Ducati announced the all-new Monster production has begun and will be made available around the world soon.
To witness the official assembly of the first model is Ducati MotoGP riders Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini.
They observe the new Monster’s birth before leaving for the 2021 MotoGP first test in Qatar.
Compared to the previous 821, the new Monster is a whopping 18kg lighter thanks to this new setup (166kg dry, the same weight as a fully fuelled Yamaha YZF-R25). A part of that new weight loss regime consists of a new 937cc engine which is bigger and more powerful than the 821, but 2.4kg lighter.
The 937cc twin-cylinder Desmodromic Testastretta 11° engine is tuned to produce 111hp at 9,250rpm and 93Nm torque at 6,500rpm. That’s an extra 3hp and 7Nm more on a bike that’s considerably lighter. This also means that the new 2021 Monster has a much better power-to-weight ratio.
In terms of design, the new Monster is now more compact and narrower on the sides that make it easier to ride and place your foot on the ground for easier handling.
Other features include:
- 43mm USD front fork
- Preload adjustable monoshock + double-sided swingarm
- 17-inch alloy wheels + Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres
- Front twin 320mm disc brakes + Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston calipers
- Rear single 245mm disc + Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
- 4.3-inch TFT display
- 820mm seat height (optional 800mm seat height available)
- Cornering ABS, riding modes, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control
- Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, dynamic turn indicator + more
The Ducati Monster has always been the most popular motorcycle coming out of Borgo Panigale with over 350,000 units distributed worldwide.
For 2021, the Monster is available in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels, Aviator Grey with Red GP wheels.