The Monster 821 comes with eight-level traction control, three-level ABS and three-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s press-button Riding Modes.
There will be a Monster 821 Dark Stealth in black paint, black frame and black wheels for $15,990, which is the same price as the current Monster 796 ABS. There is also a red model with red frame and black wheels for $16,490 or the “star” in white silk with red frame and matte red wheels for $16,490. The red and white liveries are equipped with colour-matched single-seat covers.
Ducati has also announced a range of accessories will be available with the new Monster including carbon fibre racing exhaust, mudguards and passenger seat cover; smoke windscreen; undersea aluminium number plate holder; billet aluminium water pump; low and touring seats; LED indicators; and luggage including passenger seat bag, semi-rigid panniers.
There will also be a range of Monster 821 apparel available such as a helmet, boots, leather and fabric jackets, gloves, trousers, t-shirts and sweatshirts.
I love the passion that Ducati puts into their motorcycles, but I also love the passionate language they use in the press releases. Try these:
“The 2015 Monster 821 uses next generation technologies to create an enhanced rider/motorcycle relationship, delivering a high-adrenaline experience while constantly reassuring with the feeling of complete control and ergonomic integration.”
“Mirroring the Monster 1200, the new Monster’s larger metal fuel tank presents an even more muscular image, emphasised by a narrow waistline and an incredibly compact headlamp that creates the overall silhouette of a powerful bull ready to charge.”