The Ducati Monster 821 is launched on the 25th anniversary of its naked muscle bike Monster 900. Yes it has a new BS IV compliant engine now. The Ducati Monster 900 was a perfect potrayal of ducati heritage. The cruising bike produced massive power and it was one of a kind.
The Monster runs on a 821 cc 11-degree Testastretta, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, water cooled, petrol powered motor which is paired to a 6 speed transmission system. The power output is 108 bhp at 9250 rpm with a 86 Nm peak torque at 7750 rpm. Suspension duties are handled by 43 mm USD forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Brembo units with three-level Bosch ABS look after braking schedules alongside eight-level Ducati Traction Control. The bore of the bike is 88 mm and the stroke is 67.5 mm. The compression ratio is 12.8:1. It accelarates from 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds. The bike sits on 17 inches Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres.
The chassis type of the bike is Tubular steel trellis frame linked to cylinder heads. Its dimensions are 2170 mm in length, 800 mm in width and 1055 mm in height with a kerb weight of 206 kgs and a fuel tank with capacity 16.5 litres. The seat height is adjustable, from 785 mm- 810 mm. The wheel base and ground clearance are 1480 mm and 180 mm respectively. The bike has three riding modes namely, Sport, Urban and Touring. Redesigned fuel tank with mechanized opening and twin barrel exhaust with finishing sharp tail end are the changes that the exterior of the Monster 821 has received. Other options that come with the car are Quick shift (up/down) and Ducati Multimedia system.
The naked bike is going to be available in iconic yellow shade to pay respect to the Monster 900, besides the matte black and red. It is priced at Rs. 9.51 lakhs (ex showroom Mumbai), which is a lakh cheaper than the 2016 edition. The rivals of this bike are Suzuki GSX-S750, Triumph Street Triple S and the Kawasaki Z900.
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