Last week, Ducati unveiled the all-new Monster 821 in Italy. Here are some high-resolution official images of the stunning naked superbike in all its splendour.
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The Monster 821 replaces the Monster 796, which was one of Ducati's best-selling bikes of all-time. Out goes the air-cooled 803cc V-Twin, and in its place comes the 821cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° engine that debuted in the new Hypermotard. Power output is rated at 112 bhp, 25 bhp over the 796, while torque increases 10 Nm to 90. The bike's styling and chassis design are derived from the bigger Monster 1200, which was launched last year. The new Monster 821 comes replete with Ducati’s trademark Riding Mode feature, which allows riders to seamlessly switch between 8 levels of traction control, 3 levels of ABS intervention, and 3 levels of Ride-by-Wire throttle response, depending on their preferences.
The new Monster 821 will be available in Ducati dealerships worldwide starting July 2014.