May 1, 2018, was the announced date for the launch of the Ducati Monster 821 by Ducati India. After the premiere of the Monster first time in the early 1993 with its iconic outlook, nobody has turned back since. The entire fuss about the launch had started online on twitter, very strangely for any automobile launch ever before.
The new Monster features the LED headlights as Ducati’s signature style, along with dual exhausts, Bluetooth connectivity paired with its TFT instrument cluster, a refurbished fuel tank, and headlamps inspired from the Monster 1200. It will still have the twin-cylinder 821 cc Testastretta V-twin engine like its predecessor, producing 109 PS from a 6-speed transmission gearbox. The offered mileage stands at 18.5 kmph. There is a 3-level Bosch ABS system with the two-wheeler that has variable throttles and settings for the electronics, and there is an 8-level traction control as well. The bike even comes with a slimmer outline with its inspiration for a sleeker tail like that of the M900.
The bike has three riding modes that include Urban, Sport and Touring. The Touring offers a moderate setting with a maximum power, for both ABS and the Traction Control, but the Urban has its power is limited to 75 BHP, and there are suspension brakes in the front as well as rear mono-shock managed by Brembo Monobloc M4.32 calipers. Other significant add-ons include the Ducati Safety Pack and quick-shifters. The Sport feature does not face much barriers in terms of the throttles or power. There will be 3 different color codes for the bike, red, yellow and black.
The current competitions on the road besides this bike are the Triumph Stret Triple S, Suzuki GSX-S750, Triumph Street Triple RS, Yamaha MT-09 and the Kawasaki Z900, which are amongst considerations at the moment. The announced price of the bike is labeled around Rs 9.5 lakhs onwards.