Ducati has unveiled a new middleweight naked model that will slot into the range below the well-received Monster 1200.
The Monster 821 is the latest in a long line of extremely successful Monster models and follows a string of predecessors that between them have sold almost 300,000 units.
It uses a liquid-cooled 11-degree V-twin that’s good for 110bhp and 66lb ft of torque. With a dry weight of 179.5kg it’s set to be no slouch, and it should be at least as nimble as its forebears.
High-spec brakes, pricey suspension and high-end components merge with what Ducati is calling its “best-yet ergonomics” to create the best middleweight Monster to date.
Boasting adjustable seat height, the model also features eight-stage traction control, three-stage ABS and three-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes.
A ‘Dark’ model will be launched at the same time as the standard red 821.
The Dark will feature a black frame and black wheels, while costing £200 less than the red bike at £8,795.
Both can be ordered with restrictor kits to comply with lower levels of Europe-wide multi-stage riding licences, like the UK’s.