The Design of the Ducati Monster takes after the classic sports bike look. The first most noticeable feature is the bike’s enormous muscular and bulky look which gives the bike a dynamic and dominant aura worthy of the name ‘Monster.’
The deep red colour with its matte finish gives the bike a vibrant and clean look, highlighting its most prominent features, such as the large fuel tank.
The red colour seat also stands out against the black and adds to the character of the bike. Moreover, the seat is placed at the appropriate height for the rider, and it also has good padding and cushion, which is comfortable to sit on for longer durations.
The frame is built from an aluminium alloy inspired by the Panigale V4. The frame is 4.5 kg lighter than the Monster 82’s trellis frame, allowing superb handling capabilities and agility. The streamlined tail section tops it off.
The tires used on the bike are Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV, considered the industry benchmark for sports road riding. They give you a superior grip on any terrain and ensure a smooth ride.
The Ducati Monster is equipped with a 937cc, Testastretta 11°, V2 – 90°, four valves per cylinder, a desmodromic valvetrain, and a liquid-cooled engine.
The engine can deliver a max power of 111 bhp @ 9,250 rpm and a peak torque of 93 Nm @ 6,500 rpm.
The bike has a bore and stroke of 94mm x 67.5mm.
The Ducati Monster is not fitted with a full-LED headlight. The iconic round-shaped headlight has stayed the same but has been incorporated with new modern technology, and it now comes with a LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) system.
The LED tail light and turn signals are bright and give the rider a wide visibility range on the road day or night.
The Ducati Riding Modes are a great asset to the bike and the rider and significantly improve the riding experience for the rider. The 3 riding modes – High Sports, Medium Touring, and Low Urban – each can be selected depending on the road and the rider’s needs.
The race-derived electronic system, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, is new that allows riders to up-change without using the clutch. It boosts the bike’s performance and is an added advantage in city traffic or where frequent gear change is required.
The bike gets a 4.3″ TFT colour instrument display, giving the rider any information needed while riding. Furthermore, the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) lets you connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to the bike and enables you to manage phone calls, sms messages, and more.
The Ducati traction control (DTC), Launch control, and wheelie control are all features that are also installed on the bike. It is also fitted with a fuel injection system, a 53 mm throttle body, and a Ride-By-Wire system.
The Ducati Monster has a 6-speed manual transmission with a Wet Multiplate with Assist and Slipper hydraulic clutch.
The suspension fitted on the front wheel is a 43mm single disc USD fork (front wheel travel is 130 mm). The rear wheel gets a Progressive linkage, preload adjustable monoshock, and a double-sided aluminium swingarm (rear wheel travel is 140 mm). The suspension absorbs any impact from small insulation to more significant humps quickly, and it also provides good stability while riding. The soft yet firm suspension perfectly balances and does well in challenging terrains.
The front brakes equipped on the bike are 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs with radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc, 4-piston calliper, along with a radial master cylinder as well as cornering ABS. The rear brake is a 245mm disc, Brembo2-piston floating calliper with cornering ABS.
The brake setup gives you a firm bite and provides a quick and smooth response on the front and rear.