Everybody at the 2013 EICMA show got amazed by the beauty of the Ducati’s Monster 1200. The third generation of the Ducati’s naked motorcycles has been voted by EICMA’s visitors and is named as the “Most Beautiful Bike of Show”.
Ducati Monster was first introduced about 20 years ago and is originally designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi. For this year , the Company has revealed its new monsters, 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S, to the world at the 2013 EICMA show.
Both 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S come with the unmistakeable Monster design, which is truly iconic. The Monsters are powered the desmodromic Testastretta 11° L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 1199.4cc, mated to a six speed gearbox with an oil-bath slipper clutch for a light lever feel.
The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 with its 1199.4cc Superbike-derived engine makes a claimed 135 hp at 8750 rpm and 86.8 ft-lb. of torque at 7250 rpm, while the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S which features a dedicated RbW mapping allowing 145 horsepower at 8750 rpm and 92 lb-ft of torque at 7250 rpm. The naked bikes come equipped with a 53mm Mikuni ride-by-wire throttle system with selectable ride modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) as well as three-level 9MP ABS system and an eight-level traction control system, all of which can be changed by the riders at the press of a button. Moreover, the steel trellis main frame and steel subframe attach directly to the Testastretta engine which features cylinder-head.
The 2014 Monster 1200 has 1.6-inch higher handlebar, a new seat design which is adjustable in height (30.9 to 31.9 inches), and a 2.4-inch longer wheelbase compared to the Monster EVO1100.
Suspension on the base 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 consist of a fully-adjustable 43mm Kayaba fork and Sachs preload/rebound-adjustable monoshock, while the Monster 1200 S receives a fully-adjustable 48mm Titanium-Nitride finished fork and rear shock by Ohlins. Both models come equipped with radial-pump master cylinders. Front breaking duties on the Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S are handled by Brembo four-piston monobloc M4-32 calipers gripping a pair of 320mm discs, respectively, while at rear, both models use a single-piston caliper with single 245mm discs.
The base 2014 Monster 1200 sits on Panigale-style 10-spoke alloy 17-inch wheels, while the S version rides on a new Y-shaped spoke design, all of which wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires.
Other highlights include LED head- and tail- lights, TFT color display that is fully customizable and automatically changes its display to match the ride mode mentioned above. With 4.6-gallon full tank, the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 weighs 460 pounds.
The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 is offered in Ducati Red with a red frame and black wheels, while the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S is available in two color options: Ducati Red with a Red frame and Gloss Black wheels, and White with a Bronze frame and Gloss Black wheels. The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 is priced at $13, 495, while the latter will go for $15,995.