Here is our comprehensive review of Ducati Monster 821 2018 features, redesign, horsepower, engine specs, fuel economy, interior, price and release date.
Ducati has presented the new monster 821. She takes on a lot of details from the big Sister monster 1200 and introduces Ducati’s new offensive in the spring of 2018.
Bologna-the first of five new models for 2018, Ducati has unveiled the revised version of the Monster 821. The latest version is visually oriented to the monster 1200, which was released last year. She takes over the streamlined look with a completely overhauled tank and rear section, a new exhaust system and the new round headlight in the timeless classic design.
Also from the Monster 1200 comes the new, clearly readable TFT display in the cockpit, which will give the driver information about gear and gasoline supply in the future. In addition, the 2018 Monster 821 is prepared for two special electronics equipment: For an additional fee, you can equip yourself with the Ducati quick shift and the Ducati multimedia system with the dual-directional switching assistant. The TFT display is a prerequisite for both.
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 is still powered by the Desmodromisch-controlled 821-CCM-2-cylinder in L-shape; The power is unchanged 109 hp at 9,250 rpm. Ride-by-wire makes three driving programs possible, with “urban” limiting performance to 75 horsepower. The driving modes correspond to the regulations of the three-stage abs and the Eightfold Traction control.
The lattice frame has been adopted unchanged from the previous model, but there are modifications to the supporting frame because the Fußrastenaufnahmen have been optimized. The front wheel is led by a 43-millimeter upside-down fork, at the back there is a arm swingarm of slightly metal and two spring legs adjustable in the preload.
The ten spoke aluminium are used with Pirelli tyres of the type Diablo Rosso III Reso. Also high quality is the Brembo braking system with three brake discs and radial four piston pliers in the front wheel. The security package includes a Bosch ABS of type 9.1 MP. In addition to the black and red colours, Ducati will again offer the yellow color for the monster 821.
The first monster was presented by Ducati as M 900; The motor performance of the sporty naked bike was 67 horsepower. Since then, numerous monster models with capacity from 600 to 1200 cubic have been developed; All have a two-cylinder engine in L-layout.
New Ducati Monster 821 2018 Specs
Engine: liquid-cooled two-cylinder motor in L-shape, four valves per cylinder, DOHC, cubic capacity 821 ccm, power 80 kw/109 hp at 9,250 rpm, torque 86 nm at 7,750/min, anti-hopping clutch, six speed gearbox, chain.
Suspension: steel lattice frame; USD-Teleplayl, Ø 43 mm, travel 130 mm; arm swingarm made of cast aluminium, Sachs Central strut, fully adjustable, spring travel 140 mm;
Double brake front Ø 320 mm, radial four piston Monobloc fixed saddles; Rear Disc Brake Ø 245 MM, two piston-floating saddle; Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17, rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17.
Assistance systems: ABS, Traction control, 3 riding-modes, TFT-display; Optional switch assistant and Ducati Multi Media system.
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1,480 mm, seat height 785/810 mm, weight ready to ride 206 kg, tank capacity 16.5 liters.
Driving performance and consumption: maximum speed above 200 km/h; Consumption Lt. WETC-Norm 5.4 L/100 km.
Price: not yet fixed.