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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
|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)|
|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|
Check out some of the engine specs of Ducati 1200 Monster.
|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|
|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|
Check out the chassis accessories of 2018 Ducati Monster 1200.
Dimensions and weight
|Dry weight||412 lb|
|Wet weight (KERB)||470 lb|
|Seat height||Adjustable 31.30 – 32.28 in|
|Fuel tank capacity||4.36 gallon|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|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||24 months of unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance service intervals||9,000mi/12 Months|
|Valve clearance check||18,000 mi|
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.