The Ducati Monster made its first debut back in Cologne Trade Fair in 1992. The production of the same began in March of the following year. Since then 325000 units of the bike has been sold. To commemorate the 25th anniversary the Ducati has unveiled its Monster 1200 25 Anniversario Model.
500 copies of the Anniversario model has been produced with a three tone color from the Italian Flag, which is inspired from the 2008 Monster S4RS Testastretta Tricolore. The Tubular steel trellis framed bike will be available in Australia and UK in December. The naked sports bike is powered by the latest Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder engine that churns out 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and a peak torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm. A 6 speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift up and down comes along with it. The gear ratio is 1.84:1. The bike rides on forged Marchesini wheels with W spokes and gold colored wheel rims. The tyres are Pirelli Diablo Rosso III.
The serial number of the two wheeler is also unique xxx/500 which has found its place on the frame, and the seats have a 25 degree logo embroidered. The suspension duties of the sports bike is handled by a single-sided swing arm with fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins forks and an Öhlins rear shock of the same specification. Two 330 mm diameter Brembo discs paired with Brembo M50 monobloc callipers in the front and 245 mm diameter disk is matched with a Brembo caliper in the rear does for the braking system of the bike.
The bike has three riding modes, namely the Sports, Touring and Urban. Its dry weight is 184 kgs or 406 lbs. The seat height is adjustable from 795 mm-820 mm. The wheelbase measures 1485 mm. Valve clearance is required only after 30000 kms. The bore * stroke is 106 mm* 67.9 mm. The compression ratio is 13:1. The bike has a slipper and self servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. The rake is 23.3 degrees and the trail is 86.5 mm. The fuel tank has a capacity of 16.5 liters.
Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Traction Control DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and Öhlins steering damper are the safety features installed in the bike.
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