2013 Ducati Monster Diesel

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The Ducati Monster Diesel is based on the sporty 1100 Evo. The bike features a sharper design language thanks to its repositioned silencers, the new lightweight rims and the sporty passenger pegs.

Compared to the Monster 1100, the new Diesel model is slightly lighter weighting 169 kg. The lower weight is combined with a strong 100 engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 100 hp @ 7500 rpm and 76 lb.ft @ 6000rpm.

The bike’s comes with 43mm upside down fully adjustable Marzocchi front forks and a rear Sachs suspension which offers adjustable spring pre-load and return damping.

To help you stop the bike in complete safety, Ducati equipped it with a strong Brembo system which feature front four-piston radial callipers and twin 320 mm discs, and a rear 2-piston calliper operating on a 245mm disc.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Monster Diesel.

Overview

Ducati Monster Diesel

The Diesel Style Team, under the guidance of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, together with Ducati’s Design Centre, have brought a new ‘urban military chic’ interpretation to the iconic naked motorcycle. Creative, innovative, fun, irreverent, sexy and brave are the words to best describe the new Monster Diesel.The collaboration between Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso and the Ducati Design Center gives birth to the numbered Monster Diesel version (technically based on the 1100 EVO ).

Concept

Ducati Monster Diesel

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.

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.

Minimum 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.

Monster Diesel

A brave color combination combined with dedicated special parts which feature a military inspired design, transform the Monster 1100EVO into the Monster Diesel. The Monster Diesel, designed by Diesel’s fashion stylists guided by Diesel founder Renzo Rosso himself features an eye catching military chic style and is dedicated to youthful and self-confident adult customers who are experienced in motorbike riding and whose lifestyle expresses passion for everything is innovative and stands out from the crowd

Lees 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.

Based on Monster 1100 EVO

The Monster Diesel is technically based on 1100EVO standard version and offers the same technical equipment and specifications

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".

Engine

Ducati Monster Diesel

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chassis

Ducati Monster Diesel

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Equipment

Ducati Monster Diesel

Signed by Diesel

Diesel signs the bike with its label and logo: the Diesel label used for denim clothes is stitched on the right side of the genuine leather upholstered seat, while the new Aluminum made air intakes are laser-engraved with the unmistakable "Mohican" logo.

Leather Seat

The Monster Diesel is equipped with a genuine leather upholstered seat featuring horizontal ribs; standard outfit includes a passenger seat cover with a special design that contributes, together with other aesthetic interventions, to a "military-inspired" look; at cover front end is a customised metal plate with the progressive number and customer’s personal data, enhancing the exclusive look of this version.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Instrumentation

Visually simple digital instrumentation provides an array of data on command or, at a glance, just speed and revs. Information available at your fingertip include: scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip odometer, lap time, fuel reserve, warning light for low oil pressure, turn signals, over-rev warning, immobilizer and neutral warning light, ABS and DTC level.

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.

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.
On the Monster Diesel, the black tailpipes and double silencer matched with the newly designed heat shields taking inspiration from the military cartridge-belts lend the exhaust system a more threatening look, making it the stylish item at the heart of this new version.

Specifications

Ducati Monster Diesel
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°
TRAIL87mmFUEL TANK CAPACITY13,5l (3.6USgal)
NUMBER OF SEATSDual seat
STANDARD EQUIPMENTABS,DTC
WARRANTY2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS12.000 km
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK12.000 km
STANDARD EMISSIONSEuro 3

Quotes

Ducati Monster Diesel

asphaltandrubber ---- “The Monster Diesel, and the collection dedicated to it, reflects the “coolness” of this iconic motorcycle and our brand in general,” said Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding. “The collaboration with Diesel, underlines our focus on the style and trends that shape the market and I amdelighted to associate our world with that of fashion and, in particular, with Diesel. Both brands globally represent technology and innovation in pure Italian style.”

Autoblog ---- "Diesel signed on last year as a sponsor of the Ducati racing team in the MotoGP series, and has now taken the partnership to a new level by giving the Monster 1100EVO the same kind of treatment it’s applied to the Fiat 500. That means a military theme with Diesel’s trademark matte green paint, yellow brake calipers and rear spring, and blacked-out frame, engine covers, exhaust and forks."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "With Ducati’s flagship Monster 1100EVO providing the canvas for the new motorcycle creation, Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso and the Ducati Design Centre guided stylists to a military inspired theme, expressing the core values of the partnership and realizing an Avant-garde choice for connoisseurs of lifestyle motorcycling."b


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