Missing the iconic trellis frame and L-shaped cam covers, the controversially styled Ducati Monster 937 has arrived in Australia with very competitive pricing.
Slotting in between the 821 and 1200 Monsters, the 937 actually costs less than the previous 821 at just $18,200 ride away ($NZ18860).
It comes in Ducati Red (black wheels), Aviator Grey (red wheels) and Dark Stealth (black wheels). There will also be an exclusive ‘Plus’ version, which adds an aerodynamic windscreen and passenger seat cover to the standard fittings.
The new Monster is powered by a 937cc Testastretta 11° twin engine in a lightweight monocoque aluminium frame, featuring fully adjustable ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control.
Power-to-weight ratio has been improved over the 821 thanks to a 188kg wet weight which is a whopping 18kg lighter.
The new hybrid monocoque frame with a fibreglass-reinforced polymer subframe saves most of that weight.
However, the loss of the iconic trellis frame and L-shaped cam covers has many Ducatisti asking whether it is a true Monster.
While the original round headlight was ditched ages ago, this model has a slightly rounder looking headlight with an LED ring to pay homage to the originals.