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Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike Review Specs

The Ducati introduced Monster 821 first time in 1992 since then, they have been trendy among motorcycle lovers. The Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike is another impressive bike by Ducati that offers outstanding riding pleasure and performance. The Monster 821 features upgraded aerodynamics with more aesthetic looks. It contains a quick look and fully redesigned tank and tail. The new silencer and headlights not only look classic but gives the contemporary appearance as well.

Its powerful Euro 4 liquid-cooled engine has been designed to deliver maximum power of 109 hp at 9250 RPM. The latest technology includes Ducati Safety Pack, Bosch ABS, and Ducati Traction Control. The new Brembo brakes have dual 320 mm discs, and M4-32 monobloc radial calipers upfront have been used in its braking system. The 43 mm of a fork at the front and an adjustable shock absorber at the rear have been attached. This Ducati Monster 821 is available in three different but attractive color options.

  • Ducati Red
  • Black
  • Classic Ducati Yellow

Moreover, the full review of Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike with its features and price are given below.

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike – Features and Price


The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 has been redesigned like its bigger brother Monster 1200. It features the new sleek bodywork with compact and sporty characteristics. Its tank gives it a unique appearance to the bike. It is now lighter and more modern with fully overhauled design that nevertheless remains faithful to the first-ever Monster from the year 1992.

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike

The steel Trellis sub-frame is much shorter, compact, and has a sleek tail that allows the rider to set the seat height of 785 mm and 810 mm plus it supports the passenger’s footpegs. The overall configuration provides the sporting line while improving ergonomics. An new Euro 4 compliant silencer draws its inspiration from the exhaust on the Monster 1200 R.

The round headlight is the signature of Ducati Monster 821, which is the high-tech and iconic. The twenty-five years of the Ducati continues to develop its successful model. This bike has been remolded and reinvented become a customization/personalization favorite and exerted a considerable influence on the entire bike.

Engine Features

The engine of Monster 821 2018 features the 821 cubic-cm twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11-degree engine. It has been designed to be a stressed member of the chassis. This engine fulfills the strict Euro-4 compliant, and it delivers the massive power of 109 at 9,250 RPM and the maximum torque of 8.8 kgm at 7,750 RPM.

The engine is designed to ensure an outstanding pulling power throughout the rev range, the engine is suited to all riders and it makes for breathtaking fun. Moreover, the lengthy maintenance intervals mean that the rider has to focus on a fun ride and should not be worried about regular maintenance.

The 821 cubic-cm twin-cylinder power unit uses the throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire control. The engine’s temperature is maintained with the help of a concave radiator mounting two high-efficiency fans that use secondary air-system to optimize performance by reducing the overall combustion cycle dispersion.

An impressive design of the Testastretta 11-degree engine of Monster 821 provides an incredible fluid power, which is easy to handle throughout the rev range. The 11-degree valve overlap angle ensures to provide fantastic torque at low-to-mid range road riding revs.

The Ducati Monster 821 clutch is the oil bath anti-patter type with an ultra-low effort cable lever control. The progressive self-servo system automatically increases its spring load. It ensures excellent comfort when frequent gear changes are needed and on long rides. The Monster 821 exhaust ducts having a cross-section of 50 mm, form part of the 2-1-2 system, have been designed with equal lengths for both cylinders to achieve maximum power and delivery efficiency. The system contains the lambda probe for each automobile so that fueling control in both autonomous and optimal. The stacked dual silencers include the catalytic converter to guarantee compliance with Euro 4 standards, while an electronically controlled adjuster valve optimizes exhaust pressure throughout the rev range.

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike


The engine of Ducati Monster 821 acts as a load-bearing element, and the Trellis frame is being attached to the cylinder heads. The racing-derived concept was first applied on the factory bike with the Panigale project. This configuration results in the highly compact and light frame while the large cross-section tubing offers the high torsional rigidity, which is perfect for bringing out the motorcycle’s dynamic performance. Its double-sided swingarm also ensures the compact 1,480 mm wheelbase.

The rear seat-carrying sub-frame has been redesigned to offer the compact structure that supports the new passenger footpeg struts. These pegs have been separated from the rider’s footpegs to ensure greater freedom of movement in sport-style riding. Both rider and passenger footpegs attachments are made of die-cast aluminum, and they are attached with aluminum pegs. The rider’s pegs also contain an aluminum heel guard that gives an impressive appearance.

Suspension, Wheels, and Brakes

The suspension system ensures to provide the best damping force of all times. The front section is equipped with the 43 mm fork while the rear has mono-shock with spring pre-load and rebound damping adjustment that uses progressive linkage. The shock absorber is directly attached to its vertical cylinder head at one end and on the die-cast double-sided aluminum swingarm on the other. The Monster 821 allows us having a faster change in direction while giving pure riding pleasure within everyone’s reach.

The Ducati Monster 821 is fully equipped with the light 10-spoke alloy wheels, with 3.5 x 17 inches up front and 5.5 x 17 inches at the rear. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires have been used in this naked bike. The new 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tire ensure to deliver outstanding traction and grip over all kinds of surfaces. The rear bi-compound tire contains the high percentages of silica that guarantee to have an excellent grip and handling experience.

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike

The braking system comprises up of top drawer brakes. The front section has twin Brembo M4-32 4-piston Monobloc calipers that contain 320 mm discs and an axial-pump brake lever that incorporates a fluid reservoir. The rear end includes the single 245 mm of drive that contains Brembo calipers like the front brake, and it contains enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads. These components guarantee to have top-notch braking performance.


The Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike comes with the best technology of all time. It contains the following things to optimize its performance;

  1. Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
  2. Bosch ABS System
  3. Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  4. Three Ducati Riding Modes, i.e. (Sport, Touring, Urban)
  5. Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
  6. Color TFT instrumentation

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike – Price

The Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike is available at $11,995.


Type Testastretta 11°, L-Twin, 4-Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Water-cooled
Displacement 821 cc (50.1 cubic inches)
Bore X Stroke 88mm x 67.5mm (3.46 inches x 2.66 inches)
Compression Ratio 12.8:1
Power 80 kW (109 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Torque 86 Nm (8.8 kgm / 63 lb-ft ) at 7,750 RPM
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies, Full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust 2-1 system, Two lambda probes, Stainless steel muffler including aluminum end cap

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike Specs


Gearbox Six-speed
Primary Drive Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
Ratio 1st=37/15;
Final Drive All-new Chain drive; Front = sprocket Z15, Rear = sprocket Z46
Clutch Slipper & self-servo wet multi-plate clutch including mechanical control


Frame All-New Tubular steel trellis frame linked to cylinder heads
Front Suspension Ø 43 mm USD fork
Front Wheel 10-spoke light alloy; 3.5″ x 17″
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
Rear Suspension Progressive linkage with adjustable mono-shock, Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 10-spoke light alloy; 5.5″ x 17″
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
Wheel Travel (Front/ Rear) 130 mm /140 mm (5.12 inches / 5.51 inches)
Front Brake 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs – radially mounted monobloc Brembo M4-32 calipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment
Rear Brake Ø 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper including Bosch ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation TFT color display

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike Specs

Dimensions and weight

Dry Weight 180,5 kg (398 lb)
Wet Weight (No Fuel) 195 kg (430 lb)
Seat Height Adjustable 785mm – 810mm (30.91 inches – 31.89 inches)
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.27 inches)
Rake 24,3°
Trail 93.2 mm (3.67 inches)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 l (4.36 US gal)
Number of Seats 2

Ducati Monster 821 2018 Naked Bike Specs

Standard equipment

Standard Equipment Riding Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC), Power Modes, Ride-by-Wire, TFT color display, Passenger seat cover. Up & down Quickshift (DQS), Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA), Anti-theft system ready.


Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage
Maintenance Service Intervals 15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
Valve Clearance Check 30,000 km (18,000 miles)

Emission Standards

Emission Euro 4
CO2 Emissiosns 125 g/km
Consumption 5,4 l/100 km

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