Du­cati Mon­ster 821

Bike India - - IGNITION -

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).

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