2011 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Review — SmartCycleShopper

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Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

2011 Ducati Monster Evo Review

Now powered by the 1100 Evoluzione V-twin, which touts as their highest-output engine, the Monster 1100 Evo is the version of the company’s charismatic line.

Red trellis contrasts with dark wheels and New exhaust design is much that of the Diavel.

With under 100-horsepower and a hearty 76 of torque, the 1100 engine has of muscle across a wide of engine speeds to slingshot the bike through traffic or corners on your favorite of twisty roadway.

As with Ducatis, the 1100 is prone to vibration below four on the LCD bar-graph tachometer if you wind on the However, its relatively large does allow fairly cruising at low revs on a light So it’s only when you the throttle wide open at low that the vibes pulse through the bars.

Use the engine in the part of its range and it’s all music from the side-mounted shotgun mufflers, with high-frequency vibes a perfectly accompaniment. As strong as the Evo engine is, it is not the star in this new Monster’s box of In fact, the chassis may be the best of the bike.

Agile handling is the Monster Evo’s greatest asset.

a sturdy fully-adjustable inverted fork up front and a Sachs out back (adjustable for preload and damping only), the 1100 Evo firm and flat, and flicks corners like few bikes The original equipment Pirelli Rosso tires are of respectable not overblown) cross section, so the changes attitude willingly, and the feed back a reassuring of stability and grip.

In fact, if you grinning like an … an hour in the canyons on this there’s something wrong you. The tapered tubular afford plenty of leverage, reducing the effort required to a serpentine stretch of road, and the ground clearance allows a to explore some serious angles without that worry about stuff on the road like you have on the 696.

A single-sided swingarm and new exhaust cans define the Evo’s profile.

Like most Ducatis, the Evo is paradoxical, exhibiting flaws and in a fascinating combination. The sculpted restricts the riding position to one spot, making it hard to the pressure points on a long instrumentation is monochromatic and not particularly to read.

And the so-called Safety and three-level traction control—is by an unnecessarily ambiguous switch Then there’s the fuel It only holds 3.6 gallons, so you are having to stop for gas.

But you forgive these petty when you ride the Monster.

such an involving experience, by the amazing sounds and responses of the that one is very willing to minor inconveniences. Besides, the to detail on this bike is in all the places. The suspension parts are items, and the Brembo brake (straight off the superbike) are so powerful and that they provide every time you ride.

Two schemes are offered. We prefer the

That celebrated V-twin is to feel and hear, too. It has an sense to it that breathes into the experience. Altogether, the bike is a of sensory esthetics.

Every time you run up through the snapping off perfectly integrated that would be hard to upon even with a system, you realize where the engineers’ priorities lie.

there are more versatile out there; ones that vibrate much anywhere, run and reliably, handle well and put on a turn of speed. But not many the intensity of a Monster. And that relationship isn’t brought only by the strange contrasts the bike’s shortcomings and its soaring points.

More than it is the distilled mechanical flavor of the operation, delivered in hi-def to the that defines the Monster. If you a bike with minimal invasion, look elsewhere. But if you elemental motorcycling sensations at every nerve ending, you to ride one of these.

Ironically, when you do ride one, not experience will be pleasurable. be times when the vibration makes a long freeway less than sublime, or a long trip makes the seem small and hard. But also be times when just sliced a canyon into a series of beautiful and the delight is so great you feel the to tell someone.

On a more prosaic level, the has a practical side to it. The rear cover comes off to provide seating, and the relocation of the exhaust under the seat to the side has improved the tail-section design and peg location. On this Ducati the provide a rear view is quite useful, if occasionally a blurry.

Adjustments to traction-control are made on-screen, controlled by the switch at the left-hand switch

The addition of ABS and dynamic traction (DTC), along with the to record various aspects of the performance with the DDA data-logging brings valuable capability to the range while adding to the overall safety of the rider. And all of comes at the same price as the outgoing Monster 1100, went without the safety the new wheels, and all the other Evo extras.

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

traction control at your when you crack the throttle out of a on a potentially gravelly mountain is worth the price of entry, as is the experience when you get hard on the All of this considerably broadens the of what we’d normally as a … bike.

It might be beautifully …, but Monster 1100 Evo is definitely not of stuff it needs to rule the

Beginner Riders

Learners the bank balance and the inclination to for Ducatis may be better advised to at the 696. The 1100 Evo “only” has but that’s more than need.

Intermediate Riders

should be no problem for riders some experience to transition to the Evo, particularly since the comes standard with the Pack. It’s fairly and has an extremely clear control to provide meaningful response

Expert Riders

These will have a great While the 1100 Evo doesn’t 180 horsepower and the latest Superbike it is athletic enough to exploit any talent and experience.


Aprilia’s Shiver is very in concept, but offers only a version of its excellent V-twin. The price of $9,499 may be enough for some.

Although not a V-twin, the Honda is a bona fide … and is powered by a seductively strong inline four. While it is not as as the Monster, the Honda possesses good dynamic characteristics, and is priced at $10,999.

The Kawasaki has much the same appeal as the but flaunts more adventurous It retails for $10,599.

Although not comparable, Suzuki’s SV650 is in …-bike form, and is capable of good performance. At just (for old-stock models), the is a screaming deal.

Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO


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