Du­cati Mon­ster 1200/S/R (2014-cur­rent)

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Mcn garage -

Big brother to the all-new 821 now comes in three guises (stock, S and, from 2016, R). All are based around the liq­uid-cooled, four-valve, 11° ‘Tes­tas­tretta’ en­gine al­ready used in the Mul­tistrada. That means 145bhp, rider modes, trac­tion con­trol and ABS while the S has Öh­lins front and rear and the R has an ex­tra 15bhp, up­rated clocks and light­weight com­po­nents – all for around £16K. Hasn’t the Mon­ster grown! What you’ll pay to­day £11,500£12,800 (the R is new this year). But should you? Still the defini­tive Ital­ian, per­for­mance roadster – but it’s a far cry from the orig­i­nal raw 900.

145bhp naked? The Mon­ster’s come a long way

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