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Ducati Monster S arrives in black on black

Ducati Monster S black on black

Ducati has unveiled a new “black on black” Monster 1200 S in the lead-up to a whole fleet of new models expected to be rolled out next month.

By “black on black” they mean alternating gloss black and matt black parts, offset by flashes of red on the rims.Ducati Monster S black on black

Ducati Australia has not yet advised when the bike will arrive or pricing, but we expect it will be here in the next month when pricing will be announced.

Current Monster rideaway pricing:Ducati Monster S black on black

  • Monster 1200 $22,990    
  • Monster 1200 S Red $ 26,990   
  • Monster 1200 S Liquid Concrete Grey $ 27,190    
  • Monster 1200 R Red $ 30,190    

All Monster 1200 models are powered by the Testastretta 11° DS engine with 109kW.

They feature Ride by Wire system and inertial platform, which provide ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control functions.

Monster SDucati Monster S black on black

The S versions provide a sports boost with fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins forks and rear Öhlins monoshock, dual 330mm Brembo discs and Brembo M50 monobloc calipers and an up & down quickshifter.

Cosmetically they have three Y-spoke wheels, a carbon fibre front mudguard, daytime running lights and LED indicators.Ducati Monster S black on black

New Ducatis

Other new models tipped include a Scrambler 1100 Pro, Scrambler 1100 Pro Sport, the Streetfighter V4, Multistrada V4 and maybe even a Monster V4.

Ducati certainly needs the stimulus of new models as its sales have stalled in 2019, down 0.6%.

The biggest drops were in Asia and Latin America where Ducati has invested heavily including a factory in Thailand to make Scramblers and assemble bikes for the local market.