Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Vs. Triumph Speed Triple — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Naked bikes exude an all their own. One look at the Monster 1100 EVO and Triumph Triple and you know they a punch. They don’t use bodywork to broadcast their

The aggression is wrought in the metal

Designer Miguel Galluzzi it first. His Mostro brainchild was as we all are: …. The trend-setting wheelied out of Ducati’s Bologna in 1993, sending a shockwave the industry.

The following year in Triumph unleashed the Speed 855cc of stripped-down streetfighter

Sportbike performance coupled upright ergonomics made mad machines a hit from day one. lighter and more nimble their pre-decessors, the latest and Speed Triple were to evoke excitement.

Designers the Triumph’s appearance by replacing its dual headlights with units. The new setup practically for the aftermarket accessory flyscreen, will improve the looks as as wind protection.

Designers altered the Triumph’s by replacing its iconic dual with an

As soon as it showed up at the MC the Speed Triple’s keys in high demand. The previous was the bike on which to prowl the jungle, and the long list of for 2011 promised to make it still. The bike’s biggest is its 1050cc three-cylinder engine—a powerplant that produces of buttery torque everywhere in the rev

The long-… triple needed but Triumph went ahead and the air filter, tweaked the fueling and the exhaust to improve fuel and power.

Chassis updates are and include an all-new frame and longer swingarm. The tank, and tail are reshaped, and small now reside on either side of the In an effort to improve handling, engineers steepened the steering and shifted the engine forward.

Pulling the bars back, the footpegs forward and simultaneously lengthening and narrowing the seat the cockpit to yield a more riding position. New, wheels cut a combined 6.4 lbs. of weight, despite a wider shod with a 190mm Last but not least, the Triumph’s bug-eye round headlights replaced with angular to “avoid stagnation.”

The only that distracted staffers the Speed Triple was Ducati’s new 1100 EVO. Few bikes the Monster’s character, and that EVO guaranteed more of everything. The is the same as that introduced on the Hypermotard 1100 EVO and features pistons, more aggressive and reshaped ports said to midrange performance and peak

The chassis boasts a new Marzocchi a touch less trail and a taller handlebar.

The Ducati’s V-twin engine has a flywheel for quicker acceleration and a wet, slipper-type clutch of the previous model’s dry unit. internals are packaged within Vacural-cast cases.

The Ducati’s engine has a lighter flywheel for acceleration and uses a wet,

As all Monsters the 1100 is raw and exposed, yet the EVO is refined than ever. A new shotgun muffler replaces the dual underseat cans and the and passenger footpegs are now separate instead of one incongruous casting. The is also blessed with brakes and traction control, all maintaining the price of the Monster it replaces.

Warming up these two filled the garage with a sound. The Triumph’s noise is unusual: an arresting mix of high-pitch whir played over a deep exhaust note. The idles at a relaxed lope, its emitting a thumping beat with a sharp mechanical din from its air-cooled cylinders.

Twisting the Monster’s throttle intake blare to the melody as the V-twin spins up.

Throw a leg the EVO and it feels compact yet spacious. A reach to a lower handlebar with lower, more footpegs make for a slightly crouched riding position on the Triumph. Despite its purposeful the EVO is quite comfortable, primarily the flatter, softer seat no forces the “family jewels” the back of the gas tank.

The Speed feels bigger in all respects. A wider bar located closer to the places the rider bolt-upright in the The Triumph offers a little legroom than the Ducati, but narrower at the waist. Fully the liquid-cooled Speed Triple is 54 heavier than the air-cooled

That difference is more on paper than it is on the road.

and quick with liberal sweep, both of these are adept at threading through the that stands between two-lane backroads and us. Loads of put the Triumph in motion in a hurry, and its is a constant temptation for anti-social Shifting is crisp but largely in the city, and the wide-spaced mirrors clear as the counterbalanced engine away beneath you.

suspension does a fine job of vertical deflections while the shrouds effectively channel hot air from the rider.

As refined as umpteenth iteration is, the Monster its identity as a machine . It sounds shakes considerably and has a rough-edged First gear is stiff and the clutch has a narrow engagement so smooth getaways require Once underway the Monster is and balanced, although firmer makes for a jarring ride on roads.

Like most Ducatis the blur the moment you touch the button, and in slow-moving traffic from the header pipes your right leg. an idiosyncratic machine, but its quirks are More pragmatic riders prefer the Triumph’s taller shifting-is-optional engine and softer but riding either bike transform your commute frustrating to fun.


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