Ducati has just launched the new Monster for 2021 and onwards. Touted as the bike that embodies the true essence of Ducati in its most compact, essential yet light iteration, its name immediately reveals its inner nature: Monster. Nothing else.
The original recipe dates back to 1993: a sporty engine yet suitable for road use combined with a Superbike-derived frame, namely everything riders need to taste in the name of everyday riding enjoyment.
New for 2021
The new Ducati Monster is powered by the new Euro 5-compliant, liquid-cooled 937 cc Testastretta 90° L-twin engine that produces 112 Ps of power and 93 Nm of torque. Compared to the previous 821, it increases in displacement, power, torque, and decreases in weight (-2.4 kg), which contributes to the overall lightness of the bike and also adds improved handling.
The new Monster also boasts features such as a quick shifter (standard), a new frame that is inspired by the Ducati Panigale V4, and a seat height of 820mm that can be lowered to as far as 775mm (low seat and low suspension option).
For the electronics, the new Monster is packed with fully-adjustable cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, and riding modes that allow changing the character of the engine according to individual rider tastes and needs.
Everything can be easily managed via the handlebar controls and viewable on the new full-TFT 4.3-inch screen, featuring immediately readable graphics inspired by that of the Panigale V4.
Ducati will also offer sticker kits as accessories for the new Monster, available for those who wish to design their own Monster. Painted plastic kits will also be available.
The all-new Monster will also be offered in the exclusive Plus version, which adds an aerodynamic windscreen and passenger seat cover to the standard fitting.
As with all Ducati motorcycles, the new Monster can be personalized with a vast array of aftermarket kits available through the Ducati Performance catalog.
Those who want the new Monster in their garage may have to wait for a few months though. Paulo Ortanez, general manager of Ducati Philippines, has shared with MotoPinas.com that the new Monster could be landing on our shores any time between July and September, or the 3rd Quarter of next year. The ongoing pandemic may have a hand on its delivery delay. The price has yet to be determined.