2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S Rider Magazine

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Ducati 900 Monster S

2014 Ducati Monster and Monster 1200 S First Review

November 6, 2013

The Ducati Monster 1200 S a claimed 145 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of

For the past 20 years, Monsters been roaming the streets, fear in the hearts of commonfolk and lusty fires in the hearts of . To kick off the Monster line’s decade, Ducati has introduced the and baddest beasts yet—the 1200 and Monster 1200 S . the previous heavyweight in the Monster the 1100EVO, the new models are powered by the liquid-cooled, desmodromic Testastretta 11˚ found in the Diavel power and Multistrada adventure tourer.

The 2014 Ducati Monster and 1200 S are both more longer and more comfortable the Monster 1100EVO.

The Monster makes a claimed 135 horsepower at rpm and 87 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 while the Monster 1200 S it up a notch with 145 horsepower and 92 of torque. The Testastretta 11˚ L-twin has spark plugs and 4 valves per and fuel is injected through controlled (throttle-by-wire) Mikuni bodies. Three Ducati Modes (Sport, Touring and eight levels of Ducati Control and three levels of ABS the new Monsters to be adapted to a wide of conditions.

The Testastretta engine is now a stressed of the tubular-steel trellis frame, Panigale-style attachment points on the head. Naturally, the cast swingarm is single-sided. Power is to the rear wheel through a transmission, a servo-assisted, wet slipper and chain final drive. To stability on such a powerful, bike (461 pounds claimed), the wheelbase has been by 2.4 inches compared to the Monster

And to enhance riding comfort, the is 1.6 inches higher and 1.6 inches to the rider than on the previous Seat height is now adjustable and can be set at 30.9 or 31.9 inches; an low seat reduces height to inches.

Available in Ducati Red, the 1200 is $13,495. Available in Red or White, the Monster 1200 S is

Suspension on the Monster 1200 of a fully adjustable 43mm male-slider fork and a preload/rebound-adjustable rear shock. The higher-spec 1200 S gets fully Öhlins suspension front and Both models have master cylinders and radial-mount Monobloc opposed 4-piston brake calipers—the 1200’s calipers squeeze 320mm discs and the 1200 S’s M50 calipers 330mm semi-floating discs.

Both use the same Brembo caliper and 245mm disc out As part of the Ducati Safety ABS and traction control are standard on models. Panigale-style 10-spoke alloy 17-inch wheels are with Pirelli Diablo II dual-compound tires.

The Monster’s headlight is flanked by LED front lights, and the brake/taillights are also Instrumentation uses a TFT (thin transistor) display that is customizable and includes three displays (Sport, Touring and to match the selected Ducati Mode. Fuel capacity is 4.6

The 2014 Ducati Monster will be available in Ducati Red a red frame and black wheels, an MSRP of $13,495. The 2014 Monster 1200 S will be in Ducati Red with a Red frame and Black wheels or White a Bronze frame and Gloss wheels, with an MSRP of Availability is TBD.

Returning for 2014 are the Ducati 696 and Monster 796 . Both the 696 and 796 will be in Ducati Red with Red frames and wheels. Other color for the 696 include Dark Stealth or White with Matte frames and Black wheels. color options for the 796 include Black Silk with Red frame and Black wheels.

Pricing and availability are TBD.

For information, visit ducatiusa.com .

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