The Monster 1200 S is the most powerful and formidable streetfighter in Ducati’s line-up. Despite featuring a host of modern technological upgrades, the Monster 1200 S retains the raw DNA of its predecessors, which made the bike so popular.
While the Monster 1200 S is based on a new platform, it retains the quintessential styling cues from the previous generation Monster series. The exposed trellis frame, chiselled fuel tank, stubby exhaust and the oval headlamp give the Monster 1200 S its raw appeal. The carbon fibre fenders, machined rims and the ‘S’ branding set the Monster 1200 S apart from the standard bike.
At the heart of the trellis frame sits a 1198cc 11-degree Testastretta L-Twin cylinder. This powerplant delivers 145bhp and 125Nm of torque through a six-speed transmission. The Monstre 1200 S features a comprehensive set of features including riding modes, power modes, ABS, traction control, ride by wire throttle and an anti-theft system. Ducati also offers a performance package which adds Ohlins suspension and superior Brembo brakes.
The Ducati Monster 1200 S is available in two paint schemes – star white and red. It competes with other litre-class streetfighters like the Triumph Speed Triple R, MV Agusta Brutale 1090, BMW S1000R and the Aprilia Tuono V4.