2018 Ducati Monster 821 revealed
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Celebrating 25 years of the Monster’s existence in the market, Ducati has unveiled the 2018 Ducati Monster 821.
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 pays homage to the legendary Ducati Monster 900 which was one of the bikes that kick-started Ducati’s naked bike segment. The 2018 iteration features redesigned tank and tail section for a more muscular look. The design of the twin exhaust cans is identical to its bigger cousin, the Monster 1200. The motorcycle also features a newly designed headlamp with LED DRL; and a new TFT colour instrument cluster which now features gear and fuel indicator for the first time in the 821.
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 draws power from an 821cc Testastretta L-twin engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It generates 110.5 PS of power (down by 3 PS) at 9,250 rpm; and 86 Nm of torque (down by 3.4 Nm) at 7,750 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Electronics package includes standard Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC), and a pillion seat cowl. Up & down Quickshift (DQS), Anti-theft system, Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) are optional.
A 43 mm upside down front fork and an adjustable rear monoshock with progressive linkage hold the tubular steel trellis frame. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 120-section front and 180-section rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.
The motorcycle comes to a halt using dual 320 mm discs with Brembo M4-32 Monobloc radial 4-piston callipers at the front. The rear employs a single 245 mm disc with a two-piston calliper. The motorcycle tips the scale at 180.5 kg, dry. Three colour variants are available- Ducati Yellow, Ducati Red and Dark Stealth.