Ducati confirm Monster 821

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

We bought you the very first spy shots of the new Ducati Monster 821 back in March and today the Italian outfit have official confirmed their new mid-size Monster which will be available from UK dealerships in July with prices starting at £8,795.

Ducati Monster 821 - facing a competition market

Powered by powered by the same 112hp water-cooled 821cc Testastretta 11° motor which can also be found in the Hypermotard, this beautiful new machine will kick out 65.9ft-lb of torque.  The other perks include an adjustable seat height and Rising Modes which combine an 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire. 

The new 821 has many similarities between it and its 1200cc older brother with an identical frame, chassis, tank, seat and twin exhausts. However, the all-new double sided swing arm and tail tidy mark the significant differences.

Monster 821 Dark

Ducati recently announced a record sales year for 2013, marginally up on 2012 which is encouraging and it was the Monster range that contributed significantly not only last year but continuously during its 21 year stretch with almost 300,000 being sold during this time.

Weight (dry)

179.5kg or 395.7lb

Price

From £8,795 for the Dark model and £8,995 for the standard Monster 821

Colour options

The standard model is available in either Ducati red with red frame and black wheels or Star White Silk with red frame and matte red wheels. Meanwhile, the Monster 821 Dark has a black frame, wheels and tank.

Rivals

In a very competitive segment of the market, the 821 will find itself up against European and Japanese rivals, including Honda NC750, Yamaha MT-09 and MT-07, Kawasaki Z800 and Triumph Speed Triple.

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