Soon after the launch of Suzuki GSX-S750, the Italian manufacturer, Ducati has reintroduced the Monster 821 street-racer in India. The motorbike comes with at a price tag of Rs 9.51 lakh and it has started taking the bookings for the motorcycle, which are expected to deliver in late May or early June.
Starting with the design, the motorcycle gets its iconic tank design with a fastening hook, just like the first Monster born in 1993. At the front, the 821 comes with the signature LED headlight, while inspired by the M900 the tail of the bike replaced with a slimmer body design. Further, borrowed from the Monster 1200, the sibling gets a new dual-outlet exhaust as well.
Rivalling the Triumph Street Triple S ( Rs 8.71 lakh), and the recently launched Suzuki GSX-S750 (Rs 7.5 lakh), the machine will be equipped with a BS-VI, 821cc displacement, V-twin engine. It will be capable of generating maximum power of 109 bhp at 9250 rpm, which is 1 bhp lesser than the BS-III engine and peak torque of 86 Nm at 7750 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed transmission the machine is claimed to deliver the mileage of 18.5kmph.
The 2018 edition comes with the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, an electronic system derived from racing that makes it possible to change gears without the use of the clutch. It rides on the 43mm upside down forks at the front and an adjustable mono-shock unit at the rear.
In terms of safety, the Ducati gets Brembo M4-32 callipers on 320 mm dual discs and a 245mm single-disk unit with a new electronics package that includes Ducati Safety Pack, which comprises of Bosch 9.1MP ABS system and Ducati Traction Control, both of which have adjustable intervention levels.and three riding modes – Urban, Touring and Sport.