To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Monster family, Ducati has released a Monster 1200 25° Anniversario in a limited run of 500 numbered bikes.
The bike will be available in Europe from September, from October in Japan, from November in the United States and from December in Australia were it will cost $29,990 (+ on-road costs).
Orders are now being taken for the bike which features Italian tricolore paintwork, gold painted frame, forged Marchesini wheels, parts machined from solid components, lashings of carbon fibre and a lot of technology.
The Monster was unveiled at the 1992 Cologne trade fair and started production on 5 March 1993.
It quickly became the Italian brand’s top seller and a darling of stylists, even being featured in art galleries around the world.
The Monster initiated the return of the naked bike.
Ducati has now sold more than 325,000 Monster models.
Monster 1200 25° Anniversario
Features of the anniversary model include a seat embroidered with the 25th anniversary logo.
Many parts such as the mirrors, frame plugs, handlebar end weights and the petrol cap are made from one solid piece of metal.
The articulated brake and clutch levers and the plate holder are aluminium, while the front and rear mudguards, the keyhole cover and the exhaust heat guard are carbon fibre.
The Monster 1200 25° Anniversario also comes with a bike cover, decorated with the particular logo of this special limited edition.
It’s a lot of bling, but nothing compared with this gold model!
Suspension comprises fully adjustable Öhlins 48mm forks, rear shock and steering damper.
Up front are twin 330mm Brembo discs with M50 monobloc callipers and a rear 245mm disk.
The Monster 1200 25° Anniversario is equipped with the latest evolution of the Testastretta 11° DS with 110kW (147hp) at 9250rpm and 124Nm of power at 7750rpm.
Ducati claims the engine has long maintenance intervals with valve adjustment required only every 30,000km.
It comes with three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) controllable through the colour TFT instrument panel and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which supplies information to the ABS Bosch Cornering and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) systems.
There is also Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down (DQS) for swift gear changes without using the clutch.
Monster 1200 25° Anniversario features:
- 25° Anniversario Italian flag livery with gold coloured frame and wheel rims
- Premium seat with embroidered “25°” logo
- Limited edition serial number (xxx/500) on the frame
- Forged Marchesini wheels with W spokes
- Öhlins steering damper
- Articulated brake and clutch levers
- Machined-from-solid mirrors
- Machined-from-solid frame plugs
- Machined-from-solid handlebar end weights
- Aluminium plate holder
- Carbon fibre keyhole cover
- Carbon fibre exhaust heat guard
- Carbon fibre front and rear mudguards
- Dedicated grips
- Nose fairing
- Machined-from-solid petrol cap (supplied)
- 25° Anniversario bike cover (supplied)