Ducati Monster 1200
It's powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled Testastretta 1198.4cc V-Twin engine, producing 133.2bhp at 8,750rpm and maximum torque at 7,250rpm. RRP is £11,500.
- Steel tubular frame and tank
- Aluminium single sided swingarm
- Dual 320mm discs up front with Brembo monobloc M4.32 2 piston calipers
- 245mm disc at the rear with Brembo single piston caliper
- 3-level Bosch 9MP ABS system and 3 riding modes
- Adjustable 43mm upside down fork with 130mm travel
- Adjustable Sachs shock with 152mm travel
- 8-level traction control with customisation
- 2->1->2 exhaust system
- Slip and assist clutch
- LED taillight and position lights
- Height adjustable seat (785mm or 810mm)
- Colour TFT dash
- Pillion seat cover
- 6 speed gearbox
The M821 is basically the same bike without the fancy colour TFT dash, single sided swingarm and a smaller 821cc engine which is about 20bhp down. Surprisingly the weight isn't that different though so might be worth considering.
Moving up the M1200S, released at the same time, features roughly 10bhp more, an Ohlins 48mm fork, Ohlins shock, Brembo M50 calipers with 330mm discs, 3-spoke machined wheels, Carbon front mudguard and LED indicators.
The 2016 range topping M1200R features a new Euro 4 Testastretta DS engine putting out 160bhp at 9,250rpm, 3-spoke forged wheels, higher 830mm seat, larger rear tyre, mini sports fairing and is 2kg lighter.
The 10-spoke cast Aluminium 17" wheels take a 120/70 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.
2017: Big update from the Euro 4 compliant Testastretta DS engine introduced with the range topping M1200R, but with 150bhp at 9,250rpm and maximum torque at 7,750rpm (10bhp down on the R). Ducati also threw in the new exhaust, IMU/cornering ABS, 9-level wheelie control and better pillion pegs to address complaints. KYB fork now adjustable and the up/down quickshifter is an option.
Colours: Red (red frame, black wheels)
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Prices Updated: 20th October 2017
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Insurance groups vary widely by insurer with anywhere from 17 to 65 groups but our simple scale gives you a rough idea of how wallet busting it's likely to be:
Insurance Group: 9 of 10
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