The 2021 Ducati Monster has been revealed. Ducati has taken the wraps off the 2021 Monster and revealed an all-new motorcycle. The updates on the 2021 Ducati Monster are not skin-deep but it features a new design, frame, engine, etc.

2021 Ducati Monster

The Monster is one of the most successful Ducati models of all time with an astonishing 3,50,000 units produced so far. The Ducati Monster first made an appearance way back in 1993, becoming the inspiration for the sport naked motorcycle segment to be created. Since then, the motorcycle has undergone several changes, revisions, and updates.

However, this is the first time it has undergone such a major change. For the first time now, the Ducati Monster doesn’t have a number as a suffix. It is now simply called ‘Ducati Monster.’ The first thing to notice about the 2021 Ducati Monster is the design and styling. At first glance, one can notice that the Monster formula has been put on a diet.

It is slimmer and less muscular when compared to the outgoing model. It features LED lighting all around. Up front is a new headlamp design with LED DRLs. Right above it is a 4.3-inch TFT display which is very similar to the flagship Panigale V4 in terms of the layout. The fuel tank has shrunk in size and fuel capacity has gone down from 17.5 to 14 litres.

2021 Ducati Monster

The turn signal indicators have been integrated into the fuel tank shrouds. These dynamic indicators are quite fancy and give the motorcycle a premium feel. It gets upswept twin exhaust pipes that only enhance the design.

The 2021 Ducati Monster features a brand-new frame that has been inspired by the one on the Panigale V4. At 3 kilograms, this frame weighs 4.5 kilograms lesser than the frame on the older model. It is also stiffer and therefore better in terms of handling. The folks at Ducati have also changed the rake, trail, and wheelbase of the motorcycle.

The riding position has also changed drastically as it now gets a higher seat, a handlebar closer to the rider, and a better footpeg position. The 2021 Ducati Monster is powered by a new engine. It is the same 90-degree V-twin engine also seen doing duty in the Ducati Multistrada 950 and Ducati Supersport.

2021 Ducati Monster

It is a liquid-cooled, 937cc motor with a maximum power output of 111bhp and a peak torque output of 93Nm. A 6-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel. The 2021 Ducati Monster comes with a good deal of electronics and riding aids. It features three riding modes — Urban, Touring, and Sport.

It comes with ABS, traction control, launch control, and wheelie control. Ducati even offers optional smartphone connectivity. Suspension duties are handled by a 43mm upside-down fork up front and a monoshock at the rear.

Braking is taken care of by a single disc at the rear and twin discs up front, both from Brembo. The 2021 Ducati Monster competes with the likes of the KTM 890 Duke, Triumph Street Triple R, Yamaha MT-09, etc.

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