DU 2017-09-07 MONSTER 1502

With the promise of five new models to be unveiled at the upcoming Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) show in Milan, Italy this Novemeber, Ducati has pulled the covers off the 2018 Ducati Monster 821, celebrating 25 years of the Ducati Monster. Coming with the famous V-twin, the Monster 821 comes clad in historic Ducati Yellow, a throwback to the original Monster 900.

Carrying the latest iteration of the liquid-cooled Testastretta V-twin, the Monster 821 puts out 109 hp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. Making its debut for the Ducati’s Monster 821 series naked sports bikes is a full-colour TFT LCD display.

Also available is a Ducati up-and-down quickshifter and Ducati Multimedia system, which come as optional accessories. Part of the new Monster 821 design is a new racing silencer and headlight.

DU 2017-09-07 MONSTER 1502

Taking some of the feature of the Monster 1200, the Monster 821 also has a completely redesigned tank and tail, inspired by the original Monster from 1992. Standard equipment is the Ducati Safety Pack, which comprises of Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control, allowing for easy adjustment of ABS, DTC and Power Modes.

Braking is done by Brembo , with dual 320 mm discs and M4-32 monobloc radial callipers at the front, and a single calliper at the back. Suspension is with 43 mm diameter forks, and an adjustable monoshock in the rear.

In Malaysia, the current model year Monster 821 retails at RM66,999, and is available in Ducati Red and Matte Black. Other models in the range are the Monster 1200 S at RM119,000 and Monster 1200 R at RM160,999.