Ducati Sport: New Ducati Monster 2021, Essentially Compact

 

In 1993, a model was born which mixed technology and winning cycle parts in superbikes for the road with a daring look. It stole the hearts of many of us with its bright red and gold chassis. Now the firm continues in its incessant work of making people fall in love with it.

After its long life with changes, the 2021 model is now presented, more compact, essential and as light as possible. With a front inspired by that of the Panigale V4, it has a short aluminum chassis, attached directly to the cylinder heads of the engine, achieving a total weight of only 166 kg.

True to its essence, the new Ducati Monster 2021 remains a sports Naked motorcycle available to everyone. Perfect for those who want to start but also to delight the most experienced pilots.

 

Engine of the new Ducati Monster 2021

The 937 cc Desmodromic Testastretta 11 twin-cylinder engine with a weight reduction of 2.4 kg is responsible for bringing the new Ducati Monster 2021 to life. The engine block also serves as the chassis as it has been designed to be a structural element of the frame.

The new Monster improves the figures of its predecessor, in addition to the delivery which is fuller to any speed, especially at low and medium revs.

The maintenance intervals are distanced and the oil change now has a set expiration of 15,000 km, while the valve lash check is necessary every 30,000 km.

Inspired by Ducati Superbikes, the new Monster is conceptually reminiscent of the Panigale V4 and its aluminum chassis is now 4.5 kg lighter than the previous one. It is also accompanied by a new aluminum swingarm that reduces no less than 1.6 kg and that follows the philosophy started with the new Multistrada V4.

As for suspensions, the new Ducati Monster mounts a 43 mm fork, with a 130 mm travel. The cantilever rear shock attached directly to the swingarm is adjustable and provides generous travel for the 140mm rear wheel. The suspension set is able to offer a balance between comfort and precision.

In the brakes section, Ducati is never wrong. With the help of Brembo, the new Monster, on its front end, mounts two 320 mm discs bitten by a pair of Brembo M4-32 monobloc calipers with 4 pistons and radial pump. Meanwhile, on its rear wheel we find a single 245 mm disc held by a Brembo caliper. In both trains it has sintered brake pads that are able to improve their efficiency.

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