The special edition Ducati 821 Stealth gets few technical upgrades and a new colour scheme
Ducati introduced the Monster 821 Stealth in Milan even before its official unveiling at ongoing 2018 EICMA show in Italy. As the name already suggests this motorcycle is a special edition 821 which has been painted in Black with grey and red contrasting accents.
This particular Monster has also received some equipment upgrades as well besides the new color. To begin with, the Monster 821 Stealth has received a small visor positioned just above the front headlamps while the rear tail section gets contrasting color options.
To make things more comfortable for the rider Ducati has also fitted the motorcycle with fully adjustable 43 mm Kayaba inverted front telescopic forks (the standard 821 gets non-adjustable front forks). The motorcycle also features a Ducati Quick Shift system which definitely will come in handy during high-speed runs.
Apart from these minor changes, there are no other changes made to the motorcycle. The Monster 821 Stealth is powered by the same 821’s Testastretta L-Twin engine. This unit produces about 109 PS of peak power and 86 Nm of torque and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The Monster 821 stealth like every Ducati features plenty of electronic aid for the rider.
It gets a Bosch 9.1 ABS, Ducati Traction Control and various rider modes. The motorcycle also gets a TFT color display and a USB power socket. You can expect Ducati to replace the 821 Monster with a more powerful one (probably Monster 950) by the year 2020 when the next emission norms (Euro5) come into effect.
Although Ducati hasn’t revealed the pricing details of the motorcycle yet you can expect this to come to Indian shores next year priced at a premium over the standard 821. The Ducati Monster 821 competes directly with the likes of Kawasaki Z900 and Yamaha MT-09 in India.
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