Ducati Releases 2013 Hypermotard "License To Thrill" Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Next week, I’ll be headed to the Ascari Circuit in Southern Spain, as Ducati is set to launch the all new 2013 Hypermotard to the world’s motorcycle press. To get everyone excited about the event, the boys from Bologna decided to have a little fun. Together with its factory MotoGP pilot, Nicky Hayden, and a cameo by Ruben Xaus, Ducati has filmed an exciting video to showcase what the bike can do. See it below.

For 2013, Ducati is streamlining the Hypermotard family and introducing an all-new, liquid-cooled 821cc V-Twin to replace its air-cooled engines. Along with the up-spec Hypermotard SP, the two Hypermotards make upwards of 110 horsepower, feature three ride modes, traction control, and either a Kayaba fork/Sachs shock combo (standard) or Marzocchi fork/Ohlins shock on the SP model. Get the full scoop on the bike here.

In the video, Nicky’s acting chops are put to the test as he’s on a date with an attractive lady he seems to have no interest in. Ever the gentleman, he smiles and nods at what she says but clearly is looking for an escape. Just then, he sees the new Hypermotard parked outside. Conveniently, Nicky’s lady friend excuses herself to use the restroom. What happens next? Well, you’ll have to watch the video and find out.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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