Ducati announces new Monster models
September 26, 2008
Filed under Features
Ducati North America announced the latest additions to its iconic Monster line of naked sport bikes, the Monster 1100 and 1100 S models.
Compared to their predecessors, these new models have been pared down. The Monster 1100 weighs only 371 pounds (369 pounds for the S version), making it the lightest bike in its category.
With its single-sided aluminum swingarm, high-spec componentry, race-oriented chassis and 15 years of evolution, the 1100 now takes its place at the head of the Monster family.
The Monster 1100 S features fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride coated Ohlins forks and progressive Ohlins rear shock absorber with adjustable pre-load and return damping. Carbon fiber cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender reduce weight by a further 2.2 pounds.
Both versions of the new Monster 1100 come with removable single seat covers and neat micro-bikini fairings and are powered by the two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine that boasts 95hp at 7500rpm.
The first U.S. appearance for the Monster 1100 will be at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Phoenix on Oct. 31.