Ducati built its reputation on Fabio Taglioni's SOHC single-cylinder engines until it introduced its legendary L-twin in the '70s. Now, for the first time in decades, Ducati has a radical new single, derived from the 1299 Panigale V2's twin. Packaged in the razor-sharp Hypermotard 698 Mono, the 659cc engine makes 77.5 horsepower and spins to 10,250 RPM. With only 333 pounds to move, that 77.5 horsepower goes a long way, especially in a chassis as maneuverable as the Hypermotard. The chassis is a classic Ducati steel trellis frame with a fully adjustable 45mm Marzocchi fork and Brembo brakes assisted by Bosch cornering ABS, with 17-inch alloy wheels front and rear. The Hypermotard 698 Mono is scheduled to arrive at dealers in February 2024.