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Monster 30th Anniversario: Ducati Celebrates the Motorcycle Symbol of the Naked World

Ducati pays tribute to the motorcycle that changed the world of two wheels with a special model.

Ducati celebrates 30 years of the Monster with a model in a numbered series limited to 500 units. The Monster 30th Anniversario version is the Bologna-based manufacturer’s tribute to a motorcycle that revolutionized the world of two wheels and which since 1993 has won over the passion of more than 350,000 Monsteristi all over the world.

The Monster has always been this: a sporty engine, perfect for road use, with a chassis derived from the Superbike — wide handlebars and no fairing. An idea as simple as it is effective made it possible to create the motorcycle that reinvented the naked segment and has evolved several times over the years while always remaining faithful to the original idea.

This special version also maintains the iconic features of the Monster models: an unmistakable style and maximum fun on the road. Its true nature emerges at first glance thanks to the Tricolor 30th Anniversary livery inspired by the sportiest Monsters of the past. This livery celebrates Made in Italy, of which Ducati is an ambassador, and is embellished by the gold color of the rims, specially made for this model, and of the Öhlins NIX30 fork. Other distinctive elements of this model are a seat embellished with an embroidered 30-year logo and the dedicated animation of the dashboard that starts when the ignition is switched on. Finally, each motorcycle is made unique by a plate on the upper clamp with the model’s name, number, certificate of authenticity and dedicated motorcycle cover.

The Monster 30th Anniversario is equipped with components that, in addition to enhancing its appearance, also improve its dynamic qualities and allow it to arrive at a curb weight of 405.7 pounds (184 kilograms), or 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms) less than the standard model, already the benchmark in the category for lightness. This milestone is even more important if we consider that components, and therefore weight, such as the steering damper and the windshield, have been added compared to the standard model.

The Monster, a modern reinterpretation of the original recipe, is a light, easy-to-handle, fast motorcycle. It is powered by the Testastretta 11-degree engine — a liquid-cooled, four-valve twin-cylinder with desmodromic timing and 111 horsepower. From a maintenance perspective, the engine is exceptionally dependable and requires minimal attention, thanks to main intervals spread over time (9,000 miles for oil changes and 18,000 miles for valve clearance checks). It has a full power delivery curve at all revs, especially at medium-low revs, the most used on the road. This means a more responsive engine, which results into greater riding enjoyment.

Extremely functional and effective, the new Monster chassis transfers the Ducati Superbikes’ inspiring principles to a road bike. The engine is load-bearing, and a front frame is connected to it, which conceptually recalls that of the Panigale V4.

The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension boasts a fork that is 1.3 pounds (0.6 kilograms) lighter than the one used on the Monster and Monster +, improving the feeling and increasing ground clearance and consequently lean angle. The sporty suspension setup of the Monster 30th Anniversario provides immense fun while riding on various terrains, including circuit tracks. The Öhlins equipment, along with an adjustable steering damper, enhances precision and stability at higher speeds.

The braking system features Brembo Stylema front calipers (less 0.88 pounds than the ones on the Monster) and aluminum flanges for the 12.6-inch (320-millimeter) front brake discs (1.1 pounds lighter than standard on the Monster). It makes the Monster 30th Anniversario perform better in braking and nimbler thanks to a reduction of inertia at the front end. The bike’s agile character is further improved thanks to the brand-new forged rims, which reduce unsprung weight by 4.1 pounds (1.86 kilograms), decreasing the moment of inertia of the front wheel by 21.8% and the rear by 26.9%.

The electronics of the Monster are at the top of the segment. Standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), all of which can be adjusted to different levels of intervention. The sporty character of the new Monster 30th Anniversario is also highlighted by the Launch Control, which ensures lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-range motorcycle equipment, which also includes the adoption of a lithium battery that contributes to the reduction of the total weight of the motorcycle, allows the Monster 30th Anniversario to express its performance safely.

The three Riding Modes — Sport, Road and Wet — allow the Monster’s character to be shaped according to the rider’s tastes and needs. Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3-inch color TFT dashboard, featuring racing graphics that recall those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter and a complete set of information on the left, including that of the engaged gear.

The Ducati Monster 30th Anniversario will be available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships starting Q1 2024. The U.S. pricing will begin at an MSRP of $18,595. For Canada, the pricing will begin at an MSRP of $21,595 CAD.

All the Monster 30th Anniversario images are available on Ducati Media House.

Main Model Equipment 

  • “30th Anniversario” celebrative livery with Tricolor style*
  • Plate with bike name and number (XXX/500)*
  • Dedicated dashboard animation at the key-on*
  • Sport rider seat shape with logo*
  • 937cc Testastretta 11-degree engine
  • Max Power: 111 horsepower at 9,250 rpm
  • Max torque: 68.7 pound-feet (9.5 kilogram-meters) at 6,500 rpm
  • Street-legal Termignoni slip-on*
  • Curb weight: 405.7 pounds (184 kilograms) *
  • Aluminum front frame
  • Lightened, GFRP subframe
  • Aluminum swingarm
  • Öhlins steering damper*
  • Öhlins NIX30 fork*
  • Öhlins rear shock*
  • Forged Aluminum wheels (minus 1.86 kilograms/minus 4.1 pounds vs. Monster cast wheels)*
  • Front and rear mudguards in carbon fiber*
  • Full-LED lighting system with sweeping indicators
  • Color, 4.3-inch TFT cockpit with fuel level and gear indicator
  • Riding modes (three configurations) recalibrated according to the new chassis. New Wet riding mode*
  • Cornering anti-lock brakes (ABS) on three levels, with front-only mode
  • DTC (eight levels) and DWC (four levels)
  • Launch Control (three levels)
  • Brembo front brake setup: 12.6-inch (320-millimeter) discs with aluminum inner flanges, Stylema monobloc calipers, radial master cylinder and sintered pads*
  • Hydraulic clutch command, radial master cylinder
  • Seat height: 33.07 inches (840 millimeters)
  • DQS up/down
  • Lithium-ion battery*
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires*
  • Front cowl*
  • Passenger seat cover*
  • Dedicated bike cover*
  • Certificate of Authenticity*

*Exclusive equipment for Monster 30th Anniversario

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