Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono Launched

The Hypermotard 698 Mono, the latest model from famous Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, has officially launched in India. With this exciting new model, Ducati enters the single-cylinder road-going supermoto market for the first time and offers the Indian market a novel combination of performance and flexibility.


The Hypermotard 698 Mono is more expensive than expected, with a price tag of ₹16.50 lakh (ex-showroom). It is targeted as a high-end supermoto option in Ducati’s inventory, ₹50,000 above the Hypermotard 950 RVE model.

Engine and Performance

The engine of this new machine is a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 659cc engine. For those who are not comfortable with motorcycle terms, a single-cylinder engine refers to a bike that has just one piston instead of the several pistons found in many larger bikes. This engine setup frequently produces a lighter, sharper-feeling bike with an unique personality.

With a maximum power output of 77.5 BHP (brake horsepower) at 9,750 rpm and a peak torque of 63 Nm at 8,000 rpm, the engine of the Hypermotard 698 Mono is very powerful. Put more simply, this shows that the bike has enough torque for energetic country rides as well as city riding.


The Hypermotard 698 Mono from Ducati comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, giving riders complete control over shifting gears. Additionally, the bike has a self-servoing wet multiplate slipper clutch. This function, which may sound technical, actually helps both beginner and expert riders by preventing the rear tire from locking up during forceful downshifts and making gear changes more seamless.

With a 12-liter fuel tank, the Hypermotard 698 Mono has a respectable range for both daily use and weekend trips. Though its 904 mm seat height may be a touch steep for shorter riders, it adds to the bike’s powerful riding stance, which is a trademark of bikes in the supermoto style.


In terms of looks, the Hypermotard 698 Mono keeps to Ducati’s design values by fusing aggressive flair with a dynamic personality. It stays true to the Hypermotard series’ competitive “motard” style, which is simply a dirt bike dressed up for the street with wide handlebars for maximum handling and a lofty, upright riding position.

Target Market

Ducati hopes that this new model would interest in younger riders. The business intends to bring a new generation of riders to the Ducati brand by going it as one of the most affordable additions to the Ducati line, including the Monster and select Scrambler models.

Riding Experience

The Hypermotard 698 Mono has received highly positive early reviews. Its superb handling qualities, which include being steady and easy to control in turns, have earned it recognition from riders. High scores are also given to the bike for its smooth fueling across the rev range; this means that the power delivery is predictable and steady, which makes riding the bike easier.

Another unique feature is the robust braking system, which guarantees that riders can stop or slow down swiftly when necessary. Because frequent gear changes are required in urban settings, the light clutch action is especially appreciated.

The Hypermotard 698 Mono more than makes up for its lack of the highest peak power in its class with its smooth power delivery and quick handling. Whether you’re going over winding country roads or through city streets, this combination ensures an interesting and fun ride.

The introduction of the Hypermotard 698 Mono in India gives the supermoto market a new choice. It presents the famous Ducati engineering and style in a more manageable single-cylinder package, maybe introducing a wider audience to the world of high-performance motorbikes.

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