The 2018 version of the Ducati Monster 821 has been launched in India through Twitter. The bike has been released through a digital launch event by the Italian bike manufacturer, with the introductory price of Rs 9.51 lakhs followed by an interactive session with Sergi Canovas Garriga, Ducati India MD Twitter.
The Ducati wonder runs on a 821 cc Testastretta L Twin engine which produces 108 bhp at 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 86 Nm at 7750 rpm, which shows a decrease in its horsepower by a few numbers. A six speed gearbox with an optional bi directional quick shifter and slipper clutch comes along with the engine. a double barrel exhaust is also another feature of the bike. This time the makers have already introduced the Euro 4 regulations and BS IV emission norms, which originally led to the bike being discontinued.
The Ducati Monster also comes with an updated LED headlamp, inspired from the Monster 1200 and a full colour TFT instrument console which comes with an optional Ducati Multimedia System. The fuel tank is reported to be redesigned. The Monster M900 is the inspiration behind the bike’s classic look. The rear end of the bike has been made thinner. Urban, Touring and Sport are the three riding modes of the bike. The ABS, traction control and throttle responses are unique for each riding mode. A 3 step and an 8 step settings are available for the ABS and the Traction control of the bike. A fuel gauge and a gear position indicator has found its place in the instrumentation console of the Ducati Monster. The fuel efficiency is suspected to be 18.51 kmpl.
As quoted by Sergi Canovas Garriga in the launch event, ” For the last 25 years the monster has consistently delighted biking enthusiasts across the worl. This year is the 25th anniversary of the monster and we’re very proud to introduce the new Monster 821 in india, in this special year. The new Monster 821 has been designed with the aim of creating a slim and sporty motorcycle which highlights the original concept of “Sport Naked” and gives maximum riding pleasure. ”
43 mm upside down forks in the front and a monoshock at the rear handles the suspension of the bike. Brembo monobloc M4.32 callipers with twin 320 mm discs up front and and a 245 mm disc at the rear with a two piston callipers together form the braking system of the Ducati wonder. A yellow shade will also be available, in honour of the 25 th anniversary of the original monster 900, along with the Ducati Red and Matte Black shades. The bike is expected to find competition in Triumph Street Triple, Suzuki GSX-S750 and Kawasaki Z900.