Ducati Hypermotard showcased on Jimmy Kimmel Live

PAR Cycle CanadaPosted on

Last night Ducati’s Hypermotard motorcycle made an appearance on the U.S. television talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, as part of promotion for the Italian brand’s participation in the upcoming feature film CHiPs. In the segment, filmed in Los Angeles yesterday, actors Dax Shepard and Michael Peña rode Ducatis into the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard to perform a short stunt promoting the upcoming film. The two Ducati Hypermotard’s used were outfitted to resemble the look of California Highway Patrol motorcycles for the Kimmel taping.

The movie, slated to be released in the US and Canada on March 24, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures, focuses on two California Highway Patrol police officers, and is a remake of the popular television show. The film was written and directed by Shepard, who also stars alongside Peña as characters Jon Baker and Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello, respectively.

Ducati’s Hypermotard appears in the film as a contrast to traditional police motorcycles. The Hypermotard family is Ducati’s interpretation on the supermotard style of motorcycle that are used on alternating types of racing surfaces. With a high, slender tailpiece and narrow sides, the Hypermotard has a dirt bike-inspired aesthetic and was created to be versatile enough for urban commuting, weekend touring or track day excitement.

RECENT ARTICLES



EXPOMOTO Quebec – February 10, 11 and 12, 2023: A section dedicated to more than 200 used vehicles


BMW R100R SCRAMBLER by Lord Drake Kustoms


Indian Motorcycle rental now available on the magical island of Madeira


Harley-Davidson kicks off 120th anniversary with reveal of 2023 motorcycles


Foo Fighters and Green Day to headline Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival


Product review – Scott Voyager Suit – Affordable protection