Ducati Monster 821 (2014-current)
Another all-new reinvention of the Monster, this time to liquid-cooled from aircooled engines as forced by ever-tightening European emissions regulations. As before, a junior (821) and senior (1200, below left) versions were launched alongside each other. Both share Testastretta-derived, fourvalve engines (in the 821’s case putting out 112bhp), all-new chassis, a (slightly) more laidback, cruiser-ey posture and fresh bodywork and clocks – still unmistakably a Monster, though.
What you’ll pay today
£6900-£9000. But should you? Current entry-level Monster is more user-friendly and sophisticated than ever.
High-spec but still has that essential Monster DNA