- Exclusive USA-only Hypermotard 950 RVE with “graffiti” livery that compares to an airbrushed look
- Limited to 100 available with corresponding badging of each production unit
- Takes design inspiration from social media sensation and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este award-winning concept
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 28, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – For 2022 the Hypermotard RVE will return to North America for a limited production second generation version, which is limited to 100 units and available only for presold orders.
What makes the 950 RVE stick out is its livery called “Graffiti” inspired by street art. The creation process is laborious, demanding highly skilled painters that work in phases and apply extremely thin decals. The results are comparable to airbrushed bodywork, something not found on many production motorcycles, which is why the bike is limited to 100 units.
The RVE takes styling from the original Hypermotard 950 concept bike that was unveiled during the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic automobile and motorcycle show held annually on the western shore of Italy’s Lake Como. Designed by Centro Stile Ducati, the concept won first place in the show’s ”Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents” category and was widely shared across social media channels.
Ducati designers capitalized on the concept’s attention-grabbing livery and created a similar-styled model for the Hypermotard 950 lineup, unveiling the RVE in June 2020. The RVE offers a mid-range Hypermotard model between the base 950 and the top-range 950 SP.
The Hypermotard 950 is the ideal platform for this custom OEM look due to the bike’s aggressive supermotard look accented by twin exhausts under the seat and visible mechanical components, including the iconic trellis frame that translates into lightness and stability, the tapered flat seat that provides ease of movement, and the exposed L-twin engine that ensures Ducati reliability and hyper-fun power delivery.
Speaking of the engine, the twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° creates 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 71 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. The torque is what makes this powerplant popular among motard fans—80 percent of the torque is available from 3,000 to 9,500 rpm. This linear power output maximizes rideability, performance, and, what matters most, fun, whether lapping the track, carving canyons, or riding urban daily.
The RVE arrives with the latest in Ducati technological advancements, including Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, which is added to the components already present in the standard version, Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
The RVE also features fully adjustable suspension so owners can easily change settings to their riding style and includes a 45mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock. Bringing the RVE to a stop is a set of Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial monoblock calipers up front that squeeze 320mm discs, and a two-piston Brembo caliper out back that grasps a 245mm disc.
The Hypermotard 950 RVE will begin to hit showroom floors across the USA late May and will be available for an MSRP of $15,695.
At the top of the Hypermotard 950 range is the Hypermotard 950 SP, upgraded for a performance-focus with racing graphics, Öhlins suspension with increased travel, and Marchesini forged rims.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.ducati.com/us/en/bikes/hypermotard/hypermotard-950
Source: Ducati Motor Holding SpA