Ducati Monster 1200 commences production

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Post it’s unveiling two months ago in November 2013, the new Ducati Monster 1200 finally began production at Ducati’s Borga Panigale Plant in Bologna, Italy. President of Ducati Motor Holding Claudio Domenicali present at the event treated the first production unit of the Ducati Monster 1200 with a bubbly bath of sparkling wine.

ducati monster 1200 begins production

Slated to hit European dealerships in March 2014, the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 would be available in standard 135 bhp and a more powerful 1200S variant cranking a higher 145 bhp from its 1198cc 11-degree Testastretta dual spark engine.

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Other list of features on the 2014 Ducati Monsters include ride by wire throttle, an oil-bath slipper clutch, three ride modes with eight level traction control and switchable three level 9MP ABS by Bosch provided as a standard feature on both models. (Read the complete set of details here).

ducati monster 1200 production

The Ducati Monster 1200 is priced at US$ 13,495 while the more powerful Ducati Monster 1200S is priced US$ 15,995, though no prices for the European markets have been revealed yet.

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2014 DUCATI MONSTER 1200 & DUCATI MONSTER 1200S SPECIFICATIONS

Engine typeTestastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio12.5:1
Max Power
Monster 1200 (Standard)135 bhp @ 8750 rpm
Monster 1200S145 bhp @ 8750 rp.
Max Torque
Monster 1200 (Standard)117 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Monster 1200S124.5 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Fuel injectionElectronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire
ExhaustLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
Gearbox6 speed
ClutchLight action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.
FrameTubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinders head
Front suspensionOhlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks
Rear suspensionProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Front wheelY shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Rear wheelY-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 6.00 x 17
FrontTyre 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear tyre190/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front wheel travel130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel152mm (5.9in)
Front brake2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake245mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment
InstrumentationColour TFT display
Dry weight182kg (401lb)
Dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)209Kg (461lb)
Total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity
Seat heightAdjustable 785 – 810 mm (30.9 – 31.9)
Wheelbase1511mm (59.5in)
Rake24.3°
Trail93.2mm (3.7in)
Fuel tank capacity17.5 Litres
Standard EquipmentRiding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, Performance Package, passanger handles and seat cover, ready for anti-theft system and DDA
Maintenance service intervals15.000km/12 Months
Valve clearance check30.000km