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2018 Ducati Monster 821 comes equipped with several new features and an updated styling to rival Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple

Ducati introduced the Monster 821 on the occasion of 25-year completion of the Monster range late last year. The Ducati Monster made its first appearance at the 1992 Cologne show and the Monster 821 is based on the Monster 900 and now comes with more cosmetic updates.

The new Ducati Monster 821 features sharp tail end taking inspiration from the 1992 model while the fuel tank is redesigned and resembles the bigger Monster 1200. The front portion is fitted with a round-shaped headlamp integrated into LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights).

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A new yellow paint scheme will be offered and the trellis frame comes finished in appealing black colour. We could also get matte black and red paint jobs as well and the new Ducati Monster 821 gains TFT display. It takes power from the same 821 cc engine and is now BS-IV compliant.

The fuel injected motor produces a maximum power output of 109 bhp and peak torque of 86 Nm. It is mated to a six-speed transmission. The stopping duty of the Monster 821 is performed by twin 320 mm disc brakes at front along with a single 245 mm disc brake at the back.

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Other important features of the Ducati Monster 821 include an eight level traction control system, a switchable ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and three riding modes under the Ducati safety Pack. The Italian manufacturer discontinued the Monster 821 when BS-IV emission regulations kicked in last year.

With the premium naked segments booming in recent times, the Monster 821 is being brought back and it will make its domestic premiere on May 1. The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 will make its entry at a price close to around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple RS and Suzuki GSX-S750.