Segment: Naked / Road
Production started year: 2022
A new "Lamborghini" motorcycle will be spotted on the streets, but it is not the Streetfighter V4. We're talking about the new Ducati Monster SP unveiled in August 2022, and meant to bring some Moto GP vibes to the Monster family.
The Monster SP is the second motorcycle in Ducati’s new range after the Streetfighter V4, and it gets its power from the iconic Testastretta, 937cc, liquid-cooled engine, sending to the rear wheel 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and a torque of 94 Nm (69 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. The power from the engine is transferred to a six-speed gearbox and from there to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, meant to make perfect contact with the tarmac. The burned gas escaping through the exhaust is waiting to scream on its way out, but the Termignoni silencer is there to calm it down.
Ducati’s goal was to make the Monster VS as light as possible, so they crafted some tweaks: the fully adjustable suspension is 0.6 kg lighter than on the other Monsters, 0.5 kg lighter Brembo 320 mm front brake discs were fitted, and a lithium-ion battery as well. The compact aluminum front frame inspired by Panigale V4 also was subject to weight reduction. About two kg (4.4 lbs) was the overall weight reduction achieved by Ducati on the Monster SP.
The Ducati Monster SP is set to become available in dealerships in January 2023.