Ducati has introduced the 2021 Monster with a staring price of Rs. 10.99 lakhs, today in India. The 2021 Monster Plus costs from Rs. 11.24 lakhs (prices are ex-showroom).
Built from the ground up, the new Monster looks purposeful with its oval headlight, muscular fuel tank, dual exhausts and a clean tail. The Monster Plus features a small flyscreen and pillion seat cover in addition.
Both variants of the new Monster are available in Aviator Grey (with red wheels), Ducati Red and Dark Stealth (both with black wheels) colour choices.
It is powered by a 937cc, 11-degree L-twin engine that produces 111 HP at 9250 RPM and 93 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. It is mated to a new 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quickshifter as standard.
Although the power and torque figures are par for the course in the class that the Monster competes in, it has the advantage of being a light machine.
Ducati managed shave off 2.4 kg with the new engine (compared with the previous Monster 821’s motor), while the new aluminium frame (weighing only 3 kg) is 4.5 kg lighter than the trellis unit it replaces.
Further, the swingarm is lighter by 1.6 kg, rims by 1.7 kg and the subframe weighs 1.9 kg less now, and the result is that the motorcycle has a dry weight of 166 kg.
Having made the motorcycle lighter, Ducati turned its attention toward improving maneuverability. It did so by increasing the steering angle to 36 degrees (up by 7 degrees), bringing the handlebar closer to the rider, changing the position of the foot pegs and by fitting the seat at an accessible height (of 820 mm).
Moreover, the naked motorcycle has plentiful electronics as well. It comes fitted with a 4.3-inch TFT display, 3 riding modes (Urban, Sport and Touring), cornering ABS, Traction Control, Wheelie Control and Launch Control as standard.
Below is the entire 2021 Ducati Monster price list –
- Monster Ducati Red with Black wheels Rs. 10,99,000/-
- Monster Dark Stealth with Black wheels Rs. 11,09,000/-
- Monster Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels Rs. 11,09,000/-
- Monster Plus Ducati Red with Black wheels Rs. 11,24,000/-
- Monster Plus Dark Stealth with Black wheels Rs. 11,34,000/-
- Monster Plus Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels Rs. 11,34,000/-
Prices are ex-showroom