2018 Ducati Monster 821 India launch on May 1
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Ducati India has teased the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 in their social media handle. The motorcycle will be launched in the country on the first of May, 2018.
The 2018 Ducati Monster features a new headlight, redesigned fuel tank and tail section for a more aggressive look. The twin exhaust design is similar to the one in the Monster 1200. The new TFT instrumentation comes with gear and fuel indicator, a first for the Monster 821.
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 employs an 821cc Testastretta L-twin engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The BS-IV compliant engine generates 110.5 PS of power at 9,250 rpm; and 86 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. Compared to the earlier model, the powerplant makes 3 PS and 3.4 Nm less. The engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Electronics package includes Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC), and a pillion seat cowl.
Cycle parts include 43 mm upside down fork, and an adjustable link-type monoshock at the rear. Dual 320 mm front discs and a 245 mm rear disc bring the motorcycle to a halt. Dual-channel ABS is standard. When it enters the Indian market, the bike would rival the Triumph Street Triple range, and Kawasaki Z900.