Ducati is gearing up to unveil a remarkable innovation, the Superquadro Mono, a groundbreaking single-cylinder engine that marks a significant milestone, as it’s the first of its kind in three decades. Ducati proudly claims that the Superquadro Mono is the most potent single-cylinder engine in the world. This highly anticipated engine is set to make its official debut on November 2nd, alongside a completely new motorcycle, as reported by HT Auto.
Based on previous spy shots, it seems that the upcoming motorcycle will draw design inspiration from the Hypermotard, according to the report. Ducati has emphasized its commitment to creating a lightweight and agile motorcycle that embodies the essence of a “fun-bike” while being infused with the brand’s rich racing heritage. As of now, specific details about the motorcycle remain limited.
Ducati has shared some insights into the new Superquadro Mono engine. This 659 cc powerplant is derived from the 1285 cc Superquadro engine found in the Panigale 1299. Notably, the Superquadro Mono features Ducati’s renowned Desmodromic system and incorporates several key components from the Panigale engine, including the 116 mm diameter piston, combustion chamber shape, 46.8 mm diameter titanium intake valves, and 38.2 mm steel exhaust valves. The engine’s specifications include a 62.4 mm stroke and a 116 mm bore.
The Superquadro Mono engine boasts an impressive power output of 76.43 bhp at 9,750 rpm, which can be further boosted to 83.34 bhp at 9,500 rpm when equipped with the Termignoni exhaust system. It generates a torque output of 62.76 Nm at 8,000 rpm and features a redline set at 10,250 rpm. It’s worth noting that the engine complies with Euro 5 regulations.
Ducati also offers a detuned version of this engine tailored for A2 license holders. The engine’s recommended oil change interval is set at every 15,000 km, with valve clearance adjustments scheduled every 30,000 km.
The Superquadro Mono engine will come equipped with ride-by-wire technology featuring three selectable power modes: High, Medium, and Low. The motorcycle will be equipped with a 6-speed transmission, with Ducati fine-tuning the gear ratios using insights gained from the Panigale V4. Notably, the first gear is elongated to make it more suitable for slower corners, fully harnessing the available power. Additionally, the gearbox can be paired with Ducati’s Quick Shift (DQS) for seamless up and downshifts.