Ducati's new 2018 Monster 821 was present at the Bangkok International Motor Show. True to the original that was first launched in 1993, the naked bike boldly bears its engine and inner workings. The new Monster 821 now serves as the middle trim, in between the Monster 1200 and Monster 797+.
The Monster 821 is powered by an 821 cc water-cooled 11-degree L-twin engine. It carries over the 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic system. It produces 110-PS at 9,250 rpm and 86-Nm at 7,750 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quickshift for both up and down. All this is lovingly wrapped by a tubular steel trellis linked to the cylinder heads.
Keeping it aloft is a set of 43 mm uspide down forks in front and an aluminum double sided swingarm with an adjustable monoshock in the rear.
It's brought to a stop with twin 320 mm discs with 4-piston calipers in front and a single 245 mm disc in the rear with a 2-piston caliper. The brakes are governed by ABS and Traction Control fitted as standard.
Relevant trip info can be gleamed on the new full color TFT LCD display. Serving as the readout of the ride-by-wire system, riders can also select the riding mode, power mode, and customize them as with the Scrambler. Finally, the Monster 821 is also offered with a passenger seat cover.
For the first time in a long time, the Monster will be offered in yellow once again, giving riders some much needed variety from the typical black or red.
In the Philippines, Ducati offers the Monster 821 in red or black for PhP 830,000 or yellow for PhP 840,000.