Corrado Capelli (President of ANCMA) Piero Bacchetti (President of Edisport Editoriale) and Massimo Bacchetti (Editor of Edisport Editoriale) presented the award to Ducati Motor Holding’s Director of Marketing, Diego Sgorbati. Ducati’s 3rd gen with the 2014 Monster 1200 and 1200 S come after more than two decades and 275,000 sales. Powered by the Superbike-derived 1198 Testastretta 11° DS engine, the new bike sits on a new chassis.
New Ducati Monster 1200 combines 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes. Ducati Monster 1200 S offers 145hp and a ride-enhancing 92ft-lb of high-accelerating torque with 182kg (401lb) dry weight.
Monster 1200 is available in Ducati red with red frame and black wheels, Monster 1200 S offers Ducati red with red frame and glossy black wheels in addition to the striking scheme of white with bronze-coloured frame and glossy black wheels. The Monster 1200 and 1200 S will become available in Ducati Dealerships from early 2014.