Ducati’s Monster range has come out fighting once more in India with the launch of their naked street fighter, the Monster 821. Ducati had cancelled the previous gen of the bike due to emission norms. This time, the Monster is back with a bang. The 821 sits in the middle between its 797 and 1200 Monster siblings and combines the best of both bikes without compromising on anything.
The Monster 821 comes standard with Ducati’s Safety pack, which includes three-way Bosch ABS, and eight-level traction control, plus three riding modes – Urban, Touring and Sport. The new TFT dash makes navigating menu options intuitive, and provides useful info like tank range and a gear indicator. The bike also gets a new headlamp which is full LED, making the naked sport bike look better than before. The side mounted double barrel exhaust looks much stylish than its previous version.
The engine remains the same 821cc L-twin Testatretta which is liquid-cooled. The Twin cylinder engine churns out 108 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm and it redlines at 10,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox featuring Ducati’s iconic quickshifter. Suspension is handled by 43 mm upside down forks and an adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. Braking duties are handled by Brembo M4-32 callipers gripping 320 mm dual discs at the front and 245 mm disc with 2-piston caliper and Bosch ABS as standard equipment
The monster 821 comes in three colours – Ducati Red, Dark Stealth, Ducati Yellow
Estimated price is INR 11 Lakh
Engine – 821cc Testastretta 11°, L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Liquid cooled.
Power – 109bhp @9,250 rpm
Torque – 86nm@ 7,750 rpm
Clutch – Slipper and self servo wet multiplateclutch with mechanical control
Frame – Tubular steel trellis frame linked to cylinder heads
Weight – 205 kg (wet)
Brakes – Brembo M4-32 callipers 320 mm dual discs 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS (front)
245 mm disc with 2-piston caliper and Bosch ABS (rear)
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