The Monster 1200 S presents the new Black on Black livery
The new color alternates matte black elements with others painted in glossy black, which enhance the character of the bike. The result is a combination of sportiveness and elegance, always synonymous with Monster.
A contemporary icon always featuring the core values of the original Monster. Essential and technological, the Monster 1200 stands out for design and sporty soul.
The Monster 1200 has always been a symbol in the world of sporty naked bikes thanks to the details that make it unmistakable. In the S version, the new Black on Black color with matte and glossy black elements, enhances its sporty lines and character.
The engine powerful and full-bodied at every speed, the compact dimensions, the agile chassis and the world-class electronic equipment including Riding Modes, DTC, DWC, Cornering ABS and Ducati Quick Shift up/down, as standard on the S version, guarantee maximum riding enjoyment and, at the same time, maximum security.
Adapt it to your riding style
The pre-set Riding Modes allow the rider to optimize bike behaviour depending on riding style. Each of the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), is programmed to act on the electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) engine control system and on the ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control intervention levels.
The cutting-edge materials and technologies of the Ducati Testastretta 11° DS ensure particularly long maintenance intervals. With an oil change required every 15,000 km or 12 months and valve clearance check every 30,000 km, the values are of absolute reference for its category.
The exclusive S version further accentuates the sporting spirit of the Monster, thanks to the fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, racing braking system, 3-spoke Y rims with exclusive “S” graphics and carbon front mudguard. The front headlight with DRL (Daytime Running Light) ensures the Monster 1200 S is always visible. Available in brand new Black on Black livery, sporty and elegant, as well as in classic Ducati Red.
The Monster 1200 engine is the Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder, 1198 cc with 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled. Euro 4 type-approved it is the structural element of the suspension set-up with coupling points for the trellis frame.
Power and torque
Thanks to the new throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach even greater performance levels.
The Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the new Monster 1200 is capable.
Ride By wire
The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected.
The new Monster 1200 is fitted with an adjustable seat (± 25 mm) that can adapt to the needs of riders all over the world. The standard seat height can easily be adjusted to the lowest (795 mm) or highest (820 mm) positions.
The Monster 1200 features a strong die-cast aluminum single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.
The Monster 1200 S has a fully adjustable 48 mm diameter Öhlins fork front suspension.
The Monster 1200 S is equipped at the front with two M50 Brembo radially mounted monobloc calipers and discs which are 330 mm in diameter.
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