Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike Review Specs

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike

The Monster 1200 has a new design and new content, but with the right naked talent of Ducati. Also available in a higher-performance S version. The Monster 1200 features a sleek tank, a fully redesigned, sport-styled tail, a brand-new, state-of-the-art lighthouse, and a premium electronics package derived from that of 1299 Panigale.  The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike features the latest version of the Testastretta 11 ° DS engine, ensuring not only exceptional power and torque but also complete and smooth power to the bottom. Combined with the soft and easy-to-handle throttle response, the result is a pure driving pleasure.

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike – Specifications

Engine

The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike is powered by the liquid-cooled 1198 cm four valves per cylinder Testastretta 11 ° DS. In compliance with the Euro 4 standard, the engine is also a structural element of the at the top, with attachment points on the lattice frame. This engine develops 150 bhp at 9,250 rpm, which is higher than the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 Naked Bike. Thanks to the new throttle body and dedicated exhaust, Ducati has created an impressive torque curve, synonymous with even greater driving pleasure, generating a maximum torque of 126.2 Nm at 7.750 rpm.

The 1198 Testastretta 11 ° DS enters the air via the oval Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies (equivalent diameter 56 mm). This bike features a dual-spark configuration. In combination with the secondary air system that optimizes performance by reducing the diffusion of the combustion cycle, the dual-flame front ensures complete combustion in one Ultra-short range — a more enjoyable and exciting ride by delivering a smoother power, without affecting emissions.

A curved radiator is equipped with two high-efficiency electric fans to keep the engine fresh. The 50-52mm exhaust ducts are part of a 2.1.2 system, which is designed with identical lengths for both cylinders to maximize the power and efficiency of the distribution. This system includes a lambda probe for each cylinder to make the power supply autonomous and optimal.

Ducati’s continued investment in quality and reliability means that the Monster 1200’s Testastretta 11 ° DS engine has long maintenance intervals. A valve timing adjustment is only needed once every 30 000 km.

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike

Design

In start, when the Ducati Design Center started working on the Monster 1200, its goal was to create a sporty character sleek and compact bike. Its purpose was to return to the “naked sports bike” concept, but without making radical changes to the lines of the existing motorcycle.

Considerable attention has been devoted to the more “tense” and more modern and revised design tank, which remains faithful to the approach adopted by Galluzzi in 1993. To further emphasize this connection with the past, the anodized aluminum clamp has also made a resurgence.

The short, compact, and elegant tail, supported by the Trellis steel underframe, always allows riders to set a seat height of 795 mm or 820 mm. The subframe also supports the passenger footrests, now separated from the biker’s footrests. This new configuration developes the Monster 1200 a sporty line while improving ergonomics.

Another feature that has always been a hallmark of Monster is the headlight. Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike is now equipped with completely redesigned two parables and a DRL (Day Time Running Light). The adoption of this new lighthouse led to the development of further dashboard support, which is now attached to the handlebar risers. It gives the front lighter appearance, and indicators are now repositioned under the upper fairing and not on the headlight itself. Besides, the bike also has new switch gears.

The Ducati Design Center took another critical step, which is to reduce and simplify the number of plastic parts than 2018 Ducati Monster 821. The expansion tank lid is now more compact, the radiator cap is minimalist, and the exhaust manifold guard has a more professional appearance. These changes give greater visibility to the frame in a side view.

More than twenty years later, Ducati continues to develop this incredibly successful model. A bike that, over time, has been remodeled and reinvented has become a personalization and the preferred personalization and has a significant influence on the entire motorcycle industry for over two decades.

Frame

On the Monster 1200, the engine acts as a supporting element, and the lattice frame is attached to the cylinder heads. A concept derived from the competition applied for the first time on a factory bike with the Panigale project. This configuration gives a very compact and lightweight frame, while large section tubes provide high torsional stiffness, which is perfect for bringing out the dynamics of the bike performance. The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike features a new, beefier swingarm and a compact 1,485 mm wheelbase.

The subframe carrying the rear seats has been redesigned to provide a compact structure that also supports the new struts of the passenger footrest. This subframe attached directly to the engine. These footrests are separate from those of the runner to ensure greater freedom of movement in the sporty style. The passenger and passenger footrest mountings are die-cast aluminum and have aluminum pegs. To emphasize the Monster’s sporty pedigree, the runner’s footrests are also equipped with aluminum heel guards.

Suspension

The Monster 1200 is equipped with a fully adjustable 43mm Kayaba forks at the front. The Sachs rear shock offers spring preload and rebounds damping adjustment.

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike

The Monster 1200 S features the fully adjustable Ohlin’s TiN 48mm forks and a fully adjustable Ohlin’s shock absorber. At the rear, the damper works in conjunction with a progressive link. It is attached directly to the vertical yoke at one end and the single-sided aluminum die-cast arm at the other end. The Monster 1200 uses a Sachs damper, while the Monster 1200 S includes a fully adjustable Ohlin’s model.

Tires and wheels

The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike is equipped with 10-spoke Panigale-style light-alloy wheels. A 3.5 “x 17″ tire on the front and 6.0 x 17 ” tire on the rear, while the Monster 1200 S features rims. Besides, the wheels of the S version have exclusive “S” graphics to enhance their racing character.

Both models are fitted with DIABLO ROSSO ™ III Pirelli dual-tires, 120/70 front and 190/55 rear, which combine durability, increased mileage, and consistent grip even when cornering is assured. These quality tires use Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology (EPTI) to maximize the contact area, regardless of tilt angle, and functional groove design (FGD) to optimize wet performance.

Braking system

In the front, the Monster 1200s mount Monobloc Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc radial calipers that grip 320mm discs. The Monster 1200 S, instead, has Brembo M50 monobloc calipers and 330mm discs, which are the same components as on the Panigale. Both models are equipped with front brake radial pumps with separate tanks. A single 245 mm disc at the rear is gripped by a Brembo caliper to mount sintered brake pads with improved efficiency. These components guarantee optimal braking performance, a feature that has always been Ducati’s hallmark.

Electronics

  • Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
  • Bosch Cornering ABS
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
  • Ducati Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban)

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike – Price

The 2018 Ducati Monster 1200 is available at $12,995 only.

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type Testastretta 11-degree, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark, Liquid-cooled
Displacement 72.9 cu (1,198 ccs)
Bore x Stroke 4.17inches x 2.67inches (106 mm x 67.9 mm)
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 108 kW (147 hp) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque 124 Nm (91 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system including catalytic converter and two lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminum covers and end caps

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Transmission

Gearbox Six-speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio 1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=27/20, 4=24/22, 5=23/24, 6=22/25
Final drive Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z41
Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch including hydraulic control

Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike Specs

Chassis

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder heads
Front suspension 43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork
Front-wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50″ x 17.”
Front Tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable mono-shock, aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear-wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 6.00″ x 17.”
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17
Front-wheel travel 5.12 inches
Rear-wheel travel 5.87 inches
Front brake 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs having radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 calipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation Full-TFT color display

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Dimensions and weight

Dry weight 412 lb
Wet weight (KERB) 470 lb
Seat height Adjustable 31.30 – 32.28 in
Wheelbase 58.46 inches
Rake 23.3°
Trail 3.41 inches
Fuel tank capacity 4.36 gallon
Number of seats Dual seat

Standard Equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch cornering ABS + DTC + DWC), RbW, Passenger seat cover, Anti-theft system ready, DMS ready, DDA, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket

Warranty

Warranty 24 months of unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 9,000mi/12 Months
Valve clearance check 18,000 mi

Conclusion

The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200 Powerful Naked Bike has always been a symbol in the world of sporty naked bikes. Monster guarantees maximum driving pleasure and, at the same time, maximum safety. The predefined driving modes allow the rider to optimize the bike’s behavior according to the driving style. That’s why the Ducati Monster is quite legendary in the motorcycle world.

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