And with its sharp edges and origami styling, it now looks more like many Japanese naked bikes, particularly the popular Yamaha MT models.
If you are really kind, you could say it looks like the MV Agusta Brutale 800 (although it retains a trelllis frame).
I can understand the need to meet tough new emissions and economy targets without jeopardising performance, but when they take away iconic design elements and make it look like many other naked bikes, it loses its identity and its appeal.
I would still love to ride the new Monster, but as the above FB admin says, this is a bike that is as much about style as it is function.
Let’s hope that when it comes to updating the Monster 1200, Ducati retains their iconic design elements.
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