Du­cati Mon­ster 821 re­turns to In­dia

Me­chan­i­cally un­changed but with new bits and bobs to keep the bike rel­e­vant to the present

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DU­CATI HAS LAUNCHED THE 2018 Mon­ster 821 at `9.51 lakh, ex-show­room. Up­dates to the new bike in­clude a com­pletely new tank and tail sec­tion, an all-new ex­haust muf­fler, a new head­light and colour TFT dash. It is now avail­able in the clas­sic Du­cati yel­low paint job that was first seen 25 years ago.

Me­chan­i­cally how­ever it re­mains the same with the liq­uid-cooled Tes­tas­tretta 11° en­gine that de­vel­ops 107bhp and 86Nm (slightly down from the pre­de­ces­sor thanks to Euro 4 regs) and is mated to a six speed gear­box. Buy­ers can kit their 821 with the same bi-direc­tional quick­shifter that we have come to love from the Su­perS­port S. The 821 will also be avail­able in Du­cati Red and Black colours.

Safety fea­tures in­clude the Du­cati Safety Pack, which com­prises of Bosch 9.1MP ABS sys­tem and Du­cati Trac­tion Con­trol, both of which have ad­justable in­ter­ven­tion lev­els. There are three rid­ing modes to choose from – Ur­ban, Tour­ing and Sport. Ur­ban mode re­stricts the power out­put to just 73bhp while Tour­ing and Sport mode al­low for ac­cess to full 107 horses. How­ever, throt­tle re­sponse is con­trolled in Tour­ing mode while Sport mode lets you go all out.

Mean­while, Du­cati has opened its eighth deal­er­ship in the coun­try at Chen­nai.

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