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Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100S

it is, the scrape of hard knee plastic against pavement – positive of the Ducati Monster prowess.  At coffee shops the over Monster owners high-five over lattés what great riders are, the truth is in the bike With a new chassis, revised twin, and trick high-end the 2009 Monster 1100S is a leap forwards in refinement its precursors, making dragging a about as hard as sliding off a

Glistening in a gorgeous pearl paint job, there’s a family resemblance to the Monster which revived the 15-year-old franchise last year.  The 1100S shares much its smaller sibling; a digital panel, split (and fuel tank covers, under-seat bugle exhausts and a frame using the same and thickness of tube as the 1098R.

  are differences, the artistic single-sided and whirling … petals of the alloy rims.  Then the heart and soul of the 1100, an 90-degree twin looted the Multistrada and Hypermotard 1100 and

The engine has undergone some refinements.  The crankcases are vacuum like the 848’s, losing from the S2R’s. While fuel injection with throttle bodies replace units.  Since each in the L-twin operates in a different Ducati’s solved the compromise of a fuel injection map by having one sensor per cylinder and a mapping for too.

  The result of these ministrations?

revision of Ducati’s L-Twin be deemed an Italian national The fuelling is crisp, glitch responsive and immediate and direct off the And while the 1100 puts out the 95hp as the outgoing S2R, it this figure at 7500RPM – sooner.

  This is a Monster and means a lineage of torque moderate horsepower.

The engine out 79.5 ft-lbs at 6000, up 6.5 from the S2R, and rolling on the exiting “photo shoot in second gear leaves no of the increase.  For good measure I try it in third and forth, mentally the 1100S the torque monster as it out of the corner, front tire the asphalt with ease makes in-line fours

The brawny power starts 3000RPM, tons of torque can be before 6000RPM, and continues effortless shove to the 8000-rpm light flashing” rev limiter At best a low and surprising barrier.

it’s running the Monster a delightful mystery; who was bribed to get the through noise regulations? at-idle growl to basso note, rich intake to burbling popping exhaust Ducati has achieved a decadent A set of Termignonis is no longer the first a new Monster owner opts

  Which isn’t to say the 1100S is loud.

The Monster cruises in the smooth 4000-6000rpm range and civil. With a slightly sporty lean, it’s comfortable and more upright previous Monsters thanks to aluminum bars, which further back.

Then the climb, as they inevitably do.

The flyscreen is effective to 120kph, but a neat trick – even at 170 isn’t stripping you from the Meanwhile the cat’s-eye mirrors, a bit of angling, give good view, letting you scan for of red and blue.

For those long of leg the 1100’s is 10mm higher than the but the 810mm seat height the big Monster approachable.  As does the dry at 169 kg/373 lbs the 1100 is 8.6kg/19lbs than the outgoing S2R.  our S tester sheds another graced as it is by aluminum front inner rotors, carbon infill body panels, belt covers and front and golden Ohlins suspension.

Up the 1100S rides on beefy adjustable 43mm titanium coated Ohlins forks, a progressive Ohlins rear absorber with adjustable and return damping keeps connected in the rear.  Some may be in order though, on rough the forks’ stock settings firm and a bit under-damped, leaving the end skittering across the chop. roads are bliss as the Monster displays devil may care through the twists.

Where the tire’d 696 scampers through the the 1100S is fluid and planted, the turn in being a hair That’s in part down to the rubber, 120mm front and rear. The chassis and suspension a great sense of exactly the sticky Bridgestone BT016 are up to – good because these steering buns take time warming up to road temperatures on cool days.

Shooting through twists the Monster 1100S is truly and in its element. I always felt the S4R was a and leery quarter-horse ready to and the S2R was a bit tired from years of but the new Monster has a neutral feel no additional input once set the corner and are utterly, exquisitely

Charge out of a tight turn in gear, and into the sweepers a suite of upshifts, and the transmission slightly stiffer than offerings.  It’s affirmative with no false neutrals, shifts, or complaint on clutchless For the Monster 1100 Ducati has to the traditional dry clutch, rather 696’s the wet unit.

  The pull at the lever is firm, but is lighter and tiring than previous Still you can’t entirely the dry-clutch’s nature; the plates rattle and a bit of grabbing and groaning with high rev starts and stints of though traffic

Getting urban with the inevitably a rat through rush-hour a chance to test the Monster’s stop capabilities .  Garnished a radial-pump master cylinder and lines the 1100S features braking power than the The pair of radial-mount 4-piston calipers squeezing the twin rotors up front are strong, but great road feel as has wisely toned things from the 1098’s touchy anchors.  The other payoff as we through a series of clover the 1100S happily continues with no tendency to stand up trail braking.

One problem under heavy braking the seat slides the rider’s into the tank. Offering men and contraception all in one.  Other are less traumatic.

The digital is compact but the thin numbers on the speedo are hard to read at a And while the understeat exhaust warms your rump on days, but we predict a good sweat during hot summers.  For matter your passenger had be wearing nomex leggings to the exhaust placement.  You’ll not hear their cursing your own, having your thumb between the and bar when executing a full turn.

  These are easy things to

A few more scrapes of the puck a favorite turn and we head to the coffee shop for a latte and The new Ducati Monster 1100S has new levels of sophistication. After with only a little nip and the Monster 1100S regains its cool, charisma, balance, clean looks and something new – refinement.

2009 Monster MSRP $13,995USD / $15,995 CDN

Monster 1100   MSRP / $13,995 CDN

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