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Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022

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Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., with its headquarters in Bologna, Italy is a world renowned Italian company that manufactures and design motorcycles. The company was founded in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons Adriano, Bruno and Marcello. It was named Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati and produce radio components, condensers and vacuum tubes in the starting. It gradually gained success and starting manufacturing motorcycles by 1945 and since then has excelled itself with sheer hard work and innovation. As the competition grew, it faced some problems gradually and is now owned by Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini.

The Monster 1200 was introduced in 2014 to replace the air-cooled Monster 1100 EVO, and was last updated in 2017. The Monster 1200′s sporty performance, modern rider aids, and proven V-twin were enough to keep it top dog in Ducati’s naked bike lineup until the Streetfighter V4 came snarling onto the scene in 2020. Rather than seeming like the old hat, the Monster 1200 remains a competent sporting motorcycle with styling that doesn’t seem out of place wherever the ride may take you.

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Highlights of Ducati Monster 1200

Ducati Monster 1200 is expected to launch in India in December 2022 in the expected price range of ₹ 21,00,000 to ₹ 22,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to Monster 1200 are Ducati Streetfighter V4, BMW S1000 RR & BMW S 1000 XR. Another bike similar to Monster 1200 is Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX which is launching in October 2022 in India.

The Ducati Monster 1200 is the biggest model in the range. And with the introduction of the new Monster, that gets heavy cosmetic and feature updates, the Monster 1200 seems to have stuck to its roots.

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• Brand Name — Ducati
• Model — Monster 1200
• Body Type — Naked Sport
• Engine Capacity — 1,198 cc
• Engine Type — Twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel injection engine.
• Color Options — Ducati Red, Black On Black
• Emission Standard — Euro 5
• Fuel Type — Petrol
• Transmission — 6 Speed Manual
• Clutch — Slipper and Self-Servo Wet Multiplate Clutch with Hydraulic Control
• Top Speed — 270 km/h
• Mileage — 15 km/l (Approx.)
• Maximum Power — 147 HP @ 9,250 rpm
• Maximum Torque — 124 Nm @ 7,750 rpm
• 0 To 100 Km/h — 3.5 Seconds
• Number of Cylinders — 2
• Number of Gears — 6
• Seat Height — 815 mm
• Ground Clearance — 180 mm
• Kerb Weight — 213 kg
• Breaking System — Duel Channel ABS
• Starting — Self Start Only
• Fuel Tank Capacity — 16.5 litres
• Mileage — 15 – 18 km/l (Approx.)
• Wheels Type — Alloys
• Tyres — Tubeless
• Frame (Chassis) — Steel Trellis
• Battery Capacity — 12 Volts DC
• Price — ₹ 21,00,000 –  ₹ 25,00,000 (Expected)
• Warranty — 2 Years/Unlimited

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 – My Attitude My Bike

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022

Ducati monster line-up is undoubtedly one of the best naked bike series available in India so far. Being the most powerful and expensive bike, Ducati 1200 S Stripe is powered by a 1198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin cylinder, four-stroke engine that is mated to a six-speed gearbox. It churns out a peak power of 145bhp at 8,750rpm with a maximum torque of 124.5Nm at 7,250rpm. An electronic fuel injection system with 53mm throttle body ensures crisp throttle response and uninterrupted power delivery. The performance package that comes as standard with the bike adds 10bhp of power and 10Nm of torque to the output of motor.

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Ducati 1200 S Stripe rests on a tubular steel trellis frame and runs on 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear tyres. The suspension kit of the bike includes Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm upside-down front forks and progressive linkage with fully adjustable rear monoshock. The tyres are equipped to 330mm dual semi-floating disc brakes with 4-piston calliper at the front and 245mm disc with twin-piston calliper at the rear. The braking is made more responsive with the addition of Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Ducati 1200 S Stripe has an adjustable seat, whose height can vary from 785mm to 810mm. In addition, split seat is fitted on the bike, which gives it a sporty look. Ducati 1200 S Stripe also features DTC (Ducati Traction Control System) comprising of eight different profiles.

The front fascia of Ducati 1200 S Stripe looks dominating by a round shaped headlight integrated with LED position lamps. The combination of a traditional headlamp along with colored front forks makes it look more robust. The instrument panel goes fully digital with three different modes: Core view for urban riding, Full view for Touring and Track view for sports riding. The cluster includes digital speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters, low fuel indicator, low oil indicator and selected riding mode with several other information. The bike also features a low mounted number plate, which gets illuminated by LEDs that makes it look more pleasing. The bike is secured with an Anti-Theft system as well.

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 : Specification

A longer shock and a shorter swingarm give the second-generation Monster 1200 a sportier stance: taller, sharper, with more weight over the front end. Power rises to 148bhp for both S and non-S models, without compromising bottom-end or midrange thump. Smarter IMU-informed rider aids, a two-way quickshifter, and more info on the clocks. Redesigned pillion pegs improves rider’s footroom slightly. Fuel tank drops by a litre, while pillion seat shrinks and grabhandles disappear.

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• Brand Name — Ducati
• Model — Monster 1200
• Body Type — Naked Sport
• Category — Sport
• Engine Capacity — 1,198 cc
• Engine Type — twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel injection engine.
• Compression Ratio — 30.0:1
• Fuel Type — Petrol
• Fuel delivery system — Fuel Injection
• Displacement — 1,198 cc
• Cylinders — 2
• Valves — 4
• Ignition — Digital CDI
• Engine size — 1198cc
• Cooling System — Liquid Cooled
• Frame type — Steel trellis
• Fuel capacity — 16.5 litres
• Seat height — 815 mm
• Bike weight — 213kg
• Front suspension — 43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork
• Rear suspension — Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm
• Front brake — 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS
• Rear brake — 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS
• Wheel Size (inches) — 17 inches
• Front tyre size — 120/70 x 17
• Rear tyre size — 190/55 x 17
• Battery — Maintenance Free
• Electric System — 12V DC
• Warranty — 2 Years / Unlimited

Ducati Monster 1200 Features Review 2022

The Big Bore monster is back for 2022 and holds true to the Monster name as physically possible. Although the liter naked bike market segment is a little bit crowded at the moment (the Monster 1200 has to compete with Ducati’s own Streetfighter V4 in their 2022 lineup), it is still the perfect bike for people that want to enjoy the legendary history of the Monster with a little bit more power than what you would come to expect from the standard 900cc version.

Featuring Ducati’s beloved exposed trellis frame, this Italian-made bike packs a punch with its 1,198cc V-twin engine capable of laying out a grunty 147 horsepower and 91 lb-ft of torque. These power figures paired with the short wheelbase and flick-able agility provided by the monster’s recent updates allow for a very capable motorcycle.

Ducati Monster 1200 Features Review 2022 : Engine & Gearbox

• Engine Type — twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel injection engine.
• Compression Ratio — 13.0: 1
• Fuel Type — Petrol
• Displacement — 1,198 cc
• Drive Type — Chain Drive
• Ignition — Digital CDI
• Cylinders — 2
• Spark Plugs — 1 Per Cylinder
• Max Power — 147 HP @ 9,250 rpm
• Cooling System — Liquid Cooled
• Maximum Torque — 124 Nm @ 7,750 rpm
• Gearbox Type — Manual
• Number of Gears — 6
• Bore — 106 mm
• Stroke — 67.9 mm
• Transmission Type — Chain Drive
• Valves Per Cylinder — 4
• Valve Configuration — DOHC
• Clutch — Slipper and Self-Servo Wet Multiplate Clutch with Hydraulic Control
• Fuel Delivery System — Fuel Injection
• Emission Type — Euro 5
• Fuel Efficiency Range — 264 km
• Top Speed — 270 km/h
• 0 to 100 km/h — 3.5 sec.
• 0 to 160 km/h — 5.3 sec.
• Mileage (ARAI) — 18 km/l
• Mileage Owner Reported — 16 km/l

Physical measures and capacities of Ducati Monster 1200

• Kerb Weight — 213 kg
• Ground Clearance — 180 mm
• Wheelbase — 1,485 mm
• Overall Length — 2,200 mm
• Overall Width — 830 mm
• Seat Height — 820 mm
• Seat Capacity — 2
• Overall Height — 1,040 mm
• Fuel Tank Capacity — 16.5 L
• Reserve Fuel Capacity — 4 L

Chassis & Suspension Features of Ducati Monster 1200

• Chassis Type — Tubular Steel Trellis Frame Attached to the Cylinder Heads
• Frame — Steel Trellis
• Front Suspension — 43mm Kayaba USD fork, fully adjustable; 5.12-in. travel (base model)/ 48mm Öhlins fork, fully adjustable; 5.12-in.
• Rear Suspension — Sachs shock, adjustable for preload and rebound; 5.9-in. travel/ Öhlins monoshock, fully adjustable; 5.9-in.
• Chrome Garnish
• Body Frame Material — Steel

Wheels, Tyres & Break Features of Ducati Monster 1200

• Wheel Type — Alloy
• Front Wheel Size — 17-inch
• Rear Wheel Size — 17-inch
• Tyre Type — Tubeless Radial
• Front Tyre Size — 120/70-ZR17
• Rear Tyre Size — 190/55-ZR17
• Front Brake Type — Double Disc
• Front Brake Size — 320 mm
• Rear Brake Type — Single Disc
• Rear Brake Size — 245 mm
• Calliper Type — Front- 4 Piston, Rear-2 Piston Calliper
• Exhaust/Muffler — Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes, Twin aluminium mufflers

Comfort & Safety Features of Ducati Monster 1200

• Start Type — Electric Start
• Stand Alarm
• ABS — Dual-Channel
• Stepped Seat
• Clock
• Low Fuel Indicator
• Low Oil Indicator
• Low Battery Indicator
• Pillion Footrest
• Pillion Grabrail
• Pillion Seat
• DRLs
• Step-up Seat/Split Seat
• Riding Modes
• Security System

Electrical Features of Ducati Monster 1200

• Electric System — 12V DC
• Battery — 12 V
• Headlight Type — LED Headlamp
• Brake/Tail Light — LED Tail Light
• Pass Light
• Turn Signal
• Killswitch
• Shift Light

Instrumental features of Ducati Monster 1200

• Mobile App Connectivity
• Odometer — Digital
• Tachometer — Digital
• Tripmeter Type — Digital
• No. of Tripmeters — 2
• Speedometer — Digital
• Fuel Guage — Digital Fuel Guage

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 : Impressive Looks

Aesthetically speaking, the Monster 1200 and “S” variant are nearly identical, but the differences make…well…all the difference. The front fender is cut down to the absolute limits of functionality with deflector-style supports that double as guards for the swept area of the inverted forks, and while the “S” runs with the same shape, its fender is made of lightweight carbon fiber.

A newly-redesigned cyclops headlight carries a double parabola setup, and the “S” model adds a DRL feature for greater daytime visibility. The LED front blinkers are now mounted to the upper tripletree rather than the headlight housing, and I must admit it does clean up the front end just a bit.

Also new for this year bracket is an updated Thin-Film Transistor LCD screen that doubles as an instrument cluster complete with dummy lights to deliver all the pertinent metrics. Plus, it doubles as a user interface for the adjustable electronic ride-quality controls.

In profile, the flyline maintains that old recognizable silhouette, but the 4.4-gallon fuel tank dropped some of its girth and a quart from its capacity to take on a narrower/sportier shape as part of the updated looks. The deep knee pockets remain a constant across the board and the tank narrows down dramatically to meet the narrow saddle and frame. This gives the Monster 1200 siblings a narrow waist to help you reach the ground, and the factory lets you position the seat at either 31.3 inches off the deck or at 32.28 inches high so you can dial in for your inseam length.

Behind the pilot’s saddle is a narrowed tail section that comes with a monochromatic cover to give the Monsters a solo look, but remove the cover and flip out the footpegs and you’re ready to share your Monster with a friend. The underslung taillight is braced by J.C. handles that are likewise tucked under, and a mudguard mounts the rear blinkers and license plate to help keep the rear end clean. The factory gave spray control a boost out back from the swingarm-mount hugger that completes the coverage.

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 : Performance

Ducati has finally unveiled the Monster 1200 which was being spied around for a really long time now. The Ducati Monster 1200 is being showcased at the 2013 EICMA Motorcycle Show, one of the most prestigious two-wheeler events in the world. The Ducati Monster 1200 borrows the engine from its touring sibling, the Multistrada and sports cruiser Diavel. The Monster 1200 will sit on top of the Monster lineup with this new, Testastretta water-cooled engine, a first for the Monster series.

Ducati Monster engines have always been air/oil-cooled. The engine produces 135 BHP of power at a low 8750 RPM and 118 Nm of torque at 7250 RPM. There will be two version of the Monster 1200. One which gets 135 BHP and 118 Nm tune while the other gets 145 BHP of power and 124 Nm of torque at the same RPM, in the Ducati Monster S. The latter gets tuned by a RBW mapping technique. The 11 degree V-twin engine is attached to either sides of the chassis. One side of the engine gets connected to the front main steel trellis frame while the other gets connected to the rear subframe in true Ducati fashion. Street-fighters alway suffer and cry out loud because of the low fuel carrying capacity they offer. Ducati has addressed it with a large 17.5 litre fuel tank for the first time in the Monster.

The Ducati Monster 1200 comes equipped with a slipper clutch and Ride by Wire throttle system. The bike gets a full TFT instrument panel, traction control system and 9MP ABS system. The entire motorcycle weighs 182 kgs. With the kind of displacement the Monster offers and the top of the line engine tune, the 1200 should offer jaw dropping performance. However, it can come close to the Kawasaki Z1000 in terms of horsepower but nowhere near the new 1:1 ratio boy, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

The Ducati Monster 1200 looks like any other Monster from the family. Twin LEDs in the front headlight, large rider seat and a large fuel tank which runs upwards. Fat tyres, one sided swingarm and dual exhausts at the rear make it look like a true and unmistakably hardcore Ducati indeed. India entry? Likely! Expect this Monster of a motorcycle to come in around pre-monsoon 2014 via the CBU route.

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 : Ride & Comfort

The Monster 1200 prefers to roll steadily into turns, rather than snap quickly. On the first-generation model, handling is defined by its rearward weight bias (52.5% of the bike’s mass sits on the rear tyre).

Ducati had been so keen to create this low, lazy centre of gravity they even moved the battery down to an odd spot on top of the swingarm, near the shock. That relaxed, stable nature extends to its lengthy wheelbase (1511mm) and a riding position far more upright than previous Monsters (handlebars sit hands 40mm higher than the old 1100).

While the 1200 handles easily and naturally at first, up the pace and you’ll notice how it steers from the rear wheel, sort of like a ’90s sportsbike. There’s a similar touch of reluctant understeer if you start to push it hard, too. In part, that sense of the 1200 riding low at the back is also a result of its reasonably accessible seat height.

The second-generation Monster has a sportier setup. For 2017 a new swingarm chopped an inch out of the wheelbase, while a longer shock nudged seat height up by 10mm, reduced rake angle by a whole degree and tipped weight balance forwards. You can sense its more up-on-its-toes stance, from the faster turn-in, to its more neutral behaviour mid-turn and the clearer feedback from front tyre to fingers. If you want to ride, let’s say “enthusiastically”, this is the model to go for.

Ducati Monster 1200 Review 2022 : Engine & Powertrain

New Monster 1200 comes with more compact, slimmer and sportier look. The legendary Monster retains the contemporary look as it retains the tank hook that was on the first Monster. Monster 1200 has another variant in Monster 1200 S. It comes with standard equipment like Bosch ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Riding modes, Power mode, Ride by Wire, Passenger seat cover and LED lights. Monster 1200 gets an additional convenience of adjustable seat that can be adapted to the needs of the rider. Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) ensures the protection in both variants, which includes Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Full TFT color display instrument cluster makes it sportier.

The 1,198 cc Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine produces maximum power of 108kw at 9250 rpm maximum torque of 124Nm at 7,750 rpm. It has 106 x 67.9mm Bore x Stroke and 13:1 compression ratio. Slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control is mated to 6 speed transmission. It comes on Tubular Steel Trellis Frame. Monster 1200 has Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork suspension in front and progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swing arm rear for stability. The S variant has Ohlins fully adjustable USD fork in front and progressive linkage with Ohlins fully adjustable mono shock in rear for stability.

Our Opinion

Outside of the Scrambler line, the Ducati Monster 1200 may be the most traditional Ducati in the 2021 lineup. While the 2021 Monster’s styling departure and the Streetfighter V4′s prodigious performance are stealing all the headlines, the Monster 1200 quietly tows the line, adhering to beloved Ducati archetypes with its trellis frame and 1,198cc V-twin engine.

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