Ducati bestowed its iconic Monster offering with its biggest update this year and launched it in India a few weeks back. We rode the motorcycle around the Buddh International Circuit only to come back impressed. Read our track impressions of the bike here. Meanwhile, let’s check out some of the most drool-worthy images from the review.
The styling of the Monster has majorly evolved from being muscular and brash to a sportier, sleeker and compact machine.
While the oval-shaped headlamp is similar to the previous Monster, gone is the signature red-coloured trellis frame and it has been replaced by a new aluminum monocoque chassis.
Just like the design, the feature list of the Monster is also more modern. The instrumentation setup comprises a 4.3-inch TFT display while the lighting setup is LED all around.
There are a bunch of electronic aids too at the rider’s disposal. Three levels of cornering ABS, eight-level traction control, four-level wheelie control, and three ride modes are a part of the package.
As for the ergonomics, the new Monster accommodates the rider pretty well. The seat is spacious, the tank has proper recesses to lock in your thighs, and the footpegs are just a tad rear-set to make the riding stance sporty.
Powering the 2021 Monster is a 937cc, Testastretta engine which is also featured on the Supersport 950, Hypermotard 950, and Multistrada 950. This unit churns out 111bhp of power and 93Nm of peak torque.
Ducati has also managed to cut the weight of the Monster by as much as 18kg. This has resulted in a machine that’s more agile and easier to turn in than before.