New For 2021: The Ducati Hypermotard RVE
The newest Hypermotard model in the 2021 Ducati line-up is the Hypermotard 950 RVE. Despite being the newest and having the most letters after its name, it’s not the top-of-the-line model, That’s the SP. Instead, the RVE offers something different. It injects some new character and attitude that’s normally found in these Italian-made motorcycles. The color isn’t a solid variation or a racing livery. Instead, it’s something else.
Most Ducati motorcycles have classic liveries and color options but now, for the first time, Ducati is using a complex waterslide decal during the painting phase to create a unique and eye-catching finish. The result, according to Ducati, is comparable to high-quality airbrushed bodywork, with a premium finish that will last the test of time.
Aside from that, the Hypermotard RVE is very similar to the base model Hypermotard 950. It features the same engine—a 937 cc 11-degree Testastretta twin-cylinder engine that makes 114 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of peak torque—and the same Marzocchi suspension and other riding aids. It does, however, come with Ducati’s bi-directional Quick Shift package as standard, which is an improvement on the base model.
For 2021, the Hypermotard 950 RVE is available exclusively in Ducati’s brand new Graffiti livery.
The 2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE starts at $14,395 USD / $16,495 CAD.
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- Price: $14,395 USD / $16,495 CAD
- Key Features:
- Fully adjustable Marzocchi front suspension
- Bosch cornering ABS EVO
- Unique Grafitti livery
- Engine: 937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
- Power: 114 HP
- Torque: 71 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 392 lbs (178 kg)
- Seat Height: 34.2 in (870 mm)
2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Specifications
|Engine||937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine|
|Bore x Stroke||94 x 67,5 mm (3,70 x 2,66 in)|
|Fuel Injection||Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire system.|
|Torque||96 Nm (71 lb-ft) @ 7.250 rpm|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch, hydraulic control.|
|Final Drive||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43|
|Suspension Front||Marzocchi aluminum fully adjustable, upside-down Ø 45 mm.|
|Suspension Rear||Progressive linkage with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.|
|Brakes Front||2 x 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston 2-pad, radial pump with adjustable lever, with Bosch cornering ABS EVO.|
|Tires Front||Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 120/70 ZR17|
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 180/55 ZR17
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 l (3,8 US gallons)|
|Wheelbase||1493 mm (58,8 in)|
|Trail||104 mm (4.1 in)|
|Seat Height||870 mm (34.2 in)|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Features
The Hypermotard perfectly combines such distinctive features of the original Hypermotard 1100 as minimalism, aggressiveness, lightweight look and “fun-bike” image with the innovation and technology of Ducati’s latest generation models. . The “Graffiti” color scheme of the new 950 RVE emphasises the lightness and aggression of the bike with a high-impact graphics layout, inspired by urban graffiti.
Graffity Color Scheme
For the first time across such an extensive, complex surface, Ducati has utilised ultra-thin waterslide decals during the painting phase. As this application process is particularly lengthy and complicated, it calls for highly specialised skills. The end result is comparable to that of airbrushed bodywork, of extremely high-quality, imperceptible to the touch and long-lasting.
For the utmost riding fun and control the Hypermotard 950 is equipped with an open handlebar, narrow side profile, a seat with an extended profile and a moderate bulge in the passenger area for improved comfort. For the 950 RVE and 950 SP versions the seat is flat, in line with the pro-motard style, to facilitate shifting forward and backward on the seat while riding. The 950 RVE seat has a special covering with a dedicated “tone on tone” Ducati logo.
The Hypermotard 950 family is equipped with a revised version of the 937 cc twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11°. The twin-cylinder engine has been radically revised and lightened (-1.5 kg). It outputs 4 more horsepower than its predecessor (114 hp at 9,000 rpm) and a flat torque curve peaking at 9.8 kgm at 7,250 rpm. All the Hypermotard versions are available with the 35Kw engine specifications suitable for learners. Thanks to Ducati’s constant attention to quality, the 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine allows optimal maintenance management: valve adjustment is scheduled every 30,000 km.