The recipe is the original 1993 one: a sporty engine, but perfect for road use, combined with a Superbike-derived frame.
The new Monster has an advanced, easy and efficient chassis, capable of immediately establishing the perfect feeling with the rider. The riding position is less loaded on the wrists and the engine offers an excellent balance between power, torque and ease of handling.
Lean and agile, the bike retains signature features: fuel tank shaped like a “bison back”, “shoulder-embedded” round headlight, clean tail and engine at the centre.
The language, however, is new and modern. The shapes have evolved in a direction in which essentiality and technology are enhanced by design, as in the circular profile of the front LED headlight and in the “sweeping” direction indicators.
The Monster is powered by the Testastretta 11° 937 cc twin cylinder L-shaped engine, with desmodromic distribution and Euro 5 homologation.
Compared to the previous 821 it increases in displacement, power, torque and decreases in weight (-2.4 kg) to contribute to the lightness of the bike and offer better rideability.
It now delivers 111hp at 9,250 rpm with maximum torque of 9.5 Nm delivered at just 6,500 rpm.
Thanks to the increased displacement, the torque is improved at all revs, particularly in the medium-low range, most used on the road and between curves.
The bike is equipped with a new gearbox and the Ducati Quick Shift Up/Down. The Monster is also available in a 47hp version, suitable for A2 licence holders.
Chassis, accessory elements and superstructures have been redesigned from the ground up to create a compact and lightweight bike. The total weight saving is 18 kg compared to the Monster 821.
The height from the ground of the seat of the new Monster is 820 mm. This, combined with the narrow sides of the bike, allows the rider to put his feet on the ground very easily. A seat is available as an accessory that reduces the height from the ground to 800 mm, while still maintaining good padding. Also a kit of springs for the suspension can be purchased, which lower the vehicle by reducing the seat height to 775 mm from the ground.
To ensure maximum manoeuvrability at low speeds and facilitate manoeuvring from a standstill, the steering angle has been increased to 36° (+7° compared to the 821).
The handlebar has been brought closer to the rider's torso by about 7 cm to have a more upright riding position for greater comfort and control. The position of the feet has also been changed, and the legs are now less curled up. All this translates into greater riding ease, even in city traffic.
The standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control, all adjustable to different levels of intervention. The sporty character of the bike is also underlined by the Launch Control which ensures lightning-fast starts.
The new Monster is equipped with three Riding Modes: Sport, Urban and Touring.
Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3" colour TFT dashboard featuring racing graphics that echo those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter that shows the indication of the gear inserted.
To allow each Monsterista to make their bike even more unique, sticker kits have been created that enhance the shapes of the Monster and celebrate Ducati's sportiness.
For those wishing to accentuate the style of their Monster in an even, cover kits will also be available. As with all Ducati motorcycles, a wide range of Ducati Performance accessories is also available, such as the double Termignoni approved silencer with carbon fibre end caps.
All the customisation options can be viewed in the section dedicated to the configurator on Ducati.com.
The new Monster is available in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels, Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels.
For those who want the bike with an even sportier image, there is the Plus version in the same colours with an aerodynamic windshield and the cover for the passenger seat as standard.
The Monster will head to showrooms from April 2021.
The Monster is Ducati's best-selling model ever: more than 350,000 have been produced since its presentation.