Adding to its spree of 12 launches for the ongoing year, Ducati has added another naked roadster in its lineup in the form of the new Monster. Comprising of four different variants, the prices of the Ducati Monster range commences at Rs 10.99 lakh. Bookings of the new Ducati Monster are open at a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.
2021 Ducati Monster: Price and Variants
The Ducati Monster has been launched in India in a total of four different variants, all of which differ based on paint schemes and features. The variants are as follows:
- Monster (red with black wheels) – Rs 10.99 lakh
- Monster (dark stealth with black wheels/aviator grey with red wheels) – Rs 11.09 lakh
- Monster Plus (red with black wheels) – Rs 11.24 lakh
- Monster Plus (dark stealth with black wheels/aviator grey with red wheels) – Rs 11.34 lakh
(all prices ex-showroom, India)
2021 Ducati Monster: Design
The new Ducati Monster has undergone an evolution in terms of the way it looks, and in the process, it has lost some of its visual bulk and become slightly sharper than before. The headlamps are now slightly ovular in shape and get full LED treatment with daytime running LEDs. The other bits of the motorcycle includes a pointier tail section with an LED tail lamp and double barrel single-sided exhaust.
2021 Ducati Monster: Features
In terms of features, the most prominent inclusion in the new Ducati Monster is the new 4.3-inch TFT instrument console, which has been shared with the SuperSport 950. Other than this, the new Monster comes with electronic riding aids like cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati power launch, power modes and three different riding modes – Urban, Sport and Touring. The ‘Plus’ variant comes with a passenger seat cover and a small front colour-coded windscreen.
2021 Ducati Monster: Powertrain
The new Ducati Monster ditches the 821cc engine of its predecessor and replaces it with a new liquid-cooled, Testastretta L-twin 937cc engine, which is there in the SuperSport 950 and Multistrada 950 as well. This engine makes 110 bhp of maximum power @ 9,250 rpm and 93 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The transmission unit is a 6-speed gearbox, which gets a slip and assist clutch as standard.
2021 Ducati Monster: Chassis
All the variants of the Ducati Monster get a standard suspension combination of 43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a pre-load adjustable mono-shock with a double-sided aluminium swingarm at the rear. In terms of brakes, the new Monster comes fitted with 320mm dual discs at the front and a single 245mm disc at the rear, with Brembo callipers at both front and rear. Despite having a bigger engine, the chassis is almost 18 kg lighter than before.
2021 Ducati Monster: Rivals
With its arrival, the new Ducati Monster is priced at a premium over all of its key rivals in the premium middleweight naked roadster category – Triumph Street Triple RS, BMW F 900 R and Kawasaki Z900.