Ducati’s Superquadro Mono: A Singular Marvel in the Motorcycle World


Ducati is back with a bang, and this time, it’s all about their new single-cylinder wonder, the Superquadro Mono. It’s been three decades since the legendary Supermono 550 graced the roads, and this new machine is ready to take the category by storm.

With a 659cc displacement, the Superquadro Mono is a technological marvel. But what makes it truly special is its Desmodromic system, setting new performance standards.

This single-cylinder beauty draws inspiration from the Panigale 1299 engine, and that’s where the magic begins. The 116mm piston diameter, the unique combustion chamber shape, titanium intake valves, steel exhaust valves, and the Desmodromic system all come together to create something exceptional.

The “Superquadro” name stems from the extreme bore-stroke ratio, allowing it to reach breathtaking RPMs. With a ratio of 1.86 and a stroke of just 62.4mm, it’s a class apart.

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Now, let’s talk power. The Superquadro Mono delivers a jaw-dropping 77.5 horsepower at 9,750 RPM, a milestone for a road single-cylinder. The torque is equally impressive, maxing out at 6.4 kgm at 8,000 RPM. And the best part? It’s Euro 5 compliant. But if you’re feeling adventurous, slap on a Termignoni exhaust, and you’ll witness a staggering 84.5 horsepower at 9,500 RPM.

Now, let’s dive into the technical wizardry. The 116mm bore piston is a record for a single-cylinder, designed for reduced friction and increased performance. The Desmodromic system’s rocker arms boast a DLC surface coating, reducing friction and fatigue. Fuel delivery is managed through a 62mm throttle body with a ride-by-wire system offering three Power Modes for versatility.

The engine crankcases are made of aluminum, reducing weight and improving cooling. Magnesium alloy components further reduce weight while ensuring mechanical strength. The asymmetrical crankshaft, balancing countershafts, and efficient oil management make this engine a true masterpiece.

And if you’re a fan of quick gear shifts, the Superquadro Mono offers a six-speed gearbox with racing ratios, optionally equipped with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down.

Get ready for the next level of Ducati excellence with the Superquadro Mono. It’s not just a motorcycle; it’s a work of art. Stay tuned for its grand debut at the Ducati World Première 2024 “Live. Play. Ride.”

Ducati has truly outdone themselves with this one. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting your two-wheeled journey, the Superquadro Mono promises an unforgettable experience.

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Marcelo Souza

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