Ducati Monster 821
THE EMISSION NORMS THAT BECAME effective in April 2017 forced the Ducati Monster 821 off the Indian two-wheeler market; now it is back. The new BS IV compliant Monster 821 has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new design pays homage to the first-ever Monster, the M900. Additionally, it also comes bearing a few features borrowed from the big Monster 1200. Notable among them include the new headlight and fuel tank, and the silencer borrowed from the Monster 1200 R.
For the first time, the Monster 821 comes equipped with a colour-TFT display with support for Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), a gear indicator, and a USB port under the seat. The new bike features the same liquidcooled, 821-cc Desmodromic Testastretta 11° engine; however, it now produces 109 PS and 86 Nm. Ducati claim that the engine continues to provide tractable torque throughout the rev-range.
The trellis frame is attached to the cylinder-heads, making the engine a loadbearing element. Suspension duties are handled by a 43-mm USD fork at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. Brakes come from the house of Brembo and are supplemented by Ducati Safety Pack (DSP).