Ducati Recordsdata for 659cc Thumper


Because the seasonal countdown brings us nearer to Episode 4 of Ducati’s 2023 World Premiere, we’re protecting a eager eye on any potential bits of knowledge that slip out previous to a debut – which is why we’re writing to inform you of the peashooter that the Bologna bike builder has simply sneakily filed with the NHTSA. 

A view of the decoding documentation from NHTSA. Media sourced from CarAndBike.

In keeping with RideApart, the thriller machine was launched by way of a renewed car identification quantity (VIN) decoder doc displaying off a really good, liquid-cooled, four-valve, 659cc single-cylinder engine. 

Ducati does have a historical past with thumpers – query is, will the Italian motorbike marque select the way in which of the ‘60s Scrambler, or the ‘90s Supermono – or one other bike completely?

A view of Ducati’s Supermono. Media sourced from Hagerty.
A view of Ducati’s Supermono. Media sourced from Hagerty.

“The Supermono’s 500cc single generated 75 horsepower (at 10,000rpm),” muses the report. 

“That looks like a modest determine till you study that the mannequin tipped the scales at simply 260 kilos.”

“Trying on the market, big-bore thumpers are a really area of interest phase…you will have KTM’s 690 Enduro R/SMC R in a single nook, however that very same engine beats on the coronary heart of Husqvarna’s Svartpilen and Vitpilen platform…”

Ducati’s ‘60s Scrambler. Media sourced from Timeless 2 Wheels.
Ducati’s ‘60s Scrambler. Media sourced from Timeless 2 Wheels.

Time will inform what Ducati cooks up, however given their newer efforts within the Scramber sector, we’re hoping for a Supermono sweetheart. 

What do you suppose? Is that this machine slotted for a World Premiere episode, and if that’s the case, which episode?

Remark down beneath, and as all the time – keep secure on the twisties.

*Media sourced from Hagerty, RSFS, Timeless 2 Wheels and CarAndBike*



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