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2021 Ducati Monster 1200 [Model Overview]

2021 Ducati Monster 1200
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The Ducati Monster 1200 Is Still Available In 2021

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.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Ducati Monster 1200 in one place.

2021 Ducati Monster 1200

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $14,995 USD / $16,695 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Cornering ABS
    • Fully adjustable front suspension
    • Ducati Traction Control

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,198 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
  • Power:  147 HP
  • Torque: 91 lbs-ft
  • Dry Weight: 412 lbs (187 kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.3 in (795 mm)

2021 Ducati Monster 1200 Specifications

From Ducati


Engine 1,198 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
Power 147 HP
Bore x Stroke 106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
Compression Ratio 13,0:1
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies
Starter Electric
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminum covers and end caps


Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z41


Suspension Front 43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork
Suspension Rear Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminum single-sided swingarm
Brakes Front 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Brakes Rear 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 l (4.36 US gal)
Color Ducati RED


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Rake 23,3°
Wheelbase 1,485 mm (58.46 in)
Seat Height Adjustable 795 – 820 mm (31.30 – 32.28 in)
Dry Weight 187 kg (412 lb)


Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage


2021 Ducati Monster 1200 Features


Always contemporary
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.


100% Monster
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.


Endless excitement
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.

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