Ducati Monster 821 launched at £8,795 (approx Rs 8.67 lakhs)
Italian motorcycle maker, Ducati added a new Monster to their line-up today. This is in the form of Monster 821, the younger sibling of Monster 1200 which was first unveiled at the 2013 Milan Motor Show.
Ducati Monster 821 is developed on the same Monsteer 1200 chassis. It also carries the same design cues, but has a different heart. Ducati powers the Monster 821 with their new 821 Testastretta 11° engine that generates a maximum power of 112 hp and a peak torque of 65.9 lb-ft (89.34 Nm).
Weighing just 179.5 kgs, Ducati Monster 821 features some of the latest equipments on offer in the motorcycle industry. Touted as the “most attractive mid-range Monster ever”, the 821 will be offered with three riding modes, which can easily be achieved with the press of a button. It also has 8 levels of traction control, and 3-level ABS.
Available in a choice of red, black and white liveries with colour-matched single-seat covers, Monster 821 will be sold in power regulated forms as well for some countries. The dark coloured Monster 821 with black wheels and black frame is priced at £8,795, while the one with Ducati’s red and white frame and red wheels is priced at £8,995.
Ducati Monster is one of the best selling nameplate in the superbike industry, with more than 20,000 units already delivered since the concept was shown about 20 years ago. With 821, Ducati “uses next generation technologies to create an enhanced rider/motorcycle relationship, delivering a high-adrenaline experience while constantly reassuring with the feeling of complete control and ergonomic integration.”