Monster Upgrade: The 2021 Ducati Monster Plus
The Monster is one of the most recognizable models ever produced by Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati. Ever since the Monster was first introduced in 1993 it has been a core Ducati model. The 2021 Ducati line-up features an all-new model that has been redesigned from the ground-up, taking design cues from the original Monster.
Over the years, the Monster has seen numerous evolutions. However, this is the most significant redesign to date. Though it’s had a radical make-over, it still retains the classic spirit and character that we often associate with Ducati motorcycles. For example, it’s still powered by a 937 cc Testastretta twin-cylinder engine, however, it’s had a few upgrades that now allow it to produce 111 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque.
The frame has also been redesigned completely, taking engineering cues from Ducati’s racing division. It’s a lightweight unit made of aluminum, with a slim and narrow design for improved agility. Though it has racing DNA, the new Monster is a great all- ‘rounder, which offers sports performance, everyday rideability, and a comfortable ride experience.
For 2021, the new Monster Plus is available in three color options: Ducati Red, Aviator Grey, and Dark Stealth.
The 2021 Ducati Monster Plus starts at $12,195 USD / $13,895 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Ducati Monster Plus in one place.
- Price: $12,195 USD / $13,895 CAD
- Key Features:
- Additional flyscreen and pillion seat cover
- Ducati Quick Shift
- Full LED lighting system as standard
- Engine: 937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
- Power: 111 HP
- Torque: 69 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 366 lbs (166 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.3 in (820 mm)
2021 Ducati Monster Plus Specifications
|Engine||937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine|
|Bore x Stroke||94 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Fuel Injection||Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.|
|Exhaust||Pre-muffler and twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control.|
|Final Drive||Chain, front sprocket z15, rear sprocket z43|
|Suspension Front||Ø 43 mm usd fork|
|Suspension Rear||Progressive linkage, preload adjustable monoshock, aluminum double-sided swingarm.|
|Brakes Front||2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston calipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS.|
|Brakes Rear||Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS.|
|Tires Front||Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17|
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 l (3.7 US gal)|
|Color||Ducati RED, Aviator Grey, Dark Stealth|
|Wheelbase||1,474 mm (58.0 in)|
|Trail||93 mm (3.7 in)|
|Seat Height||820 mm (32.3 in)|
|Dry Weight||166 kg (366 lb)|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
2021 Ducati Monster Plus Features
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.
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.