2017 - 2020 Ducati Monster 1200 / 1200 S
Ducati spruced up its Monster 1200 and 1200 S ahead of MY2017, and it looks as though the Italian giant is carrying over those new models at least through 2020. Both bikes sport new fuel tanks on top of updates to the subframe and swingarm that shorten the wheelbase and change the overall look, however slightly; but in the bigger picture, it adds to agility. The electronics suite delivers all the safety and ride-quality control features you can reasonably expect; it’s especially true now that items that were considered top-shelf have become ubiquitous enough to be part of the expected gear package.
2017 - 2019 Ducati Monster 1200 R
All the major sportbike players have an entry in the street-legal, racebike subgenre, and for Ducati, that distinction falls to the Monster 1200 R. The “R” brings liter-plus power to the table in combination with top-shelf suspension and ride-quality electronics that let you dial it right in, and of course, the Monster DNA is plain to see in the sparse sheet metal and exposed frame members. This machine is the ultimate iteration (so far) of an already aggressive family line with all the sex appeal you’d expect from this marque.
2018 - 2019 Ducati Monster 821
Newly revised in 2018, the Monster 821 from Ducati benefits from some trickle-down engineering from its big brother, the Monster 1200, and a host of new design touches all its own. A new tank, tail section, headlight and muffler gives it an all-new variation on the classic Monster look with due consideration for the original Monster 900. Duc’s Testastretta L-twin powerplant serves up streetfighter performance with 109 horsepower tucked away in the stable and a host of safety systems to aid the rider in keeping it all under control. Not an entry-level ride by any stretch of the imagination, the Monster 821 does offer an experienced rider a mercurial platform that can shift personalities at the touch of a button for a wide range of conditions and skill levels.
2019 Ducati Monster 821 Stealth
The Ducati Monster can trace its heritage back to the ’93 Monster 900, and the new “Stealth” variant serves as what you might call a highly-functional tribute piece for that venerated machine. It totes the usual suite of electronic gadgets with Ducati’s Quick Shift feature added to the stock package, and it boasts 100-plus horsepower in a design that is, paradoxically, both sexy and stocky at the same time.
2018 Ducati Monster 1200 25° Anniversario
In 1992, Ducati showcased the Ducati Monster 900 prototype at the Cologne Motor Show, and it became an instant icon. With its boundless personality and audacious nudity, it was a motorcycle that had revolutionized the "naked" bike category. Since then, the Monster range sold like hot cakes and played a major role in the expansion of the Ducati family.
Recently, the model celebrated its 25th anniversary since the original Monster 900 MY1993 hit the streets. And to commemorate the occasion, the chaps at the Borgo Panigale factory have produced a limited edition affair of the flagship Monster 1200 and given it a special color scheme, machined components, high-quality finishing, carbon fiber and a lot of technology. The Ducati Monster 1200 25° Anniversario.
2017 - 2019 Ducati Monster 797 / 797 Plus
Ducati added to its “Monster” family in 2017 with the accessible and relatively rider-friendly “797” version of its popular naked bike. This ride uses the same 803 cc mill that drives the full-size Scramblers, so while it isn’t a net-new engine, it is a proven one. Dual front brakes with ABS, Pirelli tires and fat Kayaba forks are but some of the features included in what looks to be the closest to an “entry level” ride that the Monster family has managed to date. I was eager to take a look at this new ride ever since it was revealed at the Milan show, and what I see so far does not disappoint. In 2018, the Monster 797+ replaced the base model with some extra goodies added in.
2015 - 2017 Ducati Monster 821
What does you do when you have a powerful and popular naked sportbike such as the Monster 1200 and a smaller, simplified version of same with an 803 cc powerplant? You simply add a third model, according to Ducati. Introducing the stop-gap Monster 821 siblings. The base model carries many of the genetic markers associated with the Monster range with a 112-horsepower engine and host of electronic gadgets that never made it onto the entry-level 797 model. This plugs a significant gap in its naked Monster lineup and gives us an entry-friendly model with a taste of the refinement typically enjoyed on the larger-displacement rides. Ducati followed up with the race-tastic “Stripe” version that pulls adjustable front-suspension components off the top shelf for another layer of ride-quality control. Something for everyone? Perhaps not, but a damn good compromise between the existing models within the range in many ways.
Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Monster 821.
2014 - 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 / 1200 S / 1200 R
Ducati delivers a winner in its 2016 Monster 1200 as well as the 1200 S and 1200 R variants. Equipped with the 1198 cc Testastretta 11-degree DS engine, the Monster 1200s have more power and torque on tap then previous gens and they come equipped with a suite of electronic fandanglery that includes, but isn’t limited to, RbW, ABS, Rider modes, and Power modes.
Let your instinct drive you. Relish the superb performance, timeless design and cutting-edge technology of a motorcycle with even more aggressive looks thanks to the authentic Ducati Stripe livery and the high mounted Ducati Performance licence plate holder.
Just right to give vent to your real sporty attitude, the Monster 1200 S Stripe has the perfect personality to win each day’s challenges. For those who accept no compromise between style and performance, this is the one.
The model in the photo is equipped with an adjustable-position homologated licence plate holder. In the photo the license plate is mounted in a position that does not conform to current legislation for road riding.
Continue reading for more information on the Ducati Monster 1200 S Stripe.
When you choose to ride the Monster, you are not just choosing a bike, but an entire lifestyle. A desire to experience the exhilaration of naked power from an iconic motorcycle. 2014 Ducati Monster 696 Key Features:
An immensely strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame is the visual and structural backbone of the 696 and 796 Monsters. Delivering rigidity with minimal mass, the frame design is pure Ducati in its (...)
The Ducati Monster 795 was specially developed for the adrenaline-hungry riders. Its style screams power and demands instant respect, while the massive tires are ready to bite the asphalt with pose.
The motorcycle is built around an 803cc, L-Twin, air cooled engine with 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The unit generates a maximum power o 64kW (87 CV) at 8250 rpm and 78 Nm (8 Kgm) of torque at 6250 Rpm. The engine is fueled by a 15 liters fuel tank (13.5 liters on the ABS version) and is mated to a 6-speed transmission with APTC wet multiplate clutch.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame which sits on front 43mm upside-down forks and a rear progressive linkage suspension with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock.
Other features worthy of being mentioned include a triple-parabola headlight, LED taillights and front and rear disc brakes.
Hit the jump for more information on the Ducati Monster 795.
With its bold style and modern technologies, the Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe is ready to deal with anything you ask of it with poise.
This Italian beauty is powered by an 803cc, L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled engine. Fire it up and you will be assaulted by a maximum output of 64 KW (87 Hp) at 8,250 Rpm and 78 Nm (58 Lb-Ft) of torque at 6,250 Rpm. The engine’s power is kept under control by a six speed transmission which is combined with an APTC wet multiplate clutch.
The engine is housed by a strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame which apart from the fact that it offers a great handling it also looks great.
Thanks to the intensive use of lightweight materials Ducati’s engineers have managed to obtain a wet weight of only 187kg (412lb).
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe.
The Ducati Monster was always a great choice for naked-model lovers and the 1200 S is one of the most wanted models in this lineup.
Refined and strong, the Ducati Monster 1200 S is propelled by a Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum output of 108.2 KW (145 Hp) at 8,750 Rpm and 124.5 Nm (91.8 Lb-Ft) of torque at 7,250 Rpm. The unit is fed by a 17.5 liters fuel tank and needs to deal with a wet weight of 209 kg.
To be able to delivers first class performances, the motorcycle needed a set of performance-oriented technologies. Therefore, Ducati packed its bike with a comprehensive list of features which includes Riding Modes, Power Modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), Ride by Wire, Performance Package, passanger handles and seat cover, an anti-theft system and DDA.
Hit the jump for more information on the Ducati Monster 1200S.
The Ducati Monster 796 is one of the most versatile Monsters built by the Italian manufacturer. The motorcycle is propelled by a lightweight Desmodue engine which delivers 84hp (64kW) at 8250rpm of power and 58lb-ft (78Nm) of torque at 6250rpm. The unit is combined with a six speed transmission which comes with a APTC ‘wet’ clutch for enhanced performances.
The engine is mounted on a lightweight Tubular Steel Trellis frame which sits on 43 mm upside down forks and a rear adjustable monoshock. You also get a pair of 17 inch, five spokes light alloy wheels shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres which are a perfect match for sporty riding.
Other features offered by the Ducati Monster 796 include front and rear disc brakes, digital instrumentation, ABS and a 15 liters fuel tank.
The bike can be yours for $11,695.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Monster 796.
Ducati has fully revealed its new 2014 Monster 1200. The motorcycle has an aggressive character and is propelled by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc. The engine delivers a maximum output of 100.7 kW (135 hp) @ 8,750 rpm and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) of torque @ 7,250 rpm. The unit is fed by a 17.5 liters fuel tank and is mated to a six speed gearbox with slipper clutch.
The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 weighs 209 kg and its backbone is represented by a trellis frame which is directly attached to the engine.
Other features include Brembo brakes, hydraulic clutch, ride by wire and a TFT display. You also get an adjustable seat, Ducati’s Safety Pack (DSP), LED lights and a low mounted number plate.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200.
By the early 1990s, Ducati was completely involved in building sport bikes, so the launch of the M900 Monster at the Cologne show in October 1992 was quite a surprise. Yet its pedigree was unimpeachable; it was the first “naked” bike or “street fighter,” as they are now known. The frame was adapted from the 851/888 design, with an upright seating position and no fairing. It was an immediate success, and a 600-cc version was launched in 1994 in red or yellow. Testers managed a top speed of 109 mph, with a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 97 mph. This iconic design has evolved in the past 17 years, but its basic simplicity is much admired. This is a solid example of an early 600-cc Monster, few of which come to market, as owners tend to keep them and just buy a bigger one. This bike has custom paint, a fly screen and carbon-fibre mudguards.
Hit the jump for more information.
The Ducati Monster 1100EVO is one of the most capable sport motorcycles in Ducati’s lineup. The bike offers a perfect mix of modern technologies, racy handling and sporty performances.
Power comes from a two-valve engine which features a crankcase that significantly reduces its overall weight. They are produced using the same innovative Vacural® technology that Ducati previously applied only to Supersport models. The engine rewards you with a maximum output of 100 hp @ 7500 rpm and 76 lb. ft of torque at 6000 rpm.
Apart from its strong engine, the bike is also very comfortable thanks to its total steering angle of 64 degrees, an extremely intuitive and ergonomic handle position and the tapered and deeply sculpted fuel tank.
The Monster 1100EVO features a set of sport tuned suspensions which consist of Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks and rear Sachs adjustable monoshocks.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO.
The new Ducati Monster 796 combines the comfort of the 696 with the sporty personality of the 1100. The motorcycle is powered by a 803 cc L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled engine which cranks out 87 hp @ 8250 rpm and 58 lb.ft of torque at 6250 rpm. The engine needs to deal with a total weight of only 167 kg, so you can expect to a breathtaking acceleration. The engine is Euro 3 compliant and is paired with a six speed gearbox.
The ride quality is assured by a rear Sachs monoshock unit and a sporty front Marzocchi 43mm upside-down fork.
All elements are mounted on a strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminum rear sub-frame. A separate, all aluminum sub-frame saves weight and adds a pleasing continuity with the aluminum footrest hangers and matte finished swingarm.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Ducati Monster 796.
The Ducati Monster was born in 1992 and since its inception is managed to gain the icon status relativelly fast. Featuring a bold design language and packed with a strong powerplant, the first Monster 900 was highly appreciated for its sporty handling and the perfect body balance.
After more than 20 years the Monster story continues and now the family includes a wider range of models, so you can choose your perfect bike. Among them you’ll find the Monster 795, a bike that shares many components with its sportier sibling, the Monster 1100EVO.
The riding position of the Monster 795 has been specifically designed to offer a high level of comfort and the seat height is only 770mm (30.3in). The bike is fitted with a pair of lightweight 3-spoke aluminium alloy wheels wrapped in front 120/60ZR and rear 160/60ZR rubbers.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Monster 795.