2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP vs. MV Agusta Rivale

2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP vs. MV Agusta Rivale

It’s a battle between two Italian mega-motards! When the Ducati Hypermotard hit the scene there was nothing like it. Now MV Agusta wants a piece of the motard action with the all-new Rivale. Check out the video and read the story to see who wins this cross-town rivalry here: http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/mega-motard-shootout-2014-ducati-hypermotard-sp-vs-mv-agusta-rivale

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25 thoughts on “2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP vs. MV Agusta Rivale

  1. Steviedee supermoto

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    The Agusta is ugly ass bike to me looks cheep? The Ducati looks way better
    to me! Even the paint scheme is better on the duck. The headlight on the MV
    is weird sorry I don’t like any of the Agusta bikes kind of reminds me of
    Hyundai for cars.

  2. Forgive me for being late to the party but this just showed up on twitter
    from one of those sites that just trawl for other people’s content to
    display on their own sites.

    I am baffled as to why you made this comparison. The Hypermotard is a
    dual-sport, that’s how Ducati describe and market it. You might argue it’s
    more motard than tourer but the hyperstrada version balances that.
    The MV? It’s a streetfighter, look at it.
    The guys in the video even explain exactly how different these two bikes
    are so I can’t believe that at some point one of them didn’t say “hang on,
    why the hell are we doing this?”

    I have a few Ducatis in the garage here, let me know when you want to
    compare any of them to a Harley Davidson. Baffling.

    And dear America, nobody at the factory, nobody in Bologna, nobody in
    Italy, Nobody in Europe for that matter, ever calls a Ducati a ‘duck’.
    Please don’t do that. ( it’s not doo-cart-ee either but that’s another
    story )

  3. The Duc is closer to the initial idea – Hypermotard. The Duc IMHO looks
    better although the MV has some nice touches. The Rivale has no suspension
    travel thus is not suitable for fooling around (jumps, light offroad etc.).
    I considered buying a Ducati but I got a KTM 690 SMC R instead :)))

  4. Gas vs electric. Gas wins. Because it takes maybe 1 minute to fill up.
    It’ll take like 4hrs to charge the battery. Battery dies on you and you far
    away from home, you’re screwed lol.

    Gas bike you just push it to the fuel station. Fill up and keep going.

    In this test, mv won.

  5. The Mv looks like its missing the nose piece under the headlight ?? I like
    the hyper duc look way better

  6. Is it just me or does the MV have much lower ground clearance? If so, then
    that in itself puts the Ducati ahead for me.
    The MV seems much more like a naked bike with dirt handlebars, as opposed
    to a true supermoto style bike.

  7. 77BeatsPerMinute

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    Sounds like MV copied the 08/09 1100 Hypermotard engine, mirrors and fuel
    tank. LOL. I own an 09 Hypermotard 1100 and gets about 100 miles max/3.3
    gallons. It’s very torquey. Way more torquey than the new Hypermotard 821.
    I prefer torque over HP and I think Ducati screwed up by putting a weak
    bottom end engine. 

  8. That Rivale sure is gorgeous, but f**k MV for giving it a tiny tank. Who
    the hell wants to fill up every 50-60 miles?! No excuse can justify that.

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