The new Monster from Ducati has been reimagined and is powered by a new 111 hp Desmodromic L twin from the Italian giant. Its front frame is inspired by the one on the Panigale V4. This piece of cleverness is a short aluminium frame, which is attached directly to engine heads. Down the back there is a subframe made with glass fiber reinforced polymer technology. These make it even lighter and contribute to reducing the overall weight of the bike to a mere 166kg!
The Euro 5-compliant liquid-cooled 937 cc Testastretta 11° is the star of the show. Compared to the previous 821, it increases in displacement, power, torque and decreases in weight by two and a half kilos! The brand-new Monster is a modern bike, a great first choice for young riders. Rather brilliantly it’s also available in the 35 kW version, for those of us who still have an A2 driving license. It’s so easy to ride, it even has a quickshifter.
Ducatis’ best seller is now not only lighter but also more compact. The sides are narrowed. This allows the rider to safely put both their feet on the ground when the motorcycle is stationary. The standard seat is still 820 mm height, with an 800 mm low offering available as an option. A lowering kit allows the bike to drop even further. Standard equipment includes fully adjustable ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control. The new Monsters manners are underlined by the Launch Control, which ensures lightning-fast starts. Everything can be easily managed via the handlebar controls and viewable on the new full-TFT 4.3” screen.
The all-new Ducati Monster will also be offered in the exclusive “Plus” version. This model adds aerodynamic windscreen and passenger seat cover to the standard fitting. In line with all Ducati projects, the new Monster can be personalised. This gives the rider the opportunity of transforming it into one-of-a-kind bike thanks to the Ducati Performance catalogue. Among others beautiful updates, the catalogue offers homologated Termignoni muffler and bellypan. Others include various sticker kits, carbon or machined details together with exclusive covers.
The new Monster draws its DNA from the very first model which rolled off the line way back in 1993. It’s very much still a simple bike, an engine, a seat, a tank, a handlebar. Furthermore, it integrates all the unmistakable elements that characterize the iconic model. The bison-back-shaped tank, the round headlight, the clean tail, not to mention the engine.
The full-LED headlight maintains the iconic, round shape. It is made even more evident and modern by the incorporation of the LED Daytime Time Running Light system. Thanks to a refined work covering all components, the brand-new 937 Testastretta engine results extremely reliable as well as affordable in terms of maintenance intervals. Oil services have in fact been set at 15,000 km. The valve play inspection is needed just every 30,000 km. A Ride-by-Wire system allows the adoption of different Riding Modes. These change the character of the engine according to individual riders’ styles and needs.
Give Declan at Rosso Ducati a call on 01 464 2211 and start living the dream…