2014 Ducati Monster 1200, 1200 S and Superleggera at EICMA, tech specs and photos

2014 Ducati Monster 1200, 1200 S and Superleggera at EICMA, tech specs and photos

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The 899 Panigale was presented ahead of the Milan show and deliveries have begun. The limited edition 1199 Superleggera has been shown, and the 3rd gen Ducati Monster is now unveiled as the new Monster 1200. And there’s Monster 1200 S too.

“For Ducati, EICMA is a key, strategic event,” said Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, during the presentation press conference. “Despite the slow market, Ducati looks to the future with optimism and confidence, implementing both a major product development plan and constant technological innovation. Data from the first nine months of 2013 shows that the same momentum that has enabled us grow over the last three years is being maintained and we fully expect to repeat the achievements of 2012, a year in which Ducati broke all previous records in terms of sales, output and revenues. Three of the stunning new models for 2014 will be presented at our stand here in Milan and we are certain that the vast ‘Ducatista’ fan base will be delighted with them. In addition to the 899 Panigale, which will be making its official public debut, we will also be presenting the 1199 Superleggera, an incredible motorcycle engineered to levels of technology and performance never seen before on a production bike. Only 500 of these individually numbered motorcycles are being built, and 90% of them have already been sold, even before its official presentation. And finally, comes the long-awaited new Monster 1200, a sports bike that with its advanced technology, is also perfect for everyday use. Rider-friendly with enhanced safety and always a sure source of endless enjoyment, it also provides the sophisticated character and thrill of being a true Ducati.”

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“I’m delighted to be here with Ducati for the presentation of the new 2014 models,” said Walter de Silva during the press conference. “Above all, I am proud of how Italian design is always as distinctive as it is successful. Indeed, design is a cornerstone of the Volkswagen Group. My contribution to the Ducati Design Centre is a contribution of process improvement and enhanced integration with the Group. Together with Ducati, I am learning how to assess new motorcycle models, a process that differs greatly from the world of car design in that rider and motorcycle form a single entity. This is an exciting area that can lead to outstanding results in terms of styling and in-Group synergy. Many Ducati motorcycles, especially the latest models just presented such as the 1199 Superleggera or the new Monster 1200, epitomise the Italian style for which we are renowned and revered worldwide.”

2014 Monster 1200 and 1200 S: Press Release

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