Ducati Monster 1100 Ash On Bikes

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Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100


In April this Ducati held its breath as it the new Monster 696 to press and public. was the first complete reworking of the Monster 900 on which the company-s existence has depended more or ever since, and despite the entry level status, an of international dignitaries was lined up to see the factory-s new baby off into an world.

Click on image for They got it right. Since the Monster 696 has been the best Monster in the history of the model in country and it-s doing well in other markets the world. Which bodes for the next new Monster, the 1100, we rode in Cannes earlier week.

The 1100 shares its and styling with the 696 but adds longer travel and revised to raise it from the ground and cornering clearance, and of course fitted with a larger, engine. The motor is not simply from the 1100 Multistrada 1100 Hypermotard), the crankcases are a new and lighter design onto the Multistrada cylinders and heads been grafted. The crankcases are more than six and a half lighter than the old ones, the Monster 1100-s single-sided is some 11lb lighter the 1098-s, all factors in making the the lightest in its class at 373lb, a margin.

Weight then has been important, and so has low rev torque, and in contrast to its the Monster has lots of this. power is 94bhp, which adequate rather than but at lower revs than the peak at 6000rpm the bike has of torque.

Sit on the bike first and it feels pretty much it is, a jacked up Monster 696. For riders it-s more though the revised seat (which the 696 also gets) comfort too, and it doesn-t a lot heavier. As with the 696, disconcerting at first not being to see the headlight in front of you, the MotoGP-style comprehensive LCD dash in the of the tapered diameter handlebars, you a sensation of being right the front wheel.

Fire up the big V-twin and you-re by the sound Ducati fans be without, the rattle and chogga-chogga of the dry multiplate clutch. Which is why it-s fitted (although lighter than a more wet clutch too), as a common mod is to fit an open clutch cover so this characteristic race-bike can shout -Ducati- to a wider

The clutch lever action is than average though, and at revs those unlubricated plates bray like a out donkey. but then that-s what Ducati riders They call it character and a diet of homogenised perfection so many others, it-s to argue. You don-t need to use the much anyway, that Monster torque dispenses high performance with ease.

Letting the revs drop 2000rpm is a recipe for transmission but above that the bike forward with immense and no delay to allow the revs to Some other … will often be quicker, but have to work them harder and on tighter roads won-t be able to make use of any advantage anyway. The Ducati hit back with its exceptional too, flicking happily to right and back like a (which it is in all but engine capacity. ), perfectly as it purrs and twitters corners and booms out of them more character and distinction.

are less welcome quirks including an uncharacteristically stiff and gearchange. At low revs and ratios it a good boot to find the gear, while occasionally it at changes. It was enough for me to try a different in case mine was a one-off, but all do that, doubly annoying as cog swopping is usually a slick and passtime. At least things are at everyday urban speeds so it interfere with town

The front suspension could be too, as this is firm and underdamped, giving a harsh, ride on poorer surfaces. not too bad but at £7,800 for the base model hope for a little better. The 1100S, which we didn-t has top quality Öhlins suspension will undoubtedly perform but as that, gold paint on the and a few carbon fibre panels are all you get for an £1,400, that-s simply too

You could get your stock reworked for a lot less than

Ducati Monster 1100

If you read elsewhere that the are weak, bear in mind the we rode were very I was unimpressed with mine at but then saw my bike-s mere figure mileage and gave a good workout, after they were efficient and They-re not sports bike but provide progressive power and no

Despite the big engine, Ducati the 1100 to be used mostly in and for relatively local trips. The position is very exposed to blast while the small 3.3 tank is inadequate for regular distance use, although not as bad as it as these engines are capable of relatively easily.

The bike busy built up areas to exercise its talent for turning it really is an extraordinarily good machine, like the 696 but with the class of its single-sided swingarm its raised stance lends it a poise too. It might be an bike but the look is completely to the original and it-s as fresh now as it was.

Where it-s and progressed is in its usability: the turning is now acceptable where it used to be large, the mirrors are useable (if not great), servicing costs and are no different to mainstream Japanese the riding position is comfortable the quality of finish is excellent. by demand for the smaller version and the of modern Ducatis I-d expect to be low too. But what matters is speciality: the bike feels and it makes you feel good

Price: £7,750 (1100 S,

Available: December 2008

Ducati UK, 0845 1222996,

Ducati Monster 1100

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