Published on October 8th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2021 Ducati Monster Arrives In Malaysia At RM69,900
The bike is now available for test rides at all Ducati dealerships nationwide
The Ducati Monster has been a staple for the Borgo Panigale brand since its inception in 1993 and will continue to be so for many years to come. Its colourful legacy will be carried on by an-all new version, which is now officially available in Malaysia for a limited-time launch price of RM69,900.
We’ve already covered the 2021 Monster earlier this year when it was introduced on the fifth episode of the Ducati World Premiere web series but as a refresher, here’s everything you need to know about the new naked bike:
Powering the Monster is a 937 cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin engine which delivers a whopping 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is not only more powerful than the one found on the 821, but also lighter by 2.4 kg.
Thanks to the larger displacement, torque is improved at all revs, particularly in the medium-low range, and this performance is supported by the new gearbox and the standard Ducati Quick Shift Up/Down.
According to Ducati, the chassis, accessory elements and superstructures have been redesigned from the ground up. The aluminium front frame is similar to that of the Panigale V4 – short and attached directly to engine heads. Tipping the scale at just 3 kg, the new frame is 4.5 kg lighter than the previous trellis.
On top of that, the wheels and swingarm are 1.7 kg and 1.6 kg lighter, respectively. These weight saving measures help to reduce the dry weight of the bike to just 166 kg, representing a total weight saving of 18 kg compared to the 821.
As for ergonomics, the Monster has a seat height of 820 mm in standard form or 775 mm if the optional suspension lowering kit is fitted. The handlebar has been brought closer to the rider’s torso by about 7 cm to have a more upright riding position, while the steering angle has been increased by 7° to 36° for easier control at low speeds.
The all-new Monster comes standard with ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control. There are three riding modes, namely Sport, Urban and Touring, all of which can be accessed via a 4.3-inch colour TFT dashboard with racing graphics inspired by the Panigale V4.
Colours and Equipment
Ducati Malaysia is offering the Monster in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels, and Aviator Grey with Red GP wheels. Tick the Monster Plus Package box and you’ll also get add-ons in the form of front fairings and a pillion seat cover.
With over 350,000 units produced and distributed throughout the world, the Monster family is the best-selling and the longest running in the history of Ducati. This all-new Monster model, presented during the 2021 Ducati World Première, is inspired by the original 1993 philosophy: a lightweight and essential sport naked with a frame derived from a Superbike and a powerful engine that is also perfectly suited for road use.
Dennis Michael, Head Of Ducati Malaysia, shared a few words on the arrival of the all-new Monster and how it is the pound-for-pound champ in the bike industry:
“The Ducati Monster was designed and built from the ground up as a bike that can be enjoyed by everyone, from new riders right up to experienced ones. So we wanted to make sure the ownership possibilities in Malaysia reflected this ethos as well. Ducati Malaysia has gone great lengths to package the all-new Monster with immense value, making the new bike a pound-for-pound champ in terms of value proposition. Owners will be getting incredible bang-for-their buck in terms of owning a machine that’s energized with style, technology, heritage, functionality, and absolute joy. There’s very little compromise here with the all-new Monster, and the only thing its owners will need to do is gear up, suit up and just immerse themselves in the Ducati lifestyle.”
The all-new Monster is light, compact and fun. An ideal motorcycle both for those approaching the world of two wheels for the first time and even for more experienced motorcyclists. It is ready to provide fun to new generations of motorcyclists thanks to its brilliant and easy-to-manage performance, extremely low weight, a nimble and intuitive chassis and state-of-the-art electronic equipment.
The heart of the bike is the 937cc L-twin Testastretta 11° engine with Desmodromic distribution, which makes the Monster sporty and fun. Maximum power stands at 111 hp (82 kW) at 9,250 rpm with a torque of 9.5 kgm (93 Nm) at just 6,500 rpm. Thanks to the increased displacement compared to the 821-cc version, torque has improved across the rev range, particularly in the medium-low range, which is the most commonly used portion of the powerband on the road and between curves.
The engine of the all-new Monster guarantees thrilling performance and riding pleasure, also thanks to the new gearbox and the Ducati Quick Shift Up/Down fitted as standard. Ducati engineers and designers have devoted great attention to reducing the total weight of the all-new Monster. The vehicle has been completely redesigned: subframe, rims, swingarm and above all the frame, which is now an aluminium front frame with load-bearing engine, conceptually similar to that of the Panigale V4 and 4.5 kg lighter (60% less) than the trellis. The work carried out on the chassis, together with a weight reduction of 2.6 kg on the engine, has taken the dry weight of the Monster to only 166 kg (almost 20 kg less than the Monster 821) and this translates into an agile bike in traffic and with excellent handling.
Monster Performance. Maximum Maneuverability.
The design reinterprets the key elements of the Monster, such as the “bison-back” fuel tank, the circular headlight, the clean tail and the engine centre-stage, resulting in a more contemporary overall aesthetic. The shapes have evolved to emphasize functionality and technology, with narrow sides that allow the rider to easily place his/her feet on the ground when the bike is stationary, also thanks to the saddle height which is now 820 mm in the standard version, and which can be adjusted to 775 mm by mounting the low saddle accessory and the lowered suspension kit.
The ergonomics of the bike are also improved by moving the saddle closer to the handlebar, which allows the rider to maintain a more upright position, with less load on the wrists, and with greater control over the bike. The steering angle has been increased to 36° (a full 7° more than the 821) to facilitate maneuvers and ensure maximum maneuverability even at low speeds and in urban environments, while the footrests have been repositioned to offer a more comfortable riding position.
A Monster Of Advanced Technologies.
The standard electronic equipment enables the performance of the bike to be expressed with a high degree of active safety and includes ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control, all adjustable to different levels of intervention. The sporty character of the bike is also underlined by the availability of Launch Control which ensures lightning-fast starts. The standard equipment also includes sophisticated elements, such as a hydraulic clutch, radial brake and clutch pumps, and adjustable levers.
The all-new Monster is adjustable with three Riding Modes (Sport, Urban, Touring) that make it possible to shape the character of the bike according to riding requirements. Power delivery is especially smooth thanks to the Smart Power Modes, which provide specific torque curves in first and second gear (Urban and Touring) or only in first gear (Sport), making riding easier. Everything is easily manageable through the handlebar controls and the 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard, characterized by racing graphics that echo those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter that shows the indication of the gear engaged in the centre. Connectivity is guaranteed by the presence of the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables the smartphone to be linked to the bike via Bluetooth. A smartphone can also be recharged thanks to the addition of a functional USB socket under the saddle.
Monsters Colours and Monster Plus Package
The all-new Monster is available in the range in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels, and Aviator Grey with Red GP wheels. For those who want even more accentuated sportiness, the Monster Plus Package adds on front fairings and a passenger seat cover.
The all-new Ducati Monster is offered with a limited-time launch price of RM69,900 and is now available for test rides and ownership at all Ducati dealerships nationwide.
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