Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike Review Price

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

The Ducati’s Monster 1200R is one of the most influential and highly sophisticated models in the entire family of Monster series. The Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike has been specially designed for all of those riders who like sports bikes with ultimate stylish look. This sports motorcycle can quickly turn an ordinary ride into a thrill ride due to its high performing engine and superb styling. This sports motorcycle is equipped with 1200 cc Testastretta 11-degree DS ‘R’ version twin-cylinder engine.

This engine of 1200 R can deliver 10% more power and 5.5% more torque than 2018 Ducati Monster 1200S. This motorcycle features the 160 hp and 13.4 kgm torque than turn the Monster 1200 R into the naked supersport bike. It is all possible due to the full-bodied and smooth delivery at low and medium RPM.

The “R” spirit of the bike is immediately recognized by its entirely redesigned, lightweight and compact tailpiece, seat, and high-mounted plate holder. The bike set-up and technical features are in-line with the power rating of the ‘R’ twin-cylinder engine. This bike can deliver more stances than Monster S, for more extreme lean angles and make most of its Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires. On the rear section, the bike has 200/55 x ZR17 size tires.

This Monster 1200 R is equipped with the latest suspension and Ohlins steering damper with separate rider and passenger footpegs that enhances the racing-inspired riding experience. The naked sports bike model by the Ducati is even lighter than the S version thanks to the tailpiece, carbon fiber components, and forged wheels. The overall dry weight of the bike is 180kg.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike – Features

Design

The Ducati Design Center worked on the Monster 1200R to make the sleek and compact bike with the real sporting character. The overall appearance of the Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike demands much of the attention, especially on its stylish fuel tank. The anodized aluminum attachment clip makes the presentation even more attractive and charming. The short, sleek, and compact tail, which is supported by the steel Trellis subframe, not only looks impressive, but it adds in the overall styling of the bike. The sub-frame is supported by the passenger foot-pegs, which is now separated from the rider’s pegs.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

Another impressive feature is the new Monster headlight, which is fully redesigned for the bike, and they have dual parabolas. The adoption of these new headlights results in the development of entirely new instrument panel support, which is now attached with the handlebar risers. The indicators have been repositioned that provides a visually lighter look to the front end of the bike. Moreover, the bike features all-new switchgear.

The Ducati Design Center has reduced and simplified the number of plastic parts. The expansion tank cover is more compact, while the radiator cap is minimalist, while the exhaust manifold guard has a more professional look. These changes provide greater prominence to the frame in the side-on view.

Engine

The Ducati 1200R features the liquid-cooled 1198 cm3 twin and 4-cylinder-per-cylinder Testastretta 11-degree DS. The Eur-4 compliant engine is also a structural element of the chassis set-up having the attachment points on the Trellis frame. The engine delivers the vast 150 hp at 9,250 rpm, thanks to the new throttle bodies and the new dedicated exhaust, Ducati has produced an impressive torque curve than means even more riding enjoyment delivering the maximum torque of 126.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm.

The engine breath-in via Mikuni Ride-by-Wire oval throttle bodies, and it features the twin-spark set-up. The double flame front delivers the complete combustion within an ultra-short interval working in collaboration with the secondary air system that optimizes performance by reducing combustion cycle dispersion but without affecting emissions.

The Monster clutch uses an oil bath slipper type with an ultra-low effort lever control. The progressive self-servo system automatically increases an all-new spring load. It results in a much better fingertip feel guaranteeing an excellent comfort when frequent gear changes are inevitable or on long rides. When the rear wheel puts back-torque, the same mechanism minimizes the pressure on the clutch discs, activating the slipper function and so preventing back end de-stabilization during aggressive downshifting.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

The exhaust ducts use the cross-section of 50-52 mm, which are the part of the 2-1-2 system, and they are uniquely designed with an identical length for both cylinders to maximize power and delivery efficiency. This system contains the lambda probe for each of its bottles to make fueling both autonomous and optimal. This engine has long maintenance intervals, and the valve timing adjustment is now needed just once every 30,000 km.

Frame

The engine of Ducati 1200R acts as a load-bearing element, and an attractive Trellis frame is being attached to the cylinder heads. The racing-derived concept first applied to the factory bike with the Panigale project. This specific configuration gives the highly compact and light frame, while the large cross-section tubing provides the high torsional rigidity, which perfectly brings a dynamic performance. The Monster 1200R also boasts the new beefier swingarm and compact 1,485 mm wheelbase.

The rear seat-carrying sub-frame is attached directly to the engine, which has been redesigned to provide the compact structure supporting the new passenger footpeg struts. These pegs are now separated from the rider’s peg to ensure greater freedom of movement in sporty-style riding. The footpegs are made up of die-cast aluminum, and they are attached with aluminum pegs.

Suspension

The Ducati Monster 1200R contains the fully adjustable 43 mm Kayaba forks with an upfront flexible 43 mm Kayaba forks. At the same time, the Sachs shock absorber at the rear section has spring pre-load and rebound damping adjustment. The Monster 1200R contains the Sachs shock absorber offering the best performance of all times.

Tires and Wheels

The Ducati 2018 Monster 1200R is equipped with the light 10-spoke Panigale style alloy wheels with 3.5″ x 17″ at its front and 6″ x 17″ at the rear section. However, the latest Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 dual-compound tires with 120/70 at the front and 190/55 at the rear, giving the best mileage during the constant grip even in corners. The quality tires having Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) have been used that maximizes the contact patch area while the lean angle and Functional Groove Design (FGD) to optimize performance in the wet conditions.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

Braking System

The braking system provides the best performing, and it consists up of twin Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston calipers with 320 mm of discs at the front section. The front brake radial pumps with separate reservoirs having the single 245 mm drive at the rear, and it is gripped by the Brembo calipers that have been attached with the brake pads. These components ensure the best braking performance, which is the main objective of Ducati hallmark.

Technology

The Ducati Monster 1200S is available with the following technology packs;

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

Colour TFT instrumentation

The control panel of the Ducati Monster contains the latest generation TFT display. It has three different configurations i.e., Core, Full, and Track, and each of them has been designed to show the information, which is best suited to certain riding situations. Moreover, the TFT control panel can be personalized depending on the rider preference.

Headlight and indicators

The headlights of Ducati Monster 1200R provides the authoritative halogen light source and the LED horseshoe sidelights. There is a proper hazard warning light function that gets activated by pressing the left indicator switch for four seconds.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike – Price

The Ducati 1200R Monster is available with a price of $19,395.

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type Testastretta 11-degree, DS, L-Twin cylinders, four valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1198.4 cc
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 67.9 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 112 kW (152 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Torque 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 7,750 rpm
Fuel injection Synerject-Continental electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle body Ø 56 mm equivalent including full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system having catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers

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Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike Specs

Transmission

Gearbox Six-speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Gear Ratios 1st = 37/15; 2nd = 30/17; 3rd = 27/20; 4th = 24/22; 5th = 23/24; 6th = 22/25
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch Wet, multi-plate clutch including hydraulic control. Self-servo action on the drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis

Frame Strong Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder head
Front suspension Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm USD forks
Front-wheel Tri-W spoke forged alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front Tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear-wheel Tri-W spoke forged alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Front-wheel travel 130mm (5.1 inches)
Rear-wheel travel 159mm (6.2 inches)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs having radially attached Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard
Instrumentation Full-TFT color display

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Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike Specs

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight 180kg (396,8 lb)
Wet weight (KERB) 207 kg (456,3 lb)
Seat height 830 mm (32,7 inches)
Wheelbase 1509 mm (59.4 inches)
Rake 24,3°
Trail 89 mm (3,5 inches)
Fuel tank capacity 17.5l – (4.6 US gallons)
Number of seats Dual seat

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Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment Riding modes, Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, seat cover

Monster 1200R 2018 Ducati Powerful Naked Bike

Others

Warranty 24 months of unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 9,000m/12 Months
Valve clearance check 30.000km (18,000m)

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