Ever since its introduction in 1993, the Ducati Monster, while a formidable entry in the naked bike realm, stood out from the rest, all thanks to its unique tubular trellis frame, designed by Fabio Taglioni. Ever since then, Ducati has continued to release various renditions of the Monster, all of which continue to build upon and revolve around that frame.
Up until now, the latest addition to the family, the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, while offering the largest displacement as of yet in the Monster family, brought a new variable to the table: the all-new 1198 Testastretta 11° engine. And now Ducati has revealed a smaller variation of that Testastretta 11° design, offering a displacement of 821cc, all of which is still wrapped within that trellis frame.
This new mid-sized entry, while understandably lighter than its much larger brother — both weigh in at 395.7 and 461 pounds respectively — speed and performance are not sacrificed, able to produce 112 hp and 65.9 ft-lbs. of torque. The 821 is further separated from the rest of the Monster line by offering the 1200 and 1200 S’ more aggressive stance and dynamic energy when compared to that of the bike next in line as far as displacement goes, the Monster 796. Combine this with the Ducati 821’s 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS, 3-level ride-by-wire, and innovative adjustable seat height, and you’ve got yourself one formidable ride.
The Ducati Monster 821 will be available for delivery from Ducati Dealerships sometime in July 2014 in various options. Ducati fans will be able to choose a darker version, aptly named Monster 821 Dark, which features dark stealth styling with black frame and black wheels. Meanwhile, the Monster 821 also comes in Ducati’s trademarked Ducati Red, complete with red frame and black wheels along with its alternative, a Star White Silk version, with red frame and matte red wheels. Both red and white options are equipped with color-matched single-seat covers. For more information, click here. Or just go straight ducati.com.