Ducati Monster 821 Refreshed And Refined For 2018

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original iconic Monster 900, the new Monster 821 is the first of five new bikes Ducati will be revealing for their 2018 line up.

The refreshed and refined 821 boasts a new overall shape inspired by the design and features on the Monster 1200, which involves a redesigned tank carrying a similar lock opening mechanism from the original M900 and a slimmer tail end.

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There’s a new double barrelled racing silencer, as well as a new headlight. Tech wise, we get a new colour TFT display, which shows the selected gear and fuel indicator. Ducati's Quick Shift up/down and Ducati Multimedia Systems are available as optional extras.

Three colours are available on the new bike: Matte Black, Red and Ducati Yellow, which is exclusive to the 821.

The liquid-cooled twin-cylinder Testastretta engine, produces 108bhp and 86Nm of torque at 7,750rpm for “exciting performance, easy riding and unmatched fun".

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The Ducati Safety Pack, which we've had plenty of experience with on the Ducati Safety Courses is also available with the 821. It includes Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control – both of which feature adjustable levels of intervention.

The Italian manufacturer said: “The 821 inherits all the character and charm of the first Monster 900, the model that injected new life in the naked racers’ segment – by successfully combining high performance, agility and rider-friendliness.”