EICMA 2010: Ducati Monster 1100 EVO [Live Photos]
The Monster's story begins in 1992 when Ducati unveiled a prototype that was to become a legend. The Monster was dramatically styled, minimalist in stature yet filled with engineering innovations. Constant technological advances inevitably led to the creation of the Monster 1100 EVO, or as Ducati calls it, "The Ultimate Monster".
Ducati's endless pursuit of high performance comes from its 'less-is-more' philosophy that spawned the Monster. Every component has been redesigned and redeveloped so now more then ever, form follows function. Less weight plus more torque equals infinitely more fun.
The Monster 1100 EVO is powered by the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, the first two-valve Ducati to hit 100 hp. The 1100 cc L-Twin Desmodromic has been tuned to provide more volumetric and combustion efficiency.
The frame is made of sturdy but light tubular steel with and aluminum rear sub-frame that delivers unprecedented rigidity with minimal weight. The 43 mm fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork gives the perfect balance between handling and driving pleasure.
At the rear, a single-sided swingarm with Sachs suspension offer reduced final weight and adjustable spring preload and return damping for improved handling. Twin 320 mm discs with four-piston caliper in front and a 245 mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the rear combined with a state-of-the-art ABS system offered as standard allow the best braking under any riding condition.
A touch of sportiness, reminiscent of the racing environment, is the Ducati Corse Stripe which stretches from the fender all the way to the single seat cover.
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