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“We think the Monster 821 is the perfect first bike for all Monsteristi, and also riders of the current 1100 will love it because it is agile, very easy to ride, but also has all the power that you need.

“The maximum horsepower is more or less the same as we had in the past with the Monster S4, a real muscular, naked, aggressive strong bike for experienced riders. And now we have this performance on a bike that is very easy to ride. This is due to the electronics and the technology, which get better and better.

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“Our target was to have the same feeling as the original Monster. The 821 had to be agile for the Futa because this is the perfect road for the Monster, but also for the city because a lot of Monster riders use their bike there. They go to the pub in the evening or to the office in the morning, and at the weekend they ride the roads in the hills.

“The exhaust is quite loud but it’s fully homologated, obviously. The decibels are the same as the 1200 but the Monster 821 is different because its tone is quite aggressive. Making the bike sound good was one of our targets because we think that the voice of the engine is part of the fun.”

Read the full review of the Monster 821 here.

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Tony Carter

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