Ducati North America has announced that the Hypermotard 796 will be in dealerships before the New Year, and some dealerships will have the new motard as early as this weekend (that’s tomorrow, or today if you work in the A&R office!).
If you’re having a hard time finding the right gift for that special motorcyclist in your life, this might be the chance to get them what they really want this year. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a $9,995 lightweight red Ducati Hypermotard 796 with a bow on it. Press release after the jump.
Ducati Press Release:
DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 796 HITS DEALERSHIPS NATIONWIDE THIS WEEKEND
New Handmade Italian Machines Arrive in Time for the Holiday Season.
Cupertino, Calif. (December 17, 2009) – Ducati North America announced today that the highly-anticipated Hypermotard 796′s are in transit to dealerships across the country, just in time for the holiday season.
Beginning this weekend, the Hypermotard 796 will be available to the public at all authorized Ducati dealerships. Developed using weight saving technologies from Ducati’s racing machines, the Hypermotard 796 includes a light action slipper-type clutch and top shelf components establishing it as the ?must-have’ bike for the 2010 riding season.
Perfect for dicing through the daily commute or attacking the open roads, the 796 flawlessly balances Ducati’s unrivaled twin-cylinder power, 81hp and sportbike heredity with the lightweight and minimalist Supermotard concept.
Available color selections include Ducati red, matte black and white. MSRP for the Hypermotard 796 will be $9,995, a true bargain for a handmade Italian motorcycle.
Full information on the Hypermotard 796 and other Ducati motorcycles can be found at www.ducatiusa.com