wide handlebars, and a single-piece bench seat. It features twin upswept exhaust mufflers positioned under the rear fender, a flat single-piece seat, 5-spoke Y-design alloy wheels, and a sleek tail section, all contributing to its enduro bike appearance.

The bike comes equipped with a 3.8-inch LCD instrument panel, all-LED lighting, and four riding modes: Sport, Road, Urban, and Wet. Ducati offers a comprehensive electronics suite that includes traction control, three power modes, ride-by-wire, wheelie control, launch control, cornering ABS, and engine brake control.

Mechanical Specifications

The Hypermotard 698 Mono is powered by a 659cc, liquid-cooled Superquadro Mono engine producing 77.5 bhp and 63 Nm of peak torque. With the optional Termignoni race exhaust, these figures can be boosted to 84.5 bhp and 67 Nm, making it the most powerful single-cylinder engine in the world.

Cycle Parts

The bike’s structure is supported by a trellis frame, with fully adjustable USD front forks and a rear monoshock from Sachs. Braking is managed by a 330mm front disc and a 245mm rear disc, aided by dual-channel ABS. The rear ABS can be switched off for sliding. The Hypermotard rides on 17-inch wheels with 120/70 front and 160/60 rear Diablo Rosso 4 tires.

The Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono is set to make a significant impact in the Indian market with its impressive design, advanced features, and powerful performance. As Ducati expands its lineup in India, this new addition promises to offer motorcycle enthusiasts a thrilling and unique riding experience.