It’s been more than 20 years since the first Ducati Monster went out to roam the streets of Borgo Panigale, and the latest generation of this naked machine carries on the heritage. The 2015 Monster 821 shares the same tubular trellis frame with its bigger 1200 brother and integrates all the latest technologies Ducati developed for its new streetfighters.
The Testastretta 11° liquid-cooled engine delivers 112 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 65.9 lb-ft (89Nm) at 7,750 and will allow you to ride for 30,000 km (18,670 miles) between major revisions. The transmission relies on the wet APTC clutch with anti-hopping back-torque limiter and seld-servo operation, while the ride-by-wire (RbW) and electronic engine management control provides three riding modes: Sport, Touring and Urban, each with its own character, with the latter limiting the max power deployment to 75 hp.
ABS, traction control and RbW settings are user-customizable for each riding mode, adding to the rewarding experience of owning a Monster 821. Track-specific info, such as the associated lap number, maximum speed and maximum rpm are also available. No MSRP was conveyed at the time of writing, but you can learn more on the new Ducati Monster reading the PDF attached below.