Ducati Monster 1200 Review

“Ducati” is a popular Italian two wheeler company which has been manufacturing various types of powerful motorcycles like the Ducati Panigale, Ducati Scrambler Series, Hyperstradia and many more from the time of its establishment. Going with the flow of same trend, Ducati, in the year 1993, released its another series of beasty motorcycles, the Ducati Monster. The Monster Series contains various variants and the 1200 series is also one of them.

The Ducati Monster 1200 was first introduced in the year 2013 at EICMA. The Ducati 1200 is the successor over the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo. Later in the year 2016, Ducati launched the upgraded and powerful version of the Monster 1200, the Monster 1200 R.

Talking about the physiques, the bike has been featured with muscular fuel tank which gives an aggressive look to the bike. The frames engraved in the motorcycle also make the bike look attractive. The dual exhaust system has given the bike a stylish look, and the exhaust pipes coming out of engine make the bike look stunning.

Moreover, the Ducati Monster 1200 has got the weight of 213 kg, and the front and the rear wheel is 1485 mm far from each other. Also, the Monster 1200 has been powered with powerful Testastretta 11°, L-twin cylinder, 4 desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, dual spark, liquid cooled engine. The particular engine is capable of providing maximum power and torque of 150 bhp @ 9250 RPM and 126.2 Nm @ 7750 RPM.

Similarly, the upgraded version of the Monster 1200, the Monster 1200 R has been built on the same body platform. However, the company has made some changes in the R variant which give the bike a distinct look. The R variant has been featured with dual seats which is missing in the normal variant. Also, the R variant possesses a bigger visor which is invisible in the normal 1200 variant.

Besides, the Monster 1200 R is powered with same Testastretta 11° DS, L-Twin cylinders, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine. However, the bike, as it is the upgraded version, is capable of providing maximum power of 160 bhp @ 9250 RPM and maximum torque of 131.4 Nm @ 7750 RPM.

Furthermore, Turbo Motors Trading has been importing the Ducati Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 R in Nepal.

Price in Nepal: Rs. 3,250,000 (Monster 1200),

Rs. 4,200,000 (Monster 1200 R)

Dimension:

 Category

 Ducati Monster 1200

 Ducati Monster 1200 R

 Body Type

 Naked  Naked

 Weight

 213 kg  207 kg

 Length

 NA  2121 mm

 Height

 NA  1150 mm
 Width
 NA  845 mm

 Wheelbase

 1485 mm  1509 mm

 Ground Clearance

 NA  NA

 

Engine:

 Category

 Ducati Monster 1200

 Ducati Monster 1200 R

 Fuel

 16.5 liters  17.5 liters

 Engine Type

 Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark, Liquid cooled  Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark, Liquid cooled

 Maximum Power

 150 bhp @ 9250 RPM  160 bhp @ 9250 RPM

 Maximum Torque

 126.2 Nm @ 7750 RPM  131.4 Nm @ 7750 RPM

 Displacement

 1198 cc  1198 cc

 Box X Stroke

 106 x 67.9 mm  106 x 67.9 mm

 Starting System

 Electric  Electric

 Final Drive

  Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z41  Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41

 

Suspension:

 Category

 Ducati Monster 1200

 Ducati Monster 1200 R

 Front Suspension

43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork  Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks

Rear Suspension

 Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm  Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm

 Front Tyre

 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17  Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17  Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17

 

Brakes:

 Category

 Ducati Monster 1200

 Ducati Monster 1200 R

 Front Brake

 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment  2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard

 Rear Brake

 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment  245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard

 

Transmission:

 Category

 Ducati Monster 1200

 Ducati Monster 1200 R

 Transmission

 Manual  Manual

 No. of Gears

 6  6

 Clutch

 Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control  Wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

 

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