Ducati Monster 821 revealed prior to official launch next year
As a sneak peek, Ducati recently launched the Monster 821, which was presented in an updated version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original model – the Monster 900 – that injected new life in the naked racers’ segment.
The Monster 821’s design and functional features were adopted from the Monster 1200. It has a sleek, streamlined design with completely redesigned tank and tail end, inspired by the 1992 version. A new racing silencer and headlight – both classic and contemporary, are also part of the new design.
For a clear, immediately readable view of all necessary information on the mid-size Monster, a color TFT display is also making its debut – provided with selected gear and fuel indicators. The Ducati Quick Shift up/down and the Ducati Multimedia Systems are now available as accessories, to further enhance the already excellent riding experience offered by the 821.
The 109 HP and 9250 rpm of the liquid-cooled twin cylinder Testastretta offer rider-friendly thrills, while its 86 Nm of torque at 7750 rpm guarantees an exciting performance, easy riding and unmatched fun.
The Monster 821 also features the Ducati Safety Pack, which comprises of Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control, with both having adjustable intervention levels. The Riding Modes ensures easy adjustment of ABS, DTC and Power Modes, allowing the 821 to be transformed into three different motorcycles, each with a distinct personality.
Completing the impressive equipment of the Monster 821 are the Brembo brakes, with dual 320 mm discs and M4-32 monobloc radial calipers at the front. The suspension system includes 43 mm forks at the front and an adjustable shock absorber at the rear.
The facelift version of Monster 821 is just one of Ducati’s new range, and the Italian motorcycle company will officially unveil its four other models in 2018.