Ducati goes back to its Monster roots, but with a motorcycle that's new in both form and function.
When Ducati designers started working on the new Monster 1200, they drew their inspiration from the basics behind that ground-breaking 1993 model: the concept of a “sport naked bike”.
The Monster 1200 is packed with new design and content, but with true Ducati naked flair. Available also as a higher-performance S version, the Monster 1200 has a sleeker tank, a fully redesigned sports-style tail, an all-new technologically advanced headlight and a first-rate electronics package derived from the one on the 1299 Panigale.
The Monster 1200 is Monster through and through. Shaping, silhouettes, fuel tank and headlight are faithful to the lines of the bike that came out in 1993. The iconic, unmistakeable steel tank has once again been fitted with an attachment clip, just like the first Monster.
The Monster 1200 features the latest version of the Testastretta 11° DS engine, ensuring not just outstanding power and torque but also full, smooth power delivery right off the bottom end. When combined with an always-smooth, easy-to-handle throttle response, the result is pure riding enjoyment. The twin-cylinder Ducati power unit on the Monster 1200 delivers 150 hp at 9,250 rpm (15 hp more than the previous Monster 1200 and 5 hp more than the previous Monster 1200 S) and a maximum torque of 126.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm. Accurate Ride by Wire calibration gives the Monster 1200 extremely fluid performance, ensuring exciting, precision riding. Moreover, the new Monster 1200 meets strict EURO 4 standards.
The frame is a classic Ducati Trellis that employs the Testastretta as a stressed chassis element. Attached to the engine are the new, compact single-sided swingarm and the all-new die-cast aluminium rider pegs, separated from the passenger pegs.
A comprehensive electronics package with three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) includes the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that feeds information to the Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) systems. Top-drawer electronics gives the Monster 1200 true Ducati sport naked performance, but in a way that makes it accessible to everyone, ensuring high levels of active safety at all times.
The exclusive Monster 1200 S sharpens that Monster sports performance to an even finer edge thanks to a 48 mm Öhlins fork and rear Öhlins monoshock, both fully adjustable. Awesome braking is provided by two 330 mm Brembo discs at the front working in concert with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. Moreover, the Monster 1200 S features wheels with three Y-spokes featuring exclusive “S” graphics and a front carbon mudguard while the front headlight is characterised by the DRL (Daytime Running Light) system and LED - not bulb type - indicators.
The Monster 1200 is a perfectly balanced motorcycle that, thanks to engine, brakes, chassis set-up and electronics, provides ultimate riding pleasure. Its superb handling, power and torque guarantee unparalleled, uncompromising fun.
Ducati Testastretta 11°, L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark, Liquid cooled
Bore X Stroke
106 mm x 67.9 mm
Max Power Output
150 hp (110.3 kW) @ 9250 rpm
93.1 lb-ft (126.2 Nm) @ 7750 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
Adjustable 795 - 820 mm
Tyre Size Front
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 120/70 ZR17
Tyre Size Rear
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 190/55 ZR17
Brakes Type Front
2 x Ø 320 semi-floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Brakes Type Rear
Ø 245 disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Ducati Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Limited, St William House Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents aged 18 and over.
TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Ducati Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Limited, St William House Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Finance example is correct at time of quoting and may be subject to change.
With TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to:
(1) return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the bike has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply - in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles.
(2) pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle.
(3) part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status.