A trusted source in France writes with news from a select consumer preview in Versailles: the upcoming, liquid cooled replacement for the Hypermotard / smaller Multistrada will make 120bhp and retail in Europe starting at 12,000 Euro. That equivalent in price to the current 1,100cc air-cooled bike, just with 25 more horsepower.

Accord to said source, there'll be three versions of the bike, that base model, a touring version with hard luggage and other farkles and a 14,000 Euro "SP" model with electronically adjustable Ohlins, a la the Ducati 1199 Panigale S. Sales are said to begin next year, with the bike likely scheduled for unveiling at EICMA.

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