The Monster 1200 is available as part of the 2021 Ducati line-up in North America. This outgoing model is still available in the United States and Canada but is no longer part of the range in Europe thanks to stricter emissions regulations. Now, just because it’s a part of the current Ducati range, this Italian motorcycle receives absolutely no updates for the new year.
While there’s nothing new, the big Monster is still a great option for riders looking for everyday rideability, versatility, and modern sports performance. Half practical commuter and half naked performance bike, the Monster 1200 offers something for everyone. The Monsters versatility is largely down to the bike’s practical 1,198cc liquid-cooled Testastretta twin-cylinder engine, which offers 147 horsepower and 91 lb-ft of peak torque, in a usable and unintimidating package.
Other notable equipment on the Monster 1200 includes Bosch cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), selectable riding modes, a power mode, ride-by-wire technology, LED lighting, and a removable passenger seat cover.
For 2021, the new Monster 1200 is available exclusively in Ducati Red.
The 2021 Ducati Monster 1200 starts at $14,995 USD / $16,695 CAD.
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Price: $14,995 USD / $16,695 CAD
Fully adjustable front suspension
Ducati Traction Control
Engine: 1,198 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
The Monster 1200 has always been a symbol in the world of sporty naked bikes thanks to the details that make it unmistakable. In the S version, the new Black on Black color with matte and glossy black elements, enhances its sporty lines and character.
The engine powerful and full-bodied at every speed, the compact dimensions, the agile chassis and the world-class electronic equipment including Riding Modes, DTC, DWC, Cornering ABS and Ducati Quick Shift up/down, as standard on the S version, guarantee maximum riding enjoyment and, at the same time, maximum security.
Adapt it to your riding style
The pre-set Riding Modes allow the rider to optimize bike behaviour depending on riding style. Each of the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), is programmed to act on the electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) engine control system and on the ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control intervention levels.
The cutting-edge materials and technologies of the Ducati Testastretta 11° DS ensure particularly long maintenance intervals. With an oil change required every 15,000 km or 12 months and valve clearance check every 30,000 km, the values are of absolute reference for its category.