Monster will get 4.3-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity; it also allows you to switch between three riding modes Sport, Touring and Urban. The motorcycle features full LED lighting, wheelie control, traction control, launch control, ABS and cornering ABS. Suspension duties are handled by 43mm USD (upside down) forks at the front and preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle gets 320mm twin discs with Brembo M4.32 calipers at the front and a 245mm single rotor disc with Brembo two-piston caliper at the rear. The kerb weight of Monster is just 188 kilos, Ducati is able to achieve this with the help of new aluminum front frame (inspired by Panigale V4) which is 4.5kg lesser compared to trellis frame in older model, the fuel tank has also been decreased from 17.5 liters to 14 liters which further helped in weight reduction.
The new Ducati Monster is powered by the same 937cc, Testastretta L-twin, Euro 5/BS6 compliant engine, which does the duty in the Multistrada 950 and the Supersport. The engine pumps out 111bhp of power at 9,250rpm and 93Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. Compared to Monster 821 (older version) it gets a slight increase of 2 Bhp of power and 7Nm of torque (Monster 821 had 109bhp and 86Nm)
The new Ducati Monster will be competitively priced looking at the competition, it could carry a tag of Rs 11.5-12 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be available in three colors – Ducati Red, Dark Stealth, and Aviator Grey. Some colors may demand more premium over the ex-showroom price.
By: Shafqat Khan