Ducati’s newest offering in India- the Monster might have dropped the numbers from its name but makes up for it with substantial updates for 2021. So here we tell you all there is to know about the new Monster in five points.
Variants and Pricing
Ducati is offering the motorcycle in two variants- standard and Plus. The most affordable Monster Red variant is price at Rs 10.99 lakh while the Monster in Aviator Grey and Dark Stealth will cost you Rs 11.09 lakh each. On the other hand, the Ducati Monster Plus Red would set you back by Rs 11.24 lakh while the Grey and Dark Stealth colour schemes are priced at Rs 11.34 lakh respectively. The Monster Plus version additionally gets a flyscreen and seat cowl as standard.
Keeping the iconic silhouette of the Monster range, Ducati has tweaked the styling of the new Monster. While it still gets the oval headlamp, the unit now has full-LED lighting. Even the muscular fuel tank with all the new lines and creases looks aggressive. There also is the sharp tail section and single-sided twin exhausts.
Moreover, Ducati has also revised the ergos on the new Monster by having the handlebar closer and footpegs lower than before. And with a new frame, lighter aluminum swingarm, and wheels, the Monster is 4.5kg lighter.
The new Monster comes powered by a 937cc, Testastretta L-twin engine that produces 111bhp at 9,250rpm and 93Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. In comparison, the Monster 821 put out 109bhp and 86Nm. The engine on the new Monster comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with an anti-slip clutch and quickshifter fitted as standard.
Now, the list of features on the new Monster include full-LED lighting and a 4.3-inch TFT display that can be fitted with a Bluetooth module as an option. As for rider aids, the Monster comes with three riding modes- Sport, Urban, and Touring, as well as wheelie control, traction control, cornering ABS and launch control.
Suspension duties are handled by 43mm upside-down forks at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The braking setup consists of 320mm twin discs with Brembo M4.32 monobloc four-piston callipers and a single 245mm rotor with Brembo two-piston calliper at the rear.