All the essence of Ducati in a modern and contemporary motorcycle. Here is the new Monster in the most compact, essential and lightest possible form.
A project that reappropriates the original 1993 concepts with a superbike derived frame, in aluminium, which helps to reduce the weight to just 366 lb dry, - 39.6 lb less than the Monster 821.
Narrow sides and a design characterized by simple, clean lines make the bike compact and essential: an engine, a seat, the tank, the handlebars.
Everything you need to have fun, nothing more.
A new Monster Design
The new Monster draws its DNA from the model dated back 1993, namely reflects what is needed to get supreme fun when riding a bike. In other words, 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 greater emphasis given to the engine.
The new Monster brings the engine back to center-stage. Linked to a front frame derived from the the Panigale V4, the new engine is made of aluminum and is 10 lbs (4.5 kg) lighter than the 821 model.
The sleek tail, attached directly to the engine, also participates in the overall lightness. A single element made of GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) which acts as a load-bearing tail and as a support for all the electrical and electronic parts. The battery has also been revamped in terms of size (now smaller) and lightness. In general, each component has been designed to be as light as possible.
The rider is now even more at ease and relaxed thanks to a particular design of the seat, characterized not only by an extremely reduced shape of the seat-to-foot area but also by an exclusive foam. This latter element maximizes comfort and gives the real feedback of “what’s happening” under the wheels. The riding position has been refreshed to further enhance ergonomics, control and comfort.
The clutch equipping the new Monster is wet anti-patter type and thanks to its particular self-servo system can guarantee a smooth feedback. Thanks to the new hydraulic control results extremely “light” to pull (-20% effort) and perfect in modulating the attack to suit riders of all levels and spirit.
Everything you need to have fun
The new Monster is powered by the 937 cc twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11° engine. In this latest version its weight has been reduced (-5.3 lb), now achieving further performance as well as usability levels. Designed to be a stressed chassis element, the twin-cylinder represents a crucial element capable of ensuring the motorcycle overall lightness.
The new Monster has a first-rate electronics kit. The standard equipment includes fully-adjustable ABS Cornering, Traction Control, and Wheelie Control.
The new Monster’s sporty nature is underlined by the Launch Control for lightning-fast starts. Launch Control is an extraordinary feature found in supersport motorcycles that is now available to all passionate riders with the new Monster.