Ducati is poised to introduce five new models this coming season and the first one has been unveiled - the Monster 821. The new motorcycle marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic naked motorcycle from Borgo Panigale - the original Monster 900 that was launched at the Cologne Show in October 1992. Ducati says the 2018 Monter 821 successful combination of high performance, agility and rider-friendliness. The new model takes design and functional features from the Monster 1200 with a reshaped tank and tail end, inspired by the 1992 version, topped with a new racing exhaust and headlight. The new design is quite a mix of classic and contemporary. Also, a colour TFT screen is making a debut on this mid-size Monster and will have selected gear and fuel indicators. The Monster 821 will be available with accessories, such as Ducati Quick Shift up/down and the Ducati Multimedia Systems. The new Monster will come with the iconic Ducati Yellow paint job. Colour options include – the Ducati yellow, only available for the 821, Red and Matte Black.
While the Monster had been known for being a 'monster', the new 821's 109 hp at 9250 rpm liquid-cooled twin cylinder Testastretta engine offers rider-friendly thrills, thanks to its 86 Nm torque at 7750 rpm.
The 2018 Monster 821 features a safety pack that includes Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control, both of which have adjustable intervention levels. It comes with Riding Modes that ensure easy adjustment of ABS, DTC and Power Modes (controlling peak power and type of delivery).
Braking comes from dual 320 mm Brembo discs and M4-32 monobloc radial callipers at the front. The suspension system includes 43 mm forks at the front and an adjustable shock absorber at the rear.