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2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus
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The Ducati Gold Standard

Monsters are often found lurking in the shadows ready to pounce at any given moment. They are typically the product of myth and legend; much like the Monster that this article is based on. Ducati’s most legendary motorcycle in their lineup just happens to be that exact Monster, and after some big revisions in the last few years, it’s now arguably better than ever.

The newly redesigned Monster is built around a new 937cc L-twin mill capable of producing 111 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque. Although these power figures aren’t a staggering difference when matched against the outgoing 821, the real breadwinner comes in the form of a major weight loss program.

The engineers over at everyone’s favorite Bologna-based factory have managed to shed an astounding 32 pounds from the overall weight of the motorcycle. Typically more power = more weight, but Ducati has decided to take the reductive approach to the equation and double down on the fun agility-based nature of the Monster; truly bringing it back to its pure essence.

To aid with the weight loss delivered by the new engine, the outdated steel trellis frame has been updated with a far lighter cast-aluminum counterpart and glass-fiber reinforced subframe to really add insult to injury when destroying the twisties.

Brembo stopping power, a 43mm fork and adjustable rear shock, and all the computational aids that you would expect to find in a premium Italian motorcycle all work in perfect synchronicity to deliver a Monster that handles better than ever before.

The best part? The Italian builder has marketed this model as the gateway into the Ducati universe and it now stands as the perfect entry point into their 2022 lineup thanks to its manageable price point. For riders that enjoy a little extra sauce on their Italian sub, a ‘Plus’ (or just ‘+’) variant is offered for several extra hundred dollars and includes a minimalist windscreen and passenger seat cover for some added swag to your beast.

The 2022 Ducati Monster starts at $11,995 USD / $13,795 CAD.

The 2022 Ducati Monster Plus starts at $12,495 USD / $14,395 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Ducati Monster in one place.

2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: Starting at $11,995 USD / $13,795 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Bosch six-axis IMU
    • Recently updated 937cc Testastretta 11° L-Twin engine
    • ‘Plus+’ edition with extra accessories
    • Ducati Quick Shift system comes standard

Main Specs

  • Engine: 937cc L-Twin
  • Power: 111 hp
  • Torque: 69 lbs-ft at the crank
  • Wet Weight: 414 lbs (188 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.2  inches (820 mm) at lowest point

2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus


2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus Specifications

From Ducati

ENGINE

Engine 937cc, Testatretta 11°, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain, liquid cooled.
Power 111HP
Bore x Stroke 94 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.3:1
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.
Starter Electric
Exhaust Pre-muffler and twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.
Torque 9.5 kgm (93 Nm, 69 lb ft) @ 6,500 rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control.
Transmission 6 speed
Final Drive Chain, front sprocket z15, rear sprocket z43

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Ø 43 mm usd fork
Suspension Rear Progressive linkage, preload adjustable monoshock, aluminium double-sided swingarm.
Brakes Front 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS.
Brakes Rear Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS.
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 l (3.7 US gal)
Color Ducati Red, Aviator Grey, Dark Stealth

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Max Length
Max Width
Max height
Wheelbase 1,474 mm (58.0 in)
Rake  24°
Trail 93 mm (3.7 in)
Seat Height 820 mm (32.3 in)
Dry Weight 166 kg (366 lb)

WARRANTY

Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage
Extension

2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus


2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus Features

Agile and sleek.

The chassis is an aluminium front frame and contributes to to maintaining the dry weight at just 166 kg. And lightness is key to achieving a bike that is easy to ride, handle, whilst being fast and above all fun.

Compactness means simpler handling

Narrow sides and front frame that terminates in line with the vertical head. This makes it easier to put your feet on the ground with the motorcycle at a standstill.
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Essentiality means unique design

A design featuring simple neat lines, an engine, a seat, a fuel tank and a handlebar.

Exciting performance

The Monster is powered by the Testastretta 11° 937 cc twin cylinder L-shaped engine, with desmodromic distribution and *Euro 5 homologation.


2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus Photos


2022 Ducati Monster & Monster Plus Videos

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