10000 visitors voted the Ducati Monster 1200 S as the most beautiful bike at the Eicma motor show. The runner up was the MV Turismo Veloce 800 and third the   Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS.


The new Ducati Monster 1200 (+ video)

The new Monster 1200 gets liquid cooled featuring the Testastretta 11° DS engine which delivers 135 hp @ 8,750 rpm and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) @ 7,250 rpm torque, claimed figures. The fork is 43 mm fully adjustable while a single side swing arm and a linkage are featured at the rear. Twin 320 mm rotors are equipped at the front together with radial monobloc Brembo four piston calipers while the ABS is standard. 
The kerb weight of the bike is 209 kg (460.8 lbs). The instrument is a color TFT display. The height for the rider seat is adjustable 785 - 810 mm (30.9 - 31.9in). Steering geometry is: Wheelbase 1511mm (59.5in), Rake 24,3°, Trail 93.2mm (3.7in). The RbW, several power modes, traction control and ABS are standard. 

In the case of the S variant, the monster delivers 145 bhp/8750 rpm. and 124.5 Ím / 7250 (91.8 lb-ft) rpm torque, the rotors are slightly larger at 330 mm, and the weight remains the same.


The new Ducati Monster is getting closer !

Ducati teases the new Monster by publishing photos of the bike on track and some very close ones. The Testastretta 11˚ engine will power the monster, probably tuned at the same state with the Ducati Diavel or even milder.


A photo has leaked: Is this the Ducati monster 1198?


Some new photos of the upcoming Ducati monster 1198


A fictional idea for the new Ducati Monster 1198

She is definitely looking like a taller Diavel!


Scoop: The 2014 Ducati Monster 1198 

Its 20 years now since the introduction of the Monster and some interesting improvements are planned for  the top of the range. 
The engine will be liquid cooled, the manifold and exhaust are similar to the Diavel, while a single sided swingarm is equipped. It is reminded that the Testasrtetta engine delivers 150 bhp in the case of the Diavel, although a milder state of tune or an equivalent electronics package would be possible for the Monster. 

Thus the new Monster could be somewhat softer than the take-no-prisoners riding of the Streetfighter S.