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Ducati Releases 2013 Hypermotard “License To Thrill” Video
Next week, I’ll be headed to the Ascari Circuit in Southern Spain, as Ducati is set to launch the all new 2013 Hypermotard to the world’s motorcycle press. To get everyone excited about the event, the boys from Bologna decided to have a little fun. Together with its factory MotoGP pilot, Nicky Hayden, and a cameo by Ruben Xaus, Ducati has filmed an exciting video to showcase what the bike can do. See it below.
For 2013, Ducati is streamlining the Hypermotard family and introducing an all-new, liquid-cooled 821cc V-Twin to replace its air-cooled engines. Along with the up-spec Hypermotard SP, the two Hypermotards make upwards of 110 horsepower, feature three ride modes, traction control, and either a Kayaba fork/Sachs shock combo (standard) or Marzocchi fork/Ohlins shock on the SP model. Get the full scoop on the bike here.
In the video, Nicky’s acting chops are put to the test as he’s on a date with an attractive lady he seems to have no interest in. Ever the gentleman, he smiles and nods at what she says but clearly is looking for an escape. Just then, he sees the new Hypermotard parked outside. Conveniently, Nicky’s lady friend excuses herself to use the restroom. What happens next? Well, you’ll have to watch the video and find out.
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