ALL NEW DUCATI MONSTER 821 LAUNCHED IN INDIA.
This year Ducati has launched its all new Monster 821 in India at a price tag of Rs. 9.36 lakhs. This bike is going to be come in three color-Black, Red and Ducati’s iconic Yellow. All new Monster 821 is not very much different from its predecessor Monster 797 and Monster 1200, except some design changes and electronic updates.
The Monster 821 draws its design inspiration from the flagship Monster, the Monster 1200, which is already on sale in India. The only key visual difference between them is the USD forks finished in silver, instead of the golden ones seen on the Monster 1200.
The signature Ducati yellow paint job makes a comeback with the new Monster 821, which not only looks cool but also accentuates its sharp muscular styling. Its beautifully sculpted fuel tank holds 1 litre less fuel than the outgoing version. The tail section is slimmer and neater than before. The footrest assembly has been redesigned and is now bolted on to the frame, instead of the single cast unit seen on the earlier model. The biggest difference, though, are the full-colour TFT display, the all-LED headlamp with DRLs and the redesigned dual-barrel exhaust borrowed from its elder sibling, the Monster 1200.
The Monster 821’s electronics’ features Ducati Safety Pack, a three-level Bosch ABS, an eight-level traction control system and three different riding modes: Urban, Touring and Sport. Each riding mode has a different coloured display.
The Ducati Monster 821 draws power from a BSIV-compliant 821cc, 90-degree, L-Twin Testastretta engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. When compared to its predecessor, the 2018 version has a power deficit of 2PS, which brings the total power output down to 110.5PS at 9250rpm. Peak torque of 86 Nm is produced at 7750rpm.
43mm USD front forks and an adjustable monoshock carried forward from the outgoing model, handle suspension duties. Same goes for the brakes: the Monster 821 is equipped with Brembo 320mm dual discs at the front and a single 245mm disc at the rear, with ABS available as standard.