Monday, August 04, 2008

Ducati Hyperfighter to be shown at this year’s EICMA?


If Ducati launch the 1098-engined Hyperfighter, what would become of the Hypermotard...?
Hyperfighter pic: MCN, Hypermotard pic: Basem Wasef / About.com

According to a report on MCN, Ducati are likely to show a new bike – the Hyperfighter – at the EICMA later this year. The bike will, apparently, use the Ducati 1098’s engine, chassis, suspension and brakes, but the 1098’s full fairing will make way for streetfighter styling and minimal bodywork on the Hyperfighter.

According to MCN, the bike will use various carbonfibre components to keep weight down, and even the exhaust would be integrated with the bike’s sub-frame (itself made of magnesium) for further weight saving.

Hmmm… a lightweight streetfighter with the 1098 engine? Sounds good to us. But where would that leave the poor old Hypermotard…?

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