The updated Ducati Monster 821 pays tribute to the Monster 900’s legacy with a brimmed equipment list
Ducati India has announced the introduction of the all-new Monster 821 in the domestic market at an introductory price of Rs. 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). The Monster 821 summons tribute to the Monster 900’s legacy embodying the essence of true naked sport motorcycle.
The bookings are now open and deliveries will start by the first week of June across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata. The new Monster 821 comes with a whole host of aesthetic and functional features borrowed from the flagship Monster 1200, and has a more streamlined and agile look with a redesigned tank and tail section, all-new exhaust system along with the signature headlamp.
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Making debut on the new Monster 821 is the coloured TFT display with current gear indicator, fuel level and the classic Ducati yellow paint job. As we said earlier, the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 is made available in two other colour options such as Ducati Red and Black. The Euro-4 compliant liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° engine is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 109 hp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm of peak torque delivered at 7,750 rpm.
The Monster 821’s Ducati Safety Pack comprises of Bosch 9.1MP ABS system and Ducati Traction Control with adjustable intervention levels. In a similar way, the maximum power and throttle response can be adjusted through the Power Modes. Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) allow for easy adjustment of the three-level ABS, while the eight-level Ducati Traction Control and Power Modes, enables distinct personality. The new Monster 821 gets Brembo brakes with dual 320 mm discs and M4-32 monobloc radial calipers at the front.
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The suspension system includes a 43 mm fork up front and a rear monoshock with spring preload adjustment. The naked motorcycle is shod on a Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 tyre on the front and 180/55 on the rear. The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) can be ticked from the option list.