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September 23, 2009

Ducati Debuts Its Hypermotard 796

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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796

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A month ahead of its slated unveiling in Europe, Ducati has released images of its newest model – the Hypermotard 796.

Powered by a newly designed Desmodue L-Twin, the lighter, lower version of the Hypermotard 1100 claims an output of 81hp and 55.7lb-f of torque. The 796 also comes with an APTC wet clutch with a “slipper type action” that Ducati says creates a light lever feel and prevents rear-end destabilization during aggressive down-shifting.

The new model comes in three finishes; matte black, matte white and traditional Ducati red, and will start selling in European stores in late October—8,990€ ($14,218 CAD) for the matte finishes and 9,300€ ($14,709 CAD) for the red version.

No word yet on when the bike will reach Canada, but it's slated to be in US showrooms beginning December 2009 so we're guessing it'll be here soon thereafter. US MSRP will be $9,995 and Ducati says Canadian pricing will be announced in the next few days.