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2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle Review Specs

For those riders who want something unique and special, the new 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle is the way to go. The 100 motorcycles produced as part of the limited edition are individually numbered.

Airbrushed street art served as the inspiration for the 950 RVE’s “Graffiti” livery. The production process is labor-intensive since it calls for skilled painters to apply very tiny decals sequentially. Due to the effects being similar to painted bodywork, which is rarely seen on production bikes, the bike is limited to just 100 copies.

Brake Assist Systems and bike Speed Settings Ducati Quick Shift EVO up/down, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Bosch Cornering EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, and Aluminum handlebars with a tapered profile, removable passenger foot pegs, and a USB connection.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Specs


The steel trellis frame utilized by the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle is lighter (by 2.2 lbs) and more flexible (by 2.2 lbs) than its predecessor. This motorcycle can be maneuvered slowly and securely thanks to its 25° steering head angle, 104 mm of the trail, and 30 mm of offset. The rear subframe, again derived from the original Hypermotard, is a steel trellis and is bolted to the main frame.

The 1,493 mm wheelbase and generous 70° steering angle allow excellent handling, especially at higher speeds. Without compromising its essential curvy looks, the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle’s 14.5-liter fuel tank provides a fantastic overall range. The Hypermotard 950 has a single-sided swinging arm made of aluminum.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure


The Mar Zocchi fork used in 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle weighs 500 grams less than the fork used in the previous generation i.e. 2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE while having 170 mm of wheel travel and fully adjustable 45 mm aluminum tubes and stanchions. The 950’s rear suspension is a Sachs unit allowing 150 mm of travel. In comparison, the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP features a fully adjustable 48 mm Ohlins shock absorber, 175 mm wheel travel, and 185 mm wheel travel in the fork.


The front brakes consist of two radially mounted 4-piston Monobloc Brembo M4.32 calipers. They are operated by a radial braking master cylinder with a 5-way adjusting lever. The 320 mm diameter and aluminum flanges of the front discs help save 600 grams, while a single Brembo caliper secures the 245 mm diameter disc in the back. These components deliver the superior stopping power that is standard on all Ducati motorcycles.

Wheels and Tires

Featuring 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires up front and 180/55/55 ZR17 tires in the rear, the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle rides on 3-spoke Y-shaped aluminum wheels with 3.5″ front and 5.5″ rear sections. These new wheels reduced the overall vehicle weight by 1.7 pounds when compared to the wheels used on the previous model. Lightweight Marchesini forged rims with 3 Y-spokes, a 3.5″ section up front, and a 5.5″ unit in the back are fitted with the latest edition of the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP racing tires on the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure

Testastretta 11°

The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle features a 937 cu cm twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta 11° modified to meet the Euro 5 standard in regions where it is enforced. The Hypermotard 950 series is powered by a 937 cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine. It has a maximum torque of 70.9 lb-ft at 7,250 rpm and generates 114 horsepower at 9,000 rpm.

These ratings haven’t changed at all (only in countries where the Euro 5 standard is applicable) despite the switch to Euro 5 type certification. For the Hypermotard 950, Ducati reworked the 937 cu cm twin-cylinder Testastretta 11° engine.

Engine specifications

With a 13.3:1 compression ratio (up from 12.6:1 in the predecessor), an exhaust cam profile, and silencers placed under the seat, the Testastretta 11° engine is a significant improvement over its predecessor. The throttle body of the Testastretta 11° engine is 53 mm in diameter, and it is controlled by a Ride-by-Wire system. The belt tensioners, clutch cover, generator cover, selector drum, and head cover of the twin-cylinder engine are all lighter aluminum instead of steel.

Gearbox and Clutch

The new 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle features a wet clutch that may disengage on its own and has anti-hop properties. The hydraulic control system and the movable lever reduce the need for lever action. The Ducati Quick Shift EVO (DQS EVO) mechanism allows for up and downshifting at the gearbox. It’s standard on the RVE and SP models of the Hypermotard 950, and it uses lean angle data to optimize the motorcycle’s stability when shifting gears in turns.

In addition to reducing shift times, the DQS EVO allows downshifts without using the clutch, allowing for more powerful cornering braking. The system’s upshift and downshift behaviors are distinct because Ride-by-Wire regulates the throttle’s opening and advance firing and injection action during the latter.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure

Gearbox modifications

The transmission has been improved to allow pinpoint gear changes and a smoother transition into neutral while the bike is parked. The concept calls for the shifting drum to rotate on bearings in the system, making for a smoother motion. The gear lever spring is also more loaded to prevent the system from outstanding idle in the intermediate levels.

ABS Bosch Cornering

The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle has a robust braking system and high levels of safety thanks to its ABS Bosch cornering system, which can be adjusted to one of three settings. A vehicle with a Level 3 is safe to use on the road or in slippery conditions. By preventing excessive rear-wheel lift while braking heavily, this system guarantees secure stopping power under any conditions.

Braking is always under Level 2 control, and it can be applied more strongly using Level 2’s more forgiving lift-up control. Increased stopping safety is achieved even in wet conditions with this setting. In the front, Level 1’s cornering intervention logic is inspired by racing. In the back, the Slide by Brake function is activated, allowing riders to slide into bends while applying the rear brake confidently. The rear lift-up function is turned off in Level 1.

6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU)

To instantly determine the roll, yaw, and pitch angles of a motorcycle in space, the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle is equipped with state-of-the-art, complicated electronics based on Bosch’s 6-axis inertial platform—Six-axis inertial measurement unit (6D IMU). Ducati includes the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO as part of the Hypermotard 950’s electrical package.

Riding Mode

Each of the three electrical modes (or Riding Modes) on the 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle is matched by default with distinct control system characteristics. Riders can adjust their riding styles to once again conform to the limits set by Ducati. With its performance-oriented electrical setup, the Ducati twin-cylinder engine’s 114 horsepower is available in Sport Riding Mode, making it ideal for spirited riding on twisty roads or the track.

The Touring Riding Mode is suitable for trips both near and far, as well as for those who value order and comfort when riding. The 114 horsepower of the Ducati Twin is generated by a computerized system with a stronger emphasis on safety. The Urban Riding Mode is designed for frequent use in busy city traffic and wet and slick conditions. This mode’s electrical parameters for the twin-cylinder Testastretta are therefore optimized for maximum safety.


The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle has a 4.3″ TFT LCD among its assortment of gauges. Graphics reminiscent of the Panigale V4 make navigating menus and adjustments a breeze. A different color for easy identification represents each Riding Mode. The Riding Mode setup interface provides a clear and brief summary of the current settings with explanation graphics of the modified system and a graduated scale that illustrates whether a modification is more performance-, safety-, or stability-oriented.

Headlights and Indicators

The frontal lighting system has a headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL) for superior daytime visibility. It’s portable and compact, making it easy to carry. The rear lights and brake lights are combined into a single LED strip. The 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle’s front LED turn indicators are integrated into the handguards, keeping the bike’s sleek profile intact.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle – Price

The new 2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Bike is available for $16,095 only.

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure

2023 Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, four valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled, magnesium head covers.
Displacement 937cc
Bore X stroke 94 mm x 67.5 mm (3.70 x 2.66 in)
Compression ratio 13,3:1
Power 114 hp (84 kW) @ 9.000 rpm
Torque 71 lb-ft (96 Nm) @ 7.250 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with entire Ride by Wire system.
Exhaust Double under-tail aluminum muffler, catalytic converter, and two lambda probes.


Gearbox 6 speed
Primary drive Straight-cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15 & Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Slipper & self-servo wet multi-plate clutch, hydraulic control.


Front Suspension Marzocchi aluminum fully adjustable, upside-down Ø 45 mm.
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage featuring adjustable spring preload & rebound damping Sachs mono-shock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.
Rear wheel Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 5.5″ x 17″
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 180/55 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 170mm (6.7 inches) – 150mm (5.9 inches)
Front brake 2 x 320mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially fixed Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston 2-pad, radial pump with adjustable lever, with Bosch Cornering ABS.


Instrumentation Full-TFT color display
Weight in running order 440 lb (200 kg)
Seat height 870 mm (34.2 in)
Inner leg curve 1940 mm (76,4 in)
Wheelbase 1493 mm (58,8 in)
Rake 25°
Front-wheel trail 104 mm (4.1 in)
Fuel tank capacity 14.5 l (3,8 US gallons)
Number of seats Dual seat


Safety equipment Riding Modes, ABS Bosch Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
Standard equipment Power Modes, Day Time Running Light (DRL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, Tapered aluminum handlebars, Removable passenger footpegs, USB power socket.
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage


Maintenance Service Intervals 15,000 km (9,000 mi)/12 months
Valve clearance adjustment 30,000 km (18,000 mi)
CO2 Emissions 122 g/km
Consumption 5,1 l/100 km

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