Ducati Unveils New Monster 821 Motorbike
The latest addition to the Ducati lineup is a slightly lighter version of the Monster 1200S called the Monster 821.
The new motorbike resembles the earlier 1200 and 1200S models, but comes with a water-cooled, 821cc Testatretta 11° V-twin power plant, which outputs a respectable 112 horsepower and 65.9 lbs-ft. of torque, slightly less that its older siblings.
On the other hand, the Ducati Monster 821 features a number of tech upgrades compared to the previous versions, things like the adjustable seat height, eight-level traction control, three-level ABS and three-level Ride-by-Wire throttle control. The Monster 821 has a dry weight of 395.7 pounds and comes with a double-sided swingarm rear suspension.
Ducati’s Monster 821 bike will be released in July, with two versions available: a standard version in red with a red trellis frame and black wheels, or white with a red frame and red wheels (priced at $11,495); and a Dark version, with a Dark Stealth body (priced at $10,995).