Ducati will release a 25th anniversary model of the iconic Monster.
The Ducati Monster was first presented at the Cologne trade fair in 1992, production began in March 1993, and in just a few years, the bike reached icon status in the world of motorcycles. The model was responsible for launching the category of Naked sports bikes and an ever growing and ever more devoted community of riders grew up around. To celebrate the first 25 years of history of the most iconic of the Bologna-based manufacturer’s motorcycles – over 325,000 of them have been made since 1993 – Ducati has decided to create the Monster 1200 25° Anniversario.
Only 500 numbered examples of the Monster 1200 25° Anniversario will be produced, which for Ducati embodies the maximum expression of a Naked sports bike. Just over 100 bikes will be available in North America.
The limited edition is characterized by an exclusive livery featuring the three colors of the Italian flag on the nose fairing, fuel tank and passenger seat cover, inspired by the 2008 Monster S4RS Testastretta Tricolore. The special color scheme partners perfectly with the prestige seat which is embroidered with the 25th anniversary logo.
The gold colored frame and forged Marchesini wheels with W spokes in the same color are another distinguishing feature of this Monster, which also has numerous other prestigious details machined from solid aluminum, such as the mirrors, frame plugs, handlebar end weights and the petrol cap, which is a standard fitting. The articulated brake and clutch levers as well as the plate holder are also in aluminum, while the front and rear mudguards, the keyhole cover and the exhaust heat guard are in carbon fiber.
The Monster 1200 25° Anniversario also comes with a bike cover, decorated with the particular logo of this special limited edition.
The tubular steel trellis frame and single-sided aluminum swing arm are paired with a fully adjustable Öhlins fork with 48 mm diameter stanchions, an Öhlins rear suspension which is also fully adjustable, as well as a steering damper also supplied by the Swedish firm. The first-class braking system is made up of two 330 mm diameter Brembo discs paired with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. The rear 245 mm diameter disk is matched with a Brembo caliper.
The Monster 1200 25° Anniversario is equipped with the latest evolution of the Testastretta 11° DS which guarantees high levels of power and torque as well as fluid and full delivery even at low revs and a manageable accelerator response that’s always gradual, ensuring maximum riding fun.
The twin-cylinder Monster 1200 25° Anniversario puts out 147 HP at 9,250 RPM and a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 RPM.
Thanks to the constant attention paid by Ducati to quality and reliability, the Testastretta 11° DS engine of the Monster 1200 25° Anniversario guarantees long maintenance intervals – the regulation of the valves, for example, is due every 30,000 km.
The Monster 1200 25° Anniversario will be available in North America in November for $19,995.