Ducati has confirmed plans to produce the Hypermotard, a concept bike unveiled in November 2005 at the EICMA trade show in Milan. Federico Minoli, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, said the 100 hp, 385-lb. unit is expected to be in dealer showrooms by Spring 2007.
Minoli made the announcement on Ducati's new online web log, the Desmoblog. “With the enthusiasm shown by Ducatisti and the work done in research and development, we have decided to add the Ducati Hypermotard to our production schedule, without giving anything else up,” Minoli wrote.
Minoli said development time was reduced due to the amount of initial development that went into the concept, which was awarded “Best of Show” during its debut at EICMA and “Best Bike for 2005” by the Motorcycle Design Association.
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