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Speed Read starts with a thump this week, as the 659 cc / 85 hp Ducati Superquadro Mono single-cylinder engine breaks cover. We’ve also got a Honda CX650 and Yamaha MT-01 from two different Italian custom builders, and news of a unique land-speed bike that’s up for sale.

Ducati Superquadro Mono single-cylinder engine
Ducati Superquadro Mono It’s been three decades since Ducati released the incredible Supermono. Designed by the dream team of Pierre Terblanche, Claudio Domenicali, and Massimoa Bordi, it was a lightweight racing motorcycle powered by a 549 cc single-cylinder engine. It was also extremely rare; only 65 units were ever produced.

Ducati took a 30-year break from singles after the Supermono, but that break is now over. Meet the Ducati Superquadro Mono—a new engine that heralds the Borgo Panigale firm’s return to single-cylinder supremacy. The 659 cc thumper uses Ducati’s Desmodromic valve system which can spin it up to a screaming 10,250rpm—making it the highest revving single-cylinder road engine ever.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: The new Ducati Superquadro Mono engine and more
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Published Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 18:00:17 +0000