A new Monster in the house

Ducati India has launched the all-new 2018 Monster 821 naked streetfighter motorcycle in the country priced at an introductory price of Rs. 9.51 (ex-showroom). Well, we can call it as a new Monster in the house with new styling and upgrades. Keeping the name in mind the motorcycle has always looked like one thanks to its bigger fuel tank like parts. The updated 2018 Monster 821 features a new LED headlight, redesigned fuel tank and tail section. The dual exhaust is all new and we are pretty sure that it produces music to our ears. The 2018 Monster 821 also gets a new full color, TFT intstrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. The bike is now a BS-IV complaint.

With the launch of the Monster 821, Ducati has also introduced the new Ducati Yellow color that’s only available for the 2018 Monster 821. Other shades available for the Monster 821 are the Ducati Red and the Matte Black. The all-new Monster 821 is powered by the same 821 cc, Testatretta V-twin engine as seen on the outgoing model. The chunky motorcycle now produces 109 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm of peak torque at 7,750 rpm. The power on the bike has been dropped by a couple of horses. The motor is paired with a 6-speed transmission with an optional bi-directional quick-shifter and a slipper clutch.

The Monster gets 43 mm forks at the front and an adjustable shock at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by a dual 320 mm front disc and Brembo M-4.2 radial calipers. As additional accessories, Ducati is also offering the Ducati Quick Shift and Ducati Multimedia Systems.

The Monster 821 gets three riding modes as its predecessor, which are urban, touring and sport. Each riding mode has different settings for throttle response, ABS and traction control. The ABS has three step setting while the rider can choose from eight levels of traction control. In the urban mode, the power of the bike drops to about 75 bhp. In sport mode, the power delivery remains the same at 109 bhp, while the touring mode gets a bit tuned down power. The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 will go up against the likes of the all-new Suzuki GSX-S750, Kawasaki z900, Triumph street triple RS.