2009 Ducati Monster 1100 S Review — Review of the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100S

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Ducati 900 Monster S

Is Bigger Better Always

Ducati’s venerable Monster got a makeover this year, and the level 696 ($8,995) was the first in the to get the all-new treatment. The Monster ($11,995, $13,995 for the ‘S’ model) a few months later with a that’s shockingly similar to its stablemate.

So, how is she different, how does she and more importantly, is she worth the dough?

The Goods: A Simple, but Pricey Naked Bike

The 1100 takes the basic of the 696 model, and ups the ante with an L-twin engine that to 1,078cc. Slight changes a single-sided swingarm. new wheels, and a few tweaks. The ‘S’ model we tested various carbon trim, silencer guards, the front and most conspicuously, engine cam covers.

Underneath those covers is a that produces 95 horsepower and ft-lbs of torque. Seat grows to 31.9 inches on the and the rear wheel is a thicker across.

The 1100 comes 43 mm Showa forks (which are adjustable and feature uprated unlike the 696’s), and dual disc brakes with and radial calipers. The ‘S’ model’s premium gets justified premium -hlins front and suspension, the aforementioned carbon and a few other weight savings that shave 3 pounds off the 1100’s dry weight (for a of 370 pounds.)

The 1100 adds the Ducati Analyzer system (while the 696 is DDA and the view over the handlebars a simple MotoGP-style instrumentation a digital speedometer and a bar graph just like the 696.

The Tons of Character, Not Tons of

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a Ducati Monster 1100 S, and notice its narrow profile and light weight. And considering the ‘S’ weighs a mere 15 pounds than the 696, that’s a feat.

The air-cooled Monster is a bit of an oddity in the liter-plus sized bike category. which the likes of the Triumph Speed which produces a whopping 35 horsepower, but also weighs a 46 more pounds.

Once aboard the Duc, the of its L-twin and a slightly committed posture give it a strong There’s a pleasing low-end from the engine, and once it up to temperature, it can pull with of low-end torque and a real in power above around rpm. Gearing is tall and the dry is relatively light, and the shifter is with an easy to find

Though we encountered a few false during the first few days of this Monster, they to disappear later on. Power at 7,000 rpm and the engine redlines at a 8,000 rpm, noticeably revs than you’ll out from a comparable water-cooled or four cylinder engine.

But the Monster 1100 S’s upside is its weight and agility. The Brembo are just as strong as you’d them to be and handling is effortless and though the saddle is canted which creates discomfort on rides… at least the handlebars reasonably close, and the leg positioning uncomfortable, making around riding easy.

The Bottom A Solid Ride That’s a Sell to Cost Conscious

The Ducati Monster 1100 S is a bike, one that offers endearing personality traits powerful … motorcycles happen to be significantly cheaper. Its engine is intended to keep its to a minimum, and its premium components are more towards handling outright speed. In fact, hard to imagine that it only 15 more horsepower the Monster 696 (though it weighs incrementally more, and offers 25 more ft-lbs of torque.)

The most surprising aspect of the S is that it doesn’t feel better than the 696; it may more power and greater but its performance isn’t exactly while the 696 comes across as an honest, bike. For outright and performance, enthusiasts might be served with the … and aggressive Ducati Streetfighter. a that’s far more monstrous the Monster 1100. and for the rest, might just find they’re perfectly content the milder, more affordable

Ducati 900 Monster S
Ducati 900 Monster S
Ducati 900 Monster S

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