The Italian factory has revealed the latest version of iconic Ducati Monster for 2021 – and we’ve got our hands on the prices.
The recipe hasn’t dramatically changed since the first Monster was released way back in 1993; a sporty engine and a Superbike-derived frame. After all, what more do you need?
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The latest version will be powered by Ducati’s Testastretta 11° 937 cc twin cylinder L-shaped engine with Desmodromic Distribution. It’s a jump up from the 821cc motor – meaning there’s an increase in displacement, power and torque. It now kicks out 111hp at 9,250 rpm with maximum torque of 9.5 Nm delivered at just 6,500 rpm.
Ducati’s also worked hard to reduce weight – redesigning the chassis, accessory elements and superstructures to create a compact and lightweight bike that weighs in at 166 kg. That’s an impressive 18 kg lighter than the Monster 821.
What else is different? Well the standard 820mm seat height can be reduced to 800mm with an aftermarket unit. And it can dropped even further down to 775mm with addition of some new suspension springs. Clever.
One of the biggest changes is the increase in steering angle… It’s been increased to 36° (+7° when compared to the 821) to help offer better agility at low speeds. The handlebar has been brought closer to the rider and the pegs have been moved too – which should help offer a more comfortable and spacious riding position.
As you’d expect,