Spied – Ducati Monster 1198 caught testing


Rishabh Kaushik, In a nutshell “I am an automotive lover” from my very first conscious day of childhood. From Ford’s Model T to Deltawing, I love them all. I really don't have specific brand to follow, whether it’s a tiny Fiat 500 or a meaty Saleen S7, I love them all, because they justify the soul purpose for which they are built for. But still I have a soft corner for anything with a PORSCHE logo. Currently, I m pursuing my B.Tech in Automobile trade and want to build a career in journalism. Follow my blogs at : www.religionauto.com

Ducati is gearing up to make a serious increment to its Monster family in order to entertain a wider audience. The bike in question is the upcoming Ducati Monster 1198, recently spied testing by Moto.it.

Ducati Monster 1198 spied in Europe

The naked bike is all set to take the Monster nameplate right into the superbike category giving riders a mouth-watering combination of street dynamics and pure brutal power.

Ducati Monster 1198 spied

Although the test mules in these spyshots are heavily camouflaged, it is clear that the bike will borrow the styling traits from the Ducati Diavel with few new bits and bobs. However, the Monster’s trademark design cues like exposed Trellis frame, minimalistic tail, prominent fuel tank and taut ergonomics would be carried forward to give Monster 1198 its distinctive presence.

Rear of the Ducati Monster 1198 spied

The most probable engine option is the liquid-cooled 1198cc Testastretta V-Twin that, with 150 horsepower, will make the 1198 the most powerful Monster ever.

Side of the Ducati Monster 1198 spied

The extra power, improved dynamics, tech-laden features and the well-balanced Monster torso, the 1198 is surely going to be an irresistible package when launched in 2013 EICMA show. The superbike would be an all rounder.

However, placing it with the likes of Diavel and Streetfighter is not exactly going to be a duck soup for Ducati as the mighty new Monster 1198 can cause a bit of cannibalism for the former models.

[Source: Moto.it]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Ducati Monster News & Updates

Ducati Multistrada 950 India launch side

Ducati Monster 797 & Ducati Multistrada 950 launched in India

Ducati Monster copy Monster 110 from Vietnam rear three quarter

Ducati Monster lookalike monkey bike on sale in Vietnam

Ducati Monster 821 Stripe fuel tank at EICMA 2014

Ducati re-enters India with 3 dealerships; Full price list inside – IAB Report

Ducati Scrambler red at the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo

Ducati India prices leaked with complete model range – Report

Ducati Monster 1200 S Borgo Panigale plant 1 million milestone product

Ducati rolls out 1 millionth motorcycle from its Borgo Panigale plant – IAB report

Ducati Monster 821 Stripe front three quarters left at EICMA 2014

EICMA 2014 Live – Ducati Monster 1200 S Stripe and Monster 821 Stripe