Ducati presents new Monsters and others
Ducati has unveiled its new Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S, the third generation of Ducati’s iconic model. The new 2014 models exemplify how cutting-edge technology is being applied across the entire range, further characterised by the unmistakable Italian design that is set to attract more owners in new and emerging markets.
Apart from the Monster, the other new models ready for 2014 include 899 Panigale and 1199 Superleggera, an incredible motorcycle engineered to levels of technology and performance never seen before on a production bike. Only 500 of these individually numbered motorcycles are being built, and 90% of them have already been sold, even before its official presentation, the company has said.
The Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S, sports bikes that with its advanced technology, is also perfect for everyday use, claims Ducati. Powered by the formidable, Superbike-derived 1198 Testastretta 11° DS engine with an enhanced set-up for mid-range power delivery and rideability, the brand new flagship of the family presents an entirely new chassis and muscular design fully integrated with Ducati’s latest technologies.
High-spec brakes, suspension, single-sided swing-arm and lightweight wheels combine with Ducati’s best yet ergonomics to offer the Italian manufacturer’s most attractive Monster ever. Super comfortable and introducing an innovative adjustable seat height, the model also combines 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes.
Evoking the exciting memories of past models such as the powerhouse S4R and S4RS, the 2014 Monster 1200 also boasts an exclusive S model with 145hp and a ride-enhancing 92ft-lb of high-accelerating torque, wrapped beautifully in a spec-impressive chassis that tips the scales at 401lb dry weight.