2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

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The Monster 1100EVO is one of the most appreciated models in its segment and to make it even more competitive, Ducati decided to improve it for the year 2013.

The new 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO is packed with advanced electronics and modern features which include ABS, LED taillights, Ducati Traction Control, a modern instrument panel and lightweight ten spoke wheels.

The bike’s design was also improved and now comes with a sharper rear end, vertically stacked silencers, reshaped license plate holder and new passenger pegs.

At the heart of the 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO lies a slightly tweaked 1078cc, L-Twin cylinder, air cooled engine which cranks out 100CV (73,5kW) @ 7500rpm and 10,5kgm (103Nm) @ 6000rpm. The engine is combined with a completely revised 2-1-2 routing exhaust system with two aggressive low level cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO.

Overview

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

The Monster 1100EVO perfectly mixes high engine power, a Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC) contained of advanced electronics, a new sports concept and superior riding pleasure to refine the original Monster formula, which makes it an icon of the naked segment.

Concept

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

The Ultimate Monster

The Monster 1100EVO perfectly mixes high engine power, a Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC) contained of advanced electronics, a new sports concept and superior riding pleasure to refine the original Monster formula, which makes it an icon of the naked segment.

Less is Monster

The ’less-is-more’ philosophy behind all Monsters underlines Ducati’s never-ending pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles, but these new models have succeeded in being even more ’pared down’ than their predecessors.

Every single component has been redesigned and redeveloped so now more than ever, form follows function. With any details detracting from the Monster concept being eliminated, ’less-is-more’ also means ’less-is-Monster’. Less weight plus more torque equals fun-filled riding.

Evolution of the design

The new Monster 1100EVO communicates the increased performance with a rear-end more dynamic and sharp, thanks to low level cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers placed on the right side. Even the new 10 spoke rims with a design carried over from Streetfighter and 1198 want to stress the evolved sports look of the new Monster. The sport-oriented separated passenger pegs and the dynamic design of the license plate holder contribute to minimalistic the bikes side profile. A wonderful touch of sportiness, evocative of the racing environment, is the Ducati Corse Stripe which proudly signs the fender, the fuel tank and the single seat cover.

Monster Story

In 1992 Ducati unveiled a new prototype that was to become an icon. Ducati’s creation awed the crowds and the world’s media of that year’s Cologne International Motorcycle show. The 900 Monster was a motorcycle that created a truly new niche - dramatically styled, minimalist in stature yet bristling with innovative engineering solutions. The Monster’s radical styling has also provided the inspiration for an entire after-market sector specialising in hot-rod parts for this legendary machine. For this reason, rarely do you see two Monsters the same. This radical and refreshing design departure also influenced other manufacturers but, as the old adage states: imitation is the highest form of flattery... The Monster is characterised by a long and successful history, by its introduction during the years of numerous cylinders and uncountable colour options, but above all by a constant technological evolution that this year brings us to the birth of the last version: the Monster 1100EVO, "The Ultimate Monster".

Minimun weight, maximum fun

The Monster 1100EVO offers a greater enhanced driving pleasure. The exceptional handling comes from a further reduced weight (169 kg dry weight), combined with the new 100 hp engine Desmodue Evoluzione, the most powerful 2-valve Ducati ever. Every single component has been created to satisfy a Ducati rider’s needs and provide unrivalled agility and handling. That is why Ducati engineers, designers and testers have aimed for the best possible set-up and the Monster is able to ensure the best handling of all naked bikes.

Engine

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

Power and Torque Curves

The Monster 1100EVO delivers 100CV (73,5kW) @ 7500rpm and 10,5kgm (103Nm) @ 6000rpm Compared with the previous Monster 1100, the new engine data performance ensures a more exciting riding experience at high revs and a super-smoother power delivery thanks to a more linear torque curve.

Vacural Crankcases

The two-valve engine on the Monster 1100EVO features a crankcase which significantly reduces overall engine weight. They are produced using the same innovative Vacural® technology that Ducati previously applied only to Supersport models.

This method of production relies on vacuum die-casting, which improves the quality of the casting by avoiding porosity, air pockets and oxidation. This enables greater dimensional accuracy and higher ductility for the aluminium alloy. Ducati designers have drawn upon the benefits of this innovative process, redefining the conformation and thickness of the sides on the new crankcase using finite element simulations (FEM) and tests, which resulted in achieving the required reliability standards as well as attaining a weight reduction of the crankcase.

Desmodue Evoluzione

The Monster 1100EVO is powered by the Desmodue Evoluzione engine which is the first two-valve Ducati to hit the 100 hp. Compared with the previous 1100 cc Twin cylinder air-cooled L Desmodromic, this new engine gives an even greater adrenalin rush thanks to the superior power level at high revs while a more linear torque curve ensures a super-smoother power delivery. The 1100 cc Twin Desmodromic has been tuned in order to increase both volumetric and combustion efficiency. The inlet ports and the combustion chamber shape have been redesigned, while the new camshafts have an extreme profile to provide an increased valve lift. The pistons are new too and feature an high compression profile. To ensure high standards of reliability the head cooling system has been revised with improved lubrication to enhance the cooling performance.

Exhaust System

The Monster 1100EVO features a completely revised 2-1-2 routing exhaust system with two aggressive low level cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers placed on the right side, which give off in fullness the famous sound of the Twin-cylinder Ducati engine. The new exhaust system, equipped with tow Lambda probes and an electronically controlled valve, is a crucial component in achieving the excellent torque and engine power, and a fundamental style element used by the Ducati designers to emphasize the superior performance of the new Monster 1100EVO.

Wet Clucth

The Monster 1100EVO features a wet clutch which ensures quiet operation and long life. In addition, the progressive self-servo mechanism reduces the lever effort at the handlebar and makes the Monster even more practical in traffic. The Monster 1100EVO wet clutch works with a race-like ‘slipper’ system which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting, and compared with other wet clutch used so far by Ducati, features an additional cush-drive damper mechanism which smoothes the repeated transition from drive to over-run during stop-start traffic.

Chassis

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

Marzocchi Forks

The 43mm upside down fully adjustable Marzocchi forks offer sufficient personalisation to suit all riding styles and provide that perfect ‘feel’. The suspension set-up developed by Ducati testers is a perfect balance between handling and driving pleasure under all conditions.

Lightweight Construction

The ‘less-is-more’ philosophy behind all Monsters underlines Ducati’s never-ending pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles, but these new models have succeeded in being even more ‘pared down’ than their predecessors. The Monster 1100EVO goes further. The weight saving solutions used by the Desmodue Evoluzione engine construction, such as the alternator cover made in magnesium and the flywheel lightened of the Ducati 848EVO, in combination with a lighter exhaust, reduce to 169kg the total dry weight (-2kg compared to the Monster 1100).

Monster Treillis

An immensely strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame is the visual and structural backbone of the Monster. Delivering unparalleled rigidity with minimal mass, the chassis design is pure Ducati in its ingenuity and simplicity. A separate, all aluminium sub-frame saves weight and adds a pleasing continuity with the aluminium footrest hangers and matte finished swingarm.

Lightweight 10-spoke wheels

The Monster 1100EVO is equipped with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels with the new 10-spoke design. The new wheels reduce unsprung weight and contributes to increase the agility and, with their sporty look, to stress the superior performance. The front wheel (3,50 x 17) is equipped with a 120/70ZR tire, the rear (5,50 x 17) with a 180/55ZR tire. The result is a light steering, reliable and sincere in their responses at all speeds, giving the vehicle exceptional stability.

Brembo Brakes

The power and charisma of the new Monster 1100EVO can rely upon a best-in-category braking system that provides excellent, precise and controllable braking performance. The vigorous Brembo system is the direct result of Ducati Corse racing experience, featuring radial pumps with adjustable levers feeding four-piston radial callipers which grip twin 320 mm discs. The rear brake uses a 2-piston calliper operating on a 245mm disc. Ducati has further improved this powerful braking system, adding as standard content the ABS system which allows the best braking under any riding situation.

Ergonomics

With its slim waist and wide handlebars, the new Monster is the ideal bike for any riding style, in the midst of city traffic and in the winding curves. With a total steering angle of 64 degrees, an extremely intuitive and ergonomic handle position, a tapered and deeply sculpted fuel tank, the Monster offers the rider a comfortable and safe control of the vehicle at all times. The Monster 1100EVO further improves comfort quality with a comfort-enhancing new seat embellished with red stitching and 20 mm higher bar-risers. The Monster 1100EVO also features a rear sub-frame ready to support the confidence-inspiring Ducati Performance grab-rail kit for the passenger. The suspension set-up developed by Ducati testers is the perfect balance of handling and driving pleasure for all conditions.

Single-Sided Swingarm

The beautifully shaped single-sided swingarm gives the Monster a ‘tough’ look while ensuring higher rigidity, reduced weight and enhanced road holding. The swingarm is chill-cast using aluminium in its most noble form. Gravity cast and heat treated, the component achieves the best mechanical characteristics as well as reduced final weight for improved handling.

Sachs rear suspension

The Sachs rising-rate rear suspension unit offers adjustable spring pre-load and return damping.
Using the proven ‘cantilever’ system, the steeply angled rear unit compresses in a movement non-linear to the rear swingarm radius, thus achieving a progressive action. This enables easy access to the spring pre-load and rebound damping adjuster, while eliminating the weight of the rocker-arm mechanism.

The suspension set-up developed by the Ducati testers is the perfect balance of handling and driving pleasure for all conditions.

Equipment

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)

In developing the Monster 1100EVO attention has been paid not only to performance enhancement, but also in ensuring both rider and passenger a high level of safety in all driving conditions. This second goal has been achieved by equipping the Ducati Monster 1100EVO with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which comes as standard along with the ABS system and the famous Ducati Traction Control (DTC). This is the first time it has been available on a Monster.

Headlight

The triple-parabola headlight on the Monster utilises the latest optical technology and advanced construction techniques to provide an incredibly compact lighting package. In spite of its compact size, the headlight throws a broad and deep beam to provide excellent visibility and make night riding safer. Viewed from the side, its discrete silhouette mimics the radical shape of the fuel tank.

LED tailight

An LED rear light unit satisfies the minimalist, weight-saving design ethos found throughout the Monster 696. The specially designed strip of LED are enhanced by a special diffuser lens to deliver outstanding light clarity and incredible longevity.
For the Monster 1100EVO, even the license plate light uses LED technology.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

The Monster 1100EVO is the first two valve engine model to be equipped with the state of the art Ducati Traction Control system (DTC). The Monster 1100EVO DTC system uses the same software logic developed and used by Ducati Corse for their winning bikes in MotoGP and Superbike Championships. The system offers a choice of four profiles, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill graded from one to four. While level four administers a confidence-building, high level of interaction from the system by activating upon the slightest amount of wheel-spin, level one offers a much higher tolerance and, therefore, much less intervention for highly competent riders. The Monster 1100EVO comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) which includes DTC + ABS.

Empowering Controls

The Monster 1100EVO features radial pumps with adjustable levers on beautifully shaped aluminium tapered handlebars.

Stopwatch

The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory. After your journey or track session, the times or lap times can be recalled from the memory and scrolled through by using the instrumentation buttons on the left-hand switchgear.

ABS

The ABS system provides a major contribution towards active safety as it’s designed to reduce the risk of wheel-lock under panic braking or when braking in low grip conditions. The Monster 1100EVO comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) and includes DTC + ABS.

DDA Ready

The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance. The bike has been built ‘system-ready’ for the data acquisition kit, which consists of special DDA software and a memory key that slots into a plug under the seat. The same plug also doubles as the connection for a handy new battery charger available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

20th Anniversary

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

Original Livery

The Monster 20th Anniversary models have the same colours with which the Monster 900 was presented in Cologne in the autumn of 1992: the tank and seat cover rigorously in Ducati Red are matched with the bronze-coloured frame; the vintage style is completed by the champagne-coloured fork sleeves, by the golden Brembo braking system and by the chrome finish of the headlight. The many light-grey details of the engine and chassis are also a tribute to the first version of the Monster.

20th Anniversary

The Monster has revolutionized the world of motorcycling, becoming more than just a simple motorcycle: it’s a way of life, it’s what makes its riders feel unique. Its customised versions owned by 250,000 enthusiasts have made it a true and proper icon that transcends time. Twenty years after its birth, Ducati celebrates this symbol of style and personality, presenting a unique model: the very first one. An unmistakable style coupled with latest-generation performance: here’s the Monster 20th Anniversary, the motorcycle that continues to write history.

Logo Ducati 1986

The Ducati Monster 20th Anniversary series is enhanced by the original style of the Ducati logo introduced in 1986, which appears in clear view on the tank, along with the name Monster, it too with a markedly vintage taste.

90s Style Wing Mirrors

The celebration of Monster’s twentieth anniversary is all about the details. The Monster 20th Anniversary models feature the original wing mirrors, with their unmistakable 90s look, the same ones that were fitted of the first Monster.

Specifications

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary
ENGINE TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
DISPLACEMENT1078cc
BORE X STROKE98 x 71.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO11.3:1
POWER100hp (73.5kW) @ 7500rpm
TORQUE76lb-ft - 10.5kgm @ 6000rpm
FUEL INJECTIONSiemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
EXHAUSTLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
GEARBOX6-speed
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
RATIO1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28
FINAL DRIVEChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCHWet multiplate with hydraulic control
FRAMETubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSIONMarzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
FRONT TYRE120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSIONProgressive with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
REAR WHEEL10-spoke in light alloy 5.50x17
REAR TYRE180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL130mm (5.1in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL148mm (5.8in)
FRONT BRAKE2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper with ABS
REAR BRAKE245mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS
INSTRUMENTATIONDigital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, time, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, warning ABS, overrev, DTC, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.
DRY WEIGHT169kg (373lb)
ABS WET WEIGHT(KERB)188kg (414lbs)
SEAT HEIGHT810mm (31.9in)
WHEELBASE1450mm (57.1in)
RAKE24°
TRAIL87mm (3,42 in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY13,5l (3.6USgal)
NUMBER OF SEATSDual seat
STANDARD EQUIPMENTDSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC)
WARRANTY2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS12.000 km
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK12.000 km
STANDARD EMISSIONSEuro 3

Quotes

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO 20th Anniversary

Totalmotorcycle ---- "The Monster 1100EVO underlines the Monster family’s defining concepts of functionality, style and sport with an evolution of the flagship model. Taking its name from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which delivers a Monster milestone 100hp, the 1100EVO sports the latest generation exhaust system, Marzocchi front suspension, refined tail-end, bold sport-style graphics and the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) consisting of ABS and 4-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC)."

Autoevolution ---- "Almost all the graphic appearance of the 2013 1100 Monster has received tweaks for better looks and more functionality. This naked bike may seem minimalist in design, but this is its very essence. The Desmodue Evoluzione power plant offers 100 BHP and is Ducati’s most potent 2-valve unit ever. And with only 169 kg/ 373 lbs dry weight and 103Nm/ 76ft-lbs torque, the 1100 EVO can become lightning-fast in a split second."

Visordown ---- "The first thing you notice when it fires into life is the real crack from the twin pipes. It’s loud but the noise is good: deep, bassy and suggestive of a high compression ratio. Throttle response is lively and the revs rise and fall very, very quickly – maybe also thanks to the much lighter flywheel assembly."

Telegraph ---- "It works beautifully. The bike fires up with a bellow you can feel as much as hear, and it deepens when you load the motor and draw on its deep reserves of torque. No need to change down, although it’s worth it when you close the throttle again for the busy twittering through the exhausts as the bike slows."


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