Perhaps the single most recognizable ( and popular ) entrant among Ducati’s 2023 lineup is the Monster. The bike, which has roots back to the early ’90s, is an easy-to-love roadster that is often credited with introducing many people to the Ducati brand, and for good reason – it’s a cheap (by Ducati standards), fun-to-ride, comfortable, yet powerful setup that has captured the hearts of millions.
The 2023 Ducati Monster hasn’t received much in the way of mechanical updates, it still uses the 937cc 11-degree Testeretta V-twin that has been powering it since the 2021 model year. This engine platform, which can be found throughout the Ducati lineup, produces 111 HP and 69 lb-ft of torque.
For 2023 the Monster can be bought in one of two packages – the “Plus” and the “SP”. The Plus, which in previous years was the upper-level model, is an extremely premium setup right from the jump. It features a dual-directional quick-shifter, adjustable ABS, and smart power modes, among other state-of-the-art tech. The bike comes standard with front & rear Brembos, a 4.3” TFT colour display, and full LED lighting. The upper model – the SP – which is brand new for the 2023 model year, adds some key goodies which take this Italian beast to the next level. Helping to justify the extra $2,600 USD ($3,200 CAD) are add-ons like front & rear Ohlins suspension, a Termignoni slip-on, and a unique MotoGP-inspired livery. Ducati also says that the electronics package has been retuned for maximum performance.
The 2023 Ducati Monster Plus can be purchased in a choice of several gorgeous colour schemes. They are Dark Stealth (Black), Aviator Grey, and classic Ducati Red. The SP is only available in its unique black and red MotoGP livery. The Monster can also be optioned with a variety of “customization sets,” which allow the buyer to change the look of their bike with unique decals.
The 2023 Ducati Monster starts at $12,995 USD / $15,095 CAD.
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc., so you can read up on the new 2023 Ducati Monster Plus/SP in one place.
2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS.
Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS.
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 l (3.7 US gal)
1,474 mm (58.0 in)
93 mm (3.7 in)
820 mm (32.3 in)
800 mm (31.5 in) (accessory low seat)
775 mm (30.5 in) (accessory low seat + low suspension kit)
166 kg (366 lb)
24 months, Unlimited mileage
2023 Ducati Monster Plus / SP Features
High level performance and unrivalled riding pleasure. The latest evolution of the Testastretta 11° twin makes the new Monster your ideal partner. With many updated components helping to reduce the overall weight while maintaining levels of performance and reliability, the 937 cc Testastretta 11° is smooth and controlled at low speeds, able to navigate city traffic without hesitation, but is also dynamic at mid-high speeds, for electrifying performance in every situation.
The iconic, timeless styling of the Monster enters a new era with an evolved, contemporary design. Retaining the spirit of 1993, the engine remains the undisputed star, always centre stage. Added to this is the unmistakable bison-back tank, the circular headlight recessed into the shoulders and the clean, streamlined tail. All in a more modern, sporty and technological guise, designed to enhance the personality of the bike.
Precise when cornering. Stable along the straight. Totally at ease in city traffic, just as it is on a racetrack. The Monster perfectly traces your every movement, thanks to an advanced yet intuitive chassis that makes for a fun and fulfilling ride.
Standard equipment includes Cornering ABS, Traction Control and Wheelie Control, all of which can be adjusted according to different levels of intervention. The motorcycle’s sports attitude is further accentuated with Launch Control, which ensures lightning starts.
2023 Ducati Monster Plus / SP Photos
2023 Ducati Monster Plus / SP Videos
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