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2021 Ducati Monster
2021 Ducati Monster

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Monster
Monster
Model Code
MONSTER
MONSTER
Color
Aviator Grey
Aviator Grey

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston calipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS

Rear - Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS

Front - 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston calipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS

Rear - Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS

Wheels

Front - Light alloy cast 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - Light alloy cast, 5.5 x 17 in.

Front - Light alloy cast 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - Light alloy cast, 5.5 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180 / 55 ZR17

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180 / 55 ZR17

Dimensions

Weight

Dry - 366 lb. (166 kg)

Kerb - 414 lb. (188 kg)

Dry - 366 lb. (166 kg)

Kerb - 414 lb. (188 kg)

Wheelbase
58 in. (1,474 mm)
58 in. (1,474 mm)
Seat Height

32.3 in. (820 mm)

32.3 in. (820 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gearbox - 6 speed
Gearbox - 6 speed
Primary Drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive
Chain
Chain
Sprocket

Front - z15

Rear - z43

Front - z15

Rear - z43

Electrical

Instrumentation
4.3 in. TFT color display
4.3 in. TFT color display
Lighting

Daytime Running Light

Full LED headlight and lighting system

Daytime Running Light

Full LED headlight and lighting system

Advanced Electronics

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control

Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, Dynamic turn indicators

Ready for - Ducati Multimedia System & Heated grips

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control

Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, Dynamic turn indicators

Ready for - Ducati Multimedia System & Heated grips

Engine

Engine
Testatretta 11°, V2 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain
Testatretta 11°, V2 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Displacement
937 cc (57 ci.)
937 cc (57 ci.)
Bore x Stroke
94 x 67.5 mm
94 x 67.5 mm
Torque
69 ft. lb. (93 Nm, 9.5 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
69 ft. lb. (93 Nm, 9.5 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
13.3:1
13.3:1
Gear Ratio

1st - 37 / 15

2nd - 30 / 17

3rd - 28 / 20

4th - 26 / 22

5th - 24 / 23

6th - 23 / 24

1st - 37 / 15

2nd - 30 / 17

3rd - 28 / 20

4th - 26 / 22

5th - 24 / 23

6th - 23 / 24

Clutch
Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet with hydraulic control
Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet with hydraulic control
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.
Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.
Exhaust
Pre-muffler and twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.
Pre-muffler and twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.
Fuel Capacity
3.7 US gal. (14 l)
3.7 US gal. (14 l)

Operational

Frame
Aluminum alloy Front
Aluminum alloy Front
Front Suspension

Ø 43 mm usd fork

Travel - 5.1 in. (130 mm)

Ø 43 mm usd fork

Travel - 5.1 in. (130 mm)

Rear Suspension

Progressive linkage, preload adjustable monoshock, aluminum double-sided swingarm

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Progressive linkage, preload adjustable monoshock, aluminum double-sided swingarm

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Rake
24°
24°
Trail
3.7 in. (93 mm)
3.7 in. (93 mm)
Seat
2
2

Other

Additional Colors

Ducati Red

Dark Stealth

Aviator Grey

Ducati Red

Dark Stealth

Aviator Grey

Includes
USB power socket
USB power socket
Warranty

24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

Valve clearance check - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

Valve clearance check - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

Features

Design

  • A NEW MONSTER DESIGN: The new Monster draws its DNA from the model dated back 1993, namely reflects what is needed to get supreme fun when riding a bike. In other words, an engine, a seat, a tank, a handlebar. Furthermore, it integrates all the unmistakable elements that characterize the iconic model: the bison-back-shaped tank, the round headlight, the clean tail, not to mention greater emphasis given to the engine. It is a brand-new chapter characterized by evolved shapes mixed with modern, sporty, elegant, sophisticated yet technological flavors. All components perfectly integrated in the design. Maximum compactness and lightness are wisely combined with the traditional yet essential and pure lines of Ducati. In addition, each single technical feature participates, in harmony, with the design to reimagine the concept of the sport naked conceived by Ducati in 1993. Starting with the front frame, clearly inspired by the Panigale V4. This new Monster reveals all its seductive lines, namely the narrow seat, the muscular tank which widens towards the rear to meet the side panels to make a truly sporty bike.
  • NEW FULL-LED HEADLIGHT: The full-LED headlight maintains the iconic, round shape, made even more evident and modern by the incorporation of the LED Daytime Time Running Light (DRL) system. The structure of the headlight also evolves, and it does so thanks to a lens that fully integrates both optical and electronic elements. What’s more, the technical elements contribute to create modern and technological suggestions.
  • MONSTER IN DETAILS: The tank is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. Curved and muscular, as a real Monster deserves, sculpted with the classic knees area, it evolves on the sides stretched towards the front wheel, a volume that dominates the direction indicators characterized by the swiping technology. Even proportions have undergone a change, becoming shorter to accommodate a more modern and advanced ergonomics. The short tail, essential and appealing, has a visible rear frame with both a structural and aesthetic function, in addition to two painted side panels inspired by the Panigale V4.

Electronics

  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: The new Monster has a first-rate electronics kit. The standard equipment includes fully-adjustable ABS Cornering, Traction Control, and Wheelie Control. The new Monster’s sporty nature is underlined by the Launch Control for lightning-fast starts. Launch Control is an extraordinary feature found in supersport motorcycles that is now available to all passionate riders with the new Monster.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system acts as a smart “filter” between accelerator and the rear tire. It lets the rider select one of 8 different intervention levels. Each of the 3 Riding Modes has default DTC levels but these can be personalized to suit individual riders’ styles and road conditions.
  • LAUNCH CONTROL: The new Monster is equipped with a Launch Control system that allows extremely effective starts. Once activated, the system autonomously manages the engine (whenever the throttle is opened) bringing the engine to maximum torque and letting the owner focus on managing the clutch at the start. This is a drag race-proof mode that provides for the best possible acceleration.
  • WHEELIE CONTROL: The Launch Control system also makes use of the Wheelie Control, the control that allows the bike to accelerate to the maximum while detecting any front wheel lift. This attitude is managed electronically, improving riding safety but, at the same time, ensuring the best possible acceleration performance. Furthermore, Wheelie Control is independently adjustable from other control systems.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Ducati Riding Modes are an engineering milestone, letting riders select - depending on the model - different settings: Sport, Touring and Urban that optimize motorcycle behaviour to individual riding styles and different road conditions. Each Riding Mode have been developed to vary the engine character (Power Modes) and the ABS, DTC and DWC intervention levels instantaneously, even when riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Sport Riding Mode: the engine delivers 111 hp with direct Ride-by-Wire throttle twist response, reduced DTC intervention, level 2 ABS braking efficiency and moderate rear wheel lift control. DWC intervention level enhances sporty riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Touring Riding Mode: the engine delivers 111 hp with a more progressive RbW throttle twist response, increased DTC intervention, level 3 ABS braking efficiency in order to ensure maximum braking stability and moderate rear wheel lift control. DWC is tuned to an optimal level to guarantee relaxed riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Urban Riding Mode: the engine delivers 75 hp maximum power with progressive RbW throttle twist response; DTC is set to an even higher intervention level and the ABS is set to level 3, maximizing braking stability and wheel lift-up prevention.
  • DUCATI QUICK SHIFT (DQS) UP/DOWN: Available as standard on the new Monster the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, a race-derived electronic system, lets riders up-change without using the clutch. This system not only boosts the enjoyment of sports riding but it also lends a welcome hand in city traffic or on winding roads requiring frequent gear changes.
  • COLOR TFT INSTRUMENTATION: The Monster instrument panel is embellished by a 4.3” color TFT display. Its graphics comes from the Panigale V4 and offers useful on-board information. The center of the screen shows the rev counter and currently selected gear. Even air temperature and fuel level are immediately readable. This device is also designed to display information from the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which allows you to connect a smartphone to the motorcycle via Bluetooth module (available as an accessory) and to manage some functions via the buttons positioned on the handlebar. The display shows the “music player” commands, the headset connection status icons, incoming call as well as message
  • HEADLIGHT AND INDICATORS: Needless to say, the round headlight on the new Monster is undoubtedly a great comeback, a beautiful tribute to the past enriched by the most advanced full-LED technology, which also fits the entire light system. Furthermore, Ducati adds the swiping technology, namely “dynamic” and auto-cancelling indicators, which represents a first.

Engine

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HAVE FUN: The new Monster is powered by the 937 cc twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11° engine. In this latest version its weight has been reduced (-5.3 lb), now achieving further performance as well as usability levels. Designed to be a stressed chassis element, the twin-cylinder represents a crucial element capable of ensuring the motorcycle overall lightness. The new Monster has higher power levels than the previous Monster with a maximum power of 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 68 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm. Power therefore grows by 2 hp while the torque increases by 5 lb-ft and maximum peak is reached 1,250 rpm, before if compared to the 821 model, with a richer delivery curve at whichever revs, especially at low-to-mid revs, mostly used on the road. This figure therefore means a richer delivery together with a more instant engine response. In other words, it guarantees exciting riding pleasure. Thanks to a refined work covering all components, the brand-new 937 Testastretta engine results extremely reliable as well as affordable in terms of (long) maintenance intervals. Oil services have an expiration set at 9,300 miles (30,000 km) while the valve play inspection is needed just every 18,640 miles (30,000 km). Ride-by-Wire system allows the adoption of different Riding Modes to change the character of the engine according to individual riders’ styles and needs. The clutch equipping the new Monster is wet anti-patter type and thanks to its particular self-servo system can guarantee a smooth feedback. Thanks to the new hydraulic control results extremely “light” to pull (-20% effort) and perfect in modulating the attack to suit riders of all levels and spirit. This system acts in a double way: by “pushing” the discs against each other in acceleration and reducing the pressure on the clutch discs when an opposite torque is applied, so preventing rear wheel destabilization during aggressive downshifting. The Quick Shifter, available as standard, ensures shifting assistance both up and downshifting and is the perfect companion in true sporty adventure as well as urban-style riding, thus preventing, in this specific case, the rider from frequently gear changes.

Vehicle

  • FRONT FRAME: The new Monster brings the engine back to center-stage. Linked to a front frame derived from the the Panigale V4, the new engine is made of aluminium and is 10 lbs (4.5 kg) lighter than the 821 model. Other distinctive features include the new swingarm, also made of aluminium, which retraces the pattern launched with the new Multistrada V4 and marks a significantly reduction of weight by 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) compared to the previous Monster 821. All this, combined with the considerable to detail, has set a record setting weight of the new Monster within the category: 414 lbs (188 kg) in running order, which means a solid 40 lbs (18 kg) less than the existing model. Dry weight is set at 366 lbs (166 kg).
  • SLEEK TAIL: The sleek tail, attached directly to the engine, also participates in the overall lightness. A single element made of GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) which acts as a load-bearing tail and as a support for all the electrical and electronic parts. The battery has also been revamped in terms of size (now smaller) and lightness. In general, each component has been designed to be as light as possible.
  • SEAT HEIGHT: The rider is now even more at ease and relaxed thanks to a particular design of the seat, characterized not only by an extremely reduced shape of the seat-to-foot area but also by an exclusive foam. This latter element maximizes comfort and gives the real feedback of “what’s happening” under the wheels. The riding position has been refreshed to further enhance ergonomics, control and comfort. The seat is 32.28 inches (820 mm) from the ground and with 2.7 inches (70 mm) of foam thickness - now approaches the 2.5 inch (65 mm) handlebar, the footpegs are lowered by .4 inches (10 mm) and anticipated by 1.4 inches (35 mm). The rider position is slightly more upright and the handlebar is now 2.7 inches (70 mm) closer to the rider. The lowered seat - available as an accessory- still maintains a high comfort standard thanks to a 2 inch (50 mm) foam thickness, now bringing the ground clearance to a mere 31.5 inches (800 mm). The new Monster goes even further: a special suspension lowering kit enables the rider to change the seat height up to 30.5 inches (775 mm); footrests follow the same mechanism to suit the favorite ergonomic setting.
  • HYDRAULIC CLUTCH: The clutch equipping the new Monster is wet anti-patter type and thanks to its particular self-servo system can guarantee a smooth feedback. Thanks to the new hydraulic control results extremely “light” to pull (-20% effort) and perfect in modulating the attack to suit riders of all levels and spirit.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The best possible braking system while maintaining great modulation and light and punctual control in operation: that is the aim of the Ducati engineers who developed, in close collaboration with Brembo, a higher-end braking system. Up front it mounts twin Brembo M4-32 4-piston monobloc calipers that grip 320 mm discs. The new radial pump offers a supreme control feeling as well as guaranteeing a braking power that represents a benchmark in the segment. Clutch and brake levers are both adjustable in distance from the handlebar. At the rear, instead, is a single 245 mm disc gripped by a Brembo caliper; like the front brake, it features enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads.
  • TIRES AND WHEELS: Even the alloy-wheels, reduced to a mere 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg) compared to the Monster 821 models, participate in the overall new Monster lightness. 3.5 x 17” up front and 5.5 x 17” at the rear, mounting Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires, 120/70 up front and 180/55 at the rear. A special choice to support the sportiness of the Monster, both on dry and wet surfaces.
  • STEERING ANGLE: The new frame but also the careful positioning of some parts, such as the radiator, have made great improvements compared to the previous Monster 821, namely the 36° steering angle that is 7° more than the existing version. Thanks to this technical formula, the Monster has never been so agile in urban riding and also when changing direction, thus resulting easier and more intuitive.
  • ENGINE: The engine is almost 5.3 lbs less than the Monster 821. This contributes to the lightening of the new Monster.

Design

  • A NEW MONSTER DESIGN: The new Monster draws its DNA from the model dated back 1993, namely reflects what is needed to get supreme fun when riding a bike. In other words, an engine, a seat, a tank, a handlebar. Furthermore, it integrates all the unmistakable elements that characterize the iconic model: the bison-back-shaped tank, the round headlight, the clean tail, not to mention greater emphasis given to the engine. It is a brand-new chapter characterized by evolved shapes mixed with modern, sporty, elegant, sophisticated yet technological flavors. All components perfectly integrated in the design. Maximum compactness and lightness are wisely combined with the traditional yet essential and pure lines of Ducati. In addition, each single technical feature participates, in harmony, with the design to reimagine the concept of the sport naked conceived by Ducati in 1993. Starting with the front frame, clearly inspired by the Panigale V4. This new Monster reveals all its seductive lines, namely the narrow seat, the muscular tank which widens towards the rear to meet the side panels to make a truly sporty bike.
  • NEW FULL-LED HEADLIGHT: The full-LED headlight maintains the iconic, round shape, made even more evident and modern by the incorporation of the LED Daytime Time Running Light (DRL) system. The structure of the headlight also evolves, and it does so thanks to a lens that fully integrates both optical and electronic elements. What’s more, the technical elements contribute to create modern and technological suggestions.
  • MONSTER IN DETAILS: The tank is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. Curved and muscular, as a real Monster deserves, sculpted with the classic knees area, it evolves on the sides stretched towards the front wheel, a volume that dominates the direction indicators characterized by the swiping technology. Even proportions have undergone a change, becoming shorter to accommodate a more modern and advanced ergonomics. The short tail, essential and appealing, has a visible rear frame with both a structural and aesthetic function, in addition to two painted side panels inspired by the Panigale V4.

Electronics

  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: The new Monster has a first-rate electronics kit. The standard equipment includes fully-adjustable ABS Cornering, Traction Control, and Wheelie Control. The new Monster’s sporty nature is underlined by the Launch Control for lightning-fast starts. Launch Control is an extraordinary feature found in supersport motorcycles that is now available to all passionate riders with the new Monster.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system acts as a smart “filter” between accelerator and the rear tire. It lets the rider select one of 8 different intervention levels. Each of the 3 Riding Modes has default DTC levels but these can be personalized to suit individual riders’ styles and road conditions.
  • LAUNCH CONTROL: The new Monster is equipped with a Launch Control system that allows extremely effective starts. Once activated, the system autonomously manages the engine (whenever the throttle is opened) bringing the engine to maximum torque and letting the owner focus on managing the clutch at the start. This is a drag race-proof mode that provides for the best possible acceleration.
  • WHEELIE CONTROL: The Launch Control system also makes use of the Wheelie Control, the control that allows the bike to accelerate to the maximum while detecting any front wheel lift. This attitude is managed electronically, improving riding safety but, at the same time, ensuring the best possible acceleration performance. Furthermore, Wheelie Control is independently adjustable from other control systems.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Ducati Riding Modes are an engineering milestone, letting riders select - depending on the model - different settings: Sport, Touring and Urban that optimize motorcycle behaviour to individual riding styles and different road conditions. Each Riding Mode have been developed to vary the engine character (Power Modes) and the ABS, DTC and DWC intervention levels instantaneously, even when riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Sport Riding Mode: the engine delivers 111 hp with direct Ride-by-Wire throttle twist response, reduced DTC intervention, level 2 ABS braking efficiency and moderate rear wheel lift control. DWC intervention level enhances sporty riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Touring Riding Mode: the engine delivers 111 hp with a more progressive RbW throttle twist response, increased DTC intervention, level 3 ABS braking efficiency in order to ensure maximum braking stability and moderate rear wheel lift control. DWC is tuned to an optimal level to guarantee relaxed riding.
  • DUCATI RIDING MODES: Urban Riding Mode: the engine delivers 75 hp maximum power with progressive RbW throttle twist response; DTC is set to an even higher intervention level and the ABS is set to level 3, maximizing braking stability and wheel lift-up prevention.
  • DUCATI QUICK SHIFT (DQS) UP/DOWN: Available as standard on the new Monster the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, a race-derived electronic system, lets riders up-change without using the clutch. This system not only boosts the enjoyment of sports riding but it also lends a welcome hand in city traffic or on winding roads requiring frequent gear changes.
  • COLOR TFT INSTRUMENTATION: The Monster instrument panel is embellished by a 4.3” color TFT display. Its graphics comes from the Panigale V4 and offers useful on-board information. The center of the screen shows the rev counter and currently selected gear. Even air temperature and fuel level are immediately readable. This device is also designed to display information from the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which allows you to connect a smartphone to the motorcycle via Bluetooth module (available as an accessory) and to manage some functions via the buttons positioned on the handlebar. The display shows the “music player” commands, the headset connection status icons, incoming call as well as message
  • HEADLIGHT AND INDICATORS: Needless to say, the round headlight on the new Monster is undoubtedly a great comeback, a beautiful tribute to the past enriched by the most advanced full-LED technology, which also fits the entire light system. Furthermore, Ducati adds the swiping technology, namely “dynamic” and auto-cancelling indicators, which represents a first.

Engine

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HAVE FUN: The new Monster is powered by the 937 cc twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11° engine. In this latest version its weight has been reduced (-5.3 lb), now achieving further performance as well as usability levels. Designed to be a stressed chassis element, the twin-cylinder represents a crucial element capable of ensuring the motorcycle overall lightness. The new Monster has higher power levels than the previous Monster with a maximum power of 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 68 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm. Power therefore grows by 2 hp while the torque increases by 5 lb-ft and maximum peak is reached 1,250 rpm, before if compared to the 821 model, with a richer delivery curve at whichever revs, especially at low-to-mid revs, mostly used on the road. This figure therefore means a richer delivery together with a more instant engine response. In other words, it guarantees exciting riding pleasure. Thanks to a refined work covering all components, the brand-new 937 Testastretta engine results extremely reliable as well as affordable in terms of (long) maintenance intervals. Oil services have an expiration set at 9,300 miles (30,000 km) while the valve play inspection is needed just every 18,640 miles (30,000 km). Ride-by-Wire system allows the adoption of different Riding Modes to change the character of the engine according to individual riders’ styles and needs. The clutch equipping the new Monster is wet anti-patter type and thanks to its particular self-servo system can guarantee a smooth feedback. Thanks to the new hydraulic control results extremely “light” to pull (-20% effort) and perfect in modulating the attack to suit riders of all levels and spirit. This system acts in a double way: by “pushing” the discs against each other in acceleration and reducing the pressure on the clutch discs when an opposite torque is applied, so preventing rear wheel destabilization during aggressive downshifting. The Quick Shifter, available as standard, ensures shifting assistance both up and downshifting and is the perfect companion in true sporty adventure as well as urban-style riding, thus preventing, in this specific case, the rider from frequently gear changes.

Vehicle

  • FRONT FRAME: The new Monster brings the engine back to center-stage. Linked to a front frame derived from the the Panigale V4, the new engine is made of aluminium and is 10 lbs (4.5 kg) lighter than the 821 model. Other distinctive features include the new swingarm, also made of aluminium, which retraces the pattern launched with the new Multistrada V4 and marks a significantly reduction of weight by 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) compared to the previous Monster 821. All this, combined with the considerable to detail, has set a record setting weight of the new Monster within the category: 414 lbs (188 kg) in running order, which means a solid 40 lbs (18 kg) less than the existing model. Dry weight is set at 366 lbs (166 kg).
  • SLEEK TAIL: The sleek tail, attached directly to the engine, also participates in the overall lightness. A single element made of GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) which acts as a load-bearing tail and as a support for all the electrical and electronic parts. The battery has also been revamped in terms of size (now smaller) and lightness. In general, each component has been designed to be as light as possible.
  • SEAT HEIGHT: The rider is now even more at ease and relaxed thanks to a particular design of the seat, characterized not only by an extremely reduced shape of the seat-to-foot area but also by an exclusive foam. This latter element maximizes comfort and gives the real feedback of “what’s happening” under the wheels. The riding position has been refreshed to further enhance ergonomics, control and comfort. The seat is 32.28 inches (820 mm) from the ground and with 2.7 inches (70 mm) of foam thickness - now approaches the 2.5 inch (65 mm) handlebar, the footpegs are lowered by .4 inches (10 mm) and anticipated by 1.4 inches (35 mm). The rider position is slightly more upright and the handlebar is now 2.7 inches (70 mm) closer to the rider. The lowered seat - available as an accessory- still maintains a high comfort standard thanks to a 2 inch (50 mm) foam thickness, now bringing the ground clearance to a mere 31.5 inches (800 mm). The new Monster goes even further: a special suspension lowering kit enables the rider to change the seat height up to 30.5 inches (775 mm); footrests follow the same mechanism to suit the favorite ergonomic setting.
  • HYDRAULIC CLUTCH: The clutch equipping the new Monster is wet anti-patter type and thanks to its particular self-servo system can guarantee a smooth feedback. Thanks to the new hydraulic control results extremely “light” to pull (-20% effort) and perfect in modulating the attack to suit riders of all levels and spirit.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The best possible braking system while maintaining great modulation and light and punctual control in operation: that is the aim of the Ducati engineers who developed, in close collaboration with Brembo, a higher-end braking system. Up front it mounts twin Brembo M4-32 4-piston monobloc calipers that grip 320 mm discs. The new radial pump offers a supreme control feeling as well as guaranteeing a braking power that represents a benchmark in the segment. Clutch and brake levers are both adjustable in distance from the handlebar. At the rear, instead, is a single 245 mm disc gripped by a Brembo caliper; like the front brake, it features enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads.
  • TIRES AND WHEELS: Even the alloy-wheels, reduced to a mere 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg) compared to the Monster 821 models, participate in the overall new Monster lightness. 3.5 x 17” up front and 5.5 x 17” at the rear, mounting Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires, 120/70 up front and 180/55 at the rear. A special choice to support the sportiness of the Monster, both on dry and wet surfaces.
  • STEERING ANGLE: The new frame but also the careful positioning of some parts, such as the radiator, have made great improvements compared to the previous Monster 821, namely the 36° steering angle that is 7° more than the existing version. Thanks to this technical formula, the Monster has never been so agile in urban riding and also when changing direction, thus resulting easier and more intuitive.
  • ENGINE: The engine is almost 5.3 lbs less than the Monster 821. This contributes to the lightening of the new Monster.