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 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.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: The new Ducati Superquadro Mono engine and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-october-29-2023
Published Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 18:00:17 +0000