Ducati could be revamping the Hypermotard for 2019.
It should be ready for Euro 5 emissions standard since it will be implemented in 2020.
While it is not confirmed, there is speculation that the new engine will be equipped with DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing).
A revamped Ducati Hypermotard has been caught undergoing road trials. Could it be released for 2019?
Looking at the spy shot, the “new” bike looks to have a new engine, styling changes and twin underseat exhaust silencers.
According to MCN, the exhausts are the obvious sign that the new Hypermotard will comply with the Euro 5 emissions standards that’s set to be introduced in 2020. The new rulings are even tougher on carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and noise emissions.
Hence, the new Hypermotard’s exhaust system separates the baffles and catalytic convertor rather than having both in the same unit. The new Supersport and Multistrada may also follow this same route.
Speaking of the new Multistrada 1260, the Hypermotard’s engine may just be equipped with DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) too since the system allows for better efficiency throughout the rev range.
Other takeaways from the spy photo are a new steel trellis subframe which replaces the previous one-piece cast unit, the clutch and alternator covers beefed up for more sound-proofing, and Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear monoshock.
Expect the 2019 Hypermotard to be unveiled at EICMA.