Ducati has announced the latest addition to its iconic, best-selling Monster family, the brand new Monster 821. Having delivered over 290,000 Monsters since the original concept more than 20 years ago, the new model maintains its stylish character using the chassis and muscular styling of the new-for-2014 Monster 1200.
Powered by the latest edition of Ducati’s 821cc Testastretta 11° L-twin engine, the new Monster combines a claimed 112 horsepower and 66 lb-ft of torque in a lightweight package—396 pounds dry (claimed). High-spec brakes, suspension and componentry merge with what Ducati says are its “best-yet ergonomics,” which includes an adjustable seat height. The model also combines 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly Riding Modes. Available in Ducati dealerships from July 2014 onwards, the Monster 821 Dark is presented in Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels, while the Monster 821 is dressed in Ducati Red with red frame and black wheels or Star White Silk with red frame and matte red wheels. Both red and white liveries are equipped with color-matched single-seat covers. Pricing is TBD.