- Uses a 937cc, Testastretta engine
- Is likely to be launched in India this year
Ducati took the wraps off the all-new Monster at the World Premiere series in 2020. Now, the Italian manufacturer has announced the commencement of production of the motorcycle that is likely to be launched in India later this year.
The new Ducati Monster replaces the Monster 821 globally and receives a major overhaul in terms of design, mechanicals, and features. And for the first time since 1993, the Monster uses a new frame- a Panigale V4-inspired aluminum frame that is 4.5kg lighter than the 821’s unit. It also gets comparatively lighter swingarm and lighter wheels.
Underneath the new underpinnings is a 937cc, Testastretta engine that churns out 111bhp and 93Nm. The new Monster comes with an anti-slip clutchh and quickshifter as standard along with ride-by-wire throttle, wheelie, traction, launch control and three ride modes- Sport, Urban an Touring. Moreover, the cockpit has also been upgraded with a 4.3-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth.
Lastly, the new Ducati Monster is also much more aggressive with sharper lines and sleeker bodywork. The designers have also revised the ergonomics on the new Monster. As for cycle parts, the 2021 Monster rides on Pirelli Rosso 3 tyres with non-adjustable 43mm upside-down forks and a pre-load adjustable monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is done by Brembo calipers with the aid of a cornering ABS.
The new Ducati Monster is expected to hit international showrooms soon. It is available in a choice of three colours- Ducati Red, Dark Stealth and Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels.