UPDATED: The new Ducati Monster 821 arrives in Australia in time for spring riding, starting at $15,990 (+ORC).
It is powered by the latest edition of Ducati’s 821 Testastretta 11° engine, with 83kW of power and 89Nm of torque and a dry weight of 179.5kg.
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.”
Get ready to charge!