Sunday, September 20, 2015

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R: Official high-res pics, specs, details, video

We think the new Ducati Monster 1200R looks absolutely fabulous. Every little bit, every detail is just spot on. And the 160bhp engine / 180kg dry weight combo should make the bike a blast to ride!

Ducati have completely revamped the top-of-the-line Monster, and the new Monster 1200R is a proper beast, with 160 horsepower and 131Nm from its 1200cc Testastretta 11° V-twin. According to Ducati, this is a machine that is "able to show its true colours on a race track while making the rider feel perfectly comfortable during daily commutes, thanks to a full-bodied, smooth delivery at low and medium RPM."

The 2016 Monster 1200R comes with a completely redesigned, compact, lightweight and high-slung tailpiece, seat and high-mounted plate holder. The bike features a higher stance than the Monster 1200S, for more extreme lean angles and to make the most of its Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. As is only right, the Monster R gets a truly monstrous 200/55 x ZR17 rear tyre, new exhaust system, wet-type slipper clutch, an Öhlins steering damper, forged alloy wheels and a smattering of carbonfibre bits, bringing the total dry weight down to 180kg. The new nose fairing, radiator trim with engraved “R” logo, and the two available colour schemes - Red and Black – make sure that your neighbour know you've got the all-new Monster 1200R.
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