motorcycle brand Ducati announced the launch of its all-new Monster range in
India, with Monster priced at Rs 10.99 lakh and Monster Plus priced at Rs 11.24
lakh respectively (Ex-Showroom India).
All the prices shared below are
Ex-Showroom India (Rs):
› Monster Red with Black Wheels: 10,
› Monster Dark Stealth with Black Wheels:
› Monster Aviator Grey with GP Red
Wheels: 11, 09,000
› Monster Plus Red with Black Wheels: 11,
› Monster Plus Dark Stealth with Black
Wheels: 11, 34,000
› Monster Plus Aviator Grey with GP Red
Wheels: 11, 34,000
create the new Monster, the engineers and designers started from scratch, but
with a clear idea of the key points of the new bike. Lean and agile, the bike
incorporates the DNA of each Monster that make it immediately recognizable:
fuel tank shaped like a “bison back”, “shoulder-embedded” round headlight,
clean tail and engine at the center of the scene.
Chandra, Managing Director, Ducati India said, “The new Monster is a true star
for everyone at Borgo Panigale. A brand name that has marked the history of
Ducati like few others, by becoming our best-selling model ever as Ducati has
sold more than 350,000 motorcycles since the Monster was first introduced in
1993. The new Monster is a completely new bike, designed to be more sporty,
light, and easy to ride, to make it accessible to new riders as well as to ones
that are more experienced. Globally, we have had a terrific response for the
new Monster and I am confident that it will be a hit amongst the riding
community in India as it perfectly suits our riding conditions as a naked, light
Ducati that is just fun!”
new Monster gets a new engine, a Testastretta 11°, 937 cc L- twin, with
Desmodromic distribution and BS6 homologation. Compared to the previous 821,
the new engine increases in displacement, power, torque and decreases in weight
(-2.4 kg) to contribute to the lightness of the bike and offers a vastly better
riding experience. It now churns 111 hp at 9,250 rpm with maximum torque of 93
nm delivered at just 6,500 rpm, proving to be efficient and reactive in throttle
Thanks to the increased displacement, the
torque improves at all revs, particularly in the medium-low range, most used on
the road and between corners. This guarantees thrilling performance as well as
riding ease and pleasure, also supported by the new gearbox and the Ducati
Quick Shift Up / down fitted as standard.
ensure maximum fun, we paid great attention to weight reduction in the creation
of the new Monster. Chassis, accessory elements and structures were redesigned
from the ground up to create a compact and lightweight bike, perfect for
everyday use as well as for sports use.
aluminium front frame replicates the same concept found on the Panigale V4. It
is short and attached directly to engine heads. With a weight of only 3 kg,
this frame is 4.5 kg lighter (60% less) than the previous trellis, helping to
reduce the dry weight of the bike to just 166 kg.
component is redesigned and lightened; the rims lose 1.7 kg and the swingarm
weight is less by 1.6 kg. The rear sub frame decreases by 1.9 kg, thanks to the
GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer) technology, that has allowed the
optimization of shapes and surfaces to the benefit of lightness and dimensional
compactness. The total weight saving is an impressive 18 kg compared to the
height of the seat from the ground is 820 mm. This, combined with the narrow
sides of the bike, allows the rider to put his/her feet on the ground easily. A
seat is available as an accessory that reduces the seat height to 800 mm, while
still maintaining good padding. In addition to the low seat, a suspension kit
is available as an accessory, which further lowers the bike by reducing the
seat height to 775 mm.
ensure maximum maneuverability at low speeds and facilitate maneuvering from a
standstill, the steering angle has increased to 36° (+7° compared to the 821).
The handlebar is now closer to the rider's torso by about 7 cm to have an
upright riding position that guarantees greater comfort and control. The
position of the feet has also changed, and all this translates into greater
riding ease, even in city traffic.
standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie
Control, all adjustable to different levels of intervention. The sporty
character of the bike is denoted via the Launch Control, which ensures
lightning-fast starts. This electronic equipment also allows in expressing the
performance of the bike with a high level of active safety.
new Monster is equipped with three Riding Modes (Sport, Urban, Touring) that
allow to shape the character of the bike according to different riding
preferences and needs. Everything is managed via the handlebar controls and the
bike now features a new 4.3" colour TFT dashboard featuring racing
graphics inspired by the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter that shows the
gear position as well.
new Monster is available in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels and
Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels. For those who want the bike with an even
sportier image, a Plus version is available in the same colors, which comes
with an aerodynamic windshield and the rear seat cover as standard fitment.
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